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Jeremy Couillard: “Believes in Reincarnation Hates Hugs” review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In the three-minute video titled, “Robocop Suffers a Glitch and Takes to the Forest to Come Up With Hollywood Movies About American Landscape Painters,” a robotic voice makes the following statement: Bob Ross and Thomas Kinkaid are brought back to life to make landscapes in computers for an alien civilization that creates simulations […]

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8/6/15 – Miniature Houses; Big Ideas

Artist: Carrie Morris Location: Detroit Institute of Bagels; Historic Trinity Lutheran Church Breakfast: CM – Nothing; she had eaten breakfast and lunch at a normal time, like a normal human being SRS – #9 Turkey, Bacon & Avocado, with smoked Gouda, lettuce, spicy mayo, on a toasted salt bagel, San Pellegrino Limonatta I was so […]

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Recap of the 3rd Annual Sidewalk Festival @ Knight Blog

For anyone who holds a perception of Detroit as a city in decline, the scenes from last weekend would have been hard to reconcile. Stepping onto the main drag of Old Redford at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Lahser Road, one was immediately suffused by the joyful spirit of the Sidewalk Festival of […]

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Interview with Sound Artist Jon Brumit @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Sound artist Jon Brumit takes very little at face value. He seeks not only to reimagine the spaces where he works, lives, and performs, but also to ideally leave them in a better state than he found them. While increasingly recognized as a standout artist by some of Detroit’s most venerated art institutions — […]

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Sidewalk Festival preview @ Knight Arts Blog

Everyone is already buzzing with anticipation for the third annual Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, which takes place in Detroit’s vibrant Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods. An area devastated by the mass exodus from the city, Brightmoor has quietly transformed itself into a utopia of urban gardens, public green spaces and a community determined to […]

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7/29/15 – The Art of Breakfast with Kirsten Lund

Artist: Kirsten Lund Location: Honest ? John’s Breakfast: KL – The Special (eggs, bacon, hash browns), coffee (cream) SRS – Corned beef hash, eggs over medium, rye toast with grape jelly, coffee (cream) I met Kirsten Lund the way all introverts meet other introverts—via an extrovert. In this case, Heather Accurso, who is often to […]

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7/28/15 – Ceci n’est pas une rose

Artist: Rose E. DeSloover Location: Whistlestop Diner (formerly Mae’s) Breakfast: RED – Breakfast burrito, coffee (cream) SRS – French toast, eggs over hard, sausage patties, coffee (cream) Before I even get to the artist part, let me say that breakfast was a major letdown. Mae’s was a great breakfast place, and somehow got bought out behind my […]

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