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3 national awards for MT: Our humble rag wins national kudos

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 7/1/2009

Types: News, Media

Metro Times picked up three awards for 2008 work at last week's convention of the 130-member Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in Tucson, Ariz. MT competes in the class for large weeklies with a circulation 50,000 and up. The team of design director Sean Bieri, news editor Cut Guyette and ed...[MORE]

Editorial: On keeping Ken

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 4/22/2009

Types: News, Politics, Election

In two weeks Detroiters will select their next mayor. Three months after that they will go to the polls again and vote in a mayoral primary for the second time this year. And three months after that they will again vote for a mayor; the winner of this contest will have the luxury of serving a ...[MORE]

Our choice: Cockrel: An earnest, hardworking public servant wins our endorsement

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 2/11/2009

Types: News, Politics, Election

Always a difficult job, the process of deciding which candidate to endorse for mayor of Detroit this time around is made even more complicated by the electoral fiasco currently facing the city.As if there weren't enough problems to grapple with — the most pressing being a budget deficit ...[MORE]

Obama's moment: What they offer, what's at stake

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 10/22/2008

Types: News, Politics

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Metro Times that we would endorse Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president over Sen. John McCain of Arizona. However, if you are tempted to view our support of Obama as knee-jerk progressive dogma, consider this: At least 25 news...[MORE]

Editorial: Guilty as charged : Don't blame the media; blame Kilpatrick

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 9/10/2008

Types: News, Politics

Outside the Wayne County Circuit Court where Kwame Kilpatrick's reign as mayor of Detroit finally came to an end Thursday morning, a trio of women — African-Americans apparently in their late 20s and early 30s — held signs showing support for the city's felon in chief. They blame t...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 8/22/2007

Types: News, Media

Corktown's pitch Your News Hits item "Struck out" (Metro Times, Aug. 1) refers to efforts by the Corktown community to convert much of Tiger Stadium into condos and retail space. Metro Times readers should know that Corktown and its community development corporation, Greater Corktown Developm...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 8/8/2007

Types: News, Media

Apparent laments Dear Mr. Holman: I cannot thank you enough for your article ("The seven deadly sins of kid culture," Metro Times, July 11). My husband and I were astounded to find someone with the same views as ourselves. Though I'm not sure anything can make Dragon Tales much better, it c...[MORE]

What Detroit needs and what Detroit can get

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 7/20/2005

Types: News, Politics

On the eve of the most important primary election in contemporary Detroit history, the desire is to have a candidate who meets every one of the city’s needs, who puts a capable and proud face on Detroit as the city finds its place in the new global economy, and who has the drive and innovat...[MORE]

An endorsement for neither

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 10/31/2001

Types: News, Politics

There has been intense debate in the editorial department at Metro Times regarding who this paper should endorse in next Tuesday’s mayoral election. We are virtually all in agreement that it should not be Gil Hill. Despite building a strong base of support over the years — in part through keen ...[MORE]

That's entertainment: Fall Guide 2001: Metro Times' short list for a selection of the best events on calendar for September, October and November.

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 9/12/2001

Types: Arts

SEPTEMBER: 9/21 — Ken Vandermark at detroit contemporary Evoking comparisons to the likes of Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane and John Carter, Ken Vandermark is doubtlessly one of the leading saxophone players of this generation. His progressive approach to improvisation and influence in a variety o...[MORE]

They came from Channel X: Our editorial gang imagines a far-out new network and its fall lineup.

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 9/12/2001

Types: Screens, Television

“The Metropolitan” The new hour-long “dramedy” looks at life inside a weekly alternative newspaper. Sort of “Lou Grant” meets “Sports Night” meets “M*A*S*H” is the way the show’s creators first pitched the series to network executives, who were intrigued by the complicated, sometimes hilarious ...[MORE]

Let Bill Brooks shake up Detroit

By Metro Times editorial staff

Published: 8/29/2001

Types: News, Politics

When the editors at Metro Times sat down to discuss which mayoral candidate to support, one question we asked was: If we were evaluating this person as we would a potential hire, whom would we choose? As is usually the case, none of the prospects was perfect. Each had shortcomings to consider. ...[MORE]

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