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VOICES: How SXSW taught me what I already knew about Detroit

For the past two years, Matthew Lewis has attended South by Southwest with a Detroit contingent. While at the massive international convention, he's had few realizations about what makes Detroit special.

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Juice cafe has a mission to bring healthy food choices to Midtown -- and the rest of Detroit

Fresh101 Superfood Café fills a nice niche in Midtown. But owner Monique Dooley, a former teacher, is also engaging with organizations throughout the city to encourage food education and healthy eating. 

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The most interesting houses in Detroit, part 2

Following up on our popular article profiling Detroit's most interesting houses, we're featuring nine more, and sent Nick Hagen out to photograph them. 

Asia Hamilton, the director and chief curator of The NorWest Art Gallery

NorWest Art Gallery brings local, urgent art and conversation to Grandmont Rosedale

Part exhibition space, part gathering space, the NorWest Art Gallery invites creators, curators, and adorers of art to engage with one another.

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How connected and autonomous vehicles will change life in Detroit for the better

By improving safety and efficiency of transportation, mobility has the potential to change lives for the better. In addition to offering more options for getting around, mobility will spur a big rethink about how we operate in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.

Drew McUsic and Alessandra Carreon, co-founders of PizzaPlex

New businesses on West Vernor strive to integrate into culturally-rich southwest Detroit

In the last couple years, a number of new businesses have opened on West Vernor Highway near Clark Park. And many of them are demonstrating a desire to be a part of the fabric of an already thriving, culturally-rich community. 

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How educators and medical professionals are innovating to protect Michigan children from harm

Education is an important resource in the effort to protect children from harm. Organizations across southeast Michigan are continuously innovating ways to provide information to families and caregivers to protect children from abuse, injury, and death.

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VIDEO: Pennies from Heaven breaks down employment barriers

How are rural foundations across the state approaching economic development? Find out what Pennies from Heaven Foundation did to break down employment barriers.

Michigan House is a pop-up collaboration space at SXSW

Mobility meets creativity at South by Southwest's Michigan House

This spring, mobility is SXSW. Before he headed to the Austin, Texas event, Garry Bulluck, deputy chief of mobility innovation, city of Detroit, shared what's driving Detroit's future.

Olga Stella, executive director of Design Core Detroit

Q&A: Olga Stella of Design Core Detroit on why the future of design must be inclusive

Design Core Detroit, the organization that's shepherding Detroit's "City of Design" designation, announced its rebrand this week. We spoke to its executive director to learn more about that decision, the state of design in Detroit, and the importance of inclusive design. 

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VIDEO: Rotary Charities expands equitable access to the waterfront in Grand Traverse

How are rural foundations across the state approaching economic development? We’re sharing success stories right here in Michigan, starting with a look at the Rotary Charities' efforts to expand equitable access to the waterfront in the Grand Traverse region.

Artistic rendering of the expanded Motown Museum

"A music lovers playground": An inside look at the Motown Museum expansion

The current museum, housed in the cramped quarters of the original recording studio, will be expanded to a 50,000-square-feet space and include interactive exhibits, a performance theater, recording studios, and meeting spaces.

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12 classic Detroit restaurants you forgot about

For all the flashiness of the city's many new restaurants, Detroit has a ton of timeless establishments that have been serving more or less the same great food for decades. Here are a few that stand out to us.

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At Detroit event, Gloria Steinem spoke about parenthood, the women's movement, and more

In front of a room of 1,200 admirers, mostly women, commentator and journalist Gloria Steinem spoke at Wayne State University on March 7 about the women’s movement, sexual harassment, and making sense of the current U.S. presidency. 

SMART bus in downtown Detroit

OPINION: To improve regional transit, Wayne and Washtenaw counties must consider a separate plan

Megan Owens, executive director of Transportation Riders United, argues that with Macomb and Oakland counties effectively withdrawing from regional transit, it's time for Wayne and Washtenaw to be an example and invest independently. 
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