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Saladin Ahmed: Fantasy Forged in the Heart of Dearborn
Thursday, November 21, 2013
From Dearborn to New York City and back to metro Detroit, Saladin Ahmed is a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated author who has found just the right balance of family life and creative connection.
Global Talent, Local Benefits
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Local businesses are hiring... but struggle to find the employees they need. Enter Athena Trentin, director of the Global Talent Retention Initiative, who wants to see the international students who graduate from our universities stay here to work. And it says something that she's convinced her pro-union dad that what she's doing is good for Michigan's economy.
Guest Blogger: Regina Bell
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Of interns offered full-time employment, nearly 90% of them are still on the job after one year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Regina Bell, executive director of Intern in Michigan, discusses why internships are a proven way to keep Michigan young.
The Co-Working Space Roundup
Kim North Shine
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Co-working spaces are hardly breaking news in metro Detroit. What's exciting, however, is how they've grown in scope, services, size and availability over the last few years. Submitted for your approval: a roundup of the region's more interesting shared work spaces.
Playing to the Fringe
Thursday, July 18, 2013
To some, fringe theater is a kind of creative canary in the coalmine, a clue as to whether your art scene offers a nurturing environment for performing artists to experiment and explore. So, how does metro Detroit stack up?
Patrick Dunn checks in with a handful of local companies to get the lay of the land.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
When it comes to the forefront of scientific, technical, and leadership roles, women are still running in place, for the most part. Civil Air Patrol Major General Amy Courter, president of the Michigan chapter of Women in Defense, writes this week on how more women can achieve line positions in Michigan's burgeoning defense industry.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
"All the world's a stage", as Shakespeare said... "world" being the operative term for next-gen Detroiters. Enter Megan Miller, director of programs at the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, who holds forth on why the city's young residents should step outside its urban limits.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Metro Detroit is one of the largest contemporary art markets in the country, according to George N'Namdi, founder of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, a visual and performing arts venue housing one of the world's finest collections of African American art. This week George writes about the guest curators and artists who are turning Detroit's Sugar Hill arts district into a showpiece of the modern art circuit.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Music writer Brett Callwood hopped the briny deep to follow rockers like the Dirt Bombs and Insane Clown Posse (who got big play in his native England) to Detroit in 2008. This week Brett, author of
MC5: Sonically Speaking
, the first full biography of the harbingers of punk rock, plumbs the local music scene and its old school influences.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
There is a method behind the madness associated with creations like a Red Green Robot or a Cupcake Electric Vehicle, we promise. Their inventor, i3 Detroit hackerspace co-founder Nick Britsky, is here to talk this week about his community toolbox, the Maker Movement, and the state of DIY.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Spur Studios is yet another example of Ypsilanti's DIY philosophy of collective innovation and artistic community building. Attracting a confederation of artists, designers, and musicians, James Marks of VG Kids has turned an empty building into a successful hive of inspiration and creativity.
DIY Business Incubation In Ferndale
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Government-funded business incubators can't be all things to all people. Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and fill the niche no one wants to scratch. Meet Andy Didorosi, who wants to turn Ferndale's Paper Street Motors building into a creative hive for small businesses.
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.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
The name kinda says it all, don't it? This Troy-based firm has it all: developers, programmers, video artists and motion designers. And clients come from all over the country to tap their talents. The appropriately named
The Come Ons
provide the soundtrack to our 21/2 minute journey.
MORE, MORE, MORE
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Perception meet reality: There
new economy companies in Michigan searching for high-tech employees. There
local high-tech talent seeking new economy jobs. But like ships in the night, the two keep passing one another. Not if
has something to say about it. This Metro Detroit program has dedicated itself to keeping Michigan's high-tech grads here in Michigan. Bop to the jingle-jangle of local tunesmiths
Saturday Looks Good To Me
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