Contributors: April 2015



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Natalie Ness

While attending Wayne State to study broadcast journalism, Natalie Ness has experienced firsthand Detroit’s growth in the past four years. “There are so many inspiring stories behind the new businesses,” she says. “Everyone is excited about Detroit.” She spends her free time exploring the up and coming restaurants downtown, the trendy shops opening in Midtown, and the hidden gems of the city. “Detroit needs businesses with heart, and I love helping people tell their story.” Graduating this May, she looks forward to developing her career in journalism while Detroit makes its epic comeback. In addition to Hour Detroit, she is also an intern at WDIV.

 

Lexi Trimpe

In her final year at Wayne State University, Lexi Trimpe has always aspired to write for a magazine, but after starting school in the city she soon discovered a new muse for her work. “After an internship, I began working as a production assistant for different Detroit events — I’ve been hooked on ‘Detroit life’ ever since,” she says. “I loved how much was happening around me, I loved the people, and I loved writing about it.” Trimpe is studying journalism and has covered various arts and entertainment stories for the university’s newspaper, The South End. Trimpe says she is grateful for the opportunity to intern at Hour Detroit and is excited to gain more experience in journalism.

 

Lians Jadan

Lians Jadan is a self-taught photographer whose passion for the visual image is lush and unique. His career began in high fashion, having editorials appearing in VogueItalia.com, Prim, BG, Graphis, Business Destinations, and Hint magazines. His other work includes advertising, beauty, lifestyle, motion, portraiture, and still life. He photographed this issue’s spring fashion feature. “I was inspired by movement and muted tones to capture the feeling of spring,” Jadan says. “Collaborating with a wonderful creative director, stylist, hair, and makeup team brought everything together.” Jadan lives in Bloomfield Hills with his wife, Monica, and their daughters Lareina and Stella.

 

Jim McFarlin

Frequent contributor Jim McFarlin toured Detroit’s musical memory lane (aka West Grand Boulevard) to see what’s going on for the Motown Museum’s 30th anniversary. “It’s infinitely better as a display space and a collection of archives than it was years ago,” he says. “And its new CEO, Robin Terry, deeply cares about the Motown legacy.” The museum wants to increase its stature at home. “Detroiters treasure having it here, but the museum estimates 75 percent of its visitors come from out of town,” McFarlin says. “Even one of my tour guides admitted she’d never set foot in the place until she got her job.” Once the pop music critic for The Detroit News, McFarlin now does his Temptations walk outside Chicago.

 

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