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44th Annual Noel Night

Tis’ the season to be jolly at the 44th annual Noel Night! The one time of year every business in Midtown Detroit opens its doors to the public for F-R-E-E! Places like The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the N’Namdi Center for

Learning About Food Addiction at Ann Arbor District Library

Here in America, obesity levels have hit epidemic proportions, and the problem has only continued to grow. Americans are more sedentary than ever, and the public’s reliance on cheap, artificial foods has only compounded the health crisis. At Can Food be Addictive? A Look at What we Eat and Why, U-M Professor Ashley Gearhardt will

The Science Guy is Headed to Toledo

Millennials remember Bill Nye as the goofy and genial science host from the PBS program, Bill Nye the Science Guy.  Nye has been thrust back into the public eye while advising President Obama on Climate Change and publishing his second book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World (2015). A passionate advocate for science, reason

The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project

Like much of the country, Washtenaw County is experiencing a massive uptick in prescription opioid-related deaths — a 1525 percent increase since the year 2000. In response, members of the community have banded together to form the Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project. To help raise awareness of this growing health crisis, the AADL and the

The Heidelberg Project Comes to a Close After 20 Years

Artist Tyree Guyton has been creating open air installations on Heidelberg Street in Detroit for 30 years. The Heidelberg Project, an artistic response to blight in his neighborhood, Guyton has amassed colorful collections and repainted homes. Guyton says it is time to evolve and over the next year many installations of the Heidelberg Project will