Category: Arts & Entertainment

Bills addressing sexual assault to be introduced in Michigan Senate Monday

A package of bills intended to address sexual assault on college campuses in Michigan is set to be unveiled on Monday.

The legislation, with months of planning and bipartisan backing, is being introduced on the heels of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal and the #MeToo movement.

Journey to South Africa with the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Ann Arbor

In 1986, Paul Simon’s Graceland introduced the world to the remarkably prolific and the culturally significant choral gift of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, originally formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1964 after he had a series of dreams in which he heard specific harmonies. Since its first incarnation, the band has endured tragedy, triumph, drastic shifts in the political landscape, Grammy Awards, and, above all, it has continued to spread the rich legacy of South African culture.…

This Michigan pothole is so big it has nearly swallowed a rotund police officer

An image of 6-foot-5 cop knee-deep in a Flint-area pot hole is making the rounds online and giving us a laugh ahead of what’s sure to be another enraging drive home.

We’re, of course, not laughing about the pothole, which is one of just thousands that have appeared across the state amid this weeks thaw. Potholes can lead to costly car wrecks and actual deaths.…

Detroit native Chanté Adams stars in upcoming Netflix film

Roll out the red carpet for Chanté Adams. The actress’ first feature film, Roxanne Roxanne, is set to debut on Netflix on March 23 and is earning the Detroit native some serious buzz. 

The 22-year-old had recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s drama school when she tried out for the lead role in the hip-hop biopic and got it.

Sam Austins premieres new Rihanna-themed single, ‘Fenty’

Hate to say we told you so — so we’ll let Sam Austins step up instead.

Detroit’s own and one of the artists featured in Metro Times’ “Bands To Watch in 2018,” Austins just dropped his first single since 2017’s Angst EP and it’s an ode to Bad Girl Ri Ri herself — Rihanna and her beauty line? 

Michigan House approves divisive bill to make English official state language

With a national debate centered around gun control reaching a fever pitch, Michigan’s Republican-led House of Representatives has decided now is the time to address what they seem to feel is a very urgent and important issue:

Making English Michigan’s official language.

Midtown’s Source Booksellers named a top 5 finalist for national award

Janet Webster Jones opened her store back in 2002, but her love affair with books began long ago. The retired Detroit Public School teacher is the daughter of a librarian and loved visiting her neighborhood’s branch of the Detroit Public Library.