Throughout 2017, we explore Detroit’s history with 12 artifacts — starting with an invention that forever changed the city
Before she was Misty Knight, actress was a classical musician and track athlete at Renaissance High School
Former America's Got Talent contestant has racked up quite an impressive resume, but there's still 'a lot of work to do'
Michigan organizations foster hope for those who flee to the U.S. after losing their families to war and violence abroad
New and Notable Books
Before a sex scandal brought him down, the 'Messiah in Mink' was one of the more prominent black celebrity preachers of midcentury America
The Hour Detroit staff hands out annual gifts to those newsmakers who have been nice … and those who have been naughty. See who’s on our list this year.
How metro Detroit native Dylan Larkin became the Red Wings’ next great hope
Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard is still controversial, even 75 years after his election
Artist April Wagner has designs for Cobo Center partnership
Detroit’s 90th Thanksgiving Day show is a tradition — especially for volunteers
This is the tale of Roaring Dan Seavey, the lakeman who absconded with a ship full of cedar and led authorities on a chase up the coast of Lake Michigan
Detroit-based guitarist strikes a chord with In Transit concert series
Cranbrook Art Museum to host exhibition based on metro Detroit and Flint-area residents’ visits to The Truth Booth
Downtown Detroit’s Puppet Art Theater celebrates stories, folktales, and the art of puppetry from around the globe
Former Michigan Gov. G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams at the 1960 Democratic presidential convention in Los Angeles
Guaranteed college scholarships are transforming futures in several local school districts
What the Wasserman Projects’ permanent art exhibit says about diversity
The Noir City Film Festival is right at home at Detroit’s Redford Theatre
2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit Dance City Festival pliés back into town
Composting group Detroit Dirt continues to unearth a wealth of success in the city’s urban farming community and beyond
Executive Director of the Detroit Food Policy Council
We talk with the architect and co-founder of McIntosh Poris Associates
Few images suggest the lackadaisical days of summer better than this photograph of the Harvey C. Jackson family
Born from a desire to change the city’s image, the Detroit pride T-shirt has grown into a fashionable summer essential
We speak to the Detroit 67 Project Director
When the flames arose on the afternoon of April 27, 1915, suspicions grew in some quarters
DSO to honor David Bowie with symphonic covers concert
Catfé Lounge is part yoga studio, part living room, and part adoption center
Musician and activist talks Flint water crisis
Annual Michigan event helps families and friends revive their loved ones’ unsolved cases
In 1971, David DiChiera was a lone wolf in the wilderness
Cobo Center unveils new outdoor space
On Opening Day in 1911, the Tigers locked horns with the Chicago White Sox during a raging snowstorm.
Freep Film Festival brings Detroit to the big screen.
United Auto Workers' Vice President brings a fresh face to the union.
Paxahau celebrates a decade of keeping Detroit’s Movement electronic music festival running.
Detroit’s Immigrant Affairs Director
Four Detroit furniture makers carve their niche in the industry with quality craftsmanship and customization
Former Detroit banker trades cubicle for Hollywood, stars in meaty role as O.J. Simpson’s son in new FX series
Wayne State University professor is studying online dating and how we click with our matches — or not
Comeback stories help define a winning formula for a trio of popular made-in-Michigan PBS shows
Former Corktown souvenir shop is living up to its treasure-promising name
Still using the same artificial tree from 10 years ago? Branch out by choosing a fresh evergreen at one of these Michigan farms. These farms also offer various activities, such as visits with Santa for the kids and adult beverages for the parents.
What’s ahead for Detroit five years down the road? Here are some ‘wish lists’ and predictions.
Community theater group production aims to spark conversations about police actions and race
Southwest Detroit celebrates the traditions of Day of the Dead, honors those who have passed
Dearborn’s Center for Arab American Philanthropy harnesses its giving power to help programs near and far
Five metro Detroit couples who donate their time, energy, and resources to each other and their communities
Nonprofit Humble Design completely furnishes living spaces for families in need
Detroit high-schoolers get a lesson in community development, gender equality, and education abroad through international nonprofit buildOn
Entrepreneurs, innovators, and residents share their recipes for city improvement at microfunding forum Detroit Soup
Detroit area nonprofits play a unique tune when it comes to music education, performance, and youth engagement
Detroit nonprofit Life Remodeled continues to revamp local schools, homes, and communities on a grand scale
One bench at a time, Sit On It Detroit founders are making the wait a bit better for urban commuters
Mosaics on the dugouts are the latest parts of Stoepel Park’s recovery
Letterpress goods live on with the Detroit Wood Type Co.
Two national fashion brands add more stylish options for Midtown shoppers
Second City and Planet Ant Theater alums Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson spoof local ads for Comedy Central’s Detroiters TV pilot
A literary nonprofit supports authors and tackles a blighted Detroit neighborhood one house at a time
Out of bankruptcy and free of emergency management, Mayor Mike Duggan works long hours to rebuild Detroit — and he’s having a ball
Inaugural Murals in the Market to bring scores of artists to Detroit’s Eastern Market
Ann Arbor’s The Ark remains an intimate haven for favorite folk acts — and a launching pad for emerging careers
Armada’s annual get-together boasts traditions unchanged for a century and a half
What's it like to work on the Detroit Tigers grounds crew? (And how do you land the job?)
Nonprofit started from the back of a woman’s Jeep is branching out to find ways to feed metro Detroit’s hungry
WDET ‘Detroit Today’ host Stephen Henderson’s take on the most ‘interactive’ media
Once shunned by his own party, Harvey Santana is keeper of the state’s $53 billion budget
Through local firm’s Life Chests, people preserve memories, pass on personal legacies and family memorabilia to their loved ones
Get your kids away from their electronic devices (at least temporarily) with a host of day camp activities
Outspoken mayor planted seeds for Detroit’s original urban farms in effort to address financial woes
New Preachers of Detroit reality series documents the work, family, and lives of seven men and women of the cloth
Detroit Public Library looks back at milestones, and forward into the digital age
Oak Park independent bookstore owners have been keeping the literary faith for more than 30 years
Cass Tech/U-M graduate Eddie ‘The Midnight Express’ Tolan ran to fame in the 1932 Olympic games.
Journey through the world’s largest African-American history museum
Former community organizer set to assume office as Michigan’s first Asian-American female state representative
South Central survivor Louis Green launches a $100 million annual fund to give minority-owned businesses a shot at grabbing a piece of Detroit’s redevelopment pie