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Feature Story Bathed in fuchsia light, a golden Madonna beckons to visitors of the Future Distortion installation.

Hygienic Dress League debuts Future Distortion installation as part of Detroit Art Week

Husband-and-wife team Steve and Dorota Coy give Model D a preview of their latest work that explores gender, religion, and industry.


Feature Story The Farmer's Hand closed down on June 30 and will reopen as Mink.

How the owners of Farmer's Hand, Folk, and Marrow could change the Detroit restaurant industry

It seems that Nest Egg LLC and Backbone Hospitality could be the first women-owned venture of its kind not only in Detroit, but the state’s restaurant industry. 

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Top 10 coolest rehabs in Metro Detroit

From hidden chocolate shops to eccentric restaurants, Metro Detroiters are rehabilitating former fire stations, garages, Coney Islands, and churches to make way for new business.

Feature Story Dr. David Sova and Megan Sova.

Michigan providers seek to improve whole communities by integrating behavioral and physical health

Primary and behavioral health often feel like different worlds, but the idea of combining the two disciplines has become a commonly discussed solution that can have broad impacts.  

Feature Story Asia Johnson

Detroit Bail Project aims to disrupt the process of cash bail and incarceration

The percentage of people of color who are jailed is disproportionately high; 70 percent of Wayne County's inmates are Black, compared to 40 percent of the county's overall population. Unaffordable bail is a major driver of those numbers, according to Asia Johnson of The Bail Project in Detroit. So her aim is to disrupt that process before it starts.


Feature Story Orlando Bailey of the Eastside Community Network.

How activists are using art and science to address Michigan's water problems

From Mackinaw City to Flint to Detroit, activists are using a combination of art and science to keep water issues in the public consciousness, address inequities, and collaborate on solutions.

Feature Story The Room Project is a quiet space to work; no phones are allowed.

Room Project in New Center connects women, nonbinary writers to their craft and each other

Simultaneously a “political and personal thought,” the Room Project and its creation came at a pivotal time in founder Christin Lee's life.

Feature Story The American Riad project is slated to open this fall in North End.

American Riad to open this fall as hub for arts, culture, community building in North End

American Riad is introducing a residential concept that rethinks the traditional American home and challenges socially isolating aspects of the American neighborhood.


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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.

All provide the foundation for multiple ...

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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, ...