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A Life Reconstructed

In a warehouse off 9 Mile Road in River Rouge, Brian DuBois has decided to leave behind the world of architecture and construction and launch 2:37am studios, a furniture design firm that constructs products to last. Oh, and he likes to breakdance.read on…

Daylighting the Clinton River

A river runs through it. Or once did. Forced below ground (and concrete), folks in downtown Pontiac haven't seen the Clinton River since 1963. Now, there's talk of daylighting the river, which is seen by some as a too-costly proposition and by others as a necessary step toward revitalizing the city's core.read on…

The Importance of Small and Mid-Sized Companies

Metro Detroit IT companies are growing in leaps and bounds. And if you've been keeping up with our Jobs News section you'll know that a lot of their clients are small and mid-sized companies. GOOD chats with IBM about why the success of our economy will be determined by these companies and why IT helps them thrive.read on…

The Real Costs Of Traffic

In roughly four minutes you can learn what induced travel demand is, why it matters, and why alternative transportation is so important for our region. It's fast, fun, and informative. Go on, click the link. Learn something new.read on…

Empty Windows Become Canvas For Public Art

Public art is more than just bronze statues of guys who died a long time ago. Done right, it has the ability to transform an environment, provoke a reaction, and create a true sense of place. The "Woodward Windows" transformation does just that, seizing vacant businesses and turning their windows into a public art gallery. Learn about the people behind this very cool project.read on…

LGBT Leaderhip In Metro Detroit: Kirsten Ussery

Metromode and Model D will be producing a series of videos centered around LGBT leadership in Metro Detroit. First up is Detroit-based community activist Kirsten Ussery.read on…

Arab American Museum

What do Casey Kasem, Tiny Tim and Ralph Nader all have in common? They're Arab Americans. Want to know more about their story? Dearborn is home to the only museum in the country dedicated to capturing the Arab American experience. Tom Hendrickson takes you inside this vital piece of SE Michigan's evolving culture.read on…

Motor City Pride

What does the GLBTQ community mean for Detroit? 4exit4 spotlights a few of the business owners, activists, artists, and residents who are making the Motor City a better place to live.

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Bellyache Candy Shoppe

Candy and Detroit rock n' roll - two great tastes that taste great together! Royal Oak's Bellyache Candy Company is taking the web by storm, pushing Goo Goo Clusters, Pop Rocks and Charleston Chews along with CDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles from bands like  The Amino Acids, The Hentchman, and Gore Gore Girls. Can you say, "Yummy"?read on…

LLamasoft

How does a company efficiently get its stuff from the manufacturer to the warehouse to store shelves? What if the store is in Berlin? Or Singapore? What if it's hurricane season? These are just a few of the questions companies ask themselves when it comes to supply chain logistics. And Ann Arbor's LLamasoft helps them figure it all out. read on…

Incognito In Royal Oak

If it's good enough for George Clinton, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The White Stripes, it's good enough for you. Incognito is a longtime local fave known for its funky footwear, clothing and accessoriesread on…

Spur Studios

Spur Studios is yet another example of Ypsilanti's DIY philosophy of collective innovation and artistic community building. Attracting a confederation of artists, designers, and musicians, James Marks of VG Kids has turned an empty building into a successful hive of inspiration and creativity. read on…

Take A Ride

With rail plans finally in the works for Woodward Ave,let's take a gander at what a well-planned mass transit system has meant for Portland, OR. Soapbox, our sister publication in Cincinnati put together this nifty video of light rail porn. Envious yet?read on…

Moo Moo's

Put the microwave pizza pocket down. Step away from corndog. Ferndale-based Moo Moo's Vegetarian Cuisine makes the things that make you go, "Yum." With the vegetarian food market expected to reach $2.5 billion this year, owner Michele Rastelli hopes her locally produced entrees-to-go make a little green of their own.read on…

Woodward Ave: Past, Present & Possible Future

The Woodward Project has put together a video that argues how Metro Detroit's most famous transit artery was once the lifeblood of both the city and the region... and how it can be one once again.read on…
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