Author Archives: pksmid

About pksmid

Reporter based in Chicago, focusing on the Brazilian community in Chicago and news from South America.

A conversation with the guys behind Corktown Cinema

By Patrick Smith It has been a hard, frustrating few years since The Burton Theatre in Detroit was forced to close its doors due to a dispute with its landlord. Since then we here at the Spine have been following … Continue reading

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Finally: Pistons trade makes team better now and in future, increases odds of playoffs

By Patrick Smith As I am sure most of you know, last night the Detroit Pistons traded Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three team trade in which Rudy Gay went to the Raptors and … Continue reading

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Explaining the Corktown Cinema Internet fight

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Woodward Spine. By Patrick Smith Yesterday there was an Internet slap-fight between the operators of Cass City Cinema … Continue reading

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A conversation with X! Records’ Scott Dunkerley

By Patrick Smith As one of the multitudes of obnoxious Michigan transplants populating Chicago, I probably get more excited than acceptable whenever Detroit’s Frustrations come to town. If I had just stuck around I could see the band flash their … Continue reading

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A conversation with Corktown Cinema’s majority owner Jeff Else

By Patrick Smith Today, the future home of Corktown Cinema is a bare space in the one time Lincoln Brass Works foundry, but by August the empty construction zone will be a 150-seat movie theater just south of Michigan Avenue … Continue reading

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Tiger Watch: Delmon Young

As Opening Day quickly approaches, April 4th, we’ve turned to our sports contributors to get their insight on just who we should keep an eye on in what we are dubbing “Tiger Watch.” By Patrick Smith The Tigers two best … Continue reading

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Detroit Loyalty: Deeper than you think

By Patrick Smith Detroiters are obsessed with their national image. Unconsciously cataloguing every reference to the city, every piece of fiction set in the area. Attacking any comedian or personality who would dare denigrate it and scouring movies for local … Continue reading

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