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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]

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]

Behind the blinders: Finding the 10 most underreported stories of the last year

By Rebecca Bowe

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: News, Media

The world was a different place in 1976 when Carl Jensen, a professor of communications at Sonoma State University, founded Project Censored to highlight important national news stories that were underreported or outright ignored by the mainstream press. Back then, there were few good alternatives ...[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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Tailing Matty: When the bridge baron and his ilk tell fibs, these guys tell on him

By News Hits staff

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: News, Media

The Build the DRIC Now! coalition, which wants a public-private partnership to construct a new bridge across the Detroit River, is keeping close tabs on Manuel "Matty" Moroun and his Detroit International Bridge Co., which is fighting fiercely to keep any competition from cutting into the ...[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]

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]

Things you learn here: A few things have changed at the paper over the years

By Larry Gabriel

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: News, Media

In the spring of 1985, I had just returned to Detroit after a couple of months traveling in Mexico and Guatemala — with current Metro Times editor W. Kim Heron. I needed a job and checked out the want ads in Metro Times. The paper had been around a few years and some of my friends had been wri...[MORE]

Sealed with a kick: 10 years of pissed-off, weirded-out and hilarious letters

By Michael Jackman

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: News, Media

Man, do we get mail. It sometimes peaks around 10,000 words of correspondence a week. It comes from all quarters, geographically, politically and demographically: outraged right-wingers, irritated greens, furious prudes, unhappy anarchists, appalled belly dancers, baffling weirdoes or simply people ...[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]

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]

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