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Reel Fanatic: Mike White and The Projection Booth

Mike White was born to love movies, the more obscure the better. It's a passion that has fueled The Projection Booth, a weekly podcast he hosts with WDET's Rob St. Mary. For 100 episodes White has attracted filmmakers, actors, journalists, and cinephiles to his deep dive discussions of moviedom's lesser-known achievements.

FilterD: Feb. 7 - 13

The newly-founded Department of Alternatives is hosting an open house this Thursday at its fresh downtown Detroit digs. More details in FilterD.

Developing Macomb's Blue Economy

Water, water everywhere... Did you know that Macomb County has one of the highest concentrations of marinas and registered boaters in the U.S.? Changing attitudes about our natural resources have inspired local leaders to launch a comprehensive "Blue Economy" Initiative, aimed at nurturing, developing and capitalizing on Macomb's liquid assets.

Grosse Pointe 2.0 Redux

Urban revitalization is infectious and Grosse Pointe has caught the bug. Big changes are afoot in the east side community as new eateries, businesses and ideas threaten to energize the otherwise cloistered community. Could GP become the next RO?

Guest Blogger: Diallo Smith

In successful cities it isn't the boardroom plays that matter most, it's how you play the ping pong game. Diallo Smith, founder and owner of Detroit's Drive Table Tennis Social Club, reflects on relationships made over the ping pong table and the larger role of business in influencing a city.

FilterD: Jan. 31 - Feb. 6

Ghostly International's Shigeto performs at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) this Friday. Get all the dub disco details inside FilterD.

Bringing lessons of the Far East into Midwest classrooms

Oxford Community Schools superintendent Bill Skilling sees the coming century as one that will be dominated by China's economic and political interests. With that in mind, he has become a strong advocate for teaching our kids both Chinese culture and language. It's a vision shared by many in Metro Detroit. But how do you make it a priority in an era of shrinking educational resources?

FilterD: Jan. 24 - 30

Detroit-based world music urban folk heroes the Immigrant Suns are back and performing this weekend at Trinosophes in Eastern Market. Check out FilterD for details. 

From Michigan to the Red Sea: Building Global

Adding to Michigan's global outlook are companies like general contracting and construction firm PAT USA, Inc., with offices in Africa, the Middle East, and India. Though much of the work takes place abroad, globalization creates jobs locally. And it's a handshake between countries.

Wedding Venues That Ring Cool

With one-third of engagements taking place between Thanksgiving and New Year's, winter is high season for nuptials planning. Metromode picks a bouquet of Detroit-area ceremonial destinations that take the cake.

From Inmates To Infants: An Entrepreneur Finds His Niches

Ryan Santangelo is what folks in the biz call a serial entrepreneur. First he launched the firm Dynamic Media. Then Secure Media Systems. His latest effort is SafeToSleep, which is bringing infant monitoring into the new millennium. And all three businesses are thriving in Sterling Heights, a place he calls the Silicon Valley of Michigan.

FilterD: Jan. 17 - 23

For years, Detroit Contemporary has hosted an Anti-Auto Show, including a creative black-tie gala preview for $1. Sounds rich. Get all the details in FilterD.  

Guest Bloggers: Lucas Morrison, Ji Yoon Gook, Mackenzie Carlsen

It's said history repeats itself, but our legacy of burning fossil fuels for energy isn't renewable. A team of U-M students working with SolarYpsi, a volunteer-based solar power organization gaining national prominence, gets at the root of our conservation issues.

Designer Genes: The McGowen Brothers

Homecoming isn't just an event for Rochester's McGowen brothers, it's a philosophy. Over four generations, the family has made their home furnishings and interior design business a place where locals always felt welcome. Returning from stints in L.A., siblings Jonathan and David have decided to pick up the family legacy, opening shops across the street from one another.

A Brittle Game Plan

When you've been to the Super Bowl six times what else is there to do? For defensive tackle and Birmingham native Mike Lodish the answer was peanut brittle.
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