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Kelly Frazier

Once the Musical Set for Early February Run at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | January 30, 2015 | Detroit
Anyone that has passion for music, whether you are a musician yourself or you are just an avid listener, knows the power that it has to transform, connect and help people overcome anything.

20 Surefire Ways to Piss off a Bouncer

Thrillist | January 30, 2015 | Taste
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Bouncers and door guys do not wake in the afternoon and think of ways to ruin your night.
David Fagin

Detroit Rocked City: The Land That Time, and Everyone Else, Forgot

David Fagin | January 30, 2015 | Detroit
This is not Zimbabwe. It is Detroit. Yet, you'd never know there was a problem this big in our own backyard because there's hardly anything at all in the media on the subject. And, why should there be? It's only the single-greatest economic collapse in American history.
Sam Inglot

Michigan's Right-Wing Crusader

Sam Inglot | January 28, 2015 | Politics
In a column that ran in the Detroit Free Press on Monday morning, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette laid out a weak and hypocritical argument regarding his opposition to marriage equality in Michigan.
Peter Greene

More Hard Charter Lessons

Peter Greene | January 27, 2015 | Education
Enrolling your child in a charter is making a bet that the school will be in business as long as you want to send your child to it. If you lose the bet, you have to know that losing was always a possibility when you made the bet in the first place.
Kathleen Harris

The Eight Kinds of People Who Post on Facebook During #Snowmageddon

Kathleen Harris | January 27, 2015 | Comedy
2. The Curmudgeons: originally hail from Canada, the Northeast, or the Midwest, and virtually roll their eyes at any precipitous snow-related hand-wringing.
Rep. Sandy Levin

It's Nice to See Republicans Tout the Economic Recovery. But Why on Earth Would They Think They're the Cause?

Rep. Sandy Levin | January 26, 2015 | Politics
The major reversal from deep decline to economic growth occurred despite Republican opposition to President Obama's proposals, repeated GOP threats to default on our debt obligations, and an incredibly harmful 16-day government shutdown. And not only have Republicans stood in the way of Democratic policies, but they're now attempting to take credit for the recovery itself.
Dan Glickman

2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Dan Glickman | January 26, 2015 | Politics
Readily available calorie information is crucial for consumers to be able to make informed food choices throughout the day as they get their food from a variety of venues. Our nation is facing rising rates of obesity and chronic disease that continue to push health care spending higher.

21 Things You've Definitely Eaten If You Grew up in the Midwest

Thrillist | January 26, 2015 | Taste
The region is flooded with deliciousness that much of the rest of the country hasn't even heard of.
Kevin Walsh

New (and Old) Frontiers: Above Detroit With Aerial Photographer Alex MacLean

Kevin Walsh | January 22, 2015 | Detroit
Alex MacLean has seen Detroit from the sky at various stages since 1980. The large green-spaces below, for example, were once crowded neighborhoods and business districts in a city's footprint that is large enough to fit Houston, Boston and Manhattan.
Brandon L. Greene

#LiberateWE: A Call to Action

Brandon L. Greene | January 21, 2015 | Black Voices
The same systems and organizations that have frozen us out for years now want to dictate and advise us on how we should engage to fight for our freedom.
Tabby Biddle

5 Encouraging Moments for Mothers at the State of the Union

Tabby Biddle | January 21, 2015 | Politics
While these proposals are encouraging, and show some sign of progress, they are not nearly enough. Today, households headed by a female and women over 60 are the two poorest demographic groups in the United States.
Noah Michelson

Yes, Billy Crystal DID Just Make A Homophobic Statement (And Here's Why It Matters)

Noah Michelson | January 20, 2015 | Gay Voices
That word is admittedly a scary one. Most civilized, sane people don't want to be called homophobic. It doesn't mean that you're murdering gay people. It doesn't even mean that you're a homophobe. But...
Kelly Frazier

Listen to the New Emotional EP Learning To Punch from Detroit Hip-Hop Artist Red Pill

Kelly Frazier | January 20, 2015 | Detroit
Detroit hip-hop artist has garnered underground buzz in recent years as a member of the group Ugly Heroes with Apollo Brown and Verbal Kent, along with other collaborative projects, but now he's ready to take his own leap as a solo artist.
Kevin Walsh

Assassins & Teamwork: Filmmaking (and Break-Making) for Cooper Brothers' Film Five Windows

Kevin Walsh | January 19, 2015 | Entertainment
Life is about moments, whether you're standing next to a cameraman waiting for Clint Eastwood to walk out of a barber shop or you're making sure that nobody walks in front of a New York skyline in Troy, Michigan.
Terry Blackhawk

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | January 18, 2015 | Detroit
I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.
Joan Michelson

Seeing Ourselves Through the Detroit Auto Show

Joan Michelson | January 16, 2015 | Detroit
Our cars reflect us, our values and styles, our economic decision-making -- and our perception of our personal economy. So, what does the 2015 Detroit Auto Show reflect about how the consumer sees the economy and what they value?
Madeline Wahl

Being a Person Who Stutters Shouldn't Hold You Back When Pursuing a Career

Madeline Wahl | January 16, 2015 | Healthy Living
I grew up with a stutter. Does this mean I shouldn't have pursued journalism because I stutter? Does this mean I shouldn't conduct interviews, speak up in meetings or ask questions when I want more clarification?
Conde Nast Traveler

America's Best Beer Cities, as Chosen by Beer Experts

Conde Nast Traveler | January 20, 2015 | Travel
"The Midwest -- American beer's ancestral seats -- finally stealing the spotlight back from the craft brew-sodden coasts."
Kelly Frazier

New York-Based Singer Natalie Mering to Headline Show at the UFO Factory in Detroit as Weyes Blood

Kelly Frazier | January 15, 2015 | Detroit
Mering is making something closer to modern day chamber music tinged with an indie rock/folk feel it. It's eerie, yet beautiful, and its music coming from a vulnerable place. It's outside the box, but not weird; influenced by experimental music of many ages throughout musical history.
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