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A Detroit Towing Company Allegedly Stole Dozens Of Cars In A Wildly Elaborate Scheme 

There’s a wildly interesting lawsuit playing out in the City of Detroit right now, in which a towing company says the city illegally yanked its permit to operate, while officials accuse the company, Nationwide Recovery, of having a role in an “elaborate” stolen vehicle scam.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Dozens Of VW Diesels Were Stolen From Michigan’s Abandoned NFL Stadium Lot

Thousands of cheating VWs have been stored in the former Detroit Lions stadium parking lot in Pontiac, Michigan since at least January. Last week, Louisville-based news site WDRB learned that over 60 of those cars have been reported missing, and many have already been found in Indiana and Kentucky with fraudulent…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Electronic Music Awards to pay tribute to Techno via performances, Detroit Dock stage

The inaugural edition of the Electronic Music Awards is shaping up to be a monumental production. As the ceremony honors nominees and award winners alike across eleven categories designed to recognize producers and performers, the EMAs will additionally celebrate the minds that birthed techno via the introduction of The Detroit Dock, an arena that will […]

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The Motor City Is Making A Bullshit Bet On Sports

The new story of Detroit is, by now, old. Over several decades, a once prosperous automotive mecca fell into disarray for a litany of reasons—white flight, an eroding tax base, crime—and, after filing for bankruptcy in 2013, has since evolved into a sentimental comeback story for the ages. When a new arena for the…Read more… […]

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The Detroit Auto Show Venue Might Soon Not Be Named After A Racist

The Cobo Center, the Detroit convention center that hosts the North American International Auto Show each year—is named for Albert Cobo, the mayor of Detroit from 1950-1957. Cobo was a racist and a bad mayor, and, today, current Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan urged that his name be removed from the venue. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Saving Detroit’s Auto Industry Doesn’t Just Mean Saving Old White Guys

The storied automotive industry is inextricably tied to the American Dream—and, as Donald Trump and the media constantly remind us, full of older white workers losing their footing in a changing country. Jerry Villagrana, an automotive engineer based in Detroit who is about to be stationed in Mexico, smashes that…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Wacky, Junky, Downright Gorgeous: Here Are The Coolest Cars I Saw At The Woodward Dream Cruise 

The Woodward Dream Cruise is a celebration of car culture in all of its forms. Because of this, the cars I saw on Saturday in metro Detroit spanned the entire automotive spectrum from gorgeous Italian exotics, to America donks, to classic muscle cars, to shoddily-built homebrew kit-cars. It was glorious.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Despite Political Overtones, David Cage Says Detroit Is Mostly About Androids

Near the end of the Detroit: Become Human demo I saw during E3, renegade android Markus and his partner North incite a riot among recently freed androids. If you choose to set things on fire, North triumphantly declares, “Now the humans will have no choice but to listen to us.” Main character Markus, staring into […]

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Despite Political Overtones, David Cage Says Detroit Is Mostly About Androids

Near the end of the Detroit: Become Human demo I saw during E3, renegade android Markus and his partner North incite a riot among recently freed androids. If you choose to set things on fire, North triumphantly declares, “Now the humans will have no choice but to listen to us.” Main character Markus, staring into […]

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Stream deadmau5’s b2b set with Richie Hawtin as TESTPILOT ahead of his headlining set at Movement tonight

Tonight, May 28, deadmau5 will show off his taste for techno in a greater capacity than ever before with his headlining set at Detroit’s Movement Festival. Though tonight’s performance will mark Zimmerman’s official TESTPILOT billing, his intriguingly esoteric alter-ego has operated through selective sets in a de facto fashion over the years.Easily the most prominent instance of Zimmerman’s acumen […]

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Live stream Earl Sweatshirt, Factory Floor, and more from Movement Festival with Red Bull

Red Bull has set itself up as a major proponent of the below-surface, left-field sounds of electronica. Naturally, this means the company has chosen to shine the spotlight on Movement in Detroit this year with a week-long series of radio shows and streams from its studio in Detroit and the festival itself. Flying Lotus and […]

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Two new Red Bull Radio shows coming in hot May 26

Red Bull Radio has two exclusive radio shows airing Friday, May 26 to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. First up is Earl Sweatshirt & Knxwledge Stay Inside at 1:00pm PDT, where the two artists will broadcast live from Red Bull’s Detroit studio. On previous episodes of Stay Inside, the duo has played tunes ranging from hidden […]

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Shigeto launches new label, releases PGS-001

Detroit-based tastemaker and beat aficionado Shigeto has announced the launch of his new record label, Portage Garage Sounds.Operating out of Hamtramck, Detroit’s city within the city, Shigeto (a.k.a. Zachary Saginaw) and his brother Benjamin have released the first installment of the Portage Garage Sounds series, PGS-001. Available on 12″ vinyl, the release consists of a […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to 2017 Movement Afterparties

1Dancing Astronaut's Guide to 2017 Movement AfterpartiesEvery Memorial Day Weekend, the global dance music community flocks to the birthplace of techno for one of the most revered festivals in dance: Movement. Although the festival has gone through a number of incarnations since its inception, the quality and curation has always remained top notch, with the […]

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The Would-Be Auto Worker Caught Up In A Detroit Prison Snitch Scandal

The night 18-year-old Bernard Howard was hauled into Detroit police headquarters he was unequivocal: he knew nothing. Police had heard a man nicknamed Snoop—something Howard’s friend on the east side called him—might’ve been involved in a triple homicide, but Howard was clear: he didn’t know a thing. So he was…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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