Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press

Julie Hinds

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Julie:

Metro Detroit native's new novel 'The Pessimists' considered fall must-read

Bethany Ball grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan. Her latest novel, 'The Pessimists,' mines suburban angst. → Read More

Motor City Comic Con returns after pandemic break with some new rules, same starry lineup

Although it's somewhat smaller in size and will require visitors to mask up, the 2021 Motor City Comic Con promises a full array of stars and events. → Read More

Metro Detroit designer who fled Afghanistan as a child will compete on 'Project Runway'

Sabrina Spanta, who grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, after leaving Afghanistan, is a contestant on season 19 of Bravo's "Project Runway." → Read More

'Ted Lasso' star Jason Sudeikis reveals he got game-day fashion advice from Jim Harbaugh

Jason Sudeikis, who created "Ted Lasso" and plays the title character, reveals his connection to University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. → Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence play Michigan State astronomy professors in new movie

"Don't Look Up," set to arrive in December, is a dark comedy from director Adam McKay about two MSU astronomers who spot an impending catastrophe. → Read More

New outdoor film festival in Detroit focuses on array of global independent movies

Cinema Lamont, a nonprofit pop-up, launches a new film festival tied to its mission of fostering cross-cultural understanding through global movies. → Read More

Podcast explores life of Father Coughlin, the bigoted radio star whose tactics echo today's hate

The eight-episode "Radioactive" podcast examines the rise and fall of Father Charles Coughlin, a fascist-leaning antisemite and 1930s radio star. → Read More

Metro Detroiter will have a chance at defeating reigning 'Jeopardy!' champ Matt Amodio

An IT communications strategist from the Troy suburb of Detroit will appear Wednesday on "Jeopardy!" and face the 3X-game winning Matt Amodio. → Read More

The Detroiter behind 'BMF' series for Starz has his own fascinating story to tell

Randy Huggins went from being a Detroit public school teacher to writing for top prime-time dramas on TV and now is in charge of a hit series. → Read More

'BMF,' inspired by story of Detroit's Flenory brothers, renewed for 2nd season on Starz

The news comes less than a week after the debut of the series, which is inspired by the lives of 2 Motor City brothers who built a drug empire. → Read More

Tom Hardy wears Detroit on his sleeve in the sequel 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage'

If you spot "Beverly Hills Cop" references in the "Venom" sequel, it's because Tom Hardy is a big fan of Eddie Murphy's Detroit police detective. → Read More

First episode of 'BMF' TV series earns an A for Detroit authenticity

The new series from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, "BMF" premiered on Starz to mostly good buzz for its chronicle of Detroit's Big Meech and Southwest T. → Read More

Starz series 'BMF' follows the origin story of 2 Detroit brothers who built a drug empire

''BMF" is a fictionalized account of the early years of Demetrius and Terry Flenory, brothers from Detroit who built a multi-state drug empire. → Read More

Melvin Van Peebles' breakout movie opened in only 2 theaters, including 1 in Detroit

When Melvin Van Peebles rocked the cinematic world with his indie hit "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," he turned to Detroit for its start. → Read More

Detroit home renovation series 'Bargain Block' is returning for second season

Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas will return for a second season of the HGTV series that transforms ailing and abandoned homes in Motor City neighborhood. → Read More

Detroit Lions' MNF game delays premiere of 'The Big Leap' featuring Lions character

The Lions vs. Packers game delays the premiere of 'The Big Leap' in Detroit, oin which actor Ser'Darius Blain plays a Lions tight end. → Read More

Fox's 'Glee'-like drama 'The Big Leap' gives underdog characters a second chance through dance

'The Big Leap' follows characters seeking a second chance by winning a spot in a reality show that must stage Swan Lake' with amateur dancers. → Read More

Ex-'SNL' star Jim Breuer won't perform in Royal Oak because of COVID-19 vaccine proof rule

Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jim Breuer compared vaccination proof requirements to segregation in a Facebook post about cancelling shows. → Read More

'John Bronco Rides Again' brings back Walton Goggins as a fake Ford Bronco pitchman

"John Bronco Rides Again" is a sequel to the 2020 comedy that poked fun at marketing and TV ad stars via the Ford Bronco. → Read More

Jeff Daniels on his 'American Rust' character: 'There are guys like him all over Michigan'

Emmy winner Jeff Daniels tackles another limited series for Showtime and prepares to return to Broadway with Aaron Sorkin's "To Kill a Mockingbird." → Read More