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  • Get ready for National Tequila Day!

    Thursday, July 24th marks National Tequila Day, and forget everything you know about the beverage. Those nasty old “tequilas” of yesterday were find for doing body shots, but tequila has become something of a luxury spirit while few were paying attention. Have you tried all the varieties of tequila? Can you tell the difference between blanco, joven, reposed, añejo and extra añejo?  If your local bar doesn’t have the stuff that will help you celebrate this important holiday, there are several bars that cater just to the tequila fan. There’s Aqua Rum and Tequila Bar in the MGM Grand Detroit Casino in Detroit, as well as Rojo Mexican Bistro in Novi, which offers more than 100 kinds of tequila, and Taqo Detroit, a new spot serving American-friendly Mexican fare and serving an astonishing variety of tequilas, more than 200 in all. Been waiting for a reason to drink up this south-of-the-border nectar? You got it. Guzzle responsibly.    

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  • DWSD to host water fair in wake of 15 day moratorium on Detroit water shutoffs

    In light of worldwide attention on its efforts to cut water service for thousands of Detroit residents, the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department said today it would host a Water Affordability Fair on August 2nd to explain options available to those facing financial hardship. DWSD officials said in a news release today the fair will be take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the department’s Eastside Customer Service Center at 13303 E. McNichols. The move came on the heels of growing pressure from opponents of the initiative and criticism from the U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Detroit’s Chapter 9 case. “Every customer that has come to DWSD with a legitimate financial hardship has not had their water service terminated,” said Darryl Latimer, DWSD deputy director, in a statement. “In cases where the water has been shut off, it’s been restored. We keep hearing at DWSD that there are poor people who are not receiving the assistance that they need, so we want to help them and we want to make it as easy as possible for the to receive that help. That’s why we created the Water Affordability Fair – ease of access and ease of assistance. We are here to […]

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  • Thrillist Names Detroit’s Motz’s Burgers Among Best in Nation

    The folks at Thrillist have again compiled their annual list of the nation’s best burgers, and Southeast Michigan, it seems, is well represented. Ranking alongside joints in major cities such as New York and L.A., is Detroit’s own Motz’s Burgers, hailed specifically for its Double Cheeseburger Slider. Via Thrillist: There’s nothing remarkable about the façade of this SW diner… it’s just a diner, like the hundreds of others in the D. The staff’s been there for years… and so have the regulars, who can’t get enough of Motz’s legendary smashed burgers. The formula’s nothing revolutionary: smashed, griddled patties with oozy cheese and onions that melt into the burger itself as it cooks. But it’s that unmistakable flavor of a well-seasoned griddle — which has also been here for years — that makes the difference. You can score big burgers with accoutrements, but this isn’t really a place to say things like “accoutrements”. Grab the old-school slider (the double cheeseburger one), and prepare for three perfect bites of Detroit’s finest. Flint’s Torch Bar and Grill also made the cut, most notably for its Deluxe Torch Burger with Bacon. Tucked away in an alley beyond the brick streets that used to mark […]

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  • In what weird ways are you paying for school? MT wants to know!

    The Metro Times is looking for college students or graduates of Michigan colleges that used atypical means to pay for their schooling (i.e. sugar baby, selling underwear, military enrollment purely for school help, etc.). We are looking for personal anecdotes about the lengths you went to help pay for school, what came of it, your monetary situation, if the resource worked to get you through college and more. If you have utilized any one of these avenues, or know someone who has, please drop us a line at

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  • Kid Rock ordered to produce dildo in ICP sexual harassment lawsuit

    File under “WTF” — attorneys representing former Psychopathic Records publicist Andrea Pellegrini announced Monday that they have subpoenaed Kid Rock to produce a glass dildo as part of Pellegrini’s sexual harassment lawsuit against the Insane Clown Posse’s record label. Pellegrini claims the glass dildo was given to her by Psychopathic Records employee “Dirty Dan” Diamond as part of a larger culture of constant harassment in which she was called “bitch,” made the target of explicit sexual advances by Diamond and other co-workers, asked to procure automatic weapons for a photo shoot, and even encouraged to “deceive government investigators from the US Department of Labor.” On Friday, Diamond admitted under oath that he told Pellegrini that he had “a fat cock” and that he would “fuck the shit out of her.” The dildo, though, was “a work of art,” according to Diamond, and should not be considered sexual harassment. Why is Kid Rock involved? Diamond says when Pellegrini declined his dildo, he gave it to Kid Rock instead (presumably as a “work of art” and not a sexual advance). So now, according to court orders, Rock has 14 days to produce the glass dildo so the court can better determine if it is art or, well, a dildo. We will […]

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  • Henry Cavill and Amy Adams spotted at Pig & Whiskey

    Fans of the latest Superman franchise got a treat at Pig & Whiskey this weekend. Actors Henry Cavill and Amy Adams were spotted amid the crowds of the festival that took place in downtown Ferndale as well as a local restaurant. Cavill, who plays the man of steel in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, stopped to chat with fans, take pictures, and sign autographs on Saturday afternoon and evening. He was wearing an inconspicuous black polo shirt as well as a signature Superman-style ‘do. Other fans spotted Amy Adams at Ferndale’s Imperial on Saturday night, some were even seated next to her at the restaurant’s communal benches. Adams reportedly was slightly annoyed that patrons continuously asked for her photo, but she smiled while cell phones snapped images nonetheless. The Zach Snyder film the two are starring in together is currently filming in Birmingham. Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, has been spotted around town with his wife Jennifer Garner recently as well. The closed movie set is under intense security and Brett Callwood attempted to infiltrate the filming last month, but was forced to give up his camera’s memory card, lest he make off with telling photos.

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Horoscopes (May 14 — 20)

Your weekly readings.

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ARIES (March 21-April 20): The worst thing that can happen to someone like you is to have anyone or anything come along and “put out your light.” With that in mind, at this point you need to align yourself with people and things that allow you to shine. Stepping out is a theme; so is stepping up. To be able to walk through the next few weeks, you’ll need to detach from your ego enough to let your life force be the thing that becomes strong enough to pull you through. You’ll succeed if you’re wise enough to walk softly, and let the big stick and your miraculous abilities speak for themselves.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20): The reunion of souls that has just taken place has left you not knowing what to make of it. That’s OK; some things are beyond words. Within the framework of this beautiful connection there is room for a lot of creativity. Give yourself two weeks to take things to the next level. Don’t get too lost in the fantasy. Too many things are impinging upon your situation for you to take anything lightly. Yes, it’s good to follow your instincts, but please be clear about your motives and realize before you enter into anything that the honeymoon is a precursor to a lot of work.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’re back in the saddle, looking at the same old issue, wondering why it never goes away. No one told us what it means to perfect the imperfection. Your gift for being right, and for always being able to dance around your issues has met its match in a situation that won’t let you dance around yourself any longer. The trickster in you thinks you’ve got it all figured out: I would invite you to guess again, my friend. The truth about what’s going on right now might be the last thing you want to see — but your life depends on getting real enough to come to terms with it.

CANCER (June 21-July 20): Now that you have your bearings, it’s pretty clear what the next move needs to be. Before you jump, look around to make sure your ass is covered. Switching horses in midstream is what this looks like; either that or you’re laying a new foundation on a wing and a prayer. What matters at this point has less to do with outer things than it does with what’s going on inside you. It takes guts to trust your instincts. If yours are still alive and kicking, you know what this is about. Pull yourself together and figure out how to ground yourself in the middle of a lightning strike!

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20): You have so much coming to a head. Lots of big decisions need to be made and they can’t be made from an emotional place. In your shoes, I don’t know what I would do — but I do know that love is the operative word, and we can only evoke it in others when we embody it in ourselves. The whole concept of sharing and giving is always part of this. Nothing will come out of your current situation if you can’t give it all you’ve got and trust that others will rise to the occasion, or not. Higher frequencies displace lower frequencies; keep your light on and this will work.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20): The sense that something needs to be corrected has been coming up a lot lately. The bane of your existence rests in the need to constantly look at what’s wrong. Wherever this comes from, it might work better for you to go back and deal with what makes you keep making your nearest and dearest responsible for things that they’re clueless about. If your situation doesn’t look the way you want it to, seeing what’s there will be your first clue to what your spirit is calling you to examine within yourself. It’s all good. It’s your perfect pictures that keep screwing things up.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20): You are going deeper into things than you ever have before. It’s blowing you away to see how much you never knew about yourself. A lot of this is showing up in your work arena. Necessity and the Mother of Invention have combined to take you into new frontiers of expression. Other issues have combined with all of this to evoke a change that has been a long time coming, one that you set in motion about seven years ago. Whatever you’re facing at this point is totally surmountable, and will take you all the way home if you just summon up the courage to deal with it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20): You have seen more than you want to see, but at least you know for sure where people are coming from. What to do next is the issue. Sometimes there is nothing to do but sit and watch everyone hang themselves. In this situation it will do no good to point out people’s weaknesses. It might be better to stand back and keep observing things from afar while you plan your escape and/or decide what needs to happen now. There’s no doubt your life is undergoing its own form of major surgery. Give yourself time to see exactly how much more of it needs to be spent here.

SAGITTARIUS: (Nov. 21-Dec. 20): You’ve had more than enough time to pull things together. What you’re looking at right now isn’t measuring up, for one reason or another. But don’t be too quick to judge. If you can’t see the beauty in what you’ve created, it’s time to renovate your point of view and find the light here. Far be it from you to be this critical; it’s not your usual style. Some part of you must have expected more, or expected something different and, here you are, left with whatever you’ve got. Happiness is all about “loving what is.” Look for what’s perfect in your situation and learn to make the best of it.

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