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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

A Mother Without Borders

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

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

Add These 6 Titles to Your Summer Reading List

New and notable reads to enjoy through the 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

The Gentleman’s Guide to Style

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

Woman to Woman: A Candid Conversation on Body Image

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark and the Giant Pumpkin

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

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

Avalon International Breads Gives Rise to Change

Twenty years ago, two women had the vision to open an organic bakery in the Cass Corridor. They take a look back and share their vision for the future

Who to Watch at the Tony Awards

U-M composers already have a Golden Globe and an Oscar. And perhaps this Sunday, a Tony, too

An Hour With... Dani Woods

Office of the Chief LGBT Liaison, Detroit Police Department

How to Pair Cheese and Chocolate

Local cheesemonger enchants taste buds with chocolate and cheese pop-ups

Socialization Therapies at Michigan Hospitals Help Address Kids' Emotional Needs

Through art, music, and other programs, young patients maintain their identities, ease stress and anxiety

Detroit Designers Embrace Challenges of Eco-Friendly Fashion

Being sustainable and stylish don't have to be mutually exclusive as local brands get creative with recycled materials, give back to the community

An Hour With... Austin Black II

Founder, City Living Detroit

Erasing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Anxiety disorders and depression are often faceless — as well as misunderstood and mistreated

Muskrat Dinners a Tradition During Lent Downriver

For some, meal conjures up feelings of family, nostalgia, and cultural identity, but longtime custom may be in danger of fading away

Detroit Actress Ryan Destiny Lights Up Small Screen on Fox Drama 'Star'

Singer grew up on Joy Road near Rouge Park, attended middle school and high school in West Bloomfield

An Hour With ... Sonya Mays

Detroit Public Schools Community District board member; President/CEO of Develop Detroit

An Hour With... Irvin D. Reid

President Emeritus, Wayne State University

Left in Plain Sight in the Snow

A heinous serial criminal. An alleged cover-up. A father fights to reveal the identity of his child’s murderer, the Oakland County Child Killer, 40 years later.

Eyes on Detroit

In a tension-filled sociopolitical climate, the city's police department is deploying a tall order of synchronized on-person and in-car cameras.

Essay: Detroit Can Beat the Gentrification Game

It won’t be easy, but the city can be a national model for inclusive economic redevelopment

An Hour With ... John Conyers Jr.

Congressman of Michigan's 13th Congressional District

Who Killed Barry Crane?

In 1985, the Detroit native's body was found at his California townhouse. Despite the discovery of new DNA evidence no one has pinned down who killed the man known as the Babe Ruth of bridge and why.

Did Kwame Kilpatrick Actually Help Detroit?

Disgraced and out of appeals, Detroit former mayor will still be sitting in a federal prison on New Year’s Day 2037. But could his corruption have, in an odd way, actually improved the city?

An Hour With... Greg Russell

Movie reviewer for Live in the D

Culinary Program at Michigan Prison Nourishes Raw Talent

Prisoners learn more than the technical skills needed to be a cook — they learn what it takes to be a chef

Lost and Found

Detroit Artifactry builds a business around eclectic home decor

An Hour With... Kym Worthy

Wayne County Prosecutor

By Any Other Name…

It doesn’t sound fancy, but Pop’s For Italian serves up extremely well-prepared Italian dishes paired with an ambitious wine program

The Greatest Show Off Earth!

Detroit Flyhouse Circus School teaches kids (and adults) to channel their inner acrobat

An Hour With... Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Executive Director and Health Officer of the Detroit Health Department

Back on Track?

A mass transit plan was almost derailed by the usual political potholes. But regional cooperation is finally in the hands of the voters.

Art House

How one architect is attempting to reimagine Detroit’s blight

Worthy Setting

Elegant dining in Rochester’s century-old Chapman House

Hallowed Ground

Fifty years ago this October, The Grande Ballroom became Detroit’s brick-and-mortar embodiment of the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll era

Designs on Detroit

Annual festival looks to the future

World-Wise Chickens

What the Wasserman Projects’ permanent art exhibit says about diversity

After Aaliyah

Fifteen years after her untimely death the Detroit star still matters, but her legacy is in question

Fashionably Philanthropic

The Founders Junior Council’s longstanding Fash Bash has become one of the DIA’s most anticipated events

Digging Deep

Composting group Detroit Dirt continues to unearth a wealth of success in the city’s urban farming community and beyond

Sunday Dinner, Five Days a Week

Supino Pizza owner pays homage to his family through La Rondinella’s authentic Italian regional dishes

Northern Light

The Rev. Joan Ross keeps the faith, fighting for families and residents in one of Detroit’s oft-neglected neighborhoods

A Different Dog

A wizened look beyond the coney to metro Detroit’s alternative hot dog offerings

No-Frills, Fine Food

A small but mighty Spencer is making an impression on the Ann Arbor restaurant scene

Old School Meets New School

Old school meets new school

Finding a Better World

Psychedelic Healing Shack of Detroit aims to help others heal themselves and the community

A Grand Balance

The Belle Isle Grand Prix brings money, commerce, and exposure to Detroit, but some parkgoers think reduced accessibility to the island doesn’t add up to a victory

Eyes on the Road

Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition goes on a photographic tour of the United States of America

Pet Project

Catfé Lounge is part yoga studio, part living room, and part adoption center

‘Thank you for my horrible life’

On gratitude—and figuring out what holds us back

Le Rouge Life

A from-the-bleachers look at Detroit City Football Club’s loud, proud fans

Model Citizen

A maritime history collector is preserving the lore and legend of Downriver’s commercial shipping history, one replica at a time

Jam-Packed Piety

Operated by a community of monks, the Jampot sells organic confections in Michigan’s Upper (upper) Peninsula

Rooftop Retreat

How a turn-of-the-century Midtown castle became a lesson in sustainable living — and an urban guest lodge

Taking a Stand

Paddleboarding gains popularity on Michigan’s lakes and rivers

Eat Globally, Act Locally

Get the authentic flavor of favorite ethnic foods right in your kitchen with these Michigan-made products.

Bright Idea

The Brightmoor Maker Space seeks to build a community of craftsmen in one of Detroit’s most blighted neighborhoods.

The Artists Within

Community-based project helps Detroit students learn about literacy while creating art for public library.

Great Expectations

Detroit’s internationally celebrated Mosaic Youth Theatre troupe approaches its 25th year of helping students excel in the arts — and beyond

War, on Drugs

When VA treatments don’t work, Michigan veterans turn to medical marijuana to ease their mental and physical pain

Ode to Shawarma

Bucharest Grill’s most popular wrap has earned a place in the pantheon of Detroit foods

A Date With the Devil

Detroit’s eccentric past and present make for a hell of a party at the Marche du Nain Rouge

Finding Safe Haven

Refugees fleeing hardship in their home country start anew in southeast Michigan — and give back by helping others

Keeping It Classy

Looking to exercise your creative muscles? Local artisanal workshops let you try your hand at something new.

2016 Restaurant of the Year

On a rebounding stretch on Second Avenue in Midtown, Selden Standard's Andy Hollyday takes casual high-end restaurants to the next level

Playing the Dating Game

When all else fails, an old-school matchmaker just might be the answer

An Hour With... Salvador Salort-Pons

Director, President, and CEO of the DIA

Solid Standby

New restaurant in The Belt is the type of place to get Miller High Life and a burger or craft cocktail and sophisticated sturgeon

Motorless in the Motor City

Out of necessity or by choice, a growing number of area commuters are adapting to life without an automobile

The Great Indoors

A visit to the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center is like taking an up north field trip right in downtown Detroit

An Hour With... Graig Donnelly

Director of the Detroit Revitalization Fellows

Transportation Transformation

Over the next decade or two, you may not recognize metro Detroit — or what the auto industry produces

Rolling Sculpture

A portrait of Ford Motor Co. auto design manager Earl Lucas Jr. at the peak of his creative powers

Final Flight

After a nearly 35-year perch atop metro Detroit’s restaurant scene, Jim and Mary Lark bid a fond farewell to their acclaimed European-style country inn