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Sandstorm Hits the Temple

Detroit art cars go to Burning Man

Francis Grunow sees Detroit's connection to Burning Man (and its worldwide network of burners) growing even stronger in the coming years.

Global Detroit

Reshaping the Rust Belt through immigrant talent

How America's former industrial heartland is reclaiming its economically powerful past by attracting foreign-born residents.


Exploring the public health consequences of Detroit's water shutoffs

The narrative around Detroit's water shutoffs has largely centered on people needing to pay their bills or water as a human right. Missing from the conversation have been the mental and physical health impacts of the water shutoffs on a city with an already staggering poverty rate. 

Josh Lin mural

Bucking national trends, venture capital on the rise in Michigan

Once upon a time, venture capital in Michigan was small and inconsequential. Today it's powering the Great Lakes State's new economy, growing at a time when the industry has shrunk.

The Alger Theater

What it takes to save a neighborhood theater on Detroit's east side

For the Friends of the Alger Theater, it takes dedicated volunteers, hard work, and, of course, money.

Jerry Paffendorf

4 ideas for fixing Wayne County's auction of tax-foreclosed properties

In advance of round two of Wayne County's annual auction of tax-foreclosed properties, here are some musings from Jerry Paffendorf, co-founder and CEO of Loveland Technologies, on how the county and city of Detroit can better deal with their foreclosure problem in 2016.

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Eastern Market

Eastern Market is Detroit's Saturday marketplace for fresh fruit and veggies, plus a growing number of foodie entrepreneurs. All week long, however, the neighborhood is home to great restaurants, bars, shops, lofts apartments, and small businesses.



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