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1956, Hudson's Northland in Southfield

It’s a #WonderfulLife

Powered by likes and public approval, how social media is squandering the holiday spirit

An Hour with ... Ricki Friedman

Founder, Break the Weight

Meet the Makers: Tait Design Co.

How an after-work hobby ascended to a booming business

2018 Candy Cane or Coal?

Santa has been keeping tabs on who’s been naughty and nice over the past year. He’s his jolly old self when awarding candy canes for good deeds but look out — he’s got an icy-cold North Pole attitude when punishing bad behavior.

New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn Style

Tips for celebrating 2019 from the pros at Brooklyn Outdoor

Pick Your Performance

In its 202-year history, the German story of The Nutcracker has been translated and reimagined so many times, there now exists a production for all. Here, a few renditions coming to metro Detroit.

Legal Practice

A historic playhouse in Detroit teaches local lawyers how to get into character

Main Review: SheWolf

Born in Detroit but inspired by Rome, SheWolf takes diners on a culinary journey

The Art of Gifting

Metro Detroit tastemakers from all walks of life offer a glimpse of what’s on their holiday wish lists. From artwork to leather goods and apparel to record players, their picks run the gamut of this season’s most popular gifting items. As different as they may be, for these four locals, the spirit of giving, eating good food, and spending time with loved ones always tops the list.

Precious Metals

Layering necklaces, stacking rings, and placing bangle upon glitzy bangle: a definitive guide to mixing the season’s must-have jewelry

The Makings of the Shinola Hotel

When the Detroit brand’s first foray into hospitality opens its doors, it’ll offer customers a more intimate way to connect with its products and experience the values central to its mission

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Aretha Franklin, 1980

A Mother Without Borders

How a former educator in Grosse Pointe Park became an immigration activist

An Hour with ... Carmen Harlan

Broadcast journalist and founder of the Carmen Harlan Collection

God-Given Talent

A local choir sings its way to live television

The Sincere Storyteller

Broadway fans will soon learn, playwright Dominique Morisseau’s work is unapologetically Detroit

The Unsung Superhero

At the drawing board with Marvel illustrator, Jim Towe

Best Dressed 2018

Pulling back the curtain on this year’s selection of the region’s most stylish denizens

Deeply Rooted

Influenced by their ancestors, Native American artists celebrate indigenous culture through traditional and contemporary dance, music, and more

Sanctuary for the Senses

Castalia in Midtown offers a cocktail experience unlike any other

Keeping Up with Sheefy McFly

The multitalented visual artist and musician is ubiquitous in the Motor City

The Way It Was

Better Made Snack Foods, 1971

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

Mental Health: Let's Talk About It

Shedding light on a subject long deemed taboo

State of the Arts

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

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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

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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

These Businesses Are Planting Purpose in Metro Detroit — Through Food

Hour Detroit’s food issue explores sustainable restaurants, organizations, and more

3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet

These triple bottom line businesses are part of Detroit’s FoodLab organization

A Zen Monk on Her Vegetarian Diet

Myungju Hillary talks spirituality, a plant-based diet, and more

Michigan-Made, Mother Nature-Approved Tools for Your Kitchen

Ditch disposables and opt for reusable products

Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit

These 10 local businesses are paving the way for a healthier and happier planet

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

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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

50 Years Later: A Look Back at the Tigers’ 1968 World Series Win

The underdog team staged a mighty comeback during the historic season

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

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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

Getting Ready with a Drag Queen

Emma Sapphire gives a behind-the-scenes look at a pre show beauty routine

Blown Summer Style Challenge: Be Brave With This Season's Sheer Fabrics

Billowy silhouettes and scintillating jewelry create an ethereal appeal

Best of Detroit 2018

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

Meet the Makers: Brian Day

This photographer is taking an overhead look at Detroit

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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

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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