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In Tune

Influenced by its storied past, Willis Show Bar sets the tone for a nostalgic sound

An Hour With ... Teddy Dorsette III

President, Detroit Black Deaf Advocates

An Animated Life

As Rob Paulsen prepares to publish his memoir, the Hollywood veteran and voice behind some of the most iconic cartoon characters of the ’80s and ’90s, reflects on his life from humble beginnings in metro Detroit to beating throat cancer with a sense of humor

The Way It Was

The Leland Hotel, 1940

Who's In Charge?

In the struggle for control over the country’s education system, recent events show that it’s the teachers who come out on top

Meet the Makers: Sydney James

For muralist Sydney James, the city of Detroit is her canvas. Matters of the country are her muse

Out & About

What to celebrate, watch, and listen to this month in metro Detroit

Revisiting the American Dream

University of Michigan students to perform Arthur Miller’s work with Alec Baldwin

The Way It Was

Cadillac Coffee Co., 1937

An Hour with ... Ryan Abney

Event manager, Belle Isle Boat House

A Look at the Inexplicable Exclusion of Detroit Tigers’ Lou Whitaker from the Baseball Hall of Fame

Writer Michael Betzhold investigates the Major League slip-up

Q&A: Nancy Barr, Curator of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Plus, information about the DIA’s upcoming exhibit, Lost & Found

Meet the Makers: Salt Textile Studios

This textile maker wants her creations to be unique to ‘here’

Exploring Metro Detroit’s Tiki Trend

Mutiny Bar and Lost River serve up island vacations with every drink

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

The Way It Was

Detroit Yacht Club's Women's Swim Team, 1929

This Family-Owned Butcher Shop Serves Detroit’s Top Restaurants

Ferndale’s Farm Field Table supplies grass-fed beef that’s a cut above competitors

An Hour With ... Elise Tate

Co-Founder, Golden Future Foundation

Meet the Makers: Corbé

The Detroit ceramics studio balances innovation and tradition through pottery

Manchester United, Liverpool F.C. to Face Off in Ann Arbor

U-M will host the International Championship Cup match in July

Could These Minimalist Pieces Be the Future of Furniture?

Floyd Detroit is crafting beds, tables, and desks that are meant to last

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

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

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

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