Iconic Charles McGee mural displayed in downtown Detroit for a limited time | Arts Stories & Interviews | Detroit

click to enlarge Randiah Camille Green Charles McGee’s “Play Patterns II” on the side of the Stevens Building Apartments. We have been blessed with another masterpiece by prolific Detroit artist Charles McGee in downtown Detroit. In partnership with Orange Barrel Media, Library Street Collective unveiled a new display of McGee’s 2011 Play Patterns II this … Read more

‘Van Gogh in America’ opens at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Sunday | Arts Stories & Interviews | Detroit

click to enlarge Lee DeVito “Van Gogh in America” ​​celebrates 100 years since the DIA became the first US museum to purchase one of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. A century ago, the Detroit Institute of Arts was way ahead of the curve when it became the first US museum to purchase a painting by Vincent … Read more

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ isn’t (that) bad | Movies | Detroit

click to enlarge New Line Cinema Harry Styles and Florence Pugh as Jack and Alice in Don’t Worry Darling. Greedy for gauzy sunlit patios, candy-colored Cadillacs and clinking martinis, I expected Don’t Worry Darling to be a brilliant disaster, a faux-prestige flick worth viewing for its production design alone. I expected to enjoy the film … Read more

In Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic ‘Blonde,’ celebrity feels hollow | Movies | Detroit

click to enlarge Netflix Ana de Armas stars as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Totally singular and happy to wallow in that fact, Andrew Dominik’s new opus Blonde, adapted for Netflix from the 2000 Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name, treats the life, mind, and persona of Marilyn Monroe as something to puzzle over … Read more

Third annual Detroit Black Film Festival kicks off at Charles H. Wright Museum with ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ screening | Movies | Detroit

Knight Foundation/Flickr Screenings for the 2022 Detroit Black Film Festival will take place between the Wright Museum and the Marlene Boll Theater. Motown star Diana Ross made her film debut in 1972 as Bille Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues. That was 50 years ago. To celebrate, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American … Read more

Detroit fashion designer competes on Season 2 of HBO’s streetwear competition ‘The Hype’ | Television | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo Fashion designer (A)lex(Z)ander. Eastside Detroit native (A)lex(Z)ander says he’s always felt the need to create. Now 28, he grew up writing raps, poems, and songs, and for several years he was a fledgling musical artist (and fashion designer) until the frustrations of the music industry deterred him. “I still had … Read more

Michigan-based Lover’s Lane adult store chain spreads into Ohio after acquiring Ambiance | Culture | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo Adult store chains Lover’s Lane and Ambiance found success by bringing adult stores to suburban strip malls. Michigan’s Lover’s Lane chain of sex toy shops is spreading the love to Ohio after the Plymouth-based company acquired Cleveland-based Ambiance last year. According to a press release from Lover’s Lane, over the … Read more

Michigan drag queens enlisted to help get Michiganders to the polls in virtual event | Things to Do | Detroit

click to enlarge Jadein Black/Instagram Jadein Black will perform at Drag Out the Vote on Sept. 22. A virtual event this Thursday aims to get more people registered to vote in the midterm elections in Michigan — with the help of local drag queens. Community Change Action will host “Drag Out the Vote” on Thursday, … Read more

Noir City film fest brings a world of classic movies to Detroit’s Redford Theater | Movies | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo In a Lonely Place is one of the films to be screened at this year’s Noir City film festival. As local cinemas have closed, moved, or been knocked down, each one still standing has come to seem more precious. Spaces to see movies within Detroit are few in number, and … Read more

DIA launches new collection focused on automotive and industrial design | Culture | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts Duane Lloyd Bohnstedt (1924-2016), “Chevrolet Corvette,” 1964. Watercolor on board. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert Edwards and Julie Hyde-Edwards. The Detroit Institute of Arts is building a new collection driven by the city’s automotive innovations. The new collection will feature works that highlight … Read more