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A True Crime Worth Watching in “The Act”

Image of Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee Blanchard and Joey King as Gypsy in "The Act"

“The Act,” a new crime show on Hulu, follows the tragic life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a young girl who suffered from an abusive mother with munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP).

"Pet Sematary": The Remake

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The Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer 2019 remake of Mary Lambert’s original 1989 adaptation of the Stephen King book “Pet Sematary” aptly explores the intricacies of the concept of loss and the futile folly of trying to cheat death.

Dearborn Bakeries Introduce Middle Eastern Tastes to American Palates

Photo of a Kanafa dessert

Knafeh, kunafa, or kanafa—all are slightly different in spelling and pronunciation but are variations of the same Middle Eastern dessert. Like any multicultural dessert, the taste slightly differs from one family recipe to another.

Let’s Get Funky with “ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove”

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Let’s take an elevator back in time to 1991 and plug in our SEGA Genesis.

Taking Coffee Back to its Roots: Qahwah House in Dearborn

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In much of the western world, our coffee is made from beans that are grown in Latin America, but the origin of the coffee bean, and coffee for that matter, is the Middle East.

Is Treat Dreams Worth the Trip?

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Scott Moloney, the cofounder of Treat Dreams, launched dessert shops in two separate locations, downtown Detroit and Ferndale.

Street Food is Hot at Detroit’s Food Halls

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Food halls are nothing new and they certainly are not just a passing fancy. Research by Cushman and Wakefield from 2014 suggest that the number of food halls will triple by 2019.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season 3 Viciously Frightful Dismay

Image of Esme and Carmelita from "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

I encourage you to look away from the bitter sadness that is “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Any fan of Lemony Snicket’s series will tell you that the story of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire is not one with a happy ending, nor a happy beginning o

Craft Brew: Detroit's Beer Future

Graphic of a beer with a Detroit "D" handle surrounded by hops.

In recent years, craft breweries have surged in Michigan. According to M-Live, the amount of beer sold and produced in Michigan increased from 2 percent in 2007 to 10 percent in 2017.

The Life of an Outlaw: Red Dead Redemption 2

Gameplay screen capture of Red Dead Redemption 2 showing a man riding a horse

The highly anticipated “Red Dead Redemption 2,” released on Oct. 26, from Rockstar Games scored a 97/100 on MetaCritic and has already made $725 million its first weekend.

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