Large spread in Delta Sky's February issue covering all things Detroit. I focused on the lifestyle and tourism in the city and region, from "Doers" in the restaurant biz to top cultural attractions and hospitality. See my stories on pages 108-125.
Deneane Chiplock's other battle: In-home nursing care.
(Side bar to story of a Michigan's woman dying of ALS fights to make her final days meaningful.)
Careers in public health, from a disease detective (epidemiologist) at the CDC to policy makers.
Interview Organic, Inc. Creative Director Kevin McElroy.
Gwyneth Paltrow Told Kids After Chris Martin Split: 'You Know What's Real and How Much We Love You'
Interview with Detroit filmmaker whose intimate portraying of her city is in the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Profile of Detroit filmmaker Carrie LeZotte.
Artist and model Gwen Joy talks about her multifaceted career, including making her Joy Toys (half human half animal fantasy dolls), selling cigarettes and being a brand ambassador for big name companies. She also shares other stuff, like how she got married by a half-Hispanic Elvis impersonator.
The life and works of an artist from Albania.
Cranbrook Cranbrook Academy of Art student chair design show.
Profile of Mitch Albom's "Albom in the Afternoon" radio show producer.
Souren Aprahamian, 97, is one of the few survivors of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-16
Artists working away from their homelands.
Mosaic Youth Theatre sculpts Detroit's future performers.
Historic buildings in Detroit getting new life with the help of historic tax credits and where these incentives can be used going forward.
Chris Bouldin rescues Felix, a special needs kitten with cerebellar hypoplasia from her post in Afghanistan in 2008. She finds Felix also rescues her.
Profile on one of Michigan's top employment attorneys.
This veteran fashion designer got a career boost as a contestant on Project Runway. Now Joe Faris is loving being home in Detroit, where he's based his Industrial Couture Motor City Denim line and hopes to see the city reinvent itself as a garment district.
My choice to be a caregiver and advocate for my parents when they needed me most, something Americans are facing more and more as our population grows older.
Reported for the Advertising Column on Chevrolet's new ad campaign.
Keefe A. Brooks stays calm in the courtroom.
Worked on copy for B&P for several vehicles in this line.
Worked on copy for B&P for several vehicles in this line.
Interview with author Michael Zadoorian.
Preview of Detroit's 11th Annual Winter Blast.
Melanie Derro talks about going from pre-med to a career in graphic design and what she loves most about living and working in Detroit despite the economy.
MOCAD, Detroit's first museum of contemporary art, has high hopes for its future as it moves forward under the direction of Luis Croquer.
Launching a business as a costume designer is probably not the obvious career choice you'd expect from a former trauma nurse. But for Couni Young, founder of Go Go Wardrobe Pro, it's not so far-fetched.
A personal essay giving thanks for being able to be there for my parents at a time when they needed me most.
Dying of ALS, a 40-year-old Michigan mother of two fights to make her final days meaningful.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy may be one of the most powerful people in Detroit, but with her daughter Anastasia, she's just another skating mom.
Tom Helland, design director for Organic Inc., is a doodler and his work is far from scribbles. The government of Alberta, Can., actually paid $6,500 for his doodle art.
Thanks to Michigan’s new film incentive, Hollywood heavyweights like Clint Eastwood are setting their sights on Detroit. (NOTE: If you click the URL you may need to enable pop-up windows to view the story.)
Contributing reporter to story about 2008 Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin, getting views of Michigan women.
Mom prepares for empty nest.
The fourth annual Detroit Design Festival, a celebration of Detroit's design community, gets into full swing Tuesday with events ranging from studio tours to panel discussions, block parties to a workshop on creating comics.
Madonna at the Traverse City Film Festival.
GM executive Lori Robins discovers true love... with her pet dog.
Profile of Detroit percussionist Mark Sawasky.
Detroit filmmakers are creating episodic shorts. For some it's a proving grounds to their ultimate goal of making feature films.
Among the series: "In Zero", "Ced n Terri", "Terra", "New Directions", "The Other Universe"
When to speak up in the face of prejudice? For Current Health 2, a publication for high school students.
L.A. based journalist Liana Aghajanian bested more than 200 writers to win a rehabbed house in Detroit.
Straight and LGBT teens reach out to one another. For Current Health 2, a magazine for high school students.
The nonprofit organization strives to stabilize Detroit neighborhoods while encouraging literary culture.
A couple uncorks Artifacry in Corktown. (page 19)
Interview with Detroit film and entertainment scene Renaissance Man Ed Gardiner.
Monthly guide to thing to see and do in Detroit and beyond.
Exploring Hamtramck's Bangladeshi community.
New story of ex-employee shooting at accounting firm.
Reported on missing soldier Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich., near Detroit, after ambush attack in Iraq.
Reported on Kevorkian's release from prison.
Touched by the Fate of Unidentified Murder Victims, a Few Crusaders Refuse to Let Jane Does Be Forgotten—Or Unloved
Who Said Motherhood Was All Sippy Cups, Soccer Games and Car Pools? Fed Up with the Suburban Routine, These Women Pumped Up the Volume
With a New Arsenal of Web Sites and Chat Rooms, Mean Kids Can Torment Their Victims 24/7 Online—often with Devastating Results
Michael Moore Says the President Lied to America. But Does His Movie Play Fair?
Risking Her Job, Coleen Rowley Accuses Her FBI Bosses of Ignoring Key 9/11 Clues
Detroit travel story for the in-flight magazine of Southwest Airline: Spirit magazine
Q&A with Team Detroit's Toby Barlow.
Jeff Daniels talks about why he chooses Chelsea, Mich. over life in LA.
When An Dinh's wife tells him she's gay, the two find their own version of happily ever after—and it’s all on film.
What it takes to get young creative talent to Detroit, and profiles on six who took the chance: Joel Frost, Johnathan Nelson, Mathew Praveen, Mansi Trivedi, Detavio Samuels, Anthony Davis,
PLUS: tips on recruiting.
Profile on defense attorney and high profile corporate litigator Joseph Aviv.
Profile of attorney Richard Victor.
Interview and Q&A with Jeff Hupp and Chris Plum, aka the Blunk Brothers, of the music house Blunk Street Music
Sarab Neelam, a Sikh doctor with a lifelong passion for film, directs his first feature film, a semi-autobiographical tale of a Sikh doctor trying to fit while bucking a health care system he doesn't understand.
Muffy Kroha, visual manager of Neiman Marcus, should star in a reality show -- she even amuses herself.
"I have this stock of stories I can tell," Kroha says. "I actually repeat them to myself because I can't believe they're true. They still make me laugh or cry or both."
Profile of one avid Detroiter.
Interview with an historic preservationist.
Designer, inventor, entrepreneur and educator, Scott Klinker, who heads Cranbrook Academy of Art's graduate 3D design program, talks about inspiration, electric guitars, his new furniture collection and what keeps him in Detroit.
Online version of longer story in magazine about Ben Affleck filming in Detroit amid rumors of gambling at area casinos.
A documentary film I collaborated on for a class at the Detroit Film Center in 2007. It's about an inner city bike shop that takes in and fixes bikes to enable residents with transportation. They also teach skills to volunteer workers.
Find out more at: http://thehubofdetroit.org/
Q&A with jewelry designer Marlaina Stone, who is making her mark in the fashion world with her high-end handcrafted necklaces, bracelets and rings that you have to have some moxie to wear.
Winner of the 2011 Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and head of Cranbrook's architecture department, Bill Massie talks about his craft, the challenges, how he handles clients and what students should expect going into this career.
Contributed to feature on holiday memories and traditions of Michigan celebrities. I interviewed poet/writer Jim Harrison, actor Jeff Daniels (p. 126-127) and comedian Dave Coulier (p. 132).
Raw food chef and new business owner Amber Poupore is on a mission to spread the health at her small downtown eatery
A guide to some of Detroit's best: including what do see, what to eat and where to stay.
Karen Swanson, co-owner of Swanson Meads Architects, comes from a family of internationally renowned architects, but she has proved to be more than a mere legacy.
She is the great-granddaughter of internationally renowned Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and great-niece to his son, Eero Saarinen, wh
Poet laureate, professor and literary activist M.L. Liebler pays homage to his working class roots in "Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams," an anthology of voices including poets, rock stars, filmmakers, activists, novelists and historians all talking about the daily grind.
Ten things to know about the 18th annual Arts, Beats & Eats festival in downtown Royal Oak over Labor Day weekend.
In honor of National Organ Donor Month, I share my experience of giving a kidney to my mother, and wishing I could do the same for my father.
Tawny Thieu, a 30-year-old entrepreneur juggling four Detroit-area Pink Pump shoe and fashion retail locations, sees only good things going forward. Here long goal? Making Pink Pump a nationally recognized brand.
Interview with fashion designer Joe Faris of Motor City Denim.
Researchers have some counterarguments to the idea of urban farming as a panacea.
America's Energy Madness-We're Banning Solar Panels, But Many Towns Can't Regulate Fracking
When it comes to state and local politics, the oil industry is much more powerful than green energy.
17 years in the making, local photographer's self-published book of images from Sri Lanka sees light of day
When Austen Brantley took a ceramics class in high school as an easy class to boost his GPA, he discovered a life-changing passion for art.
Why Is Big Tobacco Taking Stock in E-Cigarettes?
It's the wild, wild west for the tobacco industry once again.
Reported much of this story for this People Exclusive, including the mom who broke the story open, LeeAnne Walters; another activist mom Melissa Mays, single mom Flint Darlene Bello; ACLU investigative reporter Curt Guyette; on the ground reporting in Flint while working with videographer/photographer for this package which included a few online pieces, including this one, plus a magazine article/package out Jan. 29, 2016.
ANOTHER ONLINE PIECE:
How Sick Are the Kids in Flint? Inside the Shocking Health Effects of the Devastating Water Crisis
Two Michigan moms lead the fight to uncover how their city exposed their children — and the entire community — to a contaminated water supply.