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Tiki bar 'boom': What's behind the latest revival in metro Detroit?

Tiki bars have come and gone, but the latest iteration of tiki, in metro Detroit at least, swings in favor of the fun and frivolous, a balm after the professorial stylings of the classic cocktail revival of the last decade.  


Feature Story Kerrie Trahan teachers yoga at Detroit's Palmer Park.

Kerrie Trahan's Yoganic Flow brings yoga to Detroit's underserved communities

Kerrie Trahan first discovered yoga in Seoul, South Korea. But it wasn't until she brought it home to Detroit that she realized its full potential to heal communities.

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More than a Motor City: 5 Metro Detroit walking tours

There's a lot more to Detroit than what you see from your car window. Here are five walking tours that connect us with the other sides of the city, at a slower pace.

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Michigan to join Confluence of States bolstering outdoor recreation industry

Leaders from across sectors and around the state joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently to advance Michigan's outdoor industry. 

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For new moms, mood disorders are more common than you think – but here's how we can help

20% to 25% of women are at risk for first-time onset of mental illness after they give birth. But proactive interventions, support systems for moms who suffer, and more open-minded discourse can make a difference.

Feature Story Jerry Hebron, executive director of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm

How food advocates are nourishing the North End neighborhood

As the home of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm and the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network’s upcoming co-op, the North End is a model for what a food-sovereign city can look like.

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Water shutoffs, power failures and other Issues leave Detroit vulnerable during heatwaves

Even though the summer is winding down and average temps this summer weren’t as scorching as years past, the reality is that climate change is contributing to higher temps in general, making this a year-round issue in terms of the design and cultural changes needed to live in this new normal.

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Ponyride 1.5: Maker space looks ahead to the future after moving from Corktown to Core City

What's next for Ponyride? For now, it's focusing on what they’re good at while working toward an expanded campus model, one that supports their own maker space and others, as well. Also in the works is a $2 million small business loan fund, a public sculpture park, and more.

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New ideas and forward-thinking actions are all part of the arts in the D. Visual artists, including painters, sculptors, designers, architects; and musicians working in nearly every genre (or sub-genre) under the sun and moon are here doing their funky thing.

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Several enclaves around eastbound Jefferson boast fine urban living options, from historic homes to high rise apartments and condos — some riverside, others inland, but all close to downtown and Belle Isle. Known as "The Villages," they include Indian Village, English Village, ...