I'm salting the mine. Seeding the clouds. Hiding some particularly shiny needles in a haystack. Michigan's largest used book extravaganza starts Sunday, spread across Laurel Park Place in Livonia.
Beware: The 313 is coming to an end. Sort of. That's the area code, not the city. The city isn't disappearing any faster than usual. Also, 'coming to an end' is relative. Pending a revised estimate next week, the last of the 313 telephone prefixes is expected to be handed out four years from now, in the second quarter of 2018.
If your kid walks past crack houses to get to high school and my kid walks through clover, the playing field is not level.
David Farbman once came up with a business idea so inspired, innovative and ingenious that it was going to change the perception of hunting and even hunting itself. At least, that was the plan.
A list of America's worst cities for potholes rolled through CNN and went zipping around the Internet last week, and we weren't on it. This was preposterous. Our newly sprouted potholes are so deep they have echoes and so wide they have ZIP codes. I will stack them up or down against anybody's.
Today's lesson in advanced business techniques comes from Moosejaw Mountaineering, and it goes like this: Don't call yourself fun-loving unless you're willing to unleash the hamsters.
I have ants in my kitchen. I would just as soon not have ants in my kitchen, and I am taking steps to assure that they will not remain in my kitchen much longer. Gary Parsons says I am overreacting.
He said his name was Paul Johnson and that he's from Livonia, but considering where he was and what he did, there's not a lot of reason to believe him.
For the first time since Charley Marcuse was still in high school, the baseball season will start in Detroit without him hawking hot dogs, waxing operatic with his familiar two-word aria: 'Ho-o-o-o-o-t Dogggs!'
The empty lot to the south of Suzanne Scoville's duck farm used to be a crack house. The one to the north was just a lot, at least after the house on it burned down, and Detroit has plenty of those. What makes it noteworthy, at least in a tale of a one-woman duck depot, is that the owner traded it to her for tiling his bathroom floor.
Larry and Kitty Dubin first spotted one another in the undergraduate library at the University of Michigan. They've been married 44 years.
FootGolf seems like a silly concept until you see it played, at which point all doubt is removed.
Let's not even suggest Greening of Detroit is trying to outsmart Mother Nature, because that rarely seems to work out well.
Listen to Riders In The Sky sing 'Home on the Range' and you'll want to go roam with the deer and the antelope. Or the buffalo. Or whoever does the roaming in that song.
While I appreciate all of the suggestions for what to call the clumps of dirty, frozen gunk that build up behind our tires when it snows, a sizable number of ...
Last week, we posed a question: Assuming Michigan had its own Mount Rushmore, which four people should be commemorated there? Weve had a president. Weve had ...
Thursday will be March 13, as in 3/13, which makes it the ideal day to hear and say uplifting things about the 313 in the 313's 313th year. For $31.30.
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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