Scene in Detroit

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Stewart McMillin, who is pretty well known around these parts. He's been guiding tours and leading pub crawls with history attached through the neighborhoods, cemeteries, churches and streets of Detroit for over 40 years.

Scene In Detroit: Beer and History

Stewart McMillin has been guiding tours and leading pub crawls with history attached through the neighborhoods, cemeteries, churches and streets of Detroit for over 40 years.

CBS Detroit–11/01/2012

(credit: Amelia Kanan)

Scene In Detroit: Happenstance-ing In The City

A few weeks ago I happened upon a beach party. It was in the parking lot of Ponyride, a Corktown warehouse that provides studio/work space for artists and entrepreneurs.

CBS Detroit–10/03/2012

(Detropia publicity poster) "Detropia" presents a bleak view of Detroit.

Scene In Detroit: ‘Detropia’ Fails in Idealism, Irony, and Integrity

This misrepresentation of the city’s current state is not only untrue but genuinely offensive to those who live, work and love this city.

CBS Detroit–09/26/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Thanks to CCS's Community Public Arts Detroit program, a mural graces the 9 floor facade of a building on East Grand Boulevard.

Scene In Detroit: College for Creative Studies + Kids = Public Art

Thanks to CCS’s program called Community Arts Partnerships (CAP), a variety of art and design classes are offered for free to children and teens in the Detroit community.

CBS Detroit–09/18/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Deconstructing old buildings and re-selling the materials is the newest wave of green building.

Scene In Detroit: Reclaim Rather Than Abandon

Sure, a structure could be unlivable due to decades of neglect but why should salvageable, beautiful materials be thrown into a landfill?

CBS Detroit–09/07/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Who are all these coffee shop bloggers and what are they writing about?

Scene In Detroit: Blog World

There are TONS of Detroit blogs, and I think it’s time to give a few of them some well-deserved props.

CBS Detroit–08/28/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Matthew Ross Smith and Philip Le are on a mission to preserve the memories of Detroiters, and people across the country.

Scene In Detroit: The Men of Memories

To keep the current moving, make your postcard. And maybe, when you find yourself getting upset about this upcoming election or wanting to honk at that person in front of you for not using their turn signal or say something hurtful, think of the postcard.

CBS Detroit–08/21/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Planet Ant in Hamtramck is carrying on with improv theater.

Scene In Detroit: Improv At Its Best…or Worst?

However, this is what I love about Planet Ant: they don’t pretend to be anything they aren’t. They’re not Second City.

CBS Detroit–08/14/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) A group is cleaning up East Jefferson in Detroit.

Scene In Detroit: Weeding Out Trash, And Crime

Twice per week, Hedgies, tends to the needs of E. Jefferson between Conner and Alter, including things like weed abatement, trash removal, power washing, graffiti maintenance and mowing of lawns.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Vitale's mosaic tiles are sliced up credit, ATM, membership and gift cards she collected from friends and family.

Scene In Detroit: Vendettas, Dreams and American Art

“Land of Opportunity” will be on display at AMERICA!’s opening reception is Friday, August 3rd from 6 p.m. to 9pm and hanging there until August 24th.

CBS Detroit–08/01/2012