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The Way It Was

Better Made Snack Foods, 1971

AFP Interview Series: Nominee Karen Smithbauer

A career as a preschool teacher and battle with breast cancer, ground Smithbauer's philanthropic efforts

An Hour with ... Faith Duede

Founder, Rocky Horror Preservation Society

The Good

An LGBTQ+ Godsend

With a mission to educate congregations on the importance of acceptance, ReconcilingWorks establishes religious safe havens for queer Lutherans

An Hour with ... Dr. M. Roy Wilson

President, Wayne State University

Farm Friends

Barn Sanctuary is providing a second chance at life to cows, sheep, goats, and more

Growing Together

A local grassroots organization helps connect entrepreneurs and startups for the benefit of all

On Call

For volunteers at Common Ground’s resource and crisis help line, saving a life can be as simple as picking up the phone

Mending Through Metal

In crafting jewelry, women survivors of physical and sexual abuse are earning an income, finding their voice, and restoring their self-confidence

Advocacy in the New Age

A new wave of leaders on why they won't back down for the causes they believe in

Slacktivism

Social media platforms allow activists to support the causes they’re passionate about from the comfort of their own computers, tablets, or cellular devices. Can this method effect true change?

Do Good

The Greater Detroit Philanthropy Awards are back with eight new recipients

AFP Interview Series: Nominee Tracy Utech

With over 20 years of experience, Utech and her team have championed funds that have seen benefit outside of Wayne State’s campus.

Wild Ride

Tom Leeper, founder of Every Linear Mile, discovers Detroit's street art

Seeing Clearly

The co-founders behind Genusee on making eyewear with a mission

A Reason to Put Your Bra On

Benefiting Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, this annual runway show supports and celebrates breast cancer survivors

The Sixth Man

A youth basketball coach teaches lessons on and off the court

An Hour With ... Teddy Dorsette III

President, Detroit Black Deaf Advocates

An Animated Life

As Rob Paulsen prepares to publish his memoir, the Hollywood veteran and voice behind some of the most iconic cartoon characters of the ’80s and ’90s, reflects on his life from humble beginnings in metro Detroit to beating throat cancer with a sense of humor

The Way It Was

The Leland Hotel, 1940

Who's In Charge?

In the struggle for control over the country’s education system, recent events show that it’s the teachers who come out on top

In Tune

Influenced by its storied past, Willis Show Bar sets the tone for a nostalgic sound

Meet the Makers: Sydney James

For muralist Sydney James, the city of Detroit is her canvas. Matters of the country are her muse

Out & About

What to celebrate, watch, and listen to this month in metro Detroit

Revisiting the American Dream

University of Michigan students to perform Arthur Miller’s work with Alec Baldwin

The Way It Was

Cadillac Coffee Co., 1937

Here's Why Petoskey’s Bay View Resort Is Under a Magnifying Glass

The history, facts, and recent allegations against the National Landmark

Expand Your Personal Library with These 6 Titles

New and notable reads to satisfy your inner bookworm

An Hour with ... Ryan Abney

Event manager, Belle Isle Boat House

A Look at the Inexplicable Exclusion of Detroit Tigers’ Lou Whitaker from the Baseball Hall of Fame

Writer Michael Betzhold investigates the Major League slip-up

Q&A: Nancy Barr, Curator of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Plus, information about the DIA’s upcoming exhibit, Lost & Found

Meet the Makers: Salt Textile Studios

This textile maker wants her creations to be unique to ‘here’

Exploring Metro Detroit’s Tiki Trend

Mutiny Bar and Lost River serve up island vacations with every drink

A Deeper Look into the Racial and Ethnic Tensions Dividing Metro Detroit

From the city to the suburbs, existing segregation could be hindering the region’s progress

The Way It Was

Detroit Yacht Club's Women's Swim Team, 1929

This Family-Owned Butcher Shop Serves Detroit’s Top Restaurants

Ferndale’s Farm Field Table supplies grass-fed beef that’s a cut above competitors

Add These 6 Titles to Your Summer Reading List

New and notable reads to enjoy through the season

An Hour With ... Elise Tate

Co-Founder, Golden Future Foundation

Meet the Makers: Corbé

The Detroit ceramics studio balances innovation and tradition through pottery

Manchester United, Liverpool F.C. to Face Off in Ann Arbor

U-M will host the International Championship Cup match in July

Could These Minimalist Pieces Be the Future of Furniture?

Floyd Detroit is crafting beds, tables, and desks that are meant to last

Detroit’s Ford Fireworks Celebrate 60 Years

The annual show will light up the riverfront on June 25

Meet the Makers: Signifier Signs

Neon artist, George Vidas, steps into the spotlight

The Way It Was

Crowley’s Mezzanine Tea Room, 1941

Father’s Day Activities for Every Type of Dad

Celebrate your pop with experiences perfectly fit for him

How Custom Bikes Are Changing Lives

Beaumont’s Bike Day program helps special needs children

An Hour With... Tim Zajaros

Co-founder, Armory Films

A Look Inside Bob’s Jukebox Emporium

Morningside resident Bob Welke is the man to call for vintage music machine repairs, restorations, and more

Checking in With Electric Six

With more than 20 years in the business and 14 albums under their collective belts, a cult-favorite band rocks on

4 Years In the Making, Planet Ant's Sci-Fi Rock Opera Takes Off

Meet the costumers, composers, and performers who made it happen

Meet the Makers: Brian Day

This photographer is taking an overhead look at Detroit

The Way It Was

Ginsburg Branch, Detroit Public Library, 1916

An Hour With... Candice S. Miller

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner

The Michigan Opera Theatre Pays Homage to a Negro League Baseball Legend

The program honors Josh Gibson while exploring themes about discrimination and race

The Gentleman’s Guide to Style

From grooming to shopping, a comprehensive directory for stylish men in metro Detroit

Motherhood in Metro Detroit

From pre-pregnancy thoughts to developing unconditional love, several local women give a glimpse into their lives as ‘mom’

Dry Times: Looking Back 100 Years After Prohibition

A century ago, Detroit became the first city in the nation to prohibit alcohol

Meet the Michigan Native Known for His Palm Beach Landscapes

Keith Williams’ inherent knack for landscaping blossomed from his Bloomfield Hills yard

The Way it Was

The Detroit Club, 1937

Cocktails Meet Conservation at this Annual Event

The Detroit Zoo gala aims to support endangered animals

Meet Some of the Women Running for Office in Michigan

Michigan voters are seeing more female candidates on the ballot than ever before

Meet the Makers: Tree Trunk Arts

A Detroit metalsmith and jewelry designer is transforming greenery into accessories

Woman to Woman: A Candid Conversation on Body Image

Producer Alyonka Larionov and plus-size model Leah Vernon discuss their struggles with eating disorders

An Hour With ... Rachelle Vartanian

Founder and President, Living and Learning Enrichment Center

The Greatest (Woman) Of All Time

Flint boxer Claressa Shields may have Olympic gold medals under her belt, but she’s just getting started

City Guide: Exploring Metro Detroit From A to Z

From the arts to the Detroit Zoo, here are some must-see area attractions and events

Meet the Makers: Cream Blends

A Southfield wife and husband put their business chops to the test with a natural bath and body product line

The Way It Was

Detroit City Airport, 1970

An Hour With... Amy Haimerl

Author and Founder, Shady Ladies Literary Society

Test Your Knowledge at These Trivia Nights in Metro Detroit

Including quizzes from Sporcle, Quizzo, My Trivia Live, and more

Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

A look back at the party's history

Autorama Returns to Detroit for Its 66th Year

The annual event will showcase 800 hot rods and custom cars at Cobo Center on March 2-4

It’s a New Semester for Marygrove College

After cutting undergraduate programs, a beloved liberal arts college looks to reinvent itself

Meet the Digital Stewards of the Equitable Internet Initiative

The team bringing internet service to residents in three Detroit neighborhoods is building more than a wireless network — it’s building community

Exploring the Art of Over-the-Top Cocktails

We gave five of metro Detroit’s top bartenders full creative freedom to craft their most avant-garde concoctions. What we got exceeded our highest expectations

Meet the Makers: The Empowerment Plan

How the non-profit’s coat, sleeping bag project continues to expand

For MLN8, the Magic Started With a Subscription Service

Meet the forthcoming conglomerate using unconventional ways to celebrate and support Detroit’s African-American community

What’s the Source of the Steam Pouring Out of Detroit’s Sidewalks?

Environmental groups want to clear the air about the fuel behind a little-known power system

The Way It Was

1975, The Brazeal Dennard Chorale

Netflix Set to Bring Local Author’s Horror Novel to Life

Sandra Bullock stars in the film adaptation of Ferndale author/musician Josh Malerman’s original thriller

Love Dogs Returns to MOCAD

PetCalls’ annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser invites pooches to the party

An Hour With ... Angela Aufdemberge

President and CEO, Vista Maria

Local Winter Activities Worth Bracing the Cold

Metro Detroit’s parks are prime for winter adventures

The Philosophy Behind Intentional, Unconventional Home Decor

Inside a former window dresser’s eclectic West Village home

An Anatomy of Deportation: Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo

How current U.S. immigration policy divided an Ann Arbor family

The Way it Was

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.

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

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

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?

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