At 4:54 p.m., I finished my Miller High Life. Then I walked a tenth of a mile to the Farmington police station and blew into a plastic tube.
You have to draw the line someplace, and for one of Detroit’s most successful radio teams, Farrah Abraham is on the wrong side of it.
It took some work, but I've found a ranking of major cities in which Detroit actually looks good. At least for awhile.
At the Signature Grill, Stefanie Delvecchio is known as Computer Girl, because she brings her widescreen laptop downstairs with her and sets it up on the bar.
We are the Wolverine State, even though we have no wolverines.
I was driving north on Lahser Road in Southfield when I saw George Phifer walking in the other direction.
Things have changed a bit since the old days when stamps had to be licked. The wooly mammoth has died out, for one thing. Also, people are sending emails instead of letters, and paying their bills with clicks instead of checks.
I had dinner at the Union Street Saloon in Detroit the other night and noticed a sign over the bar that I hadn't seen before. Or maybe I saw it 20 years ago and forgot.
Huel D. Perkins used to tell his son that no one gets out of life alive. The son, Huel A. Perkins, is the one we know from 14 years on the anchor desk at WJBK-TV (Channel 2). We’ll refer to him here as simply Perkins and to his father as Dr. Perkins, which is how several generations of students came to know and revere him.
My friend Gail was open to adventure when her high-schooler wanted to look at some colleges.
On westbound I-94 in Detroit, a Detroit News editor and his astute wife noticed a sign for exit 220B: Conner Ave. Then, a half mile later, they detected the same not-quite-right spelling. Conner, Connor ... what’s a vowel between friends?
There were multiple high-powered and important meetings involved in setting up Kathleen Madigan’s new comedy special, which will be filmed next week in Royal Oak. If she tries hard, she might be able to remember some of them.
Debbie Levin went looking for cookbooks and wound up with memories, along with a side dish of tears. They were happy tears, though, so that’s all right. And that’s Bookstock, home to upward of 200,000 used books and a statistically improbable number of reunions.
Call (313) 471-BALL and you get the Detroit Tigers. Call (313) 471-TIGERS and you get Doristine Tingle. The Tigers lead the league in hits. Ms. Tingle, a 69-year-old Detroiter, leads the league in patience.
At the Bookstock book depot, every day is an education — even for a pair of retired schoolteachers. The depot is where 300 or so volunteers have examined well ...
In adjoining storefronts in downtown Detroit, right where they’ve been for decades, radio host Craig Fahle has discovered a microcosm of today’s political ...
Ty Cobb’s grandson remembers anger and abuse. He remembers a glowering ogre, a bad and frequent drinker, who once peppered a terrified 6-year-old’s bare legs ...
Neal Rubin began writing his Detroit News column in June of 2000. His theoretically humorous look at life appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. A Michiganian since 1984, Rubin grew up in Southern California and Colorado and attended the University of Northern Colorado on a 7-card stud scholarship. He prefers dogs to cats, game shows to reality shows, and writing to actual labor. Reach him at email@example.com
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