America’s Sweetheart: An Evening with Molly Ringwald

Hour Detroit spoke with Ringwald on the phone to discuss what inspired her jazz album, and what the future holds for her.

The Greening of Michael Symon’s Roast

Michael Symon will host the Greening of Detroit Gala on October 4 at his Detroit steakhouse, Roast, which has been a foodie favorite since opening in 2008.

Detroit’s Jewel of Broadway

Dead at 87, Grosse Pointe Park native Julie Harris spent her career as one of the most revered stage actresses of her time.

In Remembrance

Hour Detroit magazine featured novelist Elmore Leonard, who died on August 20 at his home in Birmingham, in the March, 2003 issue.

Labor Day Weekend Alert!

Stay home this Labor Day weekend and enjoy one of the area’s biggest local events — the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Mark Kurlyandchik Discusses Drinking Water on 'Stateside with Cynthia Canty'

Hour Detroit Senior Editor Mark Kurlyandchik demystifies drinking water and discusses his article, "Ebb & Flow," on Michigan Radio.

Mike Kelley Comes Home to MOCAD

Mobile Homestead, a mobile home art exhibit by the late Detroit artist Mike Kelley, has a new address on Woodward Avenue.

Burn Rubber Introduces Limited Edition Miguel Cabrera Shoes

Art Detroit Now Introduces Third Thursdays

Monthly art event aims to draw more patrons to Detroit galleries.

2013 Restaurant of the Year: At Your Service

(Video) A tucked away northern Italian outpost in Troy keeps special-occasion white-linen dining alive.

Mark Kurlyandchik Talks Trash on 'Stateside with Cynthia Canty'

The Renovated Maple Theater Is Ready for Its Close-up

The curtain rises this month on the renovated Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township.

CD Review: Ethan Daniel Davidson’s ‘Silvertooth’

On Davidson’s first new album in seven years, the newly settled folk troubadour weaves a number of classic struggles throughout.

Speaking Up

How a childhood of whispers brought on by premature birth led one young man to surgery and a new voice.

In the Swim

Ten swimwear picks that let you reveal – or conceal – as much as you dare.

Welcome Back, CityLoft!

Somerset Collection’s pop-up shop returns this summer, anchoring the rebirth of storied shopping festival Downtown Detroit Days.

My Summer With Marilyn

On the 50th anniversary of her tragic death, screen icon Marilyn Monroe is back in the spotlight.

Hat Trick: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Kid Rock, and Henry the Hatter Join Forces

When Kid Rock teams up with the DSO at the Fox Theatre May 12, the musicians will be sporting dapper fedoras from Detroit’s Henry the Hatter.

April 'Michigan Wine Month' Events

Last year, Gov. Rick Snyder designated April “Michigan Wine Month” as a way to recognize the achievements and economic contributions of the Michigan wine industry.

CD Review: Kathy Kosins’ ‘To the Ladies of Cool’

Metro Detroit native Kathy Kosins tips her hat to the West Coast Cool Jazz style of the 1950s.

Rescued Grizzly Cubs Make Their Debut at the Detroit Zoo

What started out as a sad story for three grizzly cubs has turned out to have a happy ending at the Detroit Zoo.

Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens Shoots the Breeze on Wind Energy and Natural Gas

In May 2009, Hour Detroit spoke with oilman T. Boone Pickens about energy alternatives, a conversation that, in light of spiking gas prices, merits revisiting.

From the Archive: Notable Detroiters Recall Their First Cars

Like a first kiss, our first car is an indelible — and usually fond — memory. We asked 14 metro Detroiters to recall the wheels (clunkers included) that set them in motion.

Paul Gross Explains Our Wacky Winter Weather

Winter temperatures are predicted to return to metro Detroit this week after a dramatically mild start to the season.

From the Archive: Mitt Romney Through the Years

Following Mitt Romney’s eight-vote Iowa victory, Hour Detroit revisits two interviews with Michigan’s native son.

From the Archive: 'Easy Riders,' August 1999

Forget light rail: The answer to Detroit's commuter woes may be as simple as hopping on a comfy new luxury bus.

Carmen Marc Valvo Dishes Out Fashion Advice

The man who has dressed Beyoncé, Princess Madeline of Sweden, Oprah, and Kate Winslet offered a little fashion advice for holiday dressing.

New Allegations Emerge in Year-Old Royal Oak Shooting Death

A lawsuit suggests a money motive in Gary Harmon Lupiloff killing.

Farewell to Dr. Death

One reporter's thoughts on the legacy of Jack Kevorkian.

David Meister Dishes Fashion Advice

In town from Los Angeles for the annual Crohn’s & Colitis fashion show and fundraiser at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, fashion designer David Meister paused to talk with Hour Detroit at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Somerset Collection.


Film producer and Southfield native Gary Gilbert opens up about his Oscar nomination for The Kids Are All Right, the Michigan Film Incentive, and his new film, Meet Monica Velour.

A Few Vows to Take for a Stylish Bridal Fashion

Everything you need to know about bridal fashion for the upcoming season.

Figo Hairstylists Make the Cut Backstage at New York’s Fashion Week

Just back from New York, and running on fashion adrenaline, hairstylists Rino and Kristina Marra and Nina Dimachki of Figo salon in Birmingham described what it was like to work backstage at seven Fall/Winter 2011 runway shows.

Matt Stawski Takes Us Behind the Scenes at the Grammys

As a nominee for directing Cee Lo Green in the music video for “F*** You,” Matt Stawski attended the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old Warren native and Cousino High School graduate offered a behind-the-scenes take on the experience, including what it’s like to lose to Lady Gaga.

Culinary Acrobatics From Cirque du Soleil’s Chef Andrew Garrison

While the Cirque du Soleil cast performs gasp-inducing shows, Chef Andrew Garrison is busy behind the scenes feeding the acrobats and crew.

Mark Kurlyandchik Discusses the Michigan Accent on The Craig Fahle Show

Hour Detroit Associate Editor Mark Kurlyandchik discusses the Michigan accent on WDET-FM. The interview aired on the Tuesday, February 8, 2011 edition of The Craig Fahle Show.

Tim Gunn, of ‘Project Runway,’ Talks About Dressing for Black-tie Events

During a recent stop at Somerset Collection in Troy, Tim Gunn offered a few tips on black-tie style.

John Balardo Interviews Dave Bing

Hour Detroit publisher John Balardo sits down with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing for an in-depth interview on WDET. The interview will air Wednesday, December 29, 2010 when John guest-hosts the first hour of The Craig Fahle Show.

Dr. Tom Rifai discusses America's obesigenic society on WJR

Listen as John Balardo and Dr. Tom Rifai discuss the 11th annual Hour Detroit’s Top Docs list and America’s obesity epidemic on WJR with Frank Beckmann.

A Swan Song to Joan Sutherland, a Detroit Favorite

Dame Joan Sutherland, who died on Oct. 10 at the age of 83, was such a force of nature that she could, in fact, compete with nature.

‘Detroit 1-8-7’ Actors Give Their Take on Detroit

The smell of buttery popcorn filled the air as the stars of ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7 walked the red carpet at the show’s glitzy local premiere.

A Fall Fashion Forecast with Designer Robert Rodriguez

After a two-year hiatus, Fash Bash returned to metro Detroit, and local fashionistas were all in attendance at Saks Fifth Avenue at Somerset Collection in Troy.

‘Twilight’ Star Elizabeth Reaser’s Bloody Good Times in ‘Eclipse’

As the third installment of the Twilight series, Eclipse, hits theaters this month, actress Elizabeth Reaser, the Bloomfield Hills native who portrays vampire Esme Cullen, spoke with Hour Detroit about the making of Twilight and the vampire phenomenon. Reaser plays the adopted mother of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), discusses life on the set, working with Robert and Kristen Stewart, and why she believes Team Jacob (Grand Rapids native Taylor Lautner) has such a loyal following. Oprah has compared the Twilight phenomenon and popularity to that of The Beatles. Oh, wow. I didn’t know she did that. That means something, coming from Oprah. I can’t really say that I agree with that, because I am inside of it. I can’t imagine it having the scope of something like the Beatles, but that’s incredibly flattering.

From WSU’s Football Field, the First Lady Tackles Mentoring

An upbeat Michelle Obama stops in Detroit to stress the importance of leadership and education.

What’s new in Detroit’s New Center

In Detroit’s New Center, the end of one era is bringing the start of another.

In Memoriam: Ernie Harwell

Jack Lessenberry remembers one of, if not the, best sportscasters to grace the airwaves.

Who Really Knows Jack?

Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian in a courtroom scene from “You Don’t Know Jack”

Brighten Up Your Wardrobe

Fashion maven and Birmingham native Mary Alice Stephenson shares her style tips.

Happy Candy Cocktails

Owners of a metro Detroit cocktail lounge have created a “candy” collection for adult imbibers.

Freeze Frame

An abandoned Detroit home encased in ice is just the tip of the iceberg highlighting abandoned and foreclosed real estate.

Ice Pack

An otherworldly stark beauty is how metro Detroiter Eric Keller describes the icy landscape and 24-hour daylight he encountered on his dog- sledding trip in Svalbard, the Arctic Ocean archipelago between Norway and the North Pole.

Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens Shoots the Breeze on Wind Energy and Natural Gas

Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is dipping into his $3.1-billion fortune to help wean the United States off foreign oil.

Outward Bound

Outward Bound, an oil on canvas by American artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), originally appeared as a story illustration for Ladies’ Home Journal in October 1927.

A Splashy New Jean Pool

As Earleatha “Cookie” Johnson prepared to return to her hometown to promote her newly launched CJ by Cookie Johnson jean line at Nordstrom in the Somerset Collection, she had two reasons to celebrate.