When it comes to sports history, Kenny Washington isn’t a household name like Jackie Robinson. At least one writer wants to see that change by telling Washington’s story of becoming the first African American football player to sign a contract in the pro league. Joshua Neuman wrote the article “Why Isn’t Kenny Washington An American..
Khana Detroit is likely the only place in metro Detroit where you'll see twists on Pakistani and Desi dishes like butter chicken nachos and masala-rubbed fish and chips. [caption id="attachment_124093" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pakistani fish and chips at Khana Detroit's pop-up at Frame Bar in Hazel Park.[/caption] Those twists are the vision of Maryam Khan, who..
"Would you risk your life to save a book?" That's the question at the new exhibit "The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis." It's on display now through May 31 at the Zekelman Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills. It tells the story of Jewish residents who helped..
What were the words and ideas that we struggled to understand in 2021? Even if we did get them down in our brains, were we able to pronounce them correctly to our friends and family? The U.S. Captioning Company and Babbel teamed up for their sixth edition of the most mispronounced names and words of..
University Press of Mississippi A new book is inventing a new musical genre. “Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry” explores the connection of poetry and music, starting in the late 1950s before finding its stride with Bob Dylan and a generation of musicians who followed. Ernest Suarez is a professor in Washington, D.C.,..
Meta Stange A handful of arts organizations and museums in the city and around metro Detroit are about to get a lot of support for their operating budgets. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has announced a multiyear, $100 million investment that will benefit organizations like the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as smaller museums..
In The Groove is CultureShift’s award-winning series that talks with creatives from all walks of life about the music that has influenced them the most starting when they were just a kid. Through their artwork, Bakpak Durden wants to invite people into their place. The painter, whose work revolves around their lived experience shaped by race, gender..
Julieta Cervantes Before heading off to Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans, director Mike Mills (“Beginners,” “20th Century Women”) opens his new film “C’Mon C’Mon” in Detroit. The students at the Boggs School open the movie, being interviewed by Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) about what their hopes, dreams and anxieties are about the future. In..
Adam Fenster Richard Antoine White is the first African American to ever earn a doctorate in music for tuba performance. He’s the principal tubist in the New Mexico Philharmonic. In his book “I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream,” White writes about his journey through classical..
The Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas left eight dead and hundreds injured. A fatal crowd surge happened while rapper Travis Scott performed, completing his set even after local police declared the event a “mass casualty” event. Houston Chronicle reporter Zach Despart is part of the team of reporters covering the story, which has already seen..