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February 2009
Winter Fun

Winter Fun

Grown-ups complain endlessly about the snow — driving in it, shoveling it, even looking at it. The kvetching seems only to prolong the winter, and there’s not a blessed thing anyone can do about the snow and cold anyway.

A Fair to Remember

Although almost forgotten today, the spectacular Detroit International Exposition & Fair of 1889 put the growing, pre-automotive city in the glare of the international spotlight, drawing attention to the metropolis’ potential, progress, and prosperity.

He’s All Business

Whether he’s reporting on the stock market, the auto industry, or personal finance, Fox 2’s Murray Feldman delivers the news straight up — but he’s also a guy with a heart.
In the Loop

In the Loop

If ever our metropolis needed a superhero, it’s now. This month, the Cranbrook Art Museum comes to our rescue with Superheroes in Action. The exhibit,
A Site to Behold

A Site to Behold

A Web site devoted to Detroit’s black history is a source worth tapping into.

A Chic Boutique

Insiders know there’s more to Detroit’s Eastern Market than fruit, flowers, and farm-fresh eggs.

Motown at 50: A Look at the Record Label’s Under-The-Radar Artists

Berry Gordy’s mega-stars outshone many other talented artists at Motown, but we turn the spotlight on its other musicians as the label marks its golden anniversary
The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

There’s no question that it’s difficult to strike a positive note these days.
Baker Electrics

Baker Electrics

Despite the excitement surrounding the arrival of GM’s Volt in 2010, the electric car is nothing new.
The Long Haul

The Long Haul

Silverado owners go the distance driving toward (or past) the 200,000 mark.

My First Car

Like a first kiss, our first car is an indelible — and usually fond — memory.

Motor City Rumblers

You might say their favorite gear is reverse.
On the Losing End

On the Losing End

As a nation, we’re pound-foolish when challenged with dropping weight.
She’s a Good Sport

She’s a Good Sport

Michigan native keeps active as Nike Field Reporter.
Sirens of Chrome

Sirens of Chrome

The annual automotive unveiling showcases the evolution of more than glass and steel.
Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

The achievements of the Scripps and Booth families are well noted in Detroit history.
Kern’s Department Store

Kern’s Department Store

The emporium was marked by exquisite touches, such as marble floors, mahogany counters, and soaring ceilings.

Made to Measure

In bringing Leonard Slatkin on board as its new music director, the DSO found a harmonious fit: a solid conductor who can also drum up support for the orchestra.

Fresh Start

A unique Detroit program rolls out the welcome mat for the homeless.

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