Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Little Sex Please

From an undisclosed resident I have been contemplating whether to write about a rather interesting but quite annoying experience that I have been having in my apartment lately, but then I thought “You know, some of our readers may be experiencing the same thing.” If this is the case, I am glad I’m not alone…

Honey Mustard Chicken Burgers-so fast and so yummy:)

These days everyone is crunched for time, and that leads to one of the main reasons people don’t take the time to eat properly -which in turn stunts their progress with their fitness goals.  This is one recipe that I have found to be my best friend, it’s so simple to make and takes about…

Local Folks; Mike Posner: A record deal with a major label

The good folks over at 944 have a great feature on a young local music guy, titled The Unreal Deal. Landing a record deal with a major label would send almost any young artist into a frenzy. But not Mike Posner. Posner is one of those extraordinary people who seems to have it all. He graduated…

Vodka Vodka Anyone?

Save the date for metro Detroit’s newest winter party, Vodka Vodka. Metro Times presents their first-ever Vodka Vodka event! Where? Royal Oak Farmer’s Market Fri., Jan. 29, 2010 at 7 p.m A portion of the ticket sales and a silent auction will help raise funds for Forgotten Harvest of Royal Oak. Who Is Going to…

#MusicMondays – Michigan Hip-Hop 2010 Preview (Part 2)

In week two of Urbane’s Michigan Hip Hop Preview for 2010, established stars are covered in the same way that tomorrow’s mainstays are. Whether you’ve heard their music or not, pay attention: they’ll be names to recognize by the end of the year. 1.) Eminem, Relapse 2 Eminem took a five-year break after his album…

Downtown Royal Oak: City Officials, Lets Catch Up

Will our City get creative with their thinking, and allow expanded patio seating into the street parking spaces? According to a post by Frank Versagi, discussions of a one year experiment to allow Rock on Third to expand an outdoor patio into the street parking, similar to Dick O’Dows in Birmingham are on the table. This would be great for the…

Up To Business: James Morris

James Morris loves Detroit, and literally wears his heart on his sleeve. He uses his store DSE @ Grand (202 E. Grand River in Detroit) to sell pieces from his own DSE clothing brand, empower the city with pointed messages on his shirts, support other fledgling designers, and raise funds for those that need help (families…

Jump for Joy- and to be fit:)

As I am getting back into my personal training, and love for fitness, I have been changing routines, trying different methods,  and checking out new exercise equipment .  What’s my verdict for the week?  Nothing beats the classics. I am of the thought that if it’s not broke, don’t fix it! You don’t need fancy,…

#MusicMonday – Michigan Hip-Hop 2010 Preview (Part 1)

Michigan’s historical impact in hip-hop is virtually undisputed with acts like Eminem, Slum Village and J Dilla helping dictate the direction of the music. But the state is looking to add to the legacy in 2010, with nearly all of its movers and shakers, both on major labels and on the indie scene, releasing music.…

The Detroit Reading Corps needs 100,000 tutors. Are you one of them?

If you can read this sentence, then you’re qualified enough to help a child learn to read. On the heels of a 2009 study showing that Detroit children ranked lowest in the nation on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, DPS  emergency financial director Robert Bobb has asked for the help of residents across Michigan…

Social Media Done Right: Qdoba Mexican Grill

My name is Erica Finley, and I’m addicted to Qdoba. I’m not going to lie, I was afraid to try it at first. But ever since our first blind date in college, it’s been a love affair of epic proportions. I’d probably ask for their nachos as my last meal on my deathbed, and I…

Food Snob: Ferndale…Detroit’s Best Breakfast Scene

My boyfriend doesn’t know this, but I made him move to Ferndale for the breakfast scene. The Toast vs Fly Trap debate was raging through the Twitter/Facebook/Blogosphere, as well as in the bellies of our mutual friends. Every time we looked at a bungalow to rent, I saw homemade French toast dancing in the bedroom,…