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Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off, and MT reaps awards

By Metro Times readers

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: News, Media

Conventional thoughts Re: "Making real change" (Sept. 29), in calling for a "yes" vote on the constitutional convention ballot question, Proposal 1, Jack Lessenberry made the same mistake as other con-con proponents: He failed to outline the state government overhaul that a con-...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on what's in MT

By Metro Times readers

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: News, Media

Elder's wisdom Loved Jack's article about "greasy Mike" Bishop ("Bought and paid for," Sept. 22). I went to the mat with Mike Bishop for a couple of years, trying to finally get Michigan free of smoke in restaurants. At one point he advised me to go a website that listed more th...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on what's in MT

By Metro Times readers

Published: 9/22/2010

Types: News, Media

Class schooling Re: "The ambassador" (Sept. 15), I take great offense to Toby Barlow's comment that "Detroit has no middle class of any substantial size and certainly has no real upper class." While it is admirable that Mr. Barlow is a fan of the city, being a resident for four ...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on judges, the Tea Party and fatherhood

By Metro Times readers

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: News, Media

Here comes the judge Jack Lessenberry's jeremiad regarding Michigan's current system of selecting Supreme Court justices ("Let's make a deal," Sept. 1), while perhaps rhetorically satisfying to him, displays a lack of understanding and appreciation of how well the mixed system of appointm...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on what's in MT

By Metro Times readers

Published: 9/8/2010

Types: News, Media

Taking aim After reading your opinion concerning guns at Arts, Beats & Eats ("Arts, Beats & Ammo," Aug. 25), I had to respond. First, you feel it's "terrible" that citizens have the right to keep a handgun for their own defense. Studies show that 800,000 to 2.5 million c...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Detroit studies, populism and more

By Metro Times readers

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: News, Media

Get schooled Thanks for your coverage of the University of Michigan's Semester in Detroit program ("A season in Detroit," Aug. 25). Simone Landon's smart piece was timely, as we are now recruiting both undergraduate students and Detroit nonprofits for Winter 2011. (See semesterindetroit.c...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on what's in MT

By Metro Times readers

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: News, Media

Do I hear three? I read with great interest the article, "One cheer for Obama" (Aug. 18), and I have to respectfully disagree with Jack Lessenberry.  I say two cheers for Obama.  The worst thing President Obama could have done was cater to the wishes of U.S. Republican Sens. Richard She...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on Helen Thomas, Lessenberry, the Ruiners and more

By Metro Times readers

Published: 8/18/2010

Types: News, Media

Thomas' legacy Thanks to Jack Lessenberry for the perspective on Helen Thomas and the Arab American Museum (the item headlined "Enough nonsense about Helen Thomas" within the article, "Bernero vs. Snyder" Aug. 11). As a country we have a very short memory and his reminders abou...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor

By Metro Times readers

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: News, Media

Ranter's delight Congratulations on your 30 years in publication. Having just turned 30 myself, I can appreciate the milestone. I have fond memories of picking up MT and Orbit as a teenager to find out what local punk and ska shows were going on, and snickering at the personal ads in the back. Lif...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on what's in MT

By Metro Times readers

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: News, Media

Three-minute warning I know from experience what the Vietnam veterans are going through in their many attempts to obtain their park ("Give vets their park," July 14). Politics are strong and well at City Hall. I volunteer with an inner-city youth choir, and we receive a yearly grant. You ...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Your thoughts, from Julie Hecker to Nolan Finley

By Metro Times readers

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: News, Media

We hid it well I was impressed by your Ernest Hemingway article ("Hemingway's 'Last Good Country,'" July 7). It was well-written and very entertaining. I kept waiting for the thinly disguised, agenda-driven political drivel that contaminates almost every MT article, but it never came. &md...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on what's in MT

By Metro Times readers

Published: 7/7/2010

Types: News, Media

Media silence  I just read your article on the U.S. Social Forum and would like to thank you. It was a fair, balanced, accurate article. I was there and, although I was a bit disappointed in some regards as to the event schedule, the event was not covered by mainstream media because they are not re...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Readers sound off on what's in our pages

By Metro Times readers

Published: 6/30/2010

Types: News, Media

The Kids Are Alright Upon a recent visit to my favorite Thai restaurant, I noticed that it was packed and buzzing with mostly young people flashing their credit cards. It didn't look like these were Tiger fans, so I asked a young lady what was going on and she told me it was the U.S. Social Forum,...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Beer taxes and Helen Thomas

By Metro Times readers

Published: 6/23/2010

Types: News, Media

Sin-tax errors Re: "Tax the brewskis" (June 16), oh, my good golly, was I pissed when I saw Jack Lessenberry's latest mind fart. I slammed the motherfucking paper down on the counter when I saw that headline. First of all, Jack may be cool with the forced interaction that is taxation, bu...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on John Brannon, credit checks and more

By Metro Times readers

Published: 6/16/2010

Types: News, Media

Total recall Re: "Three chords & the truth" (June 9), thanks to Brett Callwood and Doug Coombe for capturing the raw rock 'n' roll spirit of this Detroit music icon, who was an inspiration to many with his DIY ethic. After witnessing every incarnation of his career, it's great to hear...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Talking bicycling, Complete Streets, taxes and more

By Metro Times readers

Published: 6/9/2010

Types: News, Media

Roads for all Thank you for your recent article: "Pedaling influence" (June 2). The article calls attention to walking and bicycling demands in society and how complete streets policies address it. I appreciate your interest in bringing these issues into the public debate. As demonstrate...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Readers sound off on what's in MT

By Metro Times readers

Published: 6/2/2010

Types: News, Media

Green gratitude Kudos to Jack Lessenberry and Metro Times for again bringing us news and views not reported or buried by other newspapers — the League of Conservation report on Michigan legislators which reported that the Democrats in Lansing and Washington rated much higher than Republicans ...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Notes from our readers

By Metro Times readers

Published: 5/26/2010

Types: News, Media

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Letters to the Editor: Our readers sound off on 'Matty' Moroun, Ernie Harwell and Ron Scott

By Metro Times readers

Published: 5/19/2010

Types: News, Media

Bridging the gap Thank you very much for your continuing efforts to educate all on the Matty saga (it would make a good movie). I have followed you throughout and am impressed by your insight into the whole situation. I live in Olde Sandwich Towne in Windsor, two blocks from the Ambassador Bridge...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Teabaggers, Jack Kerouac and more

By Metro Times readers

Published: 5/12/2010

Types: News, Media

Teabag tempest I frequently pick up Metro Times and particularly enjoy reading Jack Lessenberry's opinions, with which I often find myself in agreement. While I understand and can excuse Jack's apparent need to show off his wit and his eagerness to be provocative, I think that he allows himself to...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Revisionist British rock writers, Dr. Death and more

By Metro Times readers

Published: 5/5/2010

Types: News, Media

Good words Thank you for this "Remembering Ravitz" (April 21). I was extremely disappointed when I read the articles in the mainstream press regarding Mel's passing. I know that the many individuals who had the honor to work with him and his thousands of supporters who read this article w...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: Hats off for Boots, more and a correction

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/28/2010

Types: News, Media

Bootman! Bootster! Bootmeister! Re: Your article on Bootsey X ("Ballad of Mr. X," April 14), the Boot! Oh, man, first time I encountered this rascal was on a beach on Lake Huron somewhere around 1970. He had his band honking up the street in Alpena. We began yakking about how we were craz...[MORE]

Letters to the editor: Our readers sound off

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: News, Media

On the X axis Re: Bill Holdship's cover story on Bob Mulrooney, aka Bootsey X ("The ballad of Mr. X," April 14), Bob introduced me to the punk scene through the Ramrods and Bookie's Club 870 on McNichols Road (it burned down in the '90s) and I was their soundman during the first year or s...[MORE]

The Real Deal - Readers' Picks: You gave us your ultimate shopping experiences

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Indie Women's Clothing in Detroit Best Indie Men's Clothing in Detroit Showtime 5708 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-875-9280 Piles of punk rock and rock star "fashion," from imported creepers to sexed-out knee-high platforms to vintage racks stuffed with one-of-a-kind shirts a...[MORE]

Nutritional Value - Readers' Picks: You told us what topped your menus

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best New Restaurant Best Steakhouse — Wayne County Roast 1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-2500 The "beast masters" at this hip new downtown restaurant — inside the renovated showpiece that is the Book-Cadillac Hotel — have earned their honors. First, it's n...[MORE]

Nightlife - Readers' Picks: You told us where to stick it when the sun don't shine

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Place to See a Mainstream Film Birmingham Palladium  250 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham; 248-644-3456; uptownentertainment.com Maybe it's the swanky downtown Birmingham address, but something about a night out at the Palladium feels like a throwback to movie palaces of old. The vertical layou...[MORE]

Public Square - Readers' Picks: You chose these civic treasures as metro Detroit's best

By Metro Times readers

Published: 4/21/2010

Types: Best Of

Best Local Music Festival Movement paxahau.com/movement Last year's festival was a testament to the electronic vein that has run through Detroit for decades now. It was a return to form, a catapult for this May's throwdown. No other atmosphere is as authentic as Detroit for an international c...[MORE]

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