| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:20 AM
DETROIT When some people see Detroit, they see bankruptcy and doom.
When Kelli Kavanaugh sees Detroit, she sees a fun town to tour by bicycle.
"If anything, we have more tour ideas than we can handle," says the co-owner of Wheelhouse Detroit, a...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Anglers know something that tourists don't. You can fly-fish all year round, even in winter.
Beyond skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating and winter zip-lining, the latest tourist attraction in northern Michigan is getting in a float boat and having...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:44 AM
She was walking down the street in Monrovia, Liberia, feeling angry.
Then she and her friends heard singing.
And it was gospel music.
And they followed the sound right into a church.
"It sounded like a Baptist church choir, just like home,"...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:27 AM
MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house.
It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy.
Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77.
Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
| Apr 20, 2013
Al Neuharth, the newspaper mogul who in 1982 made a $1-billion gamble called USA Today that earned derision for its emphasis on brevity, flashy graphics and upbeat stories but endured to become the nation's largest-circulation newspaper, died Friday in...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason.
He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| Mar 4, 2013
Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73....
| Sep 20, 2013
Edmunds.com, a website popular with car shoppers, is preparing a new home page and layout. I was recently directed to the site as a randomly chosen test subject.
I hated it. Unlike most guinea pigs, though, I have the number for Edmunds' chief of...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:20 AM
In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable...