Columnists

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    Darrell Dawsey is a veteran journalist who has written for numerous publications and Web sites, including the Detroit News, USAToday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, Essence, Vibe, zocalopublicsquare.org, mlive.com and the time.com "Assignment: Detroit" project. He is the author of three books, including Living To Tell About It: Young Black Men in America Speak Their Piece and the best-selling I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is. Dawsey lives in metro Detroit with his wife and two small children.

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    Dawsey: Mayor Fouts' Irrational Stance Against Atheists
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    Dawsey: I Agree With Detroit's Chief About Armed Homeowners Defending Themselves
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    Dawsey: Beating Prompts Callous, Offensive Fictions About Race
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    Allan Lengel is a veteran journalist who has worked at major publications including the Washington Post and the Detroit News. He served as an intern under the late investigative columnist Jack Anderson and taught journalism at the University of Maryland. He is also editor of a website on federal law enforcement news called ticklethewire.com.

    Over the years, Lengel has covered major events including the 9-11 attacks, the Congressman William Jefferson investigation, the Chandra Levy probe, the anthrax attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing and the trial of Detroit Police Chief William Hart. He is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).

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    Troy Priest and Adminisrator Charged With Stealing Nearly $700,000 From Church
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    How Much Does The Obama Administration Love Detroit?
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    Left For Politically Dead Not Long Ago, Bob Ficano Announces He'll Run Again
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    A native Detroiter, Bill McGraw worked at the Detroit Free Press for 32 years as a city-desk reporter, sports writer, Canada correspondent, editor and columnist. He has been the editor of three books: “Great Pages in Michigan History,” “The Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young” and The Detroit Almanac. His writing also has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, the Toronto Globe and Mail, Firehouse, History Workshop Journal, the Fifth Estate and Orbit.

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    New Book From WSU Press Captures Detroit Art Explosion In All Its Funky Splendor
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    Videographer Tweaks Controversial Promo For The Albert Apartments
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    The Historian Of Detroit's Most Historic Neighborhood Digs Up Amazing Stories
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    Doron Levin has been a journalist and author in Detroit since 1984, having covered business, finance and the auto industry for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Detroit Free Press and Bloomberg.

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    Doron Levin: Could a Detroit-Style Financial Meltdown Happen To The USA?
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    UAW Earned Its Defeat In Chattanooga, But The Union Isn’t Done
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    Doron Levin: Grosse Pointe ‘Kid’ Works To Fix Hart Plaza’s Run-Down Flagpoles
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    Jeff Wattrick worked as a reporter/producer at WDET before escaping journalism to try his hand at non-profit endeavors and advertising. However, he couldn’t resist the siren song of metro Detroit’s foibles and excesses. He is the founder of the Dyspathy blog and later worked as a reporter/blogger for MLive Detroit. In his brief but celebrated career, he’s covered or opined on everything from Gary Brown’s whistleblower lawsuit and Super Bowl XL to Ambassador Bridge Gateway fight and social norms at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

    "Everything that is wrong-headed, cynical & vicious in me today traces straight back to that evil hour in September of ’69 when I decided to get heavily involved in the political process…" - Hunter S. Thompson

    Twitter: @Woodwardsfriend

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    Dubz In The Air: In Which Bros Rap About Windsor
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    Detroit City Council Will Wait Until 4 PM Before Considering Barclay's Loan
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    Our/Detroit: Fake Local Vodka Promises 'Meaningful Community Conversations'
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    Svoboda lives in Grosse Pointe Park and is a veteran journalist. Over the years, she has worked for the Associated Press, The (Toledo) Blade and the Metro Times and has freelanced for a variety of local, regional and national publications. She has taught journalism, speech and political science at Wayne State University and Owens Community College, and has degrees in journalism, history and public administration.

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    Grosse Pointe Native Should Get Ceremonial Honor at Olympics
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    Popular NPR Host and Musical Talent is Coming to Detroit to Perform
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    NPR's Don Gonyea Is Long Gone From WDET, But He'll Always Be a Detroiter
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    Lauren Ann Davies is a digital journalism addict. She enjoys writing, design, and any way to combine the two.

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    Miguel Cabrera Drinks Motor Oil In This Weird PlayStation Ad
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    6+ Incredible Things To Do In Detroit This Weekend
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    You Can Now Bring Your Own Wine To Restaurants
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    Joey Yashinsky attended school at both Michigan/Michigan State and has worked in various capacities within the Detroit sports world. He uses his experience as a stand-up comic to provide a fresh, witty take on the local sports scene. Joey's grandfather, Rube Weiss, was one of the pioneers in Detroit radio. In his free time, Joey likes visiting the Detroit Zoo with his fiancée, Jackie, and taking recreational softball too seriously.
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    Yashinsky: 'It's Now or Never For Jimmy Howard'
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    Yashinsky: Dumars Was a Genius . . . And Then a Buffoon
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    Yashinsky: A Glimpse at How Ex-Tigers Are Doing Around the League
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    Alan Stamm is a veteran Detroit journalist who worked for most of his career at The Detroit News as a copy editor, assistant national editor and assistant metro editor. A Manhattan native and graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communication, he also has worked at the Syracuse New Times and the Bergen (N.J.) Record.

    Since 2003, Stamm has been a marketing communication consultant. He was a Birmingham Patch columnist and freelance contributor to Patch news sites in Metro Detroit from 2010-12. He blogs about media and marketing at Alan's Alley, and lives in Birmingham with his wife.

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    Keith Crain Says Detroit Needs 'A Permanent Overseer'
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    New Update: 2,700 People Give Over $115,000 To Beaten Driver's Family
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    Cliff Woodards II: 'I Hang My Head In Shame' At Response to Steve Utash Assault
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    John Irwin is Deadline Detroit's summer 2013 news intern. He has worked for the past two years at Central Michigan University's student publication, Central Michigan Life, where he has worked as a reporter covering politics, managing editor and editor-in-chief.
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    Deadline Detroit Election Day Live Blog: Duggan Wins
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    New In Downtown: 'Apple Picking,' The Theft of iPhones From Talkers' Hands
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    Duggan Wins(ish): Your Deadline Detroit Election Day Live Blog
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    Tim is a development lead at Compuware Ventures in Detroit.  In that role, he also serves as the technology directory for Deadline Detroit.  Tim is a recognized leader in the software development field with over 20 years of software industry experience.

    In addition to his development work, Tim is also a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of technology and software development.   Tim has written two full-length books on the subjects of Java and Ruby programming, and has contributed articles and blogs to numerous technology-based publications.  He also has a passion for helping the tech community in Detroit grow.

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    U-M Weekend Hackathon Was 'Amazing' And 'Epic' And Involved 500 Students
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    Tigers' Update: Will Sanchez Get $90M? Will Jeremy Bonderman Return?
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    World Series Game 2 By the Numbers: Fister vs. Bumgarner
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    A graduate student at Wayne State University, Amanda writes on technology, Michigan businesses, and food in Metro Detroit. Her work has been featured in The Nation, The Royal Oak Daily Tribune, and literary journals.

    Amanda is passionate about Detroit and Michigan.  She considers herself one of those super awesome millennials who stayed in Michigan to help make it a better place.

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    My Grandma, The Urban Farmer
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    An Inside View Of Detroit's Rising Tech Scene
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    Nicole Rupersburg is a Detroit-based editor and journalist who covers metro Detroit's arts, culture, entertainment, food, entrepreneurship and business development scenes for several different local publications, though she really wants to be a travel writer with an expense account when she grows up. She is also the "HBIC" of Eat It Detroit.

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    The Community Is Creating A Coffee Shop On The East Side of Detroit
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    Re-Opening the London Chop House: Genius Move or Wishful Thinking?
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    Everything You Need To Know About El Dia de los Muertos in Detroit
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    Adam Helfman literally invented a new category in response to the “Do It Yourself” trend. “I know some excellent Do-It-Yourselfers,” Adam says, “but for the 98% of us who just aren’t talented with tools, I created Hire It Done – the safe and easy way for homeowners to get every home improvement project done right.” Home improvement is in Adam’s blood as a 4th generation contractor. Adam is truly "the homeowner’s best friend" on radio, television and internet. Adam was formally tapped to be Fox2 News’ Home Improvement Expert, and hosted a weekly hour-long Hire It Done webcast on MyFoxDetroit.com. Adam has helped homeowners for years on the radio. Adam’s main passion is helping homeowners connect with contractors through his website www.HireItDone.com and his Facebook page, where homeowners can ask questions, watch videos, read articles and find pre-screened contractors for any home improvement project.
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    Mold, Moisture and Your Home
    Tankless = Endless Hot Water, Low Energy Use
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    Erin Marquis got her start covering news at 101.9 WDET. Now, when she’s not covering the latest local show or new band, she writes about cars for Autoblog.com.
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    Awesome Jarvis & The Whales Rock Hard, But Can They Play Buckethead On Expert Level?
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    Frontier Ruckus: Detroit's Living Room Folk Rockers
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    Wolf Eyes Is Detroit's Do-It-Yourself Band
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    Karolina is a Wayne State University law student. When she isn't reading countless court cases, she enjoys discovering what the Detroit art and music scenes have to offer. Twitter: @KarolinaPowalka
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    Annabelle Road Represents Detroit's Country Roots
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    Local Rapper Kolorful Makes Poetry With A Beat
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    Three Metro Detroiters Among Final 13 On 'American Idol'
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