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A record lover's guide to Detroit

Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores, is happening Saturday, April 19. In preparation, record head Glen Morren tells us about a few of his favorite spots to buy vinyl in Detroit.

Hamtown rocks!

Hamtramck is a rock 'n' roll town, no doubt about it. When the Blowout decided to split time with Ferndale, some Hamtown folks decided to step up and fill up the first weekend of March with groovy, rockin' local bands. MJ Galbraith leans in for this preview. 

Deadline approaches for Knight Arts Challenge

Community info and Q&A sessions are being held in Hamtramck, Southwest Detroit, Northwest Detroit, Midtown and downtown March 24-28. Deadline for applications is April 7.   

Paczki mayhem begins with wintry run through Hamtramck

The Tour de Troit-sponsered 5K PaczKi Run is set for this Saturday, But that's just the beginning of a Mardi Gras-esque week of fun, fun, fun in Hamtown. Kelli Kavanaugh tells us how to prepare and what we should check out.

This week in Detroit, love is all you need

This is a healthy sign: we can't remember a Valentine's Day in Detroit proper (and Hamtramck) filled with so many events, from music to skating to indie retail fun in a long, long time. Kelli Kavanaugh puts together a hot list of cool things to do this week. 

New chapter begins in Detroit literary arts scene

The fab Write A House project has gone viral, and we welcome all the out-of-town budding literati that it will spawn, but we wanted to focus on the "where" as much as the "what." The neighborhood called Banglatown, NoHam or Power House is what Matthew Lewis is talking about.

Shop local: Our list of holiday shopping destinations

Only seven days left to get the rest of your holiday shopping on and, thanks to a growing number of creative urban entrepreneurs, your options are increasing. Nicole Rupersburg compiles a list of places you need to go.

Opinion: The enlightened path to social entrepreneurship

The mercurial Tunde Wey is a swashbuckler, a poet, a writer for our sister UIX project and a food and drink romantic. We asked him to bliss out over (revolver), the Hamtramck restaurant he co-founded with biz partner Peter Dalinowski.

City kids: Diversity is a strength in Hamtramck Public Schools

In Hamtramck, where immigrant families from all over the world have settled for generations, students are as likely to speak Arabic or Bengali as they are English. Amy Kuras discovers how the public schools are meeting the challenges of a multicultural population.   

Artists, musicians take over Hamtramck

Now in its fourth year, the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival covers the length of this "city-within-a-city-neighborhood" plus parts of Detroit up to Davison. Creative critical mass is accelerating, says Walter Wasacz, who suggests coming early and staying late at this daylong event.     

Tour de Troit: Much more than a big bike ride

A dozen years after forming, the Tour de Troit has evolved from a small, leisurely group ride into an annual juggernaut attracting over 5,000 cyclists. Nina Ignaczak recaps the history and looks ahead as the organization forms a nonprofit to fund greenways.

Taste of the Hamtown

Featuring Asian, European and middle eastern restaurants, multicultural markets, cooking demos and opening and closing parties, Hamtramck will be rocking during the city's first ever Food Week. Noelle Lothamer previews.

Global Detroit: Let's celebrate National Welcoming Week

U.S.-born residents join with immigrants and refugees in a spirit of unity across Michigan and the rest of the country for National Welcoming Week. Christine Sauvé of Welcoming Michigan teams up with Global Detroit for this report.

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: Our guide to Detroit pizza

The city's savory saucy pies come in all shapes and sizes, some made from recipes originating in Sicily others inspired by the cuisine of Bangladesh. There are some mighty crazy-tasty edible creations out there, say our authors, the fabulous Linn kids. 

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An insider's guide to ice cream parlors

No doubt frozen treats are good year round, but they are especially tasty when the sun and air are hottest. Just in time for the coming summer heat, our authors the Linn sibs show us some of the best places to get your ice cream fix in Detroit.
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