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Longform Mount Magna at Holly Oaks ORV Park in Holly.

The DNR turns 100 this year. Here's how it's shaped Southeast Michigan's natural areas.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created, managed, or otherwise supported numerous natural areas in Southeast Michigan over the past century. Here's a look back at the agency's role in the region, and where it may be headed next.

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Six of the top spots for Detroit fashion with style curator Marv NealModel D Explorer Series

These are the places where the Detroit fashion and wardrobe stylist not only shops for himself but for his clients, too.

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Here’s how sustainability plays a key role in the way this Detroit furniture maker does businessModel D Explorer Series

“What we need is high quality furniture that's not going to go out of style or break down. Furniture that can potentially be modular, to move with you and adapt to your lifestyle over time. That's really what we're after,” says Aaron Turk, senior vice president of operations and corporate development at Floyd.

Feature Story Inside the Flower Therapy exhibition at the Norwest Gallery of Art.

New Norwest Gallery of Art exhibit encourages healing through floral art

“Detroit has suffered so much loss from gun violence to this terrible pandemic that we felt the need for a space of healing and understanding,” Hamilton said in a statement. “Flowers helped us through our grief and this Flower Therapy exhibition is just that, THERAPY. An opportunity for encouragement to all who attend.”

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This Metro Detroit group is working to bring white people into the struggle against racismSURJ Metro Detroit's approach is a mix of education, outreach, and solidarity

Rather than focus just on self-education, SURJ focuses on organizing people and mobilizing them towards collective action for social and economic justice; and it takes take its lead from organizations led by Black people and other people of color.

Feature Story “I want people to know that they are beautiful before they get in my chair and after they leave because God made them that way,” says Williams.

Five Detroit makeup artists you should know

With weddings on hold, makeup artist Rashida LaShawn Williams was forced to innovate. She launched virtual classes that got more and more popular and, before she knew it, she was in a commercial alongside Jennifer Hudson and other Black, female entrepreneurs.

Feature Story Celebrated Detroit blues singer Thornetta Davis will perform at this year’s Sidewalk Festival.

Sidewalk Festival returns to Detroit to party with a purpose

“We are excited to travel to different neighborhoods across our great city to celebrate Detroit landscape and culture through interactive art and boundary pushing performance,” says Ryan Myers-Johnson, Sidewalk Detroit’s Executive Director.

Feature Story Commander Franklin Hayes walks with Adrian Tonon through downtown Detroit

Detroit after dark: A Q & A with Detroit's 'Nightlife Czar' Adrian TononDetroit’s Director of Customer Service sits down for a chat with Model D’s Editor at Large

Model D sat down with Tonon over an afternoon coffee to talk about what the future of Detroit’s nightlife may look like after a pandemic. We also asked him if he could build a “dream night out” in Detroit, what it would be. The answer might surprise you. 

Feature Story A billboard in Detroit advertises Automation Workz's cybersecurity bootcamp.

Meet the tech experts behind Detroit’s emerging cybersecurity industry

Last year, Michiganders lost over $83 million to cybercriminals. These Detroit tech entrepreneurs are working to thwart future attacks with democratized, equitable security solutions.

Feature Story Dr. George N’Namdi and Roderick Hardamon in front of 7303 W. McNichols

Acclaimed art connoisseur and partners to bring a living-and-retail experience to Live6

The project will catalyze the economic activity coming to the Bagley/Fitzgerald neighborhood by adding housing and shopping. Behind it is one of Detroit’s foremost art collectors: George N’Namdi. The property will be a work of art as well as a showplace for it.   

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