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And the 2019 Restaurant of the Year Is: Prime + Proper

A polished ambience and masterful dishes at downtown Detroit’s Prime + Proper, reimagine the ethos of the American steakhouse

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles

The mother-daughter team behind recipe development site, Crowded Kitchen, cooks up mindful dishes starring ingredients from local makers

Home for Chinese New Year

An Ann-Arbor-based writer realizes the true way to celebrate has nothing to do with firecrackers or shiny envelopes

Bottoms Up

More than 60 years after Black Bottom was razed, the Detroit region named for its rich, dark soil has become an unlikely point of interest to a new generation of African-American history enthusiasts

Pure and Simple

Drawing inspiration from the spring bridal runways and celebrity brides alike (we’re looking at you, Priyanka Chopra), this season’s wedding fashions marry minimalism and romance, with sleek yet scintillating silhouettes, dainty accessories, and the underpinnings to match

Live Long and Prosper

Ann Arbor’s Forever Labs builds a thriving business banking stem cells on the prospect of future cures and life extension

Contributors: January 2019

Hour Detroit, January 2019

A Moment of Mindfulness

Ditch the mid-day meeting with a self-care solution

48 Hours With ... Jim Jalove

Group Fitness Manager, Equinox Bloomfield Hills

Driving Force

Letter from the Editor, January 2019

A Health Resolution That Extends to the Office

A greener workspace makes for a better year

Upward Bound

As the city aims to remake itself into an urban center, will downtown Royal Oak businesses endure the growing pains of development?

Machine Learning

The next wave of artificial intelligence is making critical decisions in health care

A Survivor’s Story

A West Bloomfield resident shares his memories of living under occupied Poland during World War II

Swinging Sensation

Heavyweight Estate

Cadillac King Don Massey's property hits the market

Metrics of Mary Jane Motoring

Research in a modest lab at John R and Mack addresses questions about cannabis and driving and takes me back to my wayward youth

Under Wraps

Lionel Perkins, senior project design engineer for camouflage at GM North America, unveils his latest project

Driver's Ed

We’ve got auto questions, leading authorities have answers

It’s a #WonderfulLife

Powered by likes and public approval, how social media is squandering the holiday spirit

2018 Candy Cane or Coal?

Santa has been keeping tabs on who’s been naughty and nice over the past year. He’s his jolly old self when awarding candy canes for good deeds but look out — he’s got an icy-cold North Pole attitude when punishing bad behavior.

New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn Style

Tips for celebrating 2019 from the pros at Brooklyn Outdoor

Main Review: SheWolf

Born in Detroit but inspired by Rome, SheWolf takes diners on a culinary journey

The Art of Gifting

Metro Detroit tastemakers from all walks of life offer a glimpse of what’s on their holiday wish lists. From artwork to leather goods and apparel to record players, their picks run the gamut of this season’s most popular gifting items. As different as they may be, for these four locals, the spirit of giving, eating good food, and spending time with loved ones always tops the list.

Precious Metals

Layering necklaces, stacking rings, and placing bangle upon glitzy bangle: a definitive guide to mixing the season’s must-have jewelry

The Makings of the Shinola Hotel

When the Detroit brand’s first foray into hospitality opens its doors, it’ll offer customers a more intimate way to connect with its products and experience the values central to its mission

A Mother Without Borders

How a former educator in Grosse Pointe Park became an immigration activist

Best Dressed 2018

Pulling back the curtain on this year’s selection of the region’s most stylish denizens

Deeply Rooted

Influenced by their ancestors, Native American artists celebrate indigenous culture through traditional and contemporary dance, music, and more

Sanctuary for the Senses

Castalia in Midtown offers a cocktail experience unlike any other

Mending Migraines

Nausea, excruciating head pain, sensitivity to light and noise: The oppressiveness of the list of symptoms for migraines has been matched only by the difficulty of treating the severe headaches. Until now.

Saving My Hair

With cold capping, I could focus on something practical and immediate — trying not to lose my hair

Mental Health: Let's Talk About It

Shedding light on a subject long deemed taboo

State of the Arts

Here's Why Petoskey’s Bay View Resort Is Under a Magnifying Glass

The history, facts, and recent allegations against the National Landmark

Expand Your Personal Library with These 6 Titles

New and notable reads to satisfy your inner bookworm

What It Means to Be An Abortion Clinic Escort

A Q&A with Ethan Schmitt, a clinic escort at Ann Arbor Health Center

These Businesses Are Planting Purpose in Metro Detroit — Through Food

Hour Detroit’s food issue explores sustainable restaurants, organizations, and more

3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet

These triple bottom line businesses are part of Detroit’s FoodLab organization

A Zen Monk on Her Vegetarian Diet

Myungju Hillary talks spirituality, a plant-based diet, and more

Michigan-Made, Mother Nature-Approved Tools for Your Kitchen

Ditch disposables and opt for reusable products

Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit

These 10 local businesses are paving the way for a healthier and happier planet

A Deeper Look into the Racial and Ethnic Tensions Dividing Metro Detroit

From the city to the suburbs, existing segregation could be hindering the region’s progress

I Tried to Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

Hour Detroit Editor Steve Wilke tries an unconventional method of kicking a years-long habit

Add These 6 Titles to Your Summer Reading List

New and notable reads to enjoy through the season

Your Biggest Questions About Sunscreen, Answered by a Pro

From how often to apply to the ingredients that make it work, a local dermatologist tells all

50 Years Later: A Look Back at the Tigers’ 1968 World Series Win

The underdog team staged a mighty comeback during the historic season

A Look Inside Bob’s Jukebox Emporium

Morningside resident Bob Welke is the man to call for vintage music machine repairs, restorations, and more

Checking in With Electric Six

With more than 20 years in the business and 14 albums under their collective belts, a cult-favorite band rocks on

4 Years In the Making, Planet Ant's Sci-Fi Rock Opera Takes Off

Meet the costumers, composers, and performers who made it happen

Getting Ready with a Drag Queen

Emma Sapphire gives a behind-the-scenes look at a pre show beauty routine

Blown Summer Style Challenge: Be Brave With This Season's Sheer Fabrics

Billowy silhouettes and scintillating jewelry create an ethereal appeal

Best of Detroit 2018

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services

Stressed Out? Try Goat Yoga

Highland Park’s Pingree Farms offers a quirky fitness class

The Gentleman’s Guide to Style

From grooming to shopping, a comprehensive directory for stylish men in metro Detroit

An Hour With ... Carmen McIntyre

Chief Medical Officer, Michigan Department of Corrections

Woman to Woman: A Candid Conversation on Body Image

Producer Alyonka Larionov and plus-size model Leah Vernon discuss their struggles with eating disorders

Life Support

Letter from the Heath Guide Editor, Lyndsay Green

The Art of Yoga

A local instructor on Crohn’s disease and her path to healing

The Greatest (Woman) Of All Time

Flint boxer Claressa Shields may have Olympic gold medals under her belt, but she’s just getting started

City Guide: Exploring Metro Detroit From A to Z

From the arts to the Detroit Zoo, here are some must-see area attractions and events

Health Extra: How to Combat Seasonal Allergies

A local allergist and a community herbalist offer their tips for weathering allergy season

Health Extra: Don’t Panic When Vertigo Suddenly Hits

The most common cause of dizziness is not as scary as you think

Detroit’s Inferiority Complex? Not Any Longer.

Letter From the Editor

Contributors: March 2018

It’s a New Semester for Marygrove College

After cutting undergraduate programs, a beloved liberal arts college looks to reinvent itself

Meet the Digital Stewards of the Equitable Internet Initiative

The team bringing internet service to residents in three Detroit neighborhoods is building more than a wireless network — it’s building community

Exploring the Art of Over-the-Top Cocktails

We gave five of metro Detroit’s top bartenders full creative freedom to craft their most avant-garde concoctions. What we got exceeded our highest expectations

What’s the Source of the Steam Pouring Out of Detroit’s Sidewalks?

Environmental groups want to clear the air about the fuel behind a little-known power system

Contributors: February 2018

Love (and Steam) Is in the Air

The Philosophy Behind Intentional, Unconventional Home Decor

Inside a former window dresser’s eclectic West Village home

An Anatomy of Deportation: Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo

How current U.S. immigration policy divided an Ann Arbor family

Meal Prep Services: What to Know Before Committing to the Trend

Plus, tips from a metro Detroit-based dietitian on getting the most out of your meals

This New Technology May Allow Researchers to 'Edit' Our Genes

CRISPR could prune some inherited diseases from the family tree

Why Abdul El-Sayed's Run for Governor Is for Real

Can a political rookie from Michigan become America's first Muslim governor?

Female Entrepreneurs Are Staking Their Claim in Detroit

These three women-owned businesses are unstacking the deck

The Era of Autonomous Vehicles May Be Here Sooner than Expected

What does that mean for Detroit's legacy automakers?

Rebuilding the Bridges Between Detroit's Jewish and African-American Worshippers

A pastor and a rabbi are making 'interfaith' more than just a buzzword

Contributors: December 2017

Shop Early... and Shop Local

Letter from the Editor

Our Kids Ruined a Perfectly Good Band

For The Hard Lessons, love and family won out over fame

Are the Detroit Suburbs Headed for Trouble?

The American dream is no longer in suburbia

Could this Detroit Native be the Next Pope?

How the weight-lifting, piano-playing, former football player became part of the Roman Catholic hierarchy

Here's What Actually Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science

Answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask

Inside a Workout at Troy's Area 45 Fitness

This gym offers metro Detroiters a new type of workout, one sensor at a time

Meet the People Who Made Recycling Happen in Detroit

For a long time, Detroit was the largest city in America that didn’t recycle. It took a major DIY citizen effort to change that

Those Who Can, Do

Letter From the Editor

Contributors: October 2017

Mark and the Giant Pumpkin

Here’s how a Holly handyman became Michigan’s heavyweight champ of oversize produce

Power to the Patient

A U-M doc is giving cancer survivors the tools to finally feel healthy again

The Common Cure

Cats and dogs get many of the same cancers we do. Could they be the key to unlocking new treatments that help us — and our pets — beat the disease?

100,000 Points of Data

Precision Medicine helps find valuable needles amidst haystacks of information

Celebrate National Yoga Month at These 10 Metro Detroit Studios

Contributors: September 2017

Best Dressed 2017

Meet metro Detroit's most stylish NFL player, dentist, nail salon owner, and more

Hop ’Til You Drop

D-Cyphering Jenny Risher’s new book and DIA exhibit

Family Meal

Even among strangers, you’re never alone when you gather for Chinese hot pot

Oakland County Circuit Court Focuses on Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Program treats participants like ‘more than a number’