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Detroit’s Distinguished Doughnuts

09/06/16

Detroit’s Distinguished Doughnuts

What is it about doughnuts that we just can’t resist? We know, we know – they’ll spoil your lunch. (Or your thighs.) You just had one the other day. It’s not cheat day yet. If you eat one, you’ll probably eat another. All the excuses, and yet, you know you’ll still have one. So you might as well shake it up a bit. We hit up some of our favorite doughnut shops across metro Detroit and picked up a few tasty treats you should definitely sink your teeth into. Dilla's Delight's Named in honor of his legendary nephew, Herman “Uncle Herm” Hayes pays tribute to J Dilla with other one-of-a-kind Detroit creations at Dilla’s Delights, including the “Aaliyah,” a lemon-zest doughnut, and the Conant Garden Glaze, a homage...

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Meet pedicab driver Terry Walker

09/06/16

Meet pedicab driver Terry Walker

This pedicab driver gives a friendly face to alternative transportation in the Motor City

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What you should know about buying an electric car

09/06/16

What you should know about buying an electric car

Commuting in Metro Detroit will never make anyone’s list of favorite hobbies, but at least we can make it more cost-effective. We’re seeing more and more electric vehicles – EVs for short – on our roads as automakers expand greener offerings and make them more affordable for drivers. There are some key differences, though. For one, EVs aren’t hybrids. Hybrids are powered by both a gasoline engine and an electric motor, and never have to be plugged in. EVs are all-electric, and can be charged by home-charging stations (installed in your home) or simply a standard plug that just takes longer to charge.  The other thing to know is your own commute. “It depends on how far you drive and in what conditions,” says Sam Abuelsamid, a senior...

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Local brand Head High Detroit aims to inspire customers

09/06/16

Local brand Head High Detroit aims to inspire customers

Owner Darius Beasley pairs his encouraging message with his brand's products

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Shaun Robinson, Founder of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls

09/06/16

Shaun Robinson, Founder of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls

The Detroit native and television personality launches her foundation to empower young girls.

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Veterans of Violence

09/06/16

Veterans of Violence

PTSD has long been associated with returning soldiers traumatized by the brutal reality of war. But that limited example is just one sliver of the larger population that suffers from the after-effects of a traumatic incident.

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Detroit artist Hubert Massey prepares for another monumental fresco

09/06/16

Detroit artist Hubert Massey prepares for another monumental fresco

It’s more than just paint on a wall. To properly create a fresco, you have to first draw a life-sized sketch of the mural, mix nearly a ton – not an exaggeration, 2,000 actual pounds – of plaster and grind all the necessary pigments before you even touch a paintbrush. “It’s so Detroit. It’s so industrial, which is why I really love it,” Hubert Massey, a Detroit artist who needs no introduction, says. “Even though I’m painting this, it takes a team of people, like the Ford assembly line. It takes a team of people to actually create something like this.” Massey is referring to the 30-by-30 foot mural he’s currently working on for Cobo Center’s newly renovated space. He was commissioned last year by Maureen...

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SEEN Photo Gallery: Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival

09/06/16

SEEN Photo Gallery: Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival

Longtime Detroit performer and vocalist Kimmie Horne headlined this free Aug. 13 fest at Annie Lathrup Park in Lathrup Village, benefiting the Lathrup Village Community Foundation and the In-Accord AMAC Foundation Jazz Youth Program.

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Detroit Proper: How WSU Press Preserves Detroit Culture

09/06/16

Detroit Proper: How WSU Press Preserves Detroit Culture

Highlighting the people, places and events of Black Detroit

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Finding her own path

09/06/16

Finding her own path

Hand-picked by Oprah, a Winans family scion turns a new ‘leaf’ as a primetime showstopper

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