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Marsha Battle Philpot at Bert's Market Place

Hipster history: Unpacking the stories of metro Detroit's legendary cultural scenes

In an effort to savor the stories of our rich cultural past, but also to better understand our area today, we dug into the history of the vibrant scenes in Paradise Valley, the Cass Corridor, Ann Arbor, and Palmer Park.

Lucy Frye, AKA Nandi, in her cafe

Our favorite stories from 2017

Before the year comes to a close, we'd like to look back on our last year of coverage.

Miryam Johnson

Dance instructor Miryam Johnson, 25, connects dancing to her students' history and life

For the next entry in our emerging leaders series, we profile Miryam Johnson, a dancer and teaching artist with Living Arts who looks for ways to use dance to address larger issues with her students. 

Rebecca "Bucky" Willis

One Detroit resident's mission to revitalize her neighborhood through human-centered design

Through her design nonprofit Bleeding Heart Design, Rebecca "Bucky" Willis creates small, impactful projects in her neighborhood that start dialogues and enact change. 

The partners of Century Partners (left to right: David Alade, Kim Dowdell, Andrew Colom)

Neighborhood-focused real estate firm Century Partners to be honored at TechTown awards

What's more remarkable than the speed with which Century Partners has achieved its success is the manner in which they've achieved it—though a holistic approach to neighborhood development.
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Detroit Talent Videos

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Progress, not prestige, motivates Detroit Revitalization Fellows

The Detroit Revitalization Fellows are talented mid-career leaders stimulating progress within Detroit’s civic, community, and economic development landscape. This video highlights their collaborative efforts on the Motor City Mapping project.

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Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder

In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same.
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