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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.

Detroit's newest space for growing business ideas

Aaron Mondry introduces a series about starting a business in Detroit through the lens of the city's newest incubator, Practice Space.

Brewing beer and breathing life into Corktown's boxcar building

Batch Brewing Co., Detroit's first nanobrewery, has found a home in the former Porter Street Station, a quirky Corktown building with a boxcar attached to it.

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. 

UIX: Raquel Castaneda-Lopez of Council District Six

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez is the first person to represent District Six on Detroit City Council, and the first Latina ever elected to the council. Matthew Lewis makes the introduction for the Urban Innovation Exchange.

Green City Diaries: 2013 in review

One of the threads running through the eight diary entries we published this year is seeing different people engaged in different passions in all corners of Detroit. Matthew Piper recaps 2013 in sustainability and green living.

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.

UIX: Greg Willerer and Brother Nature Produce

An urban farm in Corktown thats sells locally-grown herbs, greens, and produce at local farmers' markets and through their CSA program. You can also find Brother Nature Produce on menus of area restaurants that support the local foods movement. 

Twelfth annual Tour de Troit beats rain, attracts over 6,000 riders

This year's riders surpassed last year's total by 500. Proceeds from the Tour and other biking events held by the non-profit organization support the planning and implementation of greenways across the City of Detroit. Nina Ignaczak recaps.

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.

Hustling harder at Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum

The author attended a two-day design workshop at Ponyride -- a space that she says radiates joy and resourcefulness -- challenged by organizers to come with ideas that go beyond joy and get off the ground. Meagan Elliott breaks it down.

Green City Diaries: Dig this

Sustainability advocacy journalist Matthew Piper talks to Detroit urban farming pioneer Patrick Crouch, who never tires of putting his hands into the soil and coming up with all sorts of wriggling organic life. The point? A healthy, naturally balanced ecosystem for all. 

UIX: Meghan McEwen and Honor & Folly

Owner of Honor & Folly, a small-scale, design-focused Corktown-based inn, Meghan McEwen has created a modern space for travelers of a bygone era. It's on one of the city's best blocks, with barbecue, coffee and whiskey a few steps below. 

UIX: Sarah Lapinski and Motor City Sewing & Design

Founder of the Girlee Collective, which inspired local female artists and designers to become active doers, Sarah Lapinski has always balanced the commercial with the experimental. Tunde Wey tells us what she's up to next.

Tasty trends: Digging into what's next in Detroit food and drink

Some awesome eating and drinking destinations opened in 2012 with many more lined up for the months ahead. Noelle Lothamer plans to keep us in the loop as new kitchens and bars start serving. Bon appetit, everyone. 
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