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Tuned Out: Recent Documentary on Flint Water Crisis Falls Flat with Flint Residents

Nayyirah Shariff was half an hour late to Flint: Who Can You Trust?, a documentary chronicling the Flint water crisis, when it premiered in...
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7 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 16-18)

Craig Ferguson This Peabody and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, author, and director will stop at Detroit’s historic Music Hall Center for the Performing...
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Two Michigan Towns Named Among the Best Halloween Destinations

We’re not home to Salem or Sleepy Hollow, but Michigan is now officially a prime destination for spooky season fun. Romeo and Dearborn — more specifically,...

Hour Staffers Brave the Belle Isle Giant Slide; Plus, a New Gmac Cash Video

See how our staff fared on the local attraction

You’re Riding the Giant Slide Wrong, Says Belle Isle Manager

Some tips from the pros on how to survive the slide
An Unarmed Police Alternative Could See Crisis Intervention Experts Respond to 911 Calls

Effort Underway in Ann Arbor to Launch Unarmed Police Alternative

The city may be on the cusp of a parallel system where crisis intervention experts, not cops, respond to some calls
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Crumbley Lawyer Shannon Smith on Defending the Indefensible

The Michigan State University College of Law alumna spends the majority of her time defending society’s most despised characters — and the rest defending herself
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Hazel Park Is Setting a Standard for Marijuana Businesses

With the opening of Hot Box Social and other initiatives, the city is becoming one of the most weed-friendly communities in metro Detroit
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Author Shaka Senghor on Fatherhood & the Joys of Being Black in America

The Detroit native released ”Letters to the Sons of Society: A Father’s Invitation to Love, Honesty, and Freedom” earlier this year
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Real Estate All-Stars 2022

For Hour Detroit’s Real Estate All-Stars 2022, we commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) to conduct a survey of all metro Detroit brokers and agents, to determine the top agents and mortgage professionals in the area.

Smithsonian Director Christopher Wilson on His Path from Detroit to D.C.

The University of Detroit Jesuit High School, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University graduate talks about his moments with Rosa Parks and Michelle Obama, why Lin-Manuel Miranda ghosted him, and more
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A Post-COVID Silver Lining Might Mean Opportunity for Workers With Disabilities

Labor force participation for people with disabilities is 3 percentage points ahead of where it stood pre-pandemic

Editor’s Letter: Spring in Detroit

In this month's letter, 'Hour Detroit' editor Kate Walsh talks opening day, our annual City Guide feature, and supporting the Ukrainian community
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Ben Wallace to Release ‘Undrafted’ Cannabis Line

The Detroit Pistons star has partnered with Michigan cannabis company Rair
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Michigan’s First Cannabis Consumption Lounge is Opening in Hazel Park

The business launches private events this month
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Prosecutor Karen McDonald Says There’s ‘No Roadmap’ for The Oxford Case

The Nov. 30 mass shooting — and a novel effort to hold the alleged gunman’s parents accountable — thrust McDonald into the media spotlight

Editor’s Letter: This Month Marks the 300th Issue of ‘Hour Detroit’

Editor Kate Walsh on the magazine’s milestone and selecting the 2022 Restaurant of the Year

Looking Back at 300 Issues of ‘Hour Detroit’

Stroll down memory lane with us this month as we celebrate 300 issues of insight, style, and fun
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If Cannabis is Legal, Why Is the Illicit Market Still Thriving?

Michigan legalized possession of marijuana and recreational marijuana use for adults in 2018, but black market pot continues to exist
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Historian Jamon Jordan Is on a Mission To Tell the Stories of All Detroiters

The educator was named the city's first official historian in October

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