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5 Cool Ideas for Efficient E-Mail

Here is another “Cool Stuff” Idea from our  cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author  Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing  interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every  Saturday  going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see  Michael  around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will…

Adam Yauch Dies at 47

Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, a.k.a. Nathanial Hornblower, died May 4th. One third of the Beastie Boys, Yauch had been diagnosed with cancer in 2009. To me, he always seemed like the elder statesman of the group. I mean, still kind of an ass in that Beastie sort of way, but also a little older, and…

Detroit Documentaries: Detroit Wildlife

There’s been a rash of Detroit documentaries lately, from locals with well fed Kickstarter accounts to seasoned vets submitting their takes on the city to the Sundance Film Festival. As the city’s buzz has intensified over the past several years, it seems everyone’s been trying to best document Detroit and what it all means. In…

‘Boy’ Makes Its Oustanding American Debut

In  Boy, the details are in the title. Yes, the main character’s nickname is Boy but it’s that eleven year old’s father who best lives up to the name. The film examines how a family of three Maori boys–a father and his two sons–cope with the death of their wife and mother in 1984 New…

Detroit Docs Part Three: City on the Move

There’s been a rash of Detroit documentaries lately, from locals with well fed Kickstarter accounts to seasoned vets submitting their takes on the city to the Sundance Film Festival. As the city’s buzz has intensified over the past several years, it seems everyone’s been trying to best document Detroit and what it all means. In…

How To Pull Off a Successful Poker Party

Once a year my longtime BFF’s parents host a gigantic poker party. It’s a REALLY big deal. People go to great lengths to get on the list of invitees and must hold a certain standard to remain there. DON’T get too drunk and obnoxious, DON’T cancel without a replacement, and DON’T decline the invite too…

Great Metro Detroit Burgers at the Twisted Rooster

It’s a little off the beaten path of metro Detroit, but if you have a chance to visit the  Twisted Rooster  restaurant, in either Belleville or Chesterfield, you should give it a try.   Even though the two nearby locations (there’s also one in Grand Rapids) are a bit of a drive, take some small…

Burger and beer… gotta love it!

In the mood for an outstanding burger and beer? You must check out the localRoyal Oak Brewery  to try this tasty burger mentioned in the  Royal Oak Patch. The Brewery has some fantastic fresh beers on tap, including my absolute fave, the Royal Pride IPA, and a variety of delicious food selections to satisfy everyone’s…

The raw food movement is alive in Detroit

I’ve been curious about the raw food movement for at least six years. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a serious foodie who will gravitate toward anything that resembles a delicious burger or mac n’ cheese in a flash. But the concept behind consuming high quality uncooked, unprocessed organic foods prepared in a delicious way…

Black Lotus Brewery makes for an exciting Monday night!

How bout spicing up your week with a little bit of Monday fun! I know how crazy this sounds, but Monday’s don’t always have to mean an end to that awesome weekend you just had! This article shown in the  Clawson Patch  reminds us there is something fun to do almost every night of the…