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Metro Retro: Looking back on 30 years of MT coverage

By Metro Times staff

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: News, Media

18 years ago in Metro Times: Ron Williams writes "A City of Dreams: Ideas to transform the city," outlining 20 ideas that could improve Detroit economically, culturally and politically. His ideas include creating neighborhood food cooperatives, fostering entrepreneurial development, and re...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back on 30 years of Metro Times

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: News, Media

26 years ago in Metro Times: Bob Gordon covers the unveiling of the 1986 Cadillac models at the Center for Creative Studies. The event marks Cadillac's bid for a younger crowd, with spokesman John Selaski saying such vehicles as the El Dorado and the Seville will soon be popular among younger people...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back on 30 years of Metro Times

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/22/2010

Types: News, Media

16 years ago in Metro Times: Cathy McCormick writes on ways for struggling families in southeast Michigan to seek out help in the article "Helping families, helping kids." McCormick offers suggestions for struggling metro area families, including free immunizations, vision and hearing test...[MORE]

Transplant energy: Artists putting down roots in Detroit look to the seasons ahead

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Arts

They've come here from New York or the Baltimore suburbs or New Orleans. Maybe they started here and have circled back slowly by way of Australia and other far-flung points. Or maybe they're biding time in Paris, anxious to join what they see as a new emerging Detroit. They're bringing energy, vital...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back over what's been in our pages

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: News, Media

27 years ago in Metro Times: Bill Rowe writes on his opposition to electronics, gizmos and automation in pop music in the article "Grabbin' Gizmo: How are your waveform options?" He writes, "I took a look at the nationwide Top 50 last week. Of the 44 tunes I knew well enough to gauge,...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back over 30 years of Metro Times

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/8/2010

Types: News, Media

18 years ago in Metro Times: Even after the Cold War has ended, Star Wars, properly known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), is still going strong. President Ronald Reagan proposed the orbital nuclear defense grid nearly 10 years earlier, and the Pentagon has been funding it since, despite t...[MORE]

End of summer festival freak-out: Jazz Fest in Detroit, Arts Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, and the Labor Day Festival in Hamtramck

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Cover Story

Jazz Fest staying power by Charles L. Latimer How Barry Harris and Roy Haynes found their niches More festive listening by W. Kim Heron With chops, Grammy awards even, if not the biggest names Tributaries by W. Kim Heron Jazz Fest looks back to greats, known and less-so Candlebox vs. Saving Ab...[MORE]

Cocked & loaded: Some flash, some boom appearing among the 170 acts at Arts, Beats and Eats

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

Mayer Hawthorne & the County Members: Mayer Hawthorne (lead singer), Joe Abrams (bass), Topher Mohr (guitar), Quentin Joseph (drums) and Quincy McCrary (keys) Motto: "My intention wasn't to create a throwback album. I think you can hear just as much J Dilla in my music as you can Smokey R...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back over 30 years of Metro Times

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: News, Media

25 years ago in Metro Times: Ron Williams covers Dan Murphy, a longtime Oakland County executive who challenged Wayne County Executive William Lucas for the 1986 Republican gubernatorial nomination. Murphy commented on the state of Detroit: "... I see Detroit coming back. I see things being don...[MORE]

College Guide 2010: Our guide to navigating higher ed

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: Cover Story

How green is my campus? by Metro Times staff Student dispatches from five area universities that gauge the new 'greening' Add it up by Sallyann Price Biker speed has come a long way ... A season in Detroit by Simone Landon And no, it's not about people coming to 'save' the city ...[MORE]

How green is my campus?: Student dispatches from five area universities that gauge the new 'greening'

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: News, Education

How important are sustainability practices and environmental policies at a particular college or university to prospective students? Well, if you believe the folks at the Princeton Review, the answer often is: very important. For 19 years, the Princeton Review — those good folks who help you...[MORE]

Some campus essentials: The crash course you won’t find in the university catalog

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: News, Education

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY Bureau of Urban Living 460 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 313-833-9336 Located on the ground floor of the Canfield Lofts in midtown Detroit, Bureau of Urban Living calls itself a "modern-day urban general store." Wayne State students and staff looking to garnish ...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back on 30 years of MT coverage

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: News, Media

24 years ago in Metro Times: MT interviews the most powerful woman in Detroit you've never heard of: Dorothy Brodie, who holds the undeniably long title of executive assistant to the mayor for federal regulations. Translated, this means that Brodie is Mayor Coleman Young's lobbyist to the Reagan adm...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back on 30 years of Metro Times

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/18/2010

Types: News, Media

26 years ago in Metro Times: After Consumers Power abandoned the construction of what would have been the Midland Nuclear Power Plant, with a loss of around $7 billion, MT asks "Is Fermi Next?" Close to completion next to the ill-fated Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generation Station (Fermi 1) in F...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor: This week's mail from our loyal, literate readers

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: News, Media

Corporate control I was interested in Jack Lessenberry's column "After voting, what?" (Aug. 4). He had some good notions of why people don't believe in the political process to fix problems, but I think he missed the most critical one: The fact of the matter is that corporations run the ...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back on this week in Metro Times history

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: News, Media

26 years ago in Metro Times: David Dodd covers WDIV's cavalier treatment of Late Night with David Letterman. After years of decisions that have ired Letterman fans, including plans to air old movies instead of the show, replacing the showman's promos with their own, and airing the show at 1:30 a.m.,...[MORE]

When your biggest fans are an ocean away: A few Detroiters who give thanks to "angels" abroad

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: Culture

Glenn Barr When it comes to the idea of local creatives getting more respect abroad, local artist Glenn Barr is no stranger. The internationally respected artist, who coincidentally did the cover art for Zadoorian's Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit, had experiences very similar to the author's when he ...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Charting the past 30 years in the pages of Metro Times

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: News, Media

25 years ago in Metro Times: The Japanese word "hibakusha" translates to "explosion-affected people," which is a massive understatement, considering that the word refers to the fortunate — or unfortunate — few who survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back over 30 years on what was in MT this week

By Metro Times staff

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: News, Media

21 years ago in Metro Times: "Nintendo and Atari plan to do for video games what the Sony Walkman did for music," writes MT, concerning the upcoming release of the Nintendo Game Boy and the Atari Portable Entertainment System, which mark a new phase in the evolution of video games: the han...[MORE]

Life after MT: Catching up with a few names from our masthead

By Metro Times staff

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: News, Media

Sometimes the question seems who hasn't written for Metro Times. Former columnist Kenneth Cockrel Jr. serves on Detroit City Council (after serving as interim mayor). Pistons sideline reporter Eli Zaret had his "Sports with Eli" column in Metro Times' maiden issue, and progressive talk rad...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back over 30 years of MT

By Metro Times staff

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: News, Media

25 years ago in Metro Times: In May, the FBI and New Orleans Police Department foil an assassination plot by Sikh militants against two Indian government officials. They discover that the Sikhs hired some professional help: two mercenaries trained in Grosse Pointe by the Michigan branch of the Merce...[MORE]

No cover-ups: A slideshow of our favorite and most controversial covers

By Metro Times staff

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: News, Media

"I want to talk to someone about your cover" is a call we get from time to time. Sometimes it's an inquiry about how to get a copy to frame. Sometimes it's an earful of expletives. And sometimes we have both reactions to the same cover. Here’s a sampling of them — a testament to desi...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back on what was in MT this week for 30 years

By Metro Times staff

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: News, Media

25 years ago in Metro Times: Beginning with a passage from 1984 by George Orwell, MT takes a look at the large number of closed-circuit security cameras that have been cropping up around metro Detroit, especially the freeways. City officials, the police department and even the ACLU all agree that th...[MORE]

Metro Retro: Looking back on 30 years of what was in MT this week

By Metro Times staff

Published: 7/7/2010

Types: News, Media

23 years ago in Metro Times: Doug Ross, director of the Michigan Commerce Department, hopes to prevent a second Michigan recession in the '80s by using some of the state's pension funds to invest in entrepreneurship in Michigan. Ross hopes that through these investments, new jobs will be created for...[MORE]

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