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    • Here comes Santa Claus

      Christmas is weekly for the hungry folks on one volunteer's route
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    • Last days

      A legendary downtown bar and its owners remain entwined until the end
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    • Staying the course

      A little record shop hangs on ... and on
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    • No show

      Without a ride to gigs, one Detroiter's puppet show remains obscure
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    • Herbal essences

      A little Detroit store dispenses the remedies of a fading tradition
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    • Inside out

      A string of burglaries gives birth to an artistic display of despair
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    • Rage against the machine

      The mayor held a meeting to hear from residents. They gave him an earful.
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    • Candy land

      An old-fashioned shop tries to evoke a simpler time
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    • Divine inspiration

      How one woman's visions transformed a corner of the city
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    • Taking the bait

      A smelly little place becomes one determined man's life
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    • A day in the life

      DPD's daily crime report shines a light on the city's violent side
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    • Sign of the times

      A Detroiter signals distress from a neighborhood under siege
    • Girls on film

      How one man takes the city's prostitutes and gives them their 15 minutes of fame
    • The black market

      City's sole African-American grocer becomes an icon
    • Surprise party

      Booming dance music, flaming barbecue grills, and a stocked food tent for thousands of homeless? Yup!
    • Hustle and flow

      Stroll past Bongo Man and you'll star in his rhymes
    • Curtain call

      Detroit Day School for the Deaf is about to close — here's what's being lost
    • Different strokes

      An old-school porn shop keeps it up in the face of cultural shifts
    • Broken home

      A 71-year-old aunt gets kicked out of her house the hard way
    • God on her side

      She's run this record shop for nearly 50 years — and still it's like candy land
    • Only the lonely

      How a small group remembers Detroit's forgotten dead
    • The music man

      There’s magic where children learn to make sweet sounds for $5 a lesson
    • Soul kitchen

      It's about the shared inability to afford something as necessary to life as a meal

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