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Speaking Up

How a childhood of whispers brought on by premature birth led one young man to surgery and a new voice.

In the Swim

Ten swimwear picks that let you reveal – or conceal – as much as you dare.

Welcome Back, CityLoft!

Somerset Collection’s pop-up shop returns this summer, anchoring the rebirth of storied shopping festival Downtown Detroit Days.

Hat Trick: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Kid Rock, and Henry the Hatter Join Forces

When Kid Rock teams up with the DSO at the Fox Theatre May 12, the musicians will be sporting dapper fedoras from Detroit’s Henry the Hatter.

April ‘Michigan Wine Month’ Events

Last year, Gov. Rick Snyder designated April “Michigan Wine Month” as a way to recognize the achievements and economic contributions of the Michigan wine industry.

CD Review: Kathy Kosins’ ‘To the Ladies of Cool’

Metro Detroit native Kathy Kosins tips her hat to the West Coast Cool Jazz style of the 1950s.

Rescued Grizzly Cubs Make Their Debut at the Detroit Zoo

What started out as a sad story for three grizzly cubs has turned out to have a happy ending at the Detroit Zoo.

Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens Shoots the Breeze on Wind Energy and Natural Gas

In May 2009, Hour Detroit spoke with oilman T. Boone Pickens about energy alternatives, a conversation that, in light of spiking gas prices, merits revisiting.

From the Archive: Notable Detroiters Recall Their First Cars

Like a first kiss, our first car is an indelible — and usually fond — memory. We asked 14 metro Detroiters to recall the wheels (clunkers included) that set them in motion.

Paul Gross Explains Our Wacky Winter Weather

Winter temperatures are predicted to return to metro Detroit this week after a dramatically mild start to the season.

From the Archive: Mitt Romney Through the Years

Following Mitt Romney’s eight-vote Iowa victory, Hour Detroit revisits two interviews with Michigan’s native son.

From the Archive: ‘Easy Riders,’ August 1999

Forget light rail: The answer to Detroit's commuter woes may be as simple as hopping on a comfy new luxury bus.

Carmen Marc Valvo Dishes Out Fashion Advice

The man who has dressed Beyoncé, Princess Madeline of Sweden, Oprah, and Kate Winslet offered a little fashion advice for holiday dressing.

New Allegations Emerge in Year-Old Royal Oak Shooting Death

A lawsuit suggests a money motive in Gary Harmon Lupiloff killing.

Farewell to Dr. Death

One reporter's thoughts on the legacy of Jack Kevorkian.

David Meister Dishes Fashion Advice

In town from Los Angeles for the annual Crohn’s & Colitis fashion show and fundraiser at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, fashion designer David Meister paused to talk with Hour Detroit at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Somerset Collection.


Film producer and Southfield native Gary Gilbert opens up about his Oscar nomination for The Kids Are All Right, the Michigan Film Incentive, and his new film, Meet Monica Velour.

A Few Vows to Take for a Stylish Bridal Fashion

Everything you need to know about bridal fashion for the upcoming season.

Figo Hairstylists Make the Cut Backstage at New York’s Fashion Week

Just back from New York, and running on fashion adrenaline, hairstylists Rino and Kristina Marra and Nina Dimachki of Figo salon in Birmingham described what it was like to work backstage at seven Fall/Winter 2011 runway shows.

Matt Stawski Takes Us Behind the Scenes at the Grammys

As a nominee for directing Cee Lo Green in the music video for “F*** You,” Matt Stawski attended the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old Warren native and Cousino High School graduate offered a behind-the-scenes take on the experience, including what it’s like to lose to Lady Gaga.