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  • The Ypsilanti mystery pooper saga continues

    Ypsilanti police are still searching for the person dubbed the “mystery pooper.” Someone has been, as the Associated Press politely puts it today, “soiling slides at an Ypislanti playground over the last six months.” So, of course, someone purchased an electronic billboard along I-94 near Huron St. at exit 183 that delivers multiple calls for action: For instance,”Help us flush the pooper.” The company that purchased the billboard, Adams Outdoor Advertising, knows how to reach the world in the 21st Century, branding each billboard with a hashtag for the public utilize in its efforts: #ypsipooper. WJBK-TV says the billboard also toggles through other rich lines, such as: “Do your civic doody, report the pooper #YPSIPOOPER” “Help us catch the poopetrator #YPSIPOOPER.” You can have the runs, but you can’t hide. They’re still looking for you, Mystery Pooper.

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  • City Slang: DJ AvA, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp preview Movement at Urban Bean Co.

    It’s a really, very cool idea. Paxahau, the good people behind the Movement Electronic Music Festival, are hosting a series of warm-up events, or previews, to the big festival which takes place Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday evening, Movement moved into the Urban Coffee Bean on Grand River in Detroit. While Dj AvA and Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp ably worked the decks, the regular coffee shop goings on continued behind them. It made for an interesting and amusing webcast experience – one guy was taking a nap on camera, while others supped coffee and tappd their feet. It should come as no surprise – the Urban Coffee Co. people have always been big supporters of electronic music. The place includes a DJ stand, and co-owner Josh Greenwood encourages customers to bring their own vinyl and spin on the open turntables. Not on Thursday night though. This being a coffee shop, and it not being particularly late at night, the music remained pretty chill throughout. DJ AvA (real name Heather McGuigan) includes Beth Orton, Madonna, the B-52’s, Daftpunk and David Byrne among her list of influences, so you know that she’s capable of both whipping up a storm and also […]

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  • Here is why landlords could do well in Wayne County

    CNN has a message to all prospective landlords: Head to Wayne County! Occupancy and rental rates are increasing, the report says, creating an opportunity for serious returns on investments. In fact, after comparing the median sales price of homes to average monthly rents in nearly 1,600 counties, RealtyTrac found that Detroit’s Wayne County offers landlords the best return on their investment in the nation. Investors who buy homes in the metro area can expect a 30% gross annual return from rents. That’s triple the national average of 10%. RealtyTrac, an online real estate information company, says the county offers investors low prices for larger homes — with a median price of $45,000. “We’ve got some steals here,” said Rachel Saltmarshall, a real estate agent and immediate past president of the Detroit Association of Realtors, told CNN. “There’s a six-bedroom, 6,000 square-foot home in a historic district selling for $65,000.” For more, read the entire report here.

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  • The Record Store Day Guide for metro Detroit

    This Saturday, audiophiles across the world will venture out to their favorite independent record stores in search of limited releases that quickly become collectors items. The third Saturday of April marks the fairly new international holiday Record Store Day. There are certainly dos and don’ts to know for RSD — like where to shop, and how to shop. That’s right, there is an etiquette to shopping on Record Store Day and violating that code makes you look like a real asshole. In my experience of celebrating Record Store Day, I’ve seen stores use a few different tactics as far as stocking the special releases. Some establishments will set up a table, somewhere in the store, where a few shoppers at a time can flip through records in a calm and contained manner. Other places will have a similar setup, with all the releases at a table, but shoppers ask the store employees for the releases they want. It’s like a record nerd stock exchange. This process gets loud, slightly confusing and incredibly annoying — this is where elbows start getting thrown. Then, there are places that put the releases on the shelves, usually categorized by size — twelve inches with the twelve inches, seven inches with the seven inches and […]

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  • City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

    The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which was supposed to be making a triumphant return this year, has been canceled. A statement on the website says that the festival will be back in 2015. Back in November, Ford Field hosted an announcement party for DEMF, where it was revealed that a new DEMF festival would take place at Campus Martius Park in Detroit over the July 4th weekend. “I’m proud to be involved in the biggest and best electronic music festival in the world,” said Juan Atkins. “The future’s here. This is techno scene.” Not the immediate future, apparently. The DEMF people claim that the M-1 rail construction is partially to blame for the cancellation/12-month-postponement. Read the full statement here. Follow @City_Slang

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  • Metro Times wins heavy at the SPJ Awards

    Despite a turbulent 2013 which saw Metro Times change owners, move buildings and change editors twice, we picked up eight awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Awards on Wednesday night. The big winner was Robert Nixon, design manager, who picked up a first place for “Feature Page Design (Class A)” for our Josh Malerman cover story, first for “Cover Design (Class A)” for our Halloween issue (alongside illustrator John Dunivant), and a second in that same category for our annual Lust issue. In the news categories, our esteemed former news editor and current contributing writer Curt Guyette won third in “General News Reporting” and third in “Best Consumer/Watchdog” – both Class A – for the Fairground Zero and Petcoke Series respectively. Music & Culture Editor Brett Callwood placed third for his Josh Malerman cover story in the “Best Personality Profile (Class A)” category, and former editor Bryan Gottlieb picked up a couple of Class C awards for “Editorial Writing” and “Headline Writing” (third and second, respectively). We were also pleased to learn that our investigative reporter Ryan Felton won first place and an honorable mention for work published while at the Oakland Press. The MT ship is steady now, […]

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The annual Lust Quiz exposes a bit of what goes on behind closed doors — and in public!

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What’s the most public place you’ve ever done it?


Our readers evidently get out a lot. As in, making it in some pretty public places. Among the most common answers were sex in cars and parking structures, on beaches and playgrounds, and — surprisingly — in graveyards. Morbid much? Not really. As “JB” (22, straight, 6 partners) explained, “I used to live by Elmwood Cemetery, which is a great looking place, really. There. On a bench. In early October. Magic is fucking real!”


By a vending machine in a school.—Clooney, 27, straight, 8 partners


In the office at work—No name, 40, straight, 30 partners


It was a movie theater blow job. There were theater patrons two seats over.—Joe Malone, 30, straight, 21 partners


A relatively secluded but populated rest area off I-75. We walked the path into the woods, but could still see the bathrooms; it was midday, and anyone could have walked that path and seen us.—Squirtz, 54, straight, 15 partners


Back of a Jimmy John’s restaurant.—shynkinky, 23, bi, 16 partners


Under an apple tree next to a main thoroughfare.—Texas, 42, straight, 6 partners


The Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of Art.—Chaz Leonard, 48, straight, 20ish partners


On a park bench by the lake.—Monsieur Verdoux, 27, straight, 7 partners


Back room at an art gallery during an opening.—Disko C., 25, straight, 6 partners


In an office with plate glass windows where we could be clearly seen from a somewhat busy area.—Jet Black, 48, straight, 15 partners


Up against the window outside of a banquet hall.—Day, 31, straight, 3 partners


Police Department.—Tinker, 45, straight, 40 partners


At Cirque du Soleil.—Sexdome Master Class, 69, straight, 420,666 partners


On a boardroom table. Windows facing the road. Lights on. Rush hour traffic had a full view. Amazing.—Elvis, 45, straight, 12 partners


Taxi cab in New York City, and Korn at DTE in the mud and pouring rain.—Synful, 44, straight, lost count of partners


In the bed with my boyfriend’s mom sleeping soundly right next to us.—hottpepper, 42, straight, enough partners to know how to fuck well


The women’s bathroom at a banquet hall during a New Year’s Eve open party.—Alnightlonngg, straight, 27 partners


Ha! In the women’s bathroom at a bowling alley.—Cobweb Kitty, 40, Straight, 30 partners


Front porch on a plastic chair. It broke.—Darrow, 28, straight, 5 partners


In a hallway, backstage with my old flame, while my current boyfriend was performing on stage.—Norma Jean Baker, 59, straight, 88 partners


Back storage room of a convenience store and at a restroom pull off in Tennessee.—kimmie beth, 54, straight, 1 partner


In the hallway of an apartment building.—Al Kaholic, 42, straight, 17 partners


In the front seat of a car parked in the parking lot of Lake Shore High School.—Hussy trash, 24, straight, 30 partners


Boyne Mountain—long schlong silver 201, 62, straight, 20 partners


Hiking trail at Stoney Creek.—Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, 28, straight, 33 partners


Wayne State University’s Old Main building—waxwing, 28, straight, 11 partners


The Whitney in Detroit.—Boobs McGee, 43, bi, 40 partners


Balcony of the Royal Oak Music Theatre.—Smart-E-Smarty, 55, straight, >50<100 partners


In a car in the alley behind Jacoby’s.—Merc Montclair, 32, straight, 60+ partners


On the fire escape of the Book Tower.—Strasse, 44, straight, 14 partners


On the side of the road, against a car, on a street in Hamtramck at 4 a.m. (That’s the most recent that I can remember. …)—Sylvester Stallone’s Fucking Veins, 34, straight, 40 partners


In a small set of woods between a playground and a neighborhood.—Princess Leia, 22, straight, 5 partners


At a fire station, in a fire truck.—Wendi, 25, straight, 7 partners


New York City subway.—Sillymans Woman, 58, straight, 1,000+ partners


In the middle of an industrial area street … it was at night, though, and no one was working at the time.—kurth69, 48, bi, lots of partners


A farmer’s field.—Hmmmm, 50, straight, unsure partners


In the park at night bent over a picnic table. A skunk walked by. Luckily it kept to itself.—Dolly Fartin’, 28, straight, 62 partners


I lived in New York a for long time, and used to bring dates down this corkscrew block and have sex in the outside foyer of the Cherry Lane Theatre. Winter, snow, summer — it always worked. —NYC to DTW Chick, 31, straight, 250+ partners


On a pool table at a bar (after-hours, of course).—simplyruthless, 24, straight, 13 partners


Alley in San Francisco.—biggymjim69, 62, gay, 500 partners


Front lawn.—Lookimsuperman, 25, straight, 107 partners

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