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Detroit’s Chadsey High School

Chadsey High opened on Columbus Day, 1931, which served as the inspiration to name its athletic teams The Explorers and its yearbook The Compass.

Reframed: The New DIA

On Nov. 23, The Detroit Institute of Arts will unveil its long-awaited renovation and expansion, a high-profile makeover that includes a new wing designed by Michael Graves.

Hand Made in Detroit

Sometime between the 1990s and today, crafts evolved from homely kitsch to quirky cool. The new generation of handmade goods is the handiwork of metro Detroit's growing subculture of do-it-yourself crafters, a group of mostly 20- and 30-something women.

Eric Hipple’s Hopeful Goal

Since losing his teenage son to suicide seven years ago, the former Lions quarterback has led a crusade to recognize and treat the signs of depression, especially in young people
Edward Villella

Edward Villella

Former dancer Edward Villella keeps on his toes as artistic director of the visiting Miami City Ballet

The Lone Ranger

From a cramped Detroit radio studio, the Lone Ranger galloped into the imaginations and hearts of millions of listeners
Mr. Ross

A Lesson in Teamwork

Last month, the first graduating class of University Preparatory Academy (UPA) High School in Detroit marched across the stage of the Detroit Opera House.
Show Carts

Show Carts

Grocery shopping is easier for harried parents when their young children don’t beg for constant attention. At least that’s the idea behind Meijer’s video-equipped shopping carts.
Detroit Riots 1967

The 1967 Riot

Four decades is a long time, and the buffer of those years lends a certain remove. But metro Detroiters old enough to be aware of the violence of July 1967 will always recall the where and the when, if not necessarily the why. They share their memories on the following pages.
Michelle Ray Smith

Bubbly Personality

Soap star and model Michelle Ray Smith ties her success to a good attitude

Two High Rollers

When the permanent MGM Grand Detroit opens its doors this month, diners will be in luck. Aleene Jinn Hang talks to a couple of noted chefs as they lay their cards on the table.

When Babs Was Fab

Barbra Streisand appeared on the Jack Paar Show in 1961 when she was a little-known singer performing at Detroit's Caucus Club
Mitt Romney

Banking on the White House

Mitt Romney would be the only president born and bred in Michigan. He’s rich, with donors lining up to give him even more money. And he’s spending all of his energy on winning.

2007 Detroiter of the Year: Dave Bing

He was once a Pistons star, but today he’s a key player in what may be his most challenging game yet: Getting Detroit to bounce back through residential development.

2006 Detroiters of the Year

Amid the Super Bowl hoopla, and behind the cranes and construction, a group of developers put their money and reputation on the line to rebuild downtown Detroit.

Dr. Death’s New Life

Dr. Death, aka Jack Kevorkian, is scheduled to be released from prison this month. Will he keep his promise not to partake in another assisted suicide?