Arts

Girls of the Crescent Aims to Highlight Muslim Stories in Literature

Image of sisters Zena and Mena Nasiri

Sisters Mena and Zena Nasiri have been working to promote inclusion of female Muslim characters in literature in schools and libraries in Michigan.

The Whitney: Fine Dining and Ghosts

Photo of haunted bar inside the Whitney

Located at the corner of Woodward and Canfield avenues in Midtown Detroit, a stark contrast of the buildings around it, stands The Whitney, an upscale fine dining restaurant in an iconic turn of the century neo-Romanesque mansion majestically paying ho

For Love, Not Profit

Photo of Rev. Faith Fowler of Cass Community Social Services speaking with a young child

The work of grassroots nonprofits can fall under the radar as news of Detroit’s revitalization focuses on multi-million dollar development projects near downtown and midtown.

Home is Where the Skoolie Is

Photo of the Welch family standing in front of the bus home

Urban Dictionary defines a skoolie as a school bus that has been purchased by a private owner and converted for some other purpose other than hauling people around, such as RVing.

Henry Ford College Presents "Lobby Hero"

Poster for "Lobby Hero"

The 2018 Broadway hit, “Lobby Hero,” by Kenneth Lonergan, is set to take the stage this spring semester at Henry Ford College.

Shinola's Detroit Image

Photo of workers assembling watch components at Shinola's Detroit headquarters

Shinola is saving Detroit—at least that's what “Green Book” director Peter Farrelly thinks.

Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before with the Henry Ford's "Star Trek" Exhibit

Photo of Enterprise Bridge replica

On May 11, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation debuted a new temporary exhibition, “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds,” dedicated to the cultural phenomenon spanning over 50 years.

Fowling, it Rhymes with Bowling

Photograph of the sign at the Fowling Warehouse

An up and coming sport is taking over the metro Detroit area and beyond. It combines the time-tested game of bowling with the nation’s favorite game, football. Throw in a dash of lawn games and you have fowling.

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands Exhibit — Fusion of Arab Culture, Art, and Poetry

Image of Helen Zughaib's "Syrian Migration"

The exhibit, “The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands” at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn features works by artists - Reem Bassous, Melissa Chimera, John Halaka, Rania Matar, and Helen Zughaib.

Inmates Tell Their Stores at Prison Creative Arts Project

Image of artwork by PCAP participant Christopher A. Levitt entitled "The Painter: A Portrait of Prison"

The Prison Creative Arts Project works to humanize inmates and tell their stories through an annual exhibition of artwork by Michigan prisoners.

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