From fine dining to undie runs, there’s plenty to do around metro Detroit this Valentine’s Day
President Emeritus, Wayne State University
It won’t be easy, but the city can be a national model for inclusive economic redevelopment
Congressman of Michigan's 13th Congressional District
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.
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?
Movie reviewer for Live in the D
Prisoners learn more than the technical skills needed to be a cook — they learn what it takes to be a chef
Detroit Artifactry builds a business around eclectic home decor
Wayne County Prosecutor
It doesn’t sound fancy, but Pop’s For Italian serves up extremely well-prepared Italian dishes paired with an ambitious wine program
Detroit’s 90th Thanksgiving Day show is a tradition — especially for volunteers
The Venice Biennale exhibit has been praised and panned, pondered and protested. And come February, the locals will get their chance to weigh in.
For generations, families have been passing down recipes that have stood the test of time
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
Getting into the voting spirit with election-inspired cocktails
Detroit Flyhouse Circus School teaches kids (and adults) to channel their inner acrobat
Executive Director and Health Officer of the Detroit Health Department
A mass transit plan was almost derailed by the usual political potholes. But regional cooperation is finally in the hands of the voters.
How one architect is attempting to reimagine Detroit’s blight
Elegant dining in Rochester’s century-old Chapman House
Dr. Mona gained fame as a ‘water warrior,’ but her long-term crusade is fixing all of Flint’s social ills
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
How thoughts and perceptions health care providers unconsciously harbor can affect health care for minorities — and what can be done about it
Fifty years ago this October, The Grande Ballroom became Detroit’s brick-and-mortar embodiment of the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll era
Annual festival looks to the future
What the Wasserman Projects’ permanent art exhibit says about diversity
Cutting to the core of Paul Bunyan's true Great Lakes origins
From bags to neckties, get to know some of the local fashion scene’s brightest homegrown talents
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
This year’s picks come from all over the metro Detroit map — from the entertainment industry and sports world to boardrooms and courtrooms
Performers from Detroit’s small busking community face an unclear city ordinance — and some friendly competition
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
Fifteen years after her untimely death the Detroit star still matters, but her legacy is in question
The Founders Junior Council’s longstanding Fash Bash has become one of the DIA’s most anticipated events
Composting group Detroit Dirt continues to unearth a wealth of success in the city’s urban farming community and beyond
UAW-GM sponsorship gives new life to the Spirit of Detroit HydroFest
A Troll explores the Upper Peninsula, one pasty at a time
Join Hour Detroit at the table for a taste of the Great Lakes State’s most iconic dishes
Not much says Michigan like Mackinac Island, and not much says Mackinac Island like fudge.
A completely fair and balanced five-sense approach to establishing Detroit-style pies as the nation’s best
A native metro Detroiter living in Brooklyn yearns for the almond boneless chicken of her youth
American or Lafayette? Here’s how to decide which dog cuts the mustard once and for all
In the northern Michigan village of Bellaire, family and friends carry on ‘Smokehouse Tim’s’ legacy
Supino Pizza owner pays homage to his family through La Rondinella’s authentic Italian regional dishes
The Rev. Joan Ross keeps the faith, fighting for families and residents in one of Detroit’s oft-neglected neighborhoods
A wizened look beyond the coney to metro Detroit’s alternative hot dog offerings
HIV is still a health problem, but getting the public to notice is an uphill battle
A small but mighty Spencer is making an impression on the Ann Arbor restaurant scene
Michigan’s film industry is uncertain after the end of the state’s financial incentives
Apartments and homes along Detroit’s riverfront take advantage of the city’s greatest natural asset
Old school meets new school
Psychedelic Healing Shack of Detroit aims to help others heal themselves and the community
Tips for planning the ultimate family-friendly spread
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
Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition goes on a photographic tour of the United States of America
Catfé Lounge is part yoga studio, part living room, and part adoption center
On gratitude—and figuring out what holds us back
Its factories are long gone, but 150-year-old Vernors is still ‘Detroit’s drink’
Readers crown more than 300 totally awesome Best of Detroit winners
A from-the-bleachers look at Detroit City Football Club’s loud, proud fans
A maritime history collector is preserving the lore and legend of Downriver’s commercial shipping history, one replica at a time
Operated by a community of monks, the Jampot sells organic confections in Michigan’s Upper (upper) Peninsula
A look back at the people covered by Hour Detroit since 1996
The Motor City stars in recent books
Local entrepreneurs are putting the Motor City on the fashion map
How a turn-of-the-century Midtown castle became a lesson in sustainable living — and an urban guest lodge
Paddleboarding gains popularity on Michigan’s lakes and rivers
Get the authentic flavor of favorite ethnic foods right in your kitchen with these Michigan-made products.
The Brightmoor Maker Space seeks to build a community of craftsmen in one of Detroit’s most blighted neighborhoods.
Community-based project helps Detroit students learn about literacy while creating art for public library.
Exploring metro Detroit mile by mile.
City Guide 2016: Mile by Mile
Nine Mile symbolizes the beginnings of suburban sprawl — and white flight.
To "Little Vietnam" and beyond.
In many ways, Hall Road just might be the most American of all of the mile roads.
In suburban Detroit, St. Sabbas Orthodox Monastery is heaven on Earth.
Paxahau celebrates a decade of keeping Detroit’s Movement electronic music festival running.
Florals are an enduring fashion motif, and today’s freshest arrivals range from subtle lace patterns that evoke delicate leaves to botanical-inspired prints.
Detroit’s internationally celebrated Mosaic Youth Theatre troupe approaches its 25th year of helping students excel in the arts — and beyond
When VA treatments don’t work, Michigan veterans turn to medical marijuana to ease their mental and physical pain
Bucharest Grill’s most popular wrap has earned a place in the pantheon of Detroit foods
Nearly two decades after voters rolled the dice on casinos, has the city and state hit the jackpot or is it even money? One safe bet: The house always wins.
The Kresge Foundation's Annual $25,000 unrestricted grants help Detroit's burgeoning artists
Detroit’s eccentric past and present make for a hell of a party at the Marche du Nain Rouge
Refugees fleeing hardship in their home country start anew in southeast Michigan — and give back by helping others
Looking to exercise your creative muscles? Local artisanal workshops let you try your hand at something new.
On a rebounding stretch on Second Avenue in Midtown, Selden Standard's Andy Hollyday takes casual high-end restaurants to the next level
When all else fails, an old-school matchmaker just might be the answer
Director, President, and CEO of the DIA
New restaurant in The Belt is the type of place to get Miller High Life and a burger or craft cocktail and sophisticated sturgeon
Using agave crops from their ancestral Jalisco, Mexico, property, a Southwest Detroit family is creating award-winning spirits
A new generation reconnects with Old World traditions at a storied Detroit bathhouse
Bridal fashion doesn’t necessarily have to be wed to tradition.
Out of necessity or by choice, a growing number of area commuters are adapting to life without an automobile
A visit to the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center is like taking an up north field trip right in downtown Detroit
Director of the Detroit Revitalization Fellows
More people across the country are downsizing their homes — and their lives. Will this trend gain traction in metro Detroit?
A reporter tours Detroit, one Uber ride at a time, to see what he can learn about the company and its drivers