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Packard Motor Car Company, 1912

Introducing the Nordin Brothers: The Duo Behind the Detroit Design Center

You may not know their names, but chances are, you've seen their art

Meet the Makers: Pingree Detroit

The brand is employing veterans to craft upcycled leather totes and journals

There's No Stopping Jill Jack

The Award-winning Detroit musician releases her 12th album — and starts a new artist development company

U-M's Winter Theater Series Is Tackling Today's Major Social Issues

The three-week festival runs January 17 through February 3

What You Need to Know About Oil and Gas Drilling in the Suburbs

Energy companies are staking out new territory in metro Detroit

An Hour With ... Richard Broder

Owner and CEO, Broder & Sachse Real Estate Inc.

Female Entrepreneurs Are Staking Their Claim in Detroit

These three women-owned businesses are unstacking the deck

The Era of Autonomous Vehicles May Be Here Sooner than Expected

What does that mean for Detroit's legacy automakers?

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

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

Motown Museum Receives $500,000 Grant for Expansion

The Hudson-Webber Foundation joins a growing list of organizations funding the project

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

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

An Hour With... Rita Sayegh

Retail Director and Buyer at Mills Pharmacy and Apothecary

Detroit 2017: Our Picks for Who's Been Naughty or Nice

We made our list and checked it twice

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1956, Comedian Soupy Sales

The Humble Beginnings of the 'World's Largest Christmas Store'

Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is 45-acres of holiday cheer

The Future is Still Hazy for Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

But it could become clearer in 2018 with a new licensing process

Must-see Acts Coming to Detroit this Winter

Plus, where to eat and drink after the show

Noel Night Mixes Throwback Charm with Local Shopping and the Arts

For 45 years, the annual event has put Detroit's Cultural Center in a holiday mood

Check Out These Local Retailers This Holiday Season

From gift shops to clothing stores and everything in between

Our Kids Ruined a Perfectly Good Band

For The Hard Lessons, love and family won out over fame

Inside Detroit Mercy's Civil Rights 'Immersion' Course

The program is taking students to iconic sites in three southern states

Essay: Why Being an 'Ally' Can Be More Complicated Than You May Think

Even good intentions can miss the mark

Why Your Next Wood Project Should Be Made Out of These Salvaged City Trees

Ann Arbor's Urbanwood Project is taking the reclaimed lumber trend to the next level

New Cranbrook Exhibit Remembers Keith Haring

The show comes 30 years after the contemporary artist's visit to Bloomfield Hills

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The Great Depression, 1930

Making the Auction House Cool Again

A new generation is keeping this family-owned Detroit institution relevant

Prohibition Relics Hide in Plain Sight at Abick's Bar

A century-old cash register is the centerpiece at this southwest Detroit dive

An Hour With... Steve Neavling

Aka the Motor City Muckraker

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

New and Notable Books by Local Authors to Add to Your Reading List

Plus, what our staff is reading right now

This Detroit Fashion Brand is Tackling the City's Dropout Problem

One in four Detroit students will not graduate high school

How Crowdfunding is Helping Detroit Families Stay in Their Homes

The Tricycle Collective has a unique approach to helping Detroiters fight tax foreclosure

A Look Back at the Firefighters Who Helped Fight Devil's Night

Following a mid-80s peak, Detroiters seem to have beaten back the flames of Halloween-time arson

Robots are the Future, and These Detroit Girls Will Be Building Them

An all-girls robotics team is opening doors for women in STEM

Old Traditions Meet New Ideas at Greenfield Village’s Annual Hallowe'en Festival

The historic site delivers an upgrade from ordinary trick-or-treating

Hamtramck is Trying to Save its Historic Negro League-Era Ballpark

It's one of the last remaining in the country

Getting By in Oakland County

It's still one of the country's wealthiest places, but the aftershocks of the Great Recession have left many struggling to get by – or get ahead

Why Tillson Street Just Might Be the Place to Trick-or-Treat This Halloween

A scary block party spurs the Village of Romeo's annual Halloween tourism boom

6 of the Spookiest Destinations in Metro Detroit

A new approach to tourism in Detroit hopes to capitalize on the public’s hankering for a good ghost story

Politics You Can Eat

In Detroit, improving residents’ access to fresh, healthy foods is rooted in the struggle for social justice

The Rescuers Downriver

When a group of volunteers saw their local shelter needed help, they decided the best solution was to adopt it

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

An Hour With... David Bateman

Indie Film Score Composer

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Detroit Lions' Alex Karras, 1970

Mark and the Giant Pumpkin

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

Ferndale Street Fair Celebrates a Decade of DIY

The festival will feature artwork, food vendors, and musical acts

Dlectricity to Return After Three-Year Hiatus

The festival known for lighting up Midtown Detroit is back on Sept. 22-23

Metro Detroit-Based Dreamers Have Messages for Congress

Neighbors share their dreams and concerns about the president’s DACA decision

Metro Detroit Teachers Share Their After-School Side Hustles

With declining salaries, more teachers are working second jobs to pay the bills

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1907, Eastern High School

The Most Prolific Detroit-born Songwriter You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

DIA to debut video from Allee Willis

An Hour With... Aki Choklat

Fashion Accessories Chair, College for Creative Studies

Viva La Resistance

For 40 years, Dally in the Alley has rebuffed rebranding and celebrated Cass Avenue’s gritty counterculture

Strings Attached

Guitar maker leaves Los Angeles and heads to Detroit. And no, it’s not a song title.

Best Dressed 2017

Meet metro Detroit's most stylish NFL player, dentist, nail salon owner, and more

Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats Celebrates 20 Years This Labor Day Weekend

The Royal Oak festival will feature an expanded lineup of performances, dining, and activities

Chicago Artist Brings Caribbean Flavor to Downtown Detroit

Library Street Collective partners with Carlos “Dzine” Rolón to present a sculpture installation inspired by the artist’s rich Puerto Rican culture.

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Detroit Express soccer championship, 1982

Tony Hawk and Artist Ryan McGinness Bring a Contemporary Skate Park to Downtown Detroit

A Peek Inside One of Michigan's Five Nudist Resorts

Turtle Lake Resort is the land of the free and the home of the bare

Paddle-to-Table with Detroit River Sports

This dinner tour takes farm-to-table to a new level

An Hour With... Dan Pitera

Executive Director, Detroit Collaborative Design Center

Voting, Circa 1837

Oil painting depicts crowd during the first state election in Detroit

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

Detroit Gets a Village of Quonset Huts

Structures gain attention for their design as well as kitsch

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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’

Arab American Museum Gives Platform to Contemporary Saudi Artists

New exhibit aims to challenge stereotypes about Arab culture

Life After Innocence

Wrongly imprisoned for nearly 10 years, Davontae Sanford works to steer others away from a criminal justice system that failed him

Favorable Winds

Hoisting the sails (and an adult beverage or two) with the nation’s oldest boat club

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

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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

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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

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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