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Have You Seen Aurora Fordealis, The Glow Of Ford Field At Night?

If you live near downtown Detroit and it's on, you can't miss the glow. Our folks have seen it as far as Abick's in Southwest...
Bad Luck Bar Detroit

Devon’s Detroit: Bad Luck Bar And The Case For The $5 Milkshake

In one of many memorable scenes from Pulp Fiction, a favorite movie from my adolescence, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) scoffs at the idea of...

Devon’s Detroit: “You Belong to the City”

My social and professional lives frequently mingle and intersect maybe because the city of Detroit has been a part of my life for well...
Down Brush Street in Detroit in winter. (c) Daily Detroit.

We’re supposed to have working streetlights

This week came the news that the $185 million relighting program for Detroit's streetlights is complete.It's not that the city being re-wired and re-lit...

For every step forward, Detroit has to be wary of taking multiple steps back

There is so much good going on in Detroit right now. The M1 Rail is on the tracks as we speak, being tested for...

BuzzFeed gets Detroit’s beloved McClure’s Pickles all wrong

Don't screw with our pickles.In a post that's obviously meant to create some discussion and emotional reaction (we wouldn't know anything about listicles here...
A DDOT bus sits outside of Cass Tech

The Message Is Now Clear On Transit. Ann Arbor, Detroit, Washtenaw And Wayne Should...

Sometimes, you have to take the hint. The Regional Transit Authority Millage - losing by a wide margin in Macomb County (60/40) and a...

Vote Yes On Transit For A United Detroit Region

There have been many attempts at reliable, comprehensive mass transit in our region for years. It's time to end this long journey by voting "yes"...

Peter Werbe Out At Greater Media, Nightcall And Peter Werbe Show As Well

Peter Werbe. He's one of those voices that has been part and parcel of the late night airwaves for almost two decades.According to his...

QLINE Streetcar Now Scheduled To Run Past 10 p.m. On Weekends, Because Of Course...

As we get nearer to actual service beginning on one of Detroit's most anticipated projects in a long time, the QLINE streetcar, word is...

Black Doctor Trying To Help On Flight Told By Attendant They Need “An Actual...

Earlier this week Dr. Tamika Cross wrote a Facebook post about her experience on a Delta flight that departed from Detroit Metro. It's gone...

TEDxDetroit Was An Unforgettable Day For This Detroiter

What happens when you put nearly 30 speakers, poets and performers together at the historic Fox Theatre, all united around the idea of telling...
Flint Dam. Photo by Kris Runstrom, Creative Commons

OPINION: Emergency Managers May Leave, But It’s Now Clear The State Is Still In...

The Flint water crisis is a boondoggle of historic proportions. Multiple levels of our government failed the people of Flint - and the people...
This seal and shield is from 1892 and is on a walking bridge on Belle Isle, near the Belle Isle Casino. Daily Detroit photo.

What Does Detroit’s Motto Mean, Anyway? And Is It Still Relevant Today?

It’s funny how much the past can inform the future. Take the City of Detroit’s motto. It’s inspiring, timeless, and sobering, especially when you...

Renew The Zoo: The Detroit Zoo Deserves Support On Tuesday

Although many people aren't paying attention to the primary election on Tuesday, there are some very important items on the ballot.One of those is...

When It Comes To Transit, Maybe It’s Time We Left Brooks Patterson Behind

It's a common saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.As we told you earlier today, the...

Metro Detroit’s Future Could Go Off The Rails If We Walk Away From The...

This is why we can’t have nice things.That was our reaction, along with a cynical shrug of the shoulders, to the news that the...

OPINION: Regional Mass Transit Plan A Giant Step Forward For Metro Detroit

Woodward, Gratiot, Michigan Avenue, and M-59.When a bill to establish a regional transit authority in metro Detroit came before the Michigan Legislature four years...

Yes Indeed, The Stonehouse Bar Is Back Open

Rolling up Ralston off of Woodward in the passenger seat Friday night, there was a sense of anticipation, possibly enhanced by a couple of...

Ruin Porn? Maybe In Europe, But Not In The 313

As a Black person, and lifelong Detroit resident my understanding of the world is heavily influenced by race and process. This relates to the...

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A Detroit House Is Haunted In The New Gorillaz “Saturnz Barz”...

When it comes to haunted houses, the virtual music group Gorillaz chose a Midtown Detroit house as the basis for a haunted house for...