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The Year of the Bird

A look back at the peak season of Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych’s legendary career

By Joe Lapointe

Late that rainy night, in a cluttered room on a high floor of Detroit's Pontchartrain hotel, they kept tapping on the door, soft, female knuckles knocking on hard wood. The young women said they only wanted the autograph of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, the sensational rookie right-handed pitcher of the Detroit Tigers...

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Love Island Detroit: A photo essay of young love on Detroit’s Belle Isle

Early on in my relationship, I sent my boyfriend a song, “Belle Isle,” by Anna Burch. It’s a song drenched in summer…

By Amy Sacka

Love island Detroit: A photo essay of young love on Detroit’s Belle Isle
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Photos from the ‘Squad’ rally in Detroit

Members of the "Squad" — U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Detroit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, Ayanna Pressley of Boston, and…

By Marc Klockow

Photos from the ‘Squad’ rally in Detroit
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Everyone we saw supporting abortion rights at the Downriver Rally for Bodily Autonomy in Wyandotte

On Thursday, an estimated 1,800 people gathered at Wyandotte's Bishop Park for the Downriver Rally for Bodily Autonomy to protest in support…

By Joe Maroon

Everyone we saw rallying at the Downriver Rally for Bodily Autonomy in Wyandotte
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Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday

The Michigan Coalition for Reproductive Liberation held an emergency rally on Friday evening following a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday
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August 17, 2022

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