Detroit’s bankruptcy filing has worked plenty of metro Detroiters into a tizzy, and rightfully so, but the cash crunch may get worse: Oakland County has announced plans to withhold its portion of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ millage funds if the institution sells any of its artwork to pay creditors, according to Oakland Press.
As I listened to the breaking news unraveling on NPR, and my heart dropped into my stomach. The latest reports say 12 people are dead, and about 40 wounded. Shot while sitting in a movie theater watching the midnight premiere of one the most-highly anticipated movies of the year – a movie that most of the audience members in Aurora, Colo., had probably been looking forward to for months.
In a dazzling combination of lasers, strobe-lighting, crowd hopping and bass dropping, React Detroit presented yet another successful bass-driven show, this time landing at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard at The Works.
15 years too late. Here are some bands from their hometown of Athens, Georgia that have managed to not cheapen their cause:
Finally, a group of musicians handle the "Westboro Baptist Church's":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church attempt to regress society’s mindset one ineffectual protest after another in a comical way that mocks their idiocy impeccably.
On _Album_ the superb 2009 debut from San Francisco’s "Girls":http://www.facebook.com/GIRLSsf, singer/songwriter Christopher Owens displayed a collection of throwbacks to the get-up-and-go rock ‘n roll vibe of "Buddy Holly":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_holly and "Elvis Costello":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_costello but with a distinct narrative capacity.
I have a couple of friends who absolutely despise going into record stores, but John Maus, the experimental pop composer from Minnesota, blew me away with his comments in an August 3 feature on "Pitchfork":http://pitchfork.com/features/guest-lists/8003-john-maus/.
Football fans are breathing a massive sigh-of-relief as Monday Night Football returns to primetime tonight for its first broadcast of the season that almost didn’t happen.
Detroit may once again be safe if plans to bring a Robocop statue to the city are executed.
A familiar scenario: Running late, someone starts their vehicle, and the engine doesn’t turn over. They begin to fret they'll miss their class, their job or that party everybody has been talking about for weeks.
* *Update 1:* Fasching lasts until Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 9 this year.
After all was said and done, it seemed like those present had a good time at the Motion City Soundtrack concert that was put on at the Majestic on Feb. 24. The crowd seemed reluctant to mingle at first, but before the show was over everyone was carrying on like mongooses in the snake pit from raiders of the lost ark.
Young Prisms bend light, time, space, guitar strings and my sleep schedule with their debut album “Friends for Now.”
Chilling weather and deep snow did not stop a “twilight evening” with Tracy E. Christian and Adra L. Young and a much-hyped presentation of “The Live Ladies of Literature: The Mocha Monologues, From the Inside Showing Out, Male Edition.”
Legends always fascinate me, and Munich, with 852 years of history, surely has a few intriguing ones. They are not heavily advertised, but they are just around the corner with stories to tell – if you know where to look.
"H.A.M.," the new single by Kanye West and Jay-Z, has upwards of 65,000 plays on the Facebook page promoting the coming release of the duo's "Watch The Throne" album.
I went to the center of Munich – Marienplatz – the other week, and it was almost unrecognizable. The Mariensäule golden statue in the center’s square was hidden behind small wooden shops, and a tall grand Christmas tree proudly stood in front of the Neues Rathaus. Decorative lights were on every building and hung above the crowds of people; the lights in front of the square made out a word Weihnachtsmarkt.
Miguel, after spending years in developmental limbo and enduring label disputes, breaks into the R&B world with his debut “All I Want is You.”
_Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled Jaimy Gordon's book, "Bogeywoman." This version corrects that._
Now that the Bush-era tax cuts have been extended by the federal government for the next two years, many aren't interested in what could have happened. But The Washington Post provided readers with a very interesting interactive chart that outlined three different scenarios: the costs if tax cuts were extended to all, if the tax cuts were extended to everyone outside the wealthiest 2 percent, and lastly, if the tax cuts expired for everyone.
Tune in WDET-FM (101.9) Friday morning at 10:30, where TSE Sports Editor Jason Smith will join host Craig Fahle to talk about Wayne State football's 2010 season.
Nikita Bowlin's new book, “Journey with Georgia,” took her on an adventure across the country to visit and rediscover the different places where the famous painter Georgia O'Keeffe spent her days and created her art.
Facebook — the social networking site used by more than 150 million Americans — is expected to unveil e-mail as its next endeavor at a press conference Monday morning.
Wayne State, which defeated Findlay 44-27 Nov. 13, got little help from other Super Regional Three teams.
Joique Bell, Wayne State's all-time leading rushed and the 2009 Harlon Hill winner, has signed with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
Wayne State, which defeated Indianapolis 41-27 Nov. 6, also got some much needed help, as three teams ranked ahead of the Warriors lost.
About 90 museums and galleries of Munich participated in Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen – the Long Night of Museums – on Oct.17.
The things you see on YouTube these days are amazing. I'm a fully admitted YouTube dork.
Saturday Oct. 9 marks John Lennon's 70th birthday. To honor Lennon, Yoko Ono is inviting the world to tweet a million wishes to the Imagine Peace Tower.
Those who want to catch a football game at Adams Field but don't want to wait until next weekend, when Wayne State returns home to face Ashland, can come down to campus at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero's visit to Wayne State got me thinking about all the ties the university has to the state's various elections this November.
For those keeping score at home, that’s two for the State of Illinois to one for its disgraced former governor, Rod Blagojevich.
It's that time of year again when a new King and Queen of Wayne State will be crowned during the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 2. Question is ... did you vote?
I'm not going to blog about the entire premiere of "Detroit 1-8-7"; I'll leave that to our A&E editor, Alan Burdziak, if he feels the need to do so.
The other day I was surfing the Wayne State website like any news editor should be doing when I came across the home page of the facilities, planning and management department. Written in large script across the page were the words “Functional Campus.”
In the grand scheme of things, Michigan Tech, located in the western Upper Peninsula, gets a bad rap. It's known for being cold and in the middle of nowhere.
Comedian Todd Barry, a guy I would consider a minor celebrity, e-mailed me last weekend. He told me he had another show (I previewed his show at the Majestic Café in August) in metro Detroit and he wanted to know if I could preview this one, too.
Now here's something you don't hear about every day (even though it's been happening for more than two decades): the 25th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk – hosted by the Wayne Law Student Board of Governors– Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.
In spite of having a very impressive preseason, the Buffalo Bills cut former Wayne State standout Joique Bell today. Bell rushed for 152 yards and scored two touchdowns on 27 carries in four games. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry. The Bills kept Fred Jackson and fullback Corey McIntyre along with veteran Marshawn Lynch and 2010 first round draft pick C.J. Spiller. Bell went undrafted but was signed by the Bills as a free agent.
There was a surprise guest at Wayne State football practice yesterday: former running back Joique Bell. He’s in town with the Buffalo Bills who are facing the Detroit Lions in a preseason game tonight. Bell, for those of you who don't know, made the Wayne State record books his own personal playground the last few years.
As I get ready to begin what's going to be my final year at Wayne State, butterflies flutter in my stomach and thoughts fill my head.
Despite this being my third year at Wayne State and as much as I dread the thought of returning to school all summer, there is always an excitement felt while watching the hectic move-in process along Anthony Wayne Drive.
A lot of things changed over the summer on campus, the corner of Woodward and Warren seems: bare, and Anthony Wayne may never be the same. The best sight for me as a returning student is the new Mounted Segway division of the WSUPD. It's a return to the early 20th Century friendly police officer, mostly because its hard to be intimidating when you're having the time of your life on marvel of engineering.We're on our way to a modern Mayberry.
Students here at Wayne State will be paying 50 cents more to park in university lots and structures this semester. While I hate price increases and feel for those affected, there’s a part of me that just doesn’t care.
The construction season in Michigan is endless. So far we’ve been spared big construction projects at Wayne but be ready this fall semester.
What is happening. First and foremost, welcome to all the new Wayne State students, whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer, or Graduate student (like I am).
Pop punk band Mayday Parade returned to the Vans Warped Tour this year as part of their continual touring after the release of their latest album “Anywhere but Here.”