Monthly Archives: November 2012

Date Night 11/17: Royal Oak

It’s Saturday night in the ROak: Time to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or whathaveyou out for a night on the town. What to do, what to do? Well, how about these ideas? Of course, we’re always up for suggestions. Comment away! Dinner Royal Oak hotspot Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery. Per the website: “Lily’s Seafood…

Date Night 11/17: Ferndale

It’s Saturday night in Fashionable Ferndale: Time to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or whathaveyou out for a night on the town. What to do, what to do? Well, how about these ideas? Of course, we’re always up for suggestions. Comment away! Dinner One of Ferndale’s dining scene all stars: Ethiopian food at the Blue Nile.…

Movie Review: The Loneliest Planet

You know that awful feeling in a relationship where you screwed up, you know you screwed up, and there’s nothing you can do about it? Now amplify that by changing your setting to the remote Caucasas Mountains of former Soviet state Georgia, throw a life-or-death situation into the mix, and add an unmovable weight of…

Movie Review: Simon and the Oaks

Politics is at the heart of the Swedish Simon and the Oaks–the politics of war and the politics of family. These politics, no matter the type, are messy, complicated, and don’t always make for comfortable viewing. This applies when a Jewish mother tries to set the apartment on fire to spare her family from the…

The Heidelberg Project: It’s All About The D

26 years ago, Tyree Guyton, armed with a paintbrush, talent and determination, began transforming Heidelberg Street, where he grew up on Detroit’s East Side. A street brimming over with raw memories and deterioration. Alongside his grandfather, he collected garbage and debris and, instead of disposing of it, created giant works of art out of abandoned…

Indie Movie Round-Up: November

Most every town has a giant movie multiplex but there’s only one Main Art. Independent movie lovers from all over the region felt their pulse quicken a little when they saw the construction begin on the Emagine entertainment complex–directly behind one of Metro Detroit’s longest tenured and most popular art house movie theaters, no less.…

Basketball in the USSR: The Other Dream Team

The Other Dream Team is exactly what you want in a good documentary: Enlightening and serious yet full of humor and pathos. For a good part of the 20th century, the country Lithuania wasn’t a country at all. World War 2 saw the small, Northeastern European country occupied by Russia, then Germany, and then Russia again.…

Urbane Apartments and SOS Partner For A “House Warming” Party

November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month, an issue that is prevalent and remains a problem despite the rise in economy. Over 30% of Michigan’s homeless are in the Metro Detroit area. It is a problem that just shouldn’t be. South Oakland Shelter (SOS) is a non-profit organization that coordinates temporary lodgings at more than…