to uncovering this great American city one issue at a time,
thedetroiter.com was conceived as a Critical Celebration of
Detroit. With monthly features and daily updates, thedetroiter.com
explores theater, art, culture and everyday life in Michigan's
biggest city. Become a part of thedetroiter.com community: Write
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John - thedetroiter.com editor has
lived in downtown D-Town for 13 years - singing in a rock and roll
band, writing and soaking up the Spirit of Detroit from an Eastern
Market loft. After seven years of watching Detroit actors strut and
fret for hours upon the stage, the longtime theater writer is pretty
sure all that sound and fury signifies something.
email John - email@example.com
Nick - The Arts Editor and At-Large
Contributor could be found for the last several years in the basement
of Wayne State's Old Main - painting, writing and philosophizing.
Nick recently moved into a proper Detroit apartment where he writes
about whatever he considers art.
email Nick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott -What's Up Downtown editor. Through
a series of adventures as a reliable busboy, marginal chess player,
reasonably helpful sales clerk, pretty good bowler, dedicated player
of antique video games, less dedicated computer programmer, and intermittent
student, Scott has become convinced that the ultimate answer to Life,
the Universe, and Everything might be a number...but definitely isn't
Francis Grunow - city-beat columnist
and parking lot hater. Since returning to Detroit after too many years
in New York, the documentary filmmaker and trained city planner, co-founded
Detroit Synergy [www.detroitsynergy.org],
a civic coalition of tenacious Detroiters. He also plays tennis, goes
transit rallies and spends quality time with the object of his affection
- his new niece.
Tommy Onyx - programming director for
Tommy is a veteran of Detroit's 'music export business' having spent
the past ten years touring the world as music director for acts like
Inner City, E Dancer, Static Revenger and Norma Jean Bell.
True Detroit trainspotters might even remember him from his bad hair
/ bad note days as keyboardist with a little rock band called "Charm
Music makers interested in having their material appear on thedetroiter.com
radio or anyone with comments or suggestions regarding the playlist
are invited to email him. email@example.com
Autumn - Artist extraordinaire, CCS
grad and former Shadow Box Caffé diva, the sculptor recently
completed her masterpiece - 7 lb. 9 ounce Constantine Moon. (See December
email Autumn - firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Dillon - writer/newhomeowner/café
patron. Spends his spare time 'wondering' the streets looking for
the newest version of this inner city's
vibe. Takes potholes personally and tries never to become a partner
in Detroit-itis crimes. Write him at: email@example.com
Michelle Diggs - writer/new homeowner/recycler.
Loves living in Mayberry with her two cats, dog and husband. She tries
to keep out of Barney Fife's
hair and makes cookies like Aunt Bea. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue - Former Vanity Fair contributor,
Diana Ross plaything and international bad boy, Blue now calls the
Motor City home. A bit of a technology neophyte, Blue currently does
not have an email address.
Staff photographers Aaron Mertes and Christine
Stamas are both CCS grads, active participants in the Detroit
art scene and coincidentally enough married to each other! The newlyweds
also own a dog named Blue (no relation to VF badboy above).