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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

Candy Cane or Coal?

Santa keeps track of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. So do we. Here are the newsmakers who have had an impact on metro Detroit.

Raising the Cigar Bar

Some tobacco shops offer delicious exceptions to Michigan’s smoking ban

James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner Showcases Michigan Talent

Townsend's Drew Sayes and Damien Yopek as well as Myles Anton from Traverse City represent local culinary scene

At Street Level

21-year-old photographer Vuhlandes focuses on the blight, the guns, and the faces of his west-side neighborhood to document a Detroit that often goes unseen

Weeklong Michigan Tea Party to Celebrate Culture

Michigan Tea Week to feature tastings, food pairings, etiquette education, and more

Ode to Detroit

DSO to debut innovative composer Tod Machover’s Symphony in D — a work blending traditional instruments with everyday sounds of the city

The Way We Ate

At first glance, vintage menus have noticeably low-sounding prices, but a closer look reveals our changing culinary tastes

Absinthe Minded

A small room at The Whitney features the legendary green spirit — with a local twist

Sites of the Season

Local cider mills help capture the spirit of fall

FashionSpeak Recap & Interview with Kevan Hall

A recap of this year's FashionSpeak conference in Detroit and an exclusive interview with fashion designer Kevan Hall.

Smooth Operator

Elliott Broom leads the operations staff of the DIA through crises big and small, ensuring that — despite relentless transitions — everything goes off without a hitch

Dead Again

Just in time for Halloween, a trio of Detroit-area natives are resurrecting an ‘Evil’ franchise

Oma Rules!

Since 1904, Jacoby's has been dishing out German comfort food to rival Grandma's

McClary Bros. drinking vinegars to appear on “Shark Tank”

McClary Bros. founder Jess McClary discusses her appearance on the ABC show.

Power Positions

From behind the bench to inside the executive boxes, the Detroit Lions are among the league leaders in diversity

Spicy Storefront

Keego Harbor’s Indo restaurant proprietors serve up appealing traditional family cuisine from Java

Dream Upward

Cranbrook has helped inner-city high school students get into college for 50 years

Web Extra: Cabaret 313

Alan Cumming tops the bill as Cabaret 313 season tickets go on sale August 1

Food-Porn Illness

If you insist upon taking pictures of what’s on your plate, they should at least be good. Here’s some advice.

Making The Leap

Are crickets the new bacon? Local advocates explore raising insects for food.

Collectible Americana

Real photo postcards offer snapshots of Michigan history — and fetch some pretty hefty prices

Star Search

Dark sky parks like Mackinaw City’s The Headlands are preserving the nighttime view

Still Kickin' Out the Jams

The influential MC5’s hometown of Lincoln Park hosts 50th anniversary exhibit and concert

Name-Dropping

From Aretha and George Clinton to The Roots, the stars are coming out to help Chene Park celebrate its 30th season on the riverfront

Shelf Awareness

Craft brewers push their way into premium space once reserved for the big boys

Shooting Fire

Bill Eisner has dedicated more than 50 years to documenting Detroit fires, firefighters, and the history of the Detroit Fire Department

Creating Conversation

For 10 years, Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum has been telling the community’s unique stories

Grooming for Success

With the help of local companies’ products, men can put their best faces forward

Sitting Pretty

Celebrating a century of admiring the scenery and hoisting the sails at the BYC

How Grand!

Culture thrives on the west side of the state's must-see art destination

The Secret's Out

Detroit has known about Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas for years; now the rest of the world is discovering them

Homage To Industry

Arsenal of Democracy Museum is a hands-on tribute to efforts on the homefront

Earthy Vibe

Downtown Home & Garden maintains a distinctly Ann Arbor appeal

It Was a Very Good Year

The remarkable 1935-36 season was a great time for Detroit sports fans. Nearly 80 years later, efforts are underway to revive ‘Champions Day’.

The Bully Pulpit

2014-15 Michigan Teacher of the Year, Melody Arabo breaks down stereotypes about harmful classroom behavior in book

Magic in Michigan

A pair of home-grown illusionists star as part of an international tour of jaw-dropping tricks that amaze and amuse

Not the 'Same Old Song'

Motown Museum to celebrate 30th anniversary with a poetry slam, membership card, and more ways to ‘Come and Get These Memories’

A New Page

Approaching 70, Bob Seger is on the road again with the Silver Bullet Band to support his popular recent release

Solid Gold

Pawn shop turned farmstead-cuisine restaurant feels like home sweet home

Macomb's Irish Legacy

Exploring the story behind a familiar statue, and why the man had a Michigan county named after him

2015 Hour Detroit Restaurant Of The Year

Torino chef Garrett Lipar’s tasting menus take guests on expertly paced and emotional culinary adventures

Hitting Bull's-Eyes

In a fiercely competitive industry, Bill Roberts and his Roberts Restaurant Group are consistently on target

Deco Delicious

Antietam’s décor, drinks, dishes, and attention to detail are a tempting combination

A Mighty Mini Market

Old-fashioned corner store concept thrives in a West Village neighborhood

Against the Grain

Two young woodworkers commit to keeping their businesses in Detroit