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Speaker Series follow up: We need a better welcome mat

Change. Fear. Possibilities. Community. City. Suburbs. There wasn't much we didn't talk about at last week's speaker series. Here's a recap, as well as audio from the event.

Roland Leggett

Back to Detroit: Roland Leggett works to bring progressives together

Roland Leggett left Detroit for Chicago. A few years later, he came back. Turns out, he missed us. He wants to make the city a more progressive place -- the kind of place more young and talented people like himself want to be.

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Model D TV: Detroit Artists Market 2010 Design Show

Design is alive in Detroit, and the annual Detroit Artists Market Design Show is proof positive.

Hilberry Theater Masks

Wayne State trains Detroit's next generation for stage and screen

At Wayne State's theater department, education is part of what drives the region's innovative, creative economy. The school is prepping actors, directors, filmmakers, musicians and dancers not just for the stage and screen, but to help them get jobs, create jobs and be part of the region's creative economic engine.

Bourbon Steak Martini

What Detroit drinks: Local mixologists' signature sips

Detroit cocktail enthusiasts are getting back to roots drinks: bringing old cocktails out of obscurity and giving new drinks a classic twist. We visit several watering holes to find some old-school Detroit drinks and new takes on bar favorites.

City Bird Ornament

Act now: Detroit's winter won't last forever (really, it won't)

Even though winter lasts about 13 months in Michigan, give or take a few, some of the best things in Detroit this winter are only around for a short time. Here are some not to miss.

Burton Theater

Model D TV: Burton Theatre, Detroit's new art house cinema

This week, Model D TV visits the new Burton Theatre. We think putting a movie theater in the center of the city in an empty school building is brilliant. Grab your Faygo and popcorn and watch the video.


New in Midtown: Cheap but good dining, from crepes to dim sum

Seems like all over the neighborhood, there's more new stuff in Midtown: New bars. Dim sum. Crepes. Upscale street fare. Midtown is always one-upping itself.

Werewolf at MOCAD

Photo essay: MOCAD's You're Gonna Die!

It's no secret: MOCAD's New Wave puts on one of the city's best Halloween bashes. Model D photographer Marvin Shaouni was at the party to catch the dancing, DJs, and costumes.


Model D TV: Wayne State's new engineering building

Wayne State's new $28 million engineering center blends traditional learning with business development opportunities. We check out the space in this week's video.

FilterD: This Week's Picks

Hauntingly beautiful music will fill the DIA's Diego Rivera Court this Friday when Christen Lien performs original compositions with her viola, which she plays through a looping machine and other electronic effects. Call it sonic art moderne in one of the world's most distinctive settings. Get all the lovely details inside FilterD, where you'll find lots more to do in the week ahead in metro Detroit.

Model D TV: Detroit Restaurant Week Edition

17 Restaurants and only six days left. Where will you eat During the city's inaugural Restaurant Week? Model D TV has visited many of the participating restaurants. Check them out here.

Putnam Weekley: The Detroiter Who Ate (and Drank) Everything

On the eve of the culinary event of the year -- Detroit Restaurant Week -- foodie and wine connoisseur Putnam Weekly of Southwest Detroit talks about the state of good eats in the city.

24HRS: Detroit -- From Next American City and Model D

Next American City asked Model D to map out a Detroiter's day in the city. We tracked community development star, entrepreneur and bike enthusiast Karen Gage. Read the story, which also appears in this month's NAC magazine.

Love on a T-Shirt: Detroit Manufacturing's Robert Stanzler

Robert Stanzler captures the city's legacy, its future and its spirit on canvases of 100 percent cotton. We catch up with the man behind Detroit Manufacturing, a guy who has spent more than a decade making Detroit cooler, t-shirt by t-shirt.
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