Pugh: My muscles offend you?

Pugh: My muscles offend you?

By Steve Neavling Council President Charles Pugh seems genuinely bewildered by the reaction to his whopping 48-minute-long weight loss video that shows him bare-chested and flexing as the city nears bankruptcy. Pugh was particularly upset by a Detroit News column that labeled his video “abs-urd,” so he encouraged his thousands of Facebook friends to tell the author, Laura Berman, […]

Brooks Patterson: A golf club, tweets & drinks

Brooks Patterson: A golf club, tweets & drinks

More than 85 tweets, a golf outing and cocktails. It was a busy day for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Tuesday. The bubbly, wise-cracking Republican was participating in the Oakland County Executive Golf Outing, a fundraiser for business development. What most impressed us wasn’t his eloquent stroke but his 85 tweets during one […]

Wild in the streets: Skating meetup at Detroit’s Brewster Projects

It was an odd, glorious scene. More than 1,000 skateboarders from around the globe converged Thursday on the hulking, abandoned housing projects across I-75 from Ford Field in Detroit as part of the international “Go Skate Day.” Under a scorching sun, skateboarders blanketed the cracked tennis courts, sidewalks and parking lots of the Brewster-Douglass projects […]

Hoekstra shows hypocrisy in ad attacking Stabenow

Hoekstra shows hypocrisy in ad attacking Stabenow

By Steve Neavling Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Republican trying to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, is hoping you have a bad memory. Hoekstra released a radio ad this week accusing the Obama administration of leaking classified national security information, calling the unknown leakers “amateurs” and “traitors.” Not long ago, Hoekstra was on the […]

Thousands of skateboarders to converge in Detroit

Thousands of skateboarders to converge in Detroit

By Steve Neavling Don’t believe skateboarding is making a comeback? Wait until thousands of skateboarders from around the world zip through the streets and sidewalks of Detroit on Thursday as part of international “Go Skate Day.” The event, Wild in the Streets, encourages skateboarders to converge on Detroit’s Hart Plaza at noon. For updates, check […]

Council President Pugh shows off body in new video, photos

Seriously? In the midst of a state takeover, massive service reductions and impending bankruptcy, Council President Charles Pugh’s obsession with his new chiseled chest is a peculiar sight. Today the former TV reporter posted two shirtless photos – one showing his squeamishly oversized belly from a year ago and the other revealing his current six-pack abs […]