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As the Punisher Skull Re-Emerges on Cops in U.S. Protests, Marvel Comics Reckons With Its Imagery

The appropriation of comic book character Frank Castle’s skull emblem by police and the military has been an ongoing issue for Marvel Entertainment as it wrestles with the questionable embrace of the anti-hero’s extrajudicial violence by real state and federal employees. But as the “Punisher skull” has re-emerged on…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Detroit dance pioneer Mike Huckaby dead at 54

Mike Huckaby, a leading figure in Detroit’s house and techno circles, died on April 24 in Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak at the age of 54. Huckaby’s brother, Craig Huckaby, said the late producer had been hospitalized on March 7 after suffering a mild stroke on March 6. During his time at a rehabilitation facility […]

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Detroit dance pioneer Mike Huckaby dead at 54

Mike Huckaby, a leading figure in Detroit’s house and techno circles, died on April 24 in Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak at the age of 54. Huckaby’s brother, Craig Huckaby, said the late producer had been hospitalized on March 7 after suffering a mild stroke on March 6. During his time at a rehabilitation facility […]

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Detroit Auto Show Cancelled As TCF Center Commandeered For Coronavirus Field Hospital

The 2020 North American International Auto Show has been completely cancelled for 2020, according to the Detroit Free Press, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it has chosen the venue for the event, TCF Center, to be used for at least the next six months as a makeshift hospital for COVID-19…Read more… Continue […]

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Detroit Cancels Bus Service As Over 90 Percent Of Drivers Stay Home

Over 90 percent of Detroit bus drivers called out of work en masse today after they said the overcrowded Detroit Department Of Transit buses were not adhering to Center for Disease Control guidelines for prevention of spreading Coronavirus, as the state shut down all schools, bars, and restaurants. Detroit public…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Detroit Police Chief OK’d A Sideshow In A Vacant Lot To Keep Drivers From Shutting Down Freeways

Sideshows have grown out of the Bay Area and become a feature all across America. The practice of stopping traffic in intersections and on major freeways to roast tires is not only inconvenient, it’s dangerous. While some cities are cracking down hard on the practice others, like Detroit, are providing a “safe” space…Read more… Continue […]

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Here Are The Coolest Cars We Found In Detroit’s Most Fascinating Junkyard

“This thing was the best car,” the man on the phone told us. We’d just found his name and number on a piece of paper, abandoned on the floor of a dead, red Pontiac Aztek and decided to give him a call. He sang it praises I’ve never heard anyone sing about an Aztek. It […]

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Drum ‘n’ bass champion Eward Holmes reported dead

Edward Holmes, better known under his stage name Optiv, has passed away. Holmes first gained a following for his work in the influential group Cause4Concern. He went on to have a successful, multi-pronged career in dance music. His prolific catalog includes solo work under his Optiv alias, as well founding his Red Light Records imprint. […]

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Drum ‘n’ bass champion Eward Holmes reported dead

Edward Holmes, better known under his stage name Optiv, has passed away. Holmes first gained a following for his work in the influential group Cause4Concern. He went on to have a successful, multi-pronged career in dance music. His prolific catalog includes solo work under his Optiv alias, as well founding his Red Light Records imprint. […]

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Influential Detroit drum ‘n’ bass DJ Mark David Fisher dead at 50

Iconic Detroit-based DJ Mark David Fisher died Thursday, January 2 at age 50, after suffering a brain hemorrhage and stroke. Fisher, known as MD!, Dluv and Nefarious to fans, was a figurehead in Detroit’s vibrant drum ‘n’ bass scene, helping to establish the genre’s deep footprint in the area with the foundation of the Detroit […]

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GRiZMAS is back for sixth charitable music event in Detroit

GRiZMAS is back, returning to The Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. The sixth annual philanthropy event, thrown by GRiZ in his hometown, will take place Dec. 13 and 14, including a set fueled with the electronic-funk master’s favorites from 2010 through 2017 on Friday and a showcase of his biggest stage production yet, The Imaginarium, […]

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GRiZMAS is back for sixth charitable music event in Detroit

GRiZMAS is back, returning to The Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. The sixth annual philanthropy event, thrown by GRiZ in his hometown, will take place Dec. 13 and 14, including a set fueled with the electronic-funk master’s favorites from 2010 through 2017 on Friday and a showcase of his biggest stage production yet, The Imaginarium, […]

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Were GM’s Closed Plants Always Bargaining Chips For Union Negotiations?

The fate of the “unallocated” Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is in question, some advice for saving some money at the car dealership, Germany’s aggressive next steps to fighting pollution and more await you in The Morning Shift for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Were GM’s Closed Plants Always Bargaining Chips For Union Negotiations?

The fate of the “unallocated” Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is in question, some advice for saving some money at the car dealership, Germany’s aggressive next steps to fighting pollution and more await you in The Morning Shift for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Detroit-Area Jalops: Join Us For The Woodward Dream Cruise Tomorrow Morning

Lots of cars have been cruising metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue all week, but on Saturday the Woodward Dream Cruise will turn the fabled Michigan M-1 into a genuine traffic jam of classic iron from all around the world. Erin Marquis and I are going to be there, and you should go, too. So let’s meet […]

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Exclusive: Listen to MK’s scintillating house set from Movement Detroit

Memorial Day Weekend is a special time for Detroit, and dance music at large. It sees fans from all over the world converge upon the Motor City to celebrate the genre born there: techno. Movement is the centerpiece of the celebration. For over twenty years now, the family-friendly festival has grown become one of the […]

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