Monthly Archives: November 2016

Culture Lab: Immigrant Experience @ Metro Times

As millions of people living in the United States hold our breath in the face of a president-elect who seems hell-bent on waging war on immigrants, a series of recent events orchestrated by Culture Lab Detroit proved themselves to be exceptionally timely. “Culture Lab Detroit’s 2016 theme is ‘Walls,’” Culture Lab Detroit founder Jane Schulak says. […]

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Fermentation Culture @ Model D

It is easy, in our first-world era of refrigeration and international produce exchange, to think of food culture as a never-ending string of trends and dietary fads. But certain food techniques stretch back to the bedrock of civilization, and have developed hand-in-hand with human society, to the point where bacterial culture and human culture are […]

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“Dot” at Detroit Public Theatre @ Metro Times

I juggled attending a Sunday matinee of Dot, a holiday-time family dramedy and the newest offering from Detroit Public Theatre’s second season, with coordinating the arrival of my parents for a long holiday visit. Taking a break from garden-variety disputes about breakfast venues and car rental arrangements for an afternoon of theater centered around a […]

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“Energy/Mass” at Wasserman Projects @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — According to artist Koen Vanmechelen, the chicken is the most domesticated animal in the world. “It gives us a lot of food — protein and eggs,” said Vanmechelen in an interview with Hyperallergic. “But another interesting part is that it also stands for culture, because in every country, we started to breed a […]

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“The Spirit of the Animal is in the Wheels” @ Metro Times

Imagine you’re a student at the end of an eight-hour school day. What could possibly compel you to tackle another couple of hours of schoolwork or tutoring with any sort of enthusiasm? How about a ride in a giant, metal, bicycle-powered pangolin? Nonprofit learning hub 826Michigan is all about providing access to school supplies, tutors, and […]

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