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The People's Oracle Provides Insight Into What 2022 May Bring

Perhaps you're searching for some insight into what this year may bring for you and the world? Astrologer Dayna Lynn Nuckolls outlines the major themes of 2022.

Jan 07
That's So Cheugy: Here's the Most Mispronounced -- and Misunderstood -- Words of 2021

Language teacher and stand-up comedian Esteban Touma breaks down the list of the most mispronounced words and names of 2021, including Billie Eilish's last name and the omicron COVID-19 variant.

Dec 31, 2021
New Book "Poetic Song Verse" Explores When Poetry and Popular Music Collide

Mike Mattison of Tedeschi Trucks Band and professor Ernest Suarez invented the musical genre that blends blues-based popular music and poetry, finding its rhythm in the 1960s with the help of Bob Dylan.

Dec 28, 2021
Detroit Phoenix Center Advocates for Young People Experiencing Homelessness

The drop-in and asset-based center provides a hand up and nurturing environment for youth and young adults transitioning from homelessness.

Dec 23, 2021
$100 Million Investment from Wilson Foundation Makes Detroit's Art Scene A Whole Lot Richer

The massive investment includes a one-time $5 million gift to the Motown Museum and the creation of a $60 million endowment that will generate operating funds for the eleven chosen organizations for decades to come.

Dec 17, 2021
Michigan-Based Chefs Make Food Magical in New Disney-Inspired Competition Series "Foodtastic"

Metro Detroit chefs Lindsey Pritchard, Erin Sonntag, and Ryse Swanson compete in an immersive global competition to create extravagant scenes and larger-than-life sculptures entirely made of food.

Dec 15, 2021
This Week at the Detroit Film Theatre: "Hive"

The critically acclaimed film "Hive" will screen this weekend at the theater inside of the DIA.

Dec 09, 2021
Feeling Anxious or Depressed This Holiday Season? Author Jenny Mannion Shares These Tips for Healing

Adding simple mindfulness practices to your daily routine could help fight those feelings of anxiety, author and intuitive healer Jenny Mannion says.

Dec 07, 2021
Detroit Free Press' New Restaurant and Dining Critic Lyndsay Green Aims to Tell Stories Beyond the Plate

Lyndsay C. Green says the pandemic made her approach food writing and storytelling in a new way. "I’ve been able to be more human in my writing,” she says.

Dec 03, 2021
Director Mike Mills Brings Detroit Students to Big Screen in "C'mon C'mon"

The film "C'mon C'mon" stars Joaquin Phoenix as a radio producer saddled with the job of taking care of his nephew while on assignment. It includes footage of Boggs School students talking about what they hope for in the future.

Nov 29, 2021
HAS Heart Organization Bridges the Military World and Civilian World Through Art

A U.S. Navy veteran and a graphic designer walked into a coffee shop, then a nonprofit was born to serve, create and heal.

Nov 24, 2021
This Week at the Detroit Film Theatre: "The Macaluso Sisters"

A stunning picture from Italy turns an award-winning play into a movie. It's screening this weekend at the Detroit Film Theatre inside of the DIA.

Nov 23, 2021
This Week at the Detroit Film Theatre: "Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)"

A film from Lagos, Nigeria highlights a contemporary African narrative that's rare to see in American cinemas. It arrives this weekend at the Detroit Film Theatre inside of the DIA.

Nov 18, 2021
One Man's Journey to Make the Tuba Cool

In his memoir "I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream," tubist Richard Antoine White shares his journey from homelessness to performing in the New Mexico Philharmonic.

Nov 12, 2021
What Happened at the Astroworld Festival in Houston?

Houston Chronicle reporter Zach Despart and Detroit music promoter Dan McGowan discuss the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas that left eight dead and dozens injured.

Nov 10, 2021
New Releases from Third Man Records Include Jack White, Kelley Stoltz, Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth

Listen to our monthly round-up of the most exciting new singles and albums from Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Nov 09, 2021
What We Can Learn From Better Appreciating Our Sense of Smell

According to author Jude Stewart, our ability to smell is what brings us closer to pure perception and memory than even taste, sight and sound.

Nov 09, 2021
From Bullied to Beatbox, Stevie Soul Shares His Story and Performs Live on WDET

The human beatbox from Redford says his experiences with bullying became a catalyst for him to discover his hidden musical talent.

Nov 05, 2021
This Week at the Detroit Film Theatre: "Faya Dayi"

Detroit Film Theatre curator and director Elliot Wilhelm highlights "Faya Dayi," a stunning feature-length documentary from Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir.

Nov 04, 2021
Detroit Producer Tall Black Guy, Lansing MC Ozay Moore Release New Album

"Of Process and Progression" is a collaborative effort that came out of the pandemic and tackles social issues over an homage to old-school hip-hop beats.

Nov 03, 2021
Who Has Better Taste in Content: Your Friend or the Algorithm?

In an article for Business Insider, writer Drew Austin explores how streaming services like Netflix and Spotify use algorithms to recommend new content, but nothing beats the human touch.

Oct 29, 2021
"Arriving Today" Tracks a Single Product Across the Globe to Explore Consumerism, Global Supply

Wall Street Journal tech columnist Christopher Mims, author of "Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door -- Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy,” says people went on a shopping spree during the pandemic -- and have kept on spending.

Oct 28, 2021
From Dog Man to the St. Aubin Street Massacre, Paranormal Researcher Delves into Michigan's Haunted History

Paranormal researcher John Tenney has established some guidelines for teasing true haunts from hoaxes. "The holy grail for ghost hunting would be a phenomenon that is recurrent," he says.

Oct 28, 2021
Artists Like David Opdyke Are Using Their Paintbrushes To Visualize Climate Change

In advance of a virtual Zoom talk at Oakland University, the New York City-based artist joins CultureShift to talk about the role of the arts in the age of climate change.

Oct 27, 2021
This Week at the Detroit Film Theatre: "On Broadway"

The documentary "On Broadway" explores how the performing arts -- and New York City itself -- has evolved over the years. It's screening this week at the Detroit Film Theatre inside of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Oct 21, 2021
Inside the Womxnhouse Detroit Installation, a Space for Women to Create, Heal and Be United

The Womxnhouse Detroit art installation is located in childhood home of artist and curator Asia Hamilton, who comments on what it means to be a woman in America.

Oct 21, 2021
"Black Is Beautiful" Exhibition at Detroit Institute of Arts Highlights 1960s Cultural Movement

The work of photographer Kwame Brathwaite gets top billing via a traveling exhibition now on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts through January 2022.

Oct 19, 2021
Senior Citizens Take Center Stage in New Comedy Special "Good Timing with Jo Firestone"

New York comedian Jo Firestone spent her pandemic teaching a stand-up comedy class to senior citizens in the Big Apple. Her new special "Good Timing" on NBC's Peacock streaming platform highlights the humor of 16 of her senior students.

Oct 18, 2021
Now Showing at the Detroit Film Theatre: "The Velvet Underground"

The documentary "The Velvet Underground" profiles the band and the larger New York City arts scene that birthed it. It's showing at the Detroit Film Theatre and online via AppleTV+.

Oct 15, 2021
The Carr Center's New Film Series Goes In-Depth about Jazz as a Visual Art Form

The five-part virtual JAZZ on FILM series runs weekly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 2.

Oct 14, 2021