Tag: detroit

New York City could be the biggest winner of tech’s West Coast exodus

The New York City metro area could soon more closely resemble the Bay Area. That’s if, as reports indicate, Amazon chooses New York’s Long Island City neighborhood as one of two places it will add about 25,000 employees to over the next several years as part of its recent decision to […]

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Streets: Leon Keer // Murals In The Market (Detroit)

For the fourth edition of Murals In The Market, anamorphic street artist Leon Keer painted a piece entitled Urban Colonization. Painted on a decrepit building around Detroit’s Eastern Market, the wall featuring his considerable 3D skills deals with some of the controversy surrounding the city’s water supply issue. He states – “Seems like the water shutoffs and massive […]

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Upcoming: “COPING MECHANISMS” @ Library Street Collective

A group exhibition entitled COPING MECHANISMS will be opening tomorrow night (September 9th) in Detroit at the Library Street Collective. Curated by Sara Nickleson, the show will include work from artists Greg Bogin, Cali Thornhill-Dewitt, Sam Durant, Greg Fadell, Beverly Fishman, Mark Flood, Thrush Holmes, Paul Kremer, Micah Lexier, Cassi Namoda, Kilee Price, Scott Reeder, Sheida Soleimani, […]

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‘Luke Cage’ Star Apologizes for Appearing to Condone Ariana Grande Groping

The star of the Marvel series Luke Cage apologized Saturday for posting a tweet appearing to condone a bishop groping singer Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday. Mike Colter, who plays the lead role in the Netflix series, replied to a tweet from Trevor Noah depicting Grande reportedly being groped on Friday with […]

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Detroit Schools Turn Off Drinking Fountains over Fears of Lead, Copper Levels

The Detroit Public School system has turned off hallway drinking fountains over fears of contaminants such as lead and copper in the water. District officials say recent testing found elevated levels of lead and copper in 16 of 24 school drinking fountain systems, according to the Detroit Free Press. “Although we have no evidence that […]

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Word of Mouth: Drinking + Dining in Detroit

Everyone who visits Detroit wants to tell you about the city’s continued resurgence; perhaps even more so than the residents living through it and making it happen. Much of this fervor comes from the fact that the Motor City houses so many interesting bars and restaurants. And even the more conceptual ones—a macabre speakeasy or […]

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Detroit Design Festival Grows to Month-Long Extravaganza

In 2015, Detroit was anointed as the first-ever UNESCO City of Design in the United States. This honor pertains to their astounding past and the continued revitalization coursing through the Motor City as we speak. In celebration of the award and the abundant creative energy, Detroit Design Core has expanded the Detroit Design Festival from one week’s […]

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Openings: Faile & Bast – “Deluxx Fluxx” @ The Belt (Detroit)

Over the weekend, Deluxe Fluxx opened in a new permanent home at The Belt in Detroit, a downtown alleyway with art curated by the Library Street Collective. The immersive art installation & arcade by Brooklyn-based artist duo Faile and artist Bast has traveled to multiple locations around the world, but will be putting down its roots in […]

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Detroiters vow to fight after judge rules students have no fundamental right to learn how to read

Renee Schenkman, a former teacher at Experiencia Preparatory Academy, talks to the media in front of the federal courthouse in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The state of Michigan was sued over the poor reading skills of Detroit students at five schools, including two charter schools. This post was written and reported by contributor Dawn […]

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Heartland Tech Weekly: Promising tech hubs won’t all rise together

An interesting report came out this week from the Center for American Entrepreneurship, detailing the progress that’s been made in American startup communities over the last three years. The report specifically looked at how the number of “first financings” — that is, the amount of startups receiving their first round of venture capital financing has changed […]

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What It’s Like to Be a Big-Time Female Coke Trafficker

Left Image: Brandi Davis at a 2017 fashion shoot got her lifestyle brand “Freeprettygirls” (photo courtesy Brandi Davis). Right Image: (Photo by James Pozarik/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Brandi Davis, 36, grew up around the drug game in Detroit. As the daughter of a big-time dope man, she lived a privileged childhood and adolescence, attending private school, driving […]

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Black Trans Woman Shot in Dispute at Detroit Gas Station; Police Exploring if Incident Is a Hate Crime

Screenshot: WXYZ TV Detroit police are looking for the man who shot a transgender woman at a Mobil gas station on Monday night. According to surveillance footage, an argument that started in the gas station parking lot spilled over inside the station, where it escalated when the man drew a gun on the woman. As […]

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The Abandonment of Flint

About halfway through Michael Moore’s 1989 documentary Roger & Me, which chronicles the industrial decline of Flint, Michigan, the filmmaker encounters a house with a sign in front that reads: “rabbits or bunnies, pets or meat.” In the next scene, the rabbit vendor explains that she uses her backyard hutch to supplement her income, which […]

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Israeli autonomous technology developer Innoviz is entering China’s car market

Innoviz, a developer of light detection and ranging technologies for computer vision and autonomous vehicles, is getting a toehold in China, the world’s fastest growing auto market, through a partnership with the Chinese automotive supplier HiRain Technologies. From offices in Beijing, Chicago, Detroit, Shanghai, Tianjin HiRain serves as a global supplier to some of China’s […]

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