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Grand Rapids crew brings West Michigan love to the D

A busload of people came from the other side of the state to check out high-octane activity that included ArtX, Rust Belt to Artist Belt conference and Detroit Restaurant Week. Did our colleagues from sister pub Rapid Growth have fun? Did they ever.

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Adventures close to home: The way we were the week that was

Our pseudonymous comrades roam the city in search of rare grooves, exceptional art, 21st century development on a 19th century block and try to find ways to get 90-year-old freight elevators to work again. Take it away, Blatz and Wymer.

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Adventures close to home: Oh the joy of kicking some red devil ass

We jump into the rowdy chase to banish that loud, obnoxious red dwarf from Detroit, where he has laughed and spit fire in our faces for over 300 years. J. Anton Blatz eats a psychedelic muffin (by accident) and goes for the kill in chapter III of his ever stranger tales of life in the city.

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Real estate star rising: Austin Black of City Living Detroit

Rising star Austin Black is a key player in tightening the focus on the residential development scene. He talks with Model D's Jon Zemke in this Q&A flashback from last summer.


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How we all benefit from film incentives: An industry insider weighs in

Former Model D managing photographer Dave Krieger has been busy working on one film set after another the past few years. He makes an appeal to the governor and the state legislature to keep the lights, cameras and action rolling.

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Model D Speaker Series: Raising City Kids

Detroit is a city of families. With over 80,000 students enrolled in DPS, and many more in private and charter schools, lots of kids (and their parents) live here, too. Come to this event, see what the D has to offer you.

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Adventures close to home: Snowpocalypse now?

Creative wintering in Detroit can be fun, writes our pseudonymous cultural reporter J. Anton Blatz, especially if an urban ski crawl and beer-drinking afterglow is in the cards. Let it thundersnow, we say, let it thundersnow.

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SimmerD: We start new column devoted to food, drink and good times in the city

This town is having some culinary fun right now -- and we want to be in middle of every kitchen or barroom story we can. Noelle Lothamer brings you the first of what we plan as a series about feeding the insatiable belly of Detroit. 

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FilterD Extra: John Cage, Merce Cunningham film screens at CCS

Two of the most innovative 20th century American modernists in music and dance are subjects of 2007 documentary. One time only showing Wednesday is free and open to the public.

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Model D TV: Curl Up & Dye in Midtown

This week, we re-run a popular episode of Model D TV featuring Curl Up & Dye. Owner Jennifer Willemsen talks about what makes her hair and beauty salon a success.

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Art of walking: Going the distance in Detroit's inner space

Steve Panton, originally from Nottingham, England, lived in New Zealand before settling in Detroit in the 1990s. He runs the 2739 Edwin art space in his Hamtramck loft, where he exhibited a splendid show called Walking Distance in 2009.

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FilterD Extra: We tell you where to go during the next two weeks

We're getting away from it all next week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, and we expect you will be doing the same. To make up for our absence, we tossed together a little FilterD extra to get us through the rough spots. Hint: go see the Gories (pictured) and everything will be all right. Trust us. We'll see you Nov. 30.    

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New visioning strategies hatched via mayor's Detroit Works Project

A series of public forums earlier this fall showed community engagement in passionate action. Mayor Dave Bing's Detroit Works Projects is an ambitious attempt to get city residents and leaders to buy into the city's future. Maureen McDonald reports.

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The glamour chase: Haute to Death free-for-all pop art party turns three

Promoter-DJs Ash Nowak and Jon Dones of monthly dance party Haute to Death have been putting a new spin on punk disco and new wave cool since 2007. NoŽlle Lothamer jumped into their Temple -- Temple Bar, that is -- and went on a thrill ride into Detroit's Hauttest party.
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