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Taking the "Home" Out of Homework: Clintondale's Flipped High School
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Why do athletes who struggle in the classroom succeed on the playing field? Could it be because the coach is there to guide them every step of the way? What if that same approach was applied to academics? That's what Clintondale's Flipped program did - with remarkable success.
MAD Inspiration: Alan Bernstein's Quest to Make a Documentary About the "Usual Gang Of Idiots"
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Spy Vs. Spy. Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions. The Fold-In. For 60 years
Magazine has made hysterical sense of an insane world. Royal Oak filmmaker Alan Bernstein is making a documentary about the satirical mag with the help of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign.
Making Royal Oak Ground Zero for Film
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ed Stencel has been around the movie block. A Michigan native, he spent a decade and a half working his way into and around Hollywood. When the state's film scene caught fire he moved back, setting up shop in Royal Oak. Things may have cooled with cuts to the state's film incentive, but Stencel has remained passionate about building up the Metro Detroit film community.
Clarkston Jr. High's Digital Blackboard
Thursday, March 21, 2013
What do mini laptops, video-streaming pencasts and Charlie Sheen have to do with scholastic achievement? At Clarkston Junior High School, a whole heckuva lot. Jeff Peariso, who teaches algebra and statistics, has piloted a high-tech teaching program for a handful of students, with exciting results.
Reel Fanatic: Mike White and The Projection Booth
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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.
Film / Video Blogs
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Hollywood is new on the Michigan scene, but Metro Detroit has always been the beachhead for Carrie LeZotte. The executive producer at One of Us Films and founder of OICmovies.com, Carrie knows her lines when it comes to the movie biz. This week she'll talk about starting a news and entertainment site for the deaf and hard of hearing, film technologies, and how to break in.
Scott Paul Dunham
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Creative class charter member Scott Paul Dunham has brought a whole palette of arts programs to fruition, and he knows how to throw a good party. As the founding partner of The Creative Energy Alliance, Scott will be giving us the dish on next week's Detroit Windsor International Film Festival.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Anthony Morrow knows just how much Detroit rocks. He's the editor & publisher of
--a music, film and culture blog out of Royal Oak--, the creator of both Metro Times' Blowout, and Detour's Rock City music festivals. Anthony has also shot videos for the White Stripes, Von Bondies, and Specs Howard. That enough street cred for you? He'll be writing about what it takes to start an Internet publication, and keep it going.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Scott Dunham is the festival manager for next week's
Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
(DWIFF). A relentless networker, Scott has made it his mission to faciltate creative opportunities for Metro Detroit's film community. He will be writing about building a vibrant film community, the virtues of Michigan's incentive package and, of course, the film fesitval he helms.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Our guest blogger for this week is Maud Lyon. Maud is the founding director of the Cultural Alliance, and a consultant for numerous nonprofit organizations.Check back here each week day to read Maud's thoughts on the state of arts and culture in Michigan.
Film / Video Videos
What's In The Magic Bag?
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Music. Movies. Alcohol. It's the holy trinity of entertainment under one roof. Ferndale's The Magic Bag is a one-stop shop for nightlife, offering local and touring bands, cheap flicks and a scene every night of the week. Better yet, it's independently owned and operated. After all, buying local ain't just for foodies.
Can You say "Pecha Kucha"?
Thursday, March 05, 2009
From Istanbul to Indianapolis, Dresden to Detroit, Pecha Kucha is spreading. No, it's not a fungus. It's Show n' Tell for smart people. Designers, artists, architects, filmmakers and all species of creatives get roughly 7 minutes and 20 slides to strut their stuff. Innovation is a must. Mileage may vary.
Take The Detour
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Indie music, cult films, live show videos, killer parties. Royal Oak-based Detour Magazine channels its suburban rage into inspired pop culture writing, plastering the web with Metro Detroit goodness.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
BWA-HA-HA-HA! Locally produced television can be more than just the scandal du jour. Case in point:
which takes the cornball humor of yesteryear's creature features and gives it a retro hipster edge. Lock the doors and windows, turn down the lights and enjoy another Metromode Youtube classic... featuring music from
Zoos Of Berlin
The Ann Arbor Film Fest
Thursday, March 27, 2008
After 46 years it comes to this: a guest appearance by Larry Flynt, an ACLU law suit and woodland animals getting creamed by roller derby girls. Still, the Ann Arbor Film Festival has never taken its eye off the ball. This year marks a new, user-friendly era for the festival
called, one of "Ten Film Festivals We Love!"
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Michigan-based MJR building $16M theater in Troy
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Source: The Michigan Film Office
Royal Oak sneaker sellers to become stars of Eminem-produced YouTube series
Source: CBS Detroit
Michigan film industry gasping but still alive
Source: Detroit Free Press
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New film to be shot in Metro Detroit
Dearborn HS students shoot feature film
Source: The Detroit News
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