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An Hour With... Aaron Foley

City of Detroit Chief Storyteller

Oakland County Circuit Court Focuses on Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Program treats participants like ‘more than a number’

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

Best of Detroit 2017

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services

How to Pair Cheese and Chocolate

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

Detroit 1967

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

2017 City Guide: Hidden Detroit

Unlocking the secrets to some of the city’s lesser-known gems

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

Love a Parade

Detroit’s 90th Thanksgiving Day show is a tradition — especially for volunteers

Detroit, Reimagined

The Venice Biennale exhibit has been praised and panned, pondered and protested. And come February, the locals will get their chance to weigh in.

From Their Table to Yours

For generations, families have been passing down recipes that have stood the test of time

Pirate of the Great Lakes

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

Red, White, and Booze

Getting into the voting spirit with election-inspired cocktails

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

Champion For Children

Dr. Mona gained fame as a ‘water warrior,’ but her long-term crusade is fixing all of Flint’s social ills

Clearing The Air

Living in Wayne County’s polluted ZIP codes has been linked to asthma and other health conditions, but activists and policymakers — and even some industries — are working to address regional environmental issues

Curing Implicit Bias

How thoughts and perceptions health care providers unconsciously harbor can affect health care for minorities — and what can be done about it

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

Birth of a Legend

Cutting to the core of Paul Bunyan's true Great Lakes origins

Designed by Detroit

From bags to neckties, get to know some of the local fashion scene’s brightest homegrown talents

A New Day for DPS?

Detroit Public Schools gets a fresh financial start this fall, but some say Michigan lawmakers have set the state’s largest district up for failure

2016 Best Dressed List

This year’s picks come from all over the metro Detroit map — from the entertainment industry and sports world to boardrooms and courtrooms

Takin' it to the Streets

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

A Finer Diner

A coney island blossoms into Flowers of Vietnam on the weekends as a southwest Detroit chef works to bring his neighborhood a creative dining experience

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

100 Years of Thunder

UAW-GM sponsorship gives new life to the Spirit of Detroit HydroFest

A Tale of Two Michigans

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

Ode to Michigan Foods

Join Hour Detroit at the table for a taste of the Great Lakes State’s most iconic dishes

Who are you Calling a Fudgie?

Not much says Michigan like Mackinac Island, and not much says Mackinac Island like fudge.

Pizza Perception

A completely fair and balanced five-sense approach to establishing Detroit-style pies as the nation’s best

A Taste of Home

A native metro Detroiter living in Brooklyn yearns for the almond boneless chicken of her youth

The Coney Challenge

American or Lafayette? Here’s how to decide which dog cuts the mustard once and for all

Preserving a Tradition

In the northern Michigan village of Bellaire, family and friends carry on ‘Smokehouse Tim’s’ legacy

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

Compassion Fatigue

HIV is still a health problem, but getting the public to notice is an uphill battle

No-Frills, Fine Food

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

Still Reeling?

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

Strait Outta Downtown

Apartments and homes along Detroit’s riverfront take advantage of the city’s greatest natural asset

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

Life's a Picnic

Tips for planning the ultimate family-friendly spread

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

A Ginger Tale

Its factories are long gone, but 150-year-old Vernors is still ‘Detroit’s drink’

Best of Detroit 2016

Readers crown more than 300 totally awesome Best of Detroit winners

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

20/20 Hindsight

A look back at the people covered by Hour Detroit since 1996

Good Reads

The Motor City stars in recent books

Street Wise

Local entrepreneurs are putting the Motor City on the fashion map

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.

City Guide 2016

Exploring metro Detroit mile by mile.

Mile By Mile: 5 - 8 Mile

City Guide 2016: Mile by Mile

Mile By Mile: 9 - 12 Mile

Nine Mile symbolizes the beginnings of suburban sprawl — and white flight.

Mile By Mile: 13 - 16 Mile

To "Little Vietnam" and beyond.

Mile By Mile: 17 Mile - Hall Road

In many ways, Hall Road just might be the most American of all of the mile roads.

An Unorthodox Church

In suburban Detroit, St. Sabbas Orthodox Monastery is heaven on Earth.

Making a Movement

Paxahau celebrates a decade of keeping Detroit’s Movement electronic music festival running.

La Belle Fleur

Florals are an enduring fashion motif, and today’s freshest arrivals range from subtle lace patterns that evoke delicate leaves to botanical-inspired prints.

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