Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s blog post is the second part to my interview with Detroit writer B. Van Randall.   The Ghetto Nerd aka B. Van Randall– or as his family and friends call him, Van– is the creator and writer of the new graphic novel series Therians The Awakening.  The Detroit writer decided to try… Read More Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s interview is part one in a two-part blog series with Detroit writer B. Van Randall the creator of Therians The Awakening.  When I discover a new Instagram account, one of the things I like to do is read the person’s or company’s bio. I just love when people take the time… Read More The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

On a late summer night sometime in August, I met with artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker at his Black Door art studio in the Fisher Building. Located in Downtown Detroit, the Fisher Building has become home base for many Detroit creatives. Errin shares an office space-turned-art-studio with a few other Detroit artists, and occasionally the artists… Read More Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

Art & Entertainment

10 Detroit Businesses Win Inaugural Commerce Design Awards

A few days ago, Design Core Detroit, a non-profit that offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses to Detroit, and AIA Detroit announced the 10 winning projects of the inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit awards. Commerce Design: Detroit recognizes 10 brick-and-mortar commercial projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and designing team. “The jurors… Read More 10 Detroit Businesses Win Inaugural Commerce Design Awards

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

What’s up, Detroit!  I’m excited to share with you my post about my experience at Light Up Livernois 2018! It seems like I’ve experienced a lot of firsts over the past few weeks: Murals in the MarketEastern Market After DarkMOCAD’s Intersection Series Now I can add my first Light Up Livernois to my list of first… Read More Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

Art & Entertainment, Life in Detroit

Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City

The first year we moved to Michigan, Eastern Market was the second Detroit place we visited (Greektown was the first). Our introduction to Eastern Market was in December 2015 during a city tour. I registered Travis and me to take a tour of the market with Feet on the Street Tours. After spending three months… Read More Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

By Allison Kugel Born of a revolutionary bloodline to activist filmmaker, Melvin Van Peebles, you could say that Mario Van Peebles was born to make films that nudge our social consciousness and encourage us to answer questions we hadn’t thought to ask. An actor, director and writer, Mario Van Peebles’ first foray into acting was… Read More Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story, Style

All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Eastern Market After Dark — what can I say? The entire festival was SO much fun and my head is still spinning from all of the excitement of Thursday night. It was my first time attending an After Dark event and it most definitely will not be my last! WARNING: I hope you like to look… Read More All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Last Friday, I attended a very special artist talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD): The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drummer and band member of The Roots), Chef Max Hardy (owner and chef of Detroit’s River Bistro), and dream hampton (filmmaker and writer). It was the eighth… Read More My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival

On Saturday (9/15/18), we attended the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival. It was held just outside of Highland Park on Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit. The theme of the festival was “Celebrating Detroit’s Past, Present and Future Through the Lens of a Camera” and the festival featured various photography exhibits from organizations such as the… Read More A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival

Art & Entertainment

#FlashbackFriday to When We Attended Our First Metro Times’ 2018 Best of Detroit Party

Hey, friends! This is a #flashbackfriday post to when Travis and I attended the 2018 Best of Detroit Party hosted by Metro Times. We were invited to attend the fun party which featured some of the best Detroit restaurants, live music, burlesque, and dancing. Travis and I loved trying the different foods vendors featured at… Read More #FlashbackFriday to When We Attended Our First Metro Times’ 2018 Best of Detroit Party

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story, Style

How to Own Artwork by the Murals in the Market Artists + the 2017 Our Issue Mural T-Shirt

Now that Murals in the Market (MITM) has started did you know that you can also purchase beautiful artwork and some pretty cool merch created by the MITM artists? If you check out the official MITM website, you will find a variety of art by the artists and other merchandise you can purchase. From art… Read More How to Own Artwork by the Murals in the Market Artists + the 2017 Our Issue Mural T-Shirt

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

We’re Excited for the 2018 Murals in the Market!

What’s up, Detroit?!  Our beloved 2018 Murals in the Market (MITM) is here! The Smithsonian Magazine recently dubbed Detroit’s Murals in the Market as one of the best mural festivals in the world! According to the official MITM website, 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation have produced more than 125 murals in the Eastern Market District.… Read More We’re Excited for the 2018 Murals in the Market!

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

MOCAD and SGLD’s ‘The Intersection Series’ Will Feature Special Guests Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and the Science Gallery Lab Detroit (SGLD) will host their eighth and final installment of the discussion series The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton. According to the contemporary art museum, MOCAD’s Intersection Series is a program… Read More MOCAD and SGLD’s ‘The Intersection Series’ Will Feature Special Guests Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

David Guetta Talks Hip Hop Culture and Lucky Number 7

By Allison Kugel David Guetta has become a music impresario, churning out beat banging, genre-busting pop songs that have been topping the charts for nearly a decade with mega-hits like Titanium featuring Sia; Where Them Girls At featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj; Club Can’t Handle Me featuring Flo Rida; Who’s That Chick featuring Rihanna… Read More David Guetta Talks Hip Hop Culture and Lucky Number 7