Monthly Archives: February 2012

Add Some Whimsy to Your Style

What could be more unique than to find that distinctive hand-crafted piece of jewelry or work of art to make a statement in a room? If you’re thinking you have to wait until spring and summer to peruse the art fairs, then head on out to Whimsy to take a look at what 66 Michigan…

5 Sex Toys to Buy With Your Income Tax Return

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The tax returns are beginning to roll in, which means folks are in the market to buy some luxury items with their “extra income.” If you’ve already got a car and a wide-screen TV, it might be time for you to treat yourself to a luxury sexual enhancement product. Here, your local sexpert offers 5…

Common and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Speak Tomorrow

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Once every four years, Detroit talks about race. On Wednesday February 29, AT&T will bring its annual speaker series to Detroit for the first time ever. The 2012 series is hosted by award-winning hip-hop artist Common, and features cultural critic Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. AT&T’s 28 Days will be held from 7:00-8:15pm tomorrow at the…

Potato Leek Soup for a light almost veggie meal

Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

I was almost feeling like doing something healthy, so I decided to make some almost vegetarian soup. A basic potato leek soup is warm and comforting on a chilly wintery day. But I wanted a bit more flavor. Bacon to the rescue! I started with a dutch oven, chopped up five strips of bacon and…

And the Oscar Goes to….

Sports fan had a conundrum Sunday night. The Oscars were on TV and so was the NBA All-Star game. Now for single guys who have command of their DVR, Wide Screens and the remote, the sports programming probably won out. But for those of us who are married and have daughters who need to know…

Win FREE Wedding Photography!

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Are you getting married or know someone who is? This spring, photographer Maya Fardoun is offering her professional photographic talent to one lucky couple on their wedding day! Maya has photographed special moments and unique people all over the world and wants to tell your love story, too! If you or someone you know is…

New Detroit Start-Up “Strip-Arcade”

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This March, entrepreneur Ken Cation will launch Strip-Arcade–a live webcam service where game developers can publish and get paid, and webcam models are rated based on how active (rather than attractive) they are. Strip-Arcade is an interactive webcam service where users can play online Flash games with webcam models. Users join Strip-Arcade for free and…

Oscar Fashion

What’s black and white and red all over? The Oscars! There are plenty of awards shows but none of them compare to the biggest show of all, the Oscars. What dress you wear whether you win or lose is easily the most talked about element of the night. The first question out of Ryan Seacrest…

Oscar Countdown: Who’s Going to Win, Lose

The 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony starts at 8:30 tonight. The red carpet hooplah is probably going on right now. Music and Movies writer MJ Galbraith takes a look at some of the bigger categories and pretends like he knows who deserves to win. Actor in a Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh – My Week With…

5 Cool Ideas to Improve Listening

Here is another “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we will.…

Top 5 Movie Soundtracks of All Time. Ever.

In anticipation of the 84th Annual Academy Awards, Music and Movies writer MJ Galbraith combines the two for his Top 5 movie soundtracks of all time. Think he has it wrong? Let him know with your comments below. #5 The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack accomplished a lot of things, least of which was convincing…

LAST CHANCE! Dirty Show ends tonight!

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Tonight is your last chance to catch the infamous Dirty Show, the event that puts Detroit on the international art map. The Dirty Show is Detroit’s most-attended art event and the largest erotic art exhibit in the US. What began as a one-night gathering in a small office space in downtown Royal Oak in 1999 now takes…