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From Blogs To Bucks
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Everyone and their granny has a blog. But how many web-based wordsmiths know how to earn a buck for their efforts? From blog-based record labels to Internet journalists to movie deals for embarrassing text messages, some Metro Detroit bloggers are turning their passions into paychecks.
Ypsi's Marionette About Town: Mark Maynard
Thursday, June 17, 2010
What Mark Maynard does from 9-5 is important but not nearly as interesting as what he does the other 16 hours a day (beside sleep). From The Shadow Art Fair to a popular blog to planning a bike-powered film fest to a local talk show that features a puppet stand-in, Maynard personifies Ypsilanti's do-it-yourself creativity.
Could Film Be Michigan's Gold Rush? A Q&A with Harvey Ovshinsky
Thursday, May 06, 2010
"It's in our DNA to do amazing things," says Harvey
Jon Zemke sits down with the veteran video producer and screenwriter to talk about Michigan's Film Incentives and their potential impact on the state's investment opportunities, job growth, and brain drain.
Know Y: Young and Entrepreneurial (a.k.a Doin' Stuff)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Throw a stone in the air in Ann Arbor and if you miss a student or professor you're bound to bruise an entrepreneur. Writer Kate Rose decided to seek out a few of the city's young start-up types to better understand what drives them to succeed and how they turned obstacles into opportunities.
Y Arts Brings Filmmaking To Metro Detroit Youth
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Michigan's blossoming film industry is expanding its reach in ways no one imagined. Case in point: Metro Detroit's Y Arts Program, which teaches at-risk youth media arts and skills while helping to build the next generation of local creative talent.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Put the microwave pizza pocket down. Step away from corndog. Ferndale-based Moo Moo's Vegetarian Cuisine makes the things that make you go, "Yum." With the vegetarian food market expected to reach $2.5 billion this year, owner Michele Rastelli hopes her locally produced entrees-to-go make a little green of their own.
Birmingham Community House
Thursday, March 17, 2011
For over 85 years the Birmingham Community House has been offering programs and classes to residents young and old. From belly dancing to cooking classes to issue-oriented events, this community center is a model for learning, outreach and participation.
Detroit Rah Rah's
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thirty-five is the new 18! If you think you've got Motor City spirit you haven't seen The Detroit Rah Rah's, a community cheerleading squad that celebrates the energy and vitality of our region. Men love 'em and women want to be 'em, or so they say.
Hooot Dooogs! Fashion, baseball and mustard Metro Detroit-style.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Quick, we say: Frankfurters, men's fashion, and locally made mustard. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Should be Charley Marcuse. A true Metro Detroit original, this singing hotdog vendor at Tiger Stadium (and budding entrepreneur) embodies the indomitably funky spirit of our region. The mustard's tasty too!
Welcome To Birmingham!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Birmingham has embraced the idea of smart growth, creating a 24-hour downtown that caters to all ages, tastes, trends, and incomes. Just a hop, skip and jump from Detroit, this inner ring suburb boasts the kind of walkable urban core other cities strive for and rarely achieve. Join resident Mark Nikita on Metromode's quick video tour.
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