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Detroit’s Ford Fireworks Celebrate 60 Years

The annual show will light up the riverfront on June 25

Meet the Makers: Signifier Signs

Neon artist, George Vidas, steps into the spotlight

The Way It Was

Crowley’s Mezzanine Tea Room, 1941

Father’s Day Activities for Every Type of Dad

Celebrate your pop with experiences perfectly fit for him

How Custom Bikes Are Changing Lives

Beaumont’s Bike Day program helps special needs children

An Hour With... Tim Zajaros

Co-founder, Armory Films

Meet the Makers: Brian Day

This photographer is taking an overhead look at Detroit

The Way It Was

Ginsburg Branch, Detroit Public Library, 1916

An Hour With... Candice S. Miller

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner

The Michigan Opera Theatre Pays Homage to a Negro League Baseball Legend

The program honors Josh Gibson while exploring themes about discrimination and race

Motherhood in Metro Detroit

From pre-pregnancy thoughts to developing unconditional love, several local women give a glimpse into their lives as ‘mom’

Dry Times: Looking Back 100 Years After Prohibition

A century ago, Detroit became the first city in the nation to prohibit alcohol

Meet the Michigan Native Known for His Palm Beach Landscapes

Keith Williams’ inherent knack for landscaping blossomed from his Bloomfield Hills yard

The Way it Was

The Detroit Club, 1937

Cocktails Meet Conservation at this Annual Event

The Detroit Zoo gala aims to support endangered animals

Meet Some of the Women Running for Office in Michigan

Michigan voters are seeing more female candidates on the ballot than ever before

Meet the Makers: Tree Trunk Arts

A Detroit metalsmith and jewelry designer is transforming greenery into accessories

An Hour With ... Rachelle Vartanian

Founder and President, Living and Learning Enrichment Center

The Greatest (Woman) Of All Time

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

Meet the Makers: Cream Blends

A Southfield wife and husband put their business chops to the test with a natural bath and body product line

The Way It Was

Detroit City Airport, 1970

An Hour With... Amy Haimerl

Author and Founder, Shady Ladies Literary Society

Test Your Knowledge at These Trivia Nights in Metro Detroit

Including quizzes from Sporcle, Quizzo, My Trivia Live, and more

Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

A look back at the party's history

Autorama Returns to Detroit for Its 66th Year

The annual event will showcase 800 hot rods and custom cars at Cobo Center on March 2-4

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

Meet the Makers: The Empowerment Plan

How the non-profit’s coat, sleeping bag project continues to expand

For MLN8, the Magic Started With a Subscription Service

Meet the forthcoming conglomerate using unconventional ways to celebrate and support Detroit’s African-American community

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

The Way It Was

1975, The Brazeal Dennard Chorale

Netflix Set to Bring Local Author’s Horror Novel to Life

Sandra Bullock stars in the film adaptation of Ferndale author/musician Josh Malerman’s original thriller

Love Dogs Returns to MOCAD

PetCalls’ annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser invites pooches to the party

An Hour With ... Angela Aufdemberge

President and CEO, Vista Maria

Local Winter Activities Worth Bracing the Cold

Metro Detroit’s parks are prime for winter adventures

An Anatomy of Deportation: Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo

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

The Way it Was

Packard Motor Car Company, 1912

Introducing the Nordin Brothers: The Duo Behind the Detroit Design Center

You may not know their names, but chances are, you've seen their art

Meet the Makers: Pingree Detroit

The brand is employing veterans to craft upcycled leather totes and journals

There's No Stopping Jill Jack

The Award-winning Detroit musician releases her 12th album — and starts a new artist development company

U-M's Winter Theater Series Is Tackling Today's Major Social Issues

The three-week festival runs January 17 through February 3

What You Need to Know About Oil and Gas Drilling in the Suburbs

Energy companies are staking out new territory in metro Detroit

An Hour With ... Richard Broder

Owner and CEO, Broder & Sachse Real Estate Inc.

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?

Motown Museum Receives $500,000 Grant for Expansion

The Hudson-Webber Foundation joins a growing list of organizations funding the project

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

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

An Hour With... Rita Sayegh

Retail Director and Buyer at Mills Pharmacy and Apothecary

Detroit 2017: Our Picks for Who's Been Naughty or Nice

We made our list and checked it twice

The Way it Was

1956, Comedian Soupy Sales

The Humble Beginnings of the 'World's Largest Christmas Store'

Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is 45-acres of holiday cheer

The Future is Still Hazy for Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

But it could become clearer in 2018 with a new licensing process

Must-see Acts Coming to Detroit this Winter

Plus, where to eat and drink after the show

Noel Night Mixes Throwback Charm with Local Shopping and the Arts

For 45 years, the annual event has put Detroit's Cultural Center in a holiday mood

Check Out These Local Retailers This Holiday Season

From gift shops to clothing stores and everything in between

Our Kids Ruined a Perfectly Good Band

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

Inside Detroit Mercy's Civil Rights 'Immersion' Course

The program is taking students to iconic sites in three southern states

Essay: Why Being an 'Ally' Can Be More Complicated Than You May Think

Even good intentions can miss the mark

Why Your Next Wood Project Should Be Made Out of These Salvaged City Trees

Ann Arbor's Urbanwood Project is taking the reclaimed lumber trend to the next level

New Cranbrook Exhibit Remembers Keith Haring

The show comes 30 years after the contemporary artist's visit to Bloomfield Hills

The Way It Was

The Great Depression, 1930

Making the Auction House Cool Again

A new generation is keeping this family-owned Detroit institution relevant

Prohibition Relics Hide in Plain Sight at Abick's Bar

A century-old cash register is the centerpiece at this southwest Detroit dive

An Hour With... Steve Neavling

Aka the Motor City Muckraker

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

New and Notable Books by Local Authors to Add to Your Reading List

Plus, what our staff is reading right now

This Detroit Fashion Brand is Tackling the City's Dropout Problem

One in four Detroit students will not graduate high school

How Crowdfunding is Helping Detroit Families Stay in Their Homes

The Tricycle Collective has a unique approach to helping Detroiters fight tax foreclosure

A Look Back at the Firefighters Who Helped Fight Devil's Night

Following a mid-80s peak, Detroiters seem to have beaten back the flames of Halloween-time arson

Robots are the Future, and These Detroit Girls Will Be Building Them

An all-girls robotics team is opening doors for women in STEM

Old Traditions Meet New Ideas at Greenfield Village’s Annual Hallowe'en Festival

The historic site delivers an upgrade from ordinary trick-or-treating

Hamtramck is Trying to Save its Historic Negro League-Era Ballpark

It's one of the last remaining in the country

Getting By in Oakland County

It's still one of the country's wealthiest places, but the aftershocks of the Great Recession have left many struggling to get by – or get ahead

Why Tillson Street Just Might Be the Place to Trick-or-Treat This Halloween

A scary block party spurs the Village of Romeo's annual Halloween tourism boom

6 of the Spookiest Destinations in Metro Detroit

A new approach to tourism in Detroit hopes to capitalize on the public’s hankering for a good ghost story

Politics You Can Eat

In Detroit, improving residents’ access to fresh, healthy foods is rooted in the struggle for social justice

The Rescuers Downriver

When a group of volunteers saw their local shelter needed help, they decided the best solution was to adopt it

An Hour With... David Bateman

Indie Film Score Composer

The Way It Was

Detroit Lions' Alex Karras, 1970

Mark and the Giant Pumpkin

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

Ferndale Street Fair Celebrates a Decade of DIY

The festival will feature artwork, food vendors, and musical acts

Dlectricity to Return After Three-Year Hiatus

The festival known for lighting up Midtown Detroit is back on Sept. 22-23

Metro Detroit-Based Dreamers Have Messages for Congress

Neighbors share their dreams and concerns about the president’s DACA decision

Metro Detroit Teachers Share Their After-School Side Hustles

With declining salaries, more teachers are working second jobs to pay the bills

The Way It Was

1907, Eastern High School

The Most Prolific Detroit-born Songwriter You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

DIA to debut video from Allee Willis

An Hour With... Aki Choklat

Fashion Accessories Chair, College for Creative Studies

Viva La Resistance

For 40 years, Dally in the Alley has rebuffed rebranding and celebrated Cass Avenue’s gritty counterculture

Strings Attached

Guitar maker leaves Los Angeles and heads to Detroit. And no, it’s not a song title.

Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats Celebrates 20 Years This Labor Day Weekend

The Royal Oak festival will feature an expanded lineup of performances, dining, and activities

Chicago Artist Brings Caribbean Flavor to Downtown Detroit

Library Street Collective partners with Carlos “Dzine” Rolón to present a sculpture installation inspired by the artist’s rich Puerto Rican culture.

The Way It Was

Detroit Express soccer championship, 1982

Tony Hawk and Artist Ryan McGinness Bring a Contemporary Skate Park to Downtown Detroit

A Peek Inside One of Michigan's Five Nudist Resorts

Turtle Lake Resort is the land of the free and the home of the bare

Paddle-to-Table with Detroit River Sports

This dinner tour takes farm-to-table to a new level

An Hour With... Dan Pitera

Executive Director, Detroit Collaborative Design Center

Voting, Circa 1837

Oil painting depicts crowd during the first state election in Detroit