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Dearborn’s Civil Society Has Storm Clouds

Panic, fear, anxiety - relief? The reactions from everyday persons in Dearborn to the last few weeks are rumblings from the storm clouds above American civil society. Our little slice of solace is turning into the focal point for this nation's troubles. Two years ago, a third of Dearborn residents voted for Donald Trump. The ...

​“Holes in the Wall” – Celebrates Area’s Iconic Diners and Restaurants

The work of 5 distinguished photographers is interpreted by 7 talented visual artists in an exhibition at Dearborn’s Padzieski Art Gallery July 12 through August 10. FREE Opening Party & Reception Thursday, July 12 from 6pm to 8pm, plus a special FREE “Art & Appetizers” Gallery Talk Thursday, August 2 (6-8pm). Dearborn, MI – Over ...

Why Did Apple Pick Daniel Johnston’s “Story of An Artist” for its Ad?

Daniel Dale Johnston (born January 22, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist who is regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and alternative music scenes. Most of his work consists of cassettes he recorded alone in his home, and his music is frequently cited for its "pure and childlike soul". Johnston ...

​Why is Tariq Ramadan Imprisoned?

June 21/18 Barbara Nimri Aziz Harvey Weinstein isn’t in jail; neither is actor Kevin Spacey, chef Mario Batali, TV host Matt Lauer, nor New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman. Although some might like to see them behind bars. Even convicted felon Bill Cosby is free until he’s sentenced in September. (Being out of jail does ...

Awaken Your Imagination

This article was originally  published on Instructions Sold Separately. When we think of the concept of imagination we travel back in time to our own childhood. We think of playing pretend, exploring nature’s bounty, creating contraptions and wondering what lies beyond the stars. As a child you are roaming the world trying to enjoy it, understand ...

XO Detroit

​A​ few weeks ago the Downtown Detroit Markets opened for the summer season in Capitol Park, Cadillac Square and 1441 Woodward Collective. These markets are filled with a uniquely curated and high-quality collection of local retailers and will include a variety of event programming throughout the summer that you won’t want to miss including the ...

The Interminable Palestinian Uprising by Barbara Nimri Aziz

Jan 5/18 by Barbara Nimri Aziz “Naila and the Uprising” is a new film about Palestine—an old story with a new edition. An almost exclusively women’s production “Naila” effectively employs evocative animation alongside compelling personal testimonials of Palestinian resistance 30 years ago. The “Great March of Return” which the world just experienced-- immobilized and shamed ...

​VANGUARD ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS CHANNEL ENERGY AT 2018 CONCERT OF COLORS

Music, spoken word, film, theater + community forum reflect the voices of generations Don Was All-Star Revue rocks again; new folk stage debuts Dearborn, Mich. (May 30, 2018) – Firebrands, fomenters, change agents and creative provocateurs – veteran and newcomer – dominate the lineup for the 26th Concert of Colors presented by the Arab American ...

From Decided, to Undecided, to Voting for Abdul El-Sayed

Politics is difficult for me to navigate, because I don’t like being beholden to a political template, political rhetoric, and I like to believe that human beings are multidimensional in that they do not fit nicely into categories. It’s ironic, because I am a psychiatrist, and we diagnose patients based on diagnostic criteria and categories. ...

On Memorial Day, Millennials Often Forgotten

Waving the flag is nice, but supporting our troops means knowing the unique struggle of Post 9/11 veterans and ensuring our service is not forgotten.