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Why Abdul El-Sayed's Run for Governor Is for Real

Can a political rookie from Michigan become America's first Muslim governor?

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

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

Contributors: December 2017

Shop Early... and Shop Local

Letter from the Editor

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

Those Who Can, Do

Letter From the Editor

Contributors: October 2017

Mark and the Giant Pumpkin

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

Contributors: September 2017

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

Contributors: July 2017

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

Rookies and Veterans

Letter From the Editor

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

The Way It Was

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

Contributors: October 2016

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

Beyond Barbecue

For more than just table-top grilling, Chung Ki Wa in Sterling Heights dishes up authentic Korean fare

Politics of the Plate

Local pop-up focuses on educating diners through worldly cuisine

What’s Old is New Again

In Detroit’s faded Chinatown, the Peterboro takes Asian cooking to new and delightful heights

Takin' it to the Streets

Performers from Detroit’s small busking community face an unclear city ordinance — and some friendly competition

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

The Way It Was

A Tale of Two Michigans

A Troll explores the Upper Peninsula, one pasty at a time

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

An Hour With... Michael Poris

We talk with the architect and co-founder of McIntosh Poris Associates

Molly's Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

Still Reeling?

Michigan’s film industry is uncertain after the end of the state’s financial incentives

Old School Meets New School

Old school meets new school

The Way It Was

Few images suggest the lackadaisical days of summer better than this photograph of the Harvey C. Jackson family

Finding a Better World

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

Branches on the Evolutionary Tee

Born from a desire to change the city’s image, the Detroit pride T-shirt has grown into a fashionable summer essential

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

Good Reads

The Motor City stars in recent books

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.

The Way It Was

On Opening Day in 1911, the Tigers locked horns with the Chicago White Sox during a raging snowstorm.

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