Posts tagged "detroit"

Cities That Surprise: Detroit, Michigan

You can take the girl out of Michigan, but I’m not so sure you can ever take the Michigan out of the girl. I never thought this would be the…

Claire Hannum | May 20, 2015 - 3:30 pm

5 Great Poems By Philip Levine, Who Found Magic In Everyday Life

Philip Levine, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Poet Laureate of the United States, died Saturday at age 87. His early life in Detroit and his work on the auto assembly line inspired…

Claire Hannum | February 17, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Detroit Is Finally Doing Something About Its 11,000 Untested Rape Kits

In the years leading up to Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy filing, as local leaders scrambled to keep a city afloat that couldn’t even afford street lights, thousands of rape kits somehow…

Claire Hannum | January 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm

DoubleTree Hotel In Detroit No Longer Hosting “Men’s Rights Activists” Conference

A conference for “men’s rights activists” will no longer be held at the Hilton Doubletree hotel in Detroit, Michigan, June 26 – 28 due to a sudden and unexplained change…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Renisha McBride’s Parents Speak Out About Murder Charges Against Theodore Wafer

Earlier today we learned about the charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter against 54-year-old Theodore Wafer in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

On November 2, the Michigan…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Prosecutors Charge Theodore Wafer, The Man Who Killed Renisha McBride, With 2nd Degree Murder

Perhaps there will be justice for Renisha McBride after all. Detroit prosecutors have officially decided to charge Theodore P. Wafer, 54 (above left), with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 15, 2013 - 11:20 am

Catch An ’80s Dance Party Fever

There’s a special place in my heart for late ’70s and early ’80s dance party shows. The more local and cable access-y, the better. So I’m especially fond of this…

Julie Gerstein | November 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Most Misogynist Tree Removal Guy

You had me at, “I don’t take no orders from no woman.”
Meet Ihor Stetkewycz, the man of my dreams — a tree removal guy who pissed off Detroit-area residents…

Julie Gerstein | June 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Detroit City Council Trying To Ban Lap Dances

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall at the Detroit City Council meeting yesterday. DJs, strippers, and club owners descended on the council, begging to be left alone.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2009 - 3:30 pm