Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trainer moves his business to Corktown

On Michigan Avenue, in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, tucked under an awning in a historic building, is a new fitness and wellness studio, True Body Fitness. The owner, Kimo Frederiksen, started his own studio in Howell — a westward drive of an hour, without traffic — a few years ago, before moving here. At 26, full…

Sony announces the NGP: The Next Generation Portable

During a press conference last night (well, night in America,) Sony announced the successor to the PSP, the Next Generation Portable (or NGP.) The NGP is truly next generation, too. Jaw-dropping hardware specs include a 5″ OLED touch screen (the first mass-market device to feature a usable OLED), a rear touchpad that is the same…

Sex per Se

Hi. I'm Jane Fader, the new girl.

In its multiple, multiplying, and sometimes malfunctioning forms, sex is infused in almost every aspect of daily life. It is not only had, but also emanated, absorbed, applied and invented. Sex is everywhere—everywhere except in itself. And just as sex is in everything, everything is in sex.

Apple Cider works wonders….

Of all people, a 75 year old co-worker has recently gotten me hooked on my daily dose of apple cider vinegar shots.  At first, I thought he was crazy, but coming from a 75 year old who still comes to work every morning dressed to the 9, has healthy skin, nails, and hair, and just…

Single digit lows send us seeking ice sculpture art in Plymouth

It doesn’t get much colder than this in Southeast Michigan. The forecast calls for single-digit lows and snowy weather all weekend. It’s positively arctic. And for someone like me – who’d rather pile on sweaters and furry blankets and cozy up with a hot cocoa, hiding out until Spring, it’s hard not to suffer from…

Girls in Tech Detroit looks to expand, seeks volunteers

We’ve told you before about Girls in Tech Detroit, a volunteer organization focused on creating a social network in the Detroit area for girls in technology-related careers and for those looking to get into tech-based jobs. At the end of the year, the group wrapped up a Laptops for Ladies project (Urbane Space was a…

My dog has an addiction, and I am her enabler

I suppose I can’t blame her. She is part pit bull, we and her vet believe. No matter how many times it’s happened in the past, I still can’t help myself — whenever I go by the clearance rack at a pet store, I pick out at least one fuzzy stuffed toy and give it…