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OpEd: Your Guide to the Cinetopia International Film Festival
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Could Detroit create its own Sundance Film Festival? The Cinetopia International Film Festival is hoping to do just that, bringing over 50 movies to both Motown and Tree Town (aka Ann Arbor). Festival Director Russ Collins offers up suggestions for the best way to fest.
Can Metro Detroit Develop a Wind Power Economy?
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Developers trying to get a wind turbine project off the ground often face steady headwinds in otherwise progressive urban communities.
asks why, and also takes a look at successful renewable energy projects at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and in the Downriver communities of Taylor and Southgate.
The Regional Ambitions and Financial Realities of the Cinetopia Film Festival
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Over the years there have been several attempts to create a truly regional film festival, one that bridges the gulf between Ann Arbor and Detroit. With 50 films screening in Tree Town and 40 in Motown, the third year of Cinetopia might just be the film festival "to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
The Rise of Metro Detroit's Mixologists
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Five years ago metro Detroit was barely a blip on the craft cocktail radar. Today it's considered one of the hottest regions for mixology, boasting bartenders and a scene that rival any in the U.S.
Nicole Rupersburg charts our cocktail culture's recent evolution.
Will Metro Detroit's Tech Community Ever Be Color Blind?
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Metro Detroit has a long history of cultural silos and regional segregation. So how does its tech and entrepreneurial community create opportunites for greater racial and cultural diversity? There's no easy answer but places like Silicon Valley are implementing aggressive and sustained efforts to bridge a divide local business leaders barely acknowledge.
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Contests become launchpads for Detroit startups
Source: USA Today
Local school districts rank as best communities for music education
Source: NAMM Foundation
Dickinson Wright is tops in U.S. News' "Best Law Firms" 2014 report
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Ford and U-M team up to open battery lab
Source: Yahoo News
Ann Arbor to Detroit commuter rail plans move forward
Source: Press & Guide
Ford Motor Co. & U-M to open battery research & manufacturing lab
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Amtrak, state on board with higher speeds, Wi-Fi on Michigan trains
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Source: Tech Crunch
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Source: Crain's Detroit Business
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