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Detroit Gets a Village of Quonset Huts

Structures gain attention for their design as well as kitsch

The Way It Was

Midtown neighborhood, 1929

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’

Detroit’s Bicentennial Medal

Turn of the century relic shows how Detroiters celebrated city’s 200th birthday

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

Ferndale Music Festival Aims for TV Show

One-day event to feature more than two dozen acts

Weaving Detroit History Together

A beaded belt among goods used to seal the deal for Detroit’s Belle Isle

Good Reads: New and Notable Books

New photo-focused books tell a tale of ‘Two Detroits.’ Plus, See You in the Cosmos and The Detroit Public Library: An American Classic

The Way It Was

Berkley’s shopping district, 1959

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

Mapping Out Summer Sounds

5 metro Detroit music venues to visit this season

The Way It Was

Delray, circa 1939

Toys That Are Educational and Fun

These finds at metro Detroit stores have just the right amount of both, making them ideal picks for your little one

An Hour With ... Marlin Williams

Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Diversity and Inclusion, TechTown

Former Piston Earl Lloyd Detroit's Hidden Figure

New documentary spotlights accomplishments of the NBA's second African-American head coach

Detroit Entrepreneur Focuses on Helping Women in Developing Countries

Fair trade accessories symbolize community and charity for owner of Love Travels. Imports

Rosa Parks Sign at Heidelberg Project Symbol of Adversity, Victory

Guyton was inspired to paint piece to honor civil rights icon's bus demonstration

How to Pair Cheese and Chocolate

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

Looks to Die For

Detroit-based The Fashion Massacre enters its eighth year in style

Detroit 1967

Casting Distance

Travel along M-72 and you’re only steps away from the ‘holy water’ for generations of trout anglers

Artists Assemble

Collaborative community brings together musicians from across Detroit's fragmented music scene

Cultivate Your Green Thumb With Gardening Supplies from Metro Detroit Shops

Stores such as Detroit Farm and Garden, Made Floral, and more have the plants and tools to help your garden grow

The Way It Was

Stroh's Beer, 1907

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

United Shore Professional Baseball League Aims to Expand

Investors are betting that family-friendly minor league baseball will work in Macomb County

Signal-Return's Power of the Press Festival Dedicated to the Print Arts Rip

Event organized by Eastern Market letterpress shop to feature readings from local poets and writers, art exhibitions, workshops, and more

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

Detroit Red Wings Gear Up for District Detroit

Russian Five's jerseys worn during the ’97 Stanley Cup playoffs among the mementos waiting to be displayed at Little Caesars Arena

The Spies Among Us

Two years before America entered WWI, a German plot sought to blow up crucial targets in Detroit and Windsor

Honoring An Original

Inside and out, a Palmer Woods remodeling project provides all the modern comforts while retaining historic grandeur

2017 City Guide: Hidden Detroit

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

The Way It Was

Housewives’ League of Detroit, 1932

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

Henry Ford's Art Garland Parlor Stove a Symbol of Detroit History

The city was considered 'the Stove Capital of the World' in late 19th century

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

Henry Ford’s American Style and Spirit Exhibit Is About More Than Fashion

Clothing showcase glimpses into the lives of the Roddises, an upper-middle-class family who found success in the lumber and veneer industry

An Hour With ... Sonya Mays

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

Hamtramck’s Planet Ant Theatre Expands

Theater plans to hold grand opening for new space this month

Still in Session

With a rich history of milestones and challenges, the Detroit Waldorf School celebrates 50 years as a unique, community-driven institution — and with record enrollment to boot

War on Wheels

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat – it’s all in a day’s work for players in the Detroit Roller Derby league

The Way It Was

The Metropolitan Building, 1927

Six Detroit Date Night Ideas

From fine dining to undie runs, there’s plenty to do around metro Detroit this Valentine’s Day

An Hour With... Irvin D. Reid

President Emeritus, Wayne State University

Club Harlem Piano

The piano is a reminder that even during the Great Depression, Detroiters could still dance the night away

Local Museum Pays Homage to Lace Treasures

Exploring the collection of gowns, gloves, and more at Northville's Lace Museum

The Dirty Show Turns 18

Detroit's annual Dirty Show comes of legal age.

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.

Gregg vs. Goliath

For years, a small truck ferry owner has been hauling hazardous materials across the Detroit River and battling Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun. But if he wins, he will probably put himself out of business.

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

The Way It Was

Abbott-Detroit automobile, 1911

An Hour With ... John Conyers Jr.

Congressman of Michigan's 13th Congressional District

Henry Ford’s First Car

Throughout 2017, we explore Detroit’s history with 12 artifacts — starting with an invention that forever changed the city

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.

Car People

Meet some of the people (and their rides) that make up metro Detroit’s vibrant auto culture

Luke Cage Star Simone Missick Talks Detroit Upbringing

Before she was Misty Knight, actress was a classical musician and track athlete at Renaissance High School

Built for Fun

Fitting in family time is a snap at the Legoland Discovery Center Michigan

The Way It Was

Rochester Singer Olivia Millerschin Is Just Getting Started

Former America's Got Talent contestant has racked up quite an impressive resume, but there's still 'a lot of work to do'

Pakistani Refugee Finds New Home in Detroit

Michigan organizations foster hope for those who flee to the U.S. after losing their families to war and violence abroad

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?

Good Reads: Reviews on Jack White, Becoming Amish, Heaven Was Detroit

New and Notable Books

The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Prophet Jones

Before a sex scandal brought him down, the 'Messiah in Mink' was one of the more prominent black celebrity preachers of midcentury America

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

Candy Cane or Coal?

The Hour Detroit staff hands out annual gifts to those newsmakers who have been nice … and those who have been naughty. See who’s on our list this year.

Lost and Found

Detroit Artifactry builds a business around eclectic home decor

Hometown Hero

How metro Detroit native Dylan Larkin became the Red Wings’ next great hope

An Hour With... Kym Worthy

Wayne County Prosecutor

Good Reads: Reviews

New and Notable Books

Statue of Limitations

Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard is still controversial, even 75 years after his election

A Glass Act

Artist April Wagner has designs for Cobo Center partnership

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 Way It Was

Love a Parade

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

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

All the World’s On Stage

Detroit-based guitarist strikes a chord with In Transit concert series

Good Reads: Reviews

New and Notable Books

All Shall Be Revealed

Cranbrook Art Museum to host exhibition based on metro Detroit and Flint-area residents’ visits to The Truth Booth

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

The World on a String

Downtown Detroit’s Puppet Art Theater celebrates stories, folktales, and the art of puppetry from around the globe

The Way It Was

Former Michigan Gov. G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams at the 1960 Democratic presidential convention in Los Angeles

The Promised Lands

Guaranteed college scholarships are transforming futures in several local school districts

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

Back to Black

The Noir City Film Festival is right at home at Detroit’s Redford Theatre

An Hour With... Ron Carter

2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Dancing in the D

Detroit Dance City Festival pliés back into town