Every single Metro Times cover story of 2017

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Every single Metro Times cover story of 2017
It seems safe to say that nobody expected Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election — not even Trump himself. Yet here we are. The pooch has been screwed. We have our president. There's only one way out of this. If you thought the campaign season was long, just wait for the next few years. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to get through them.
It seems safe to say that nobody expected Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election — not even Trump himself. Yet here we are. The pooch has been screwed. We have our president. There's only one way out of this. If you thought the campaign season was long, just wait for the next few years. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to get through them.
Now, Michigan's autonomous laws are the broadest in the nation. If Detroit hasn't been the leader in driverless technology, we could now be poised to become it. But is the Motor City ready to give up the steering wheel?
Now, Michigan's autonomous laws are the broadest in the nation. If Detroit hasn't been the leader in driverless technology, we could now be poised to become it. But is the Motor City ready to give up the steering wheel?
Once again, Metro Times brings you our roundup of the 15 best new bands in the metropolitan area. Rock out to the new sounds of young Detroit.
Once again, Metro Times brings you our roundup of the 15 best new bands in the metropolitan area. Rock out to the new sounds of young Detroit.
Chilean-born Camilo Jose Vergara is the country's premier photographic chronicler of the American inner city. He started out in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, carefully re-photographing urban landscapes from the same position, creating a visual record of poor neighborhoods as buildings fell victim to disinvestment, arson, and demolition. Vergara, who has been visiting Detroit every year since 1991, released a new book, Detroit Is No Dry Bones — a long, fond look at the city Vergara finds, in its intact opulence and even in its decay, rich with beautiful imagery.
Chilean-born Camilo Jose Vergara is the country's premier photographic chronicler of the American inner city. He started out in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, carefully re-photographing urban landscapes from the same position, creating a visual record of poor neighborhoods as buildings fell victim to disinvestment, arson, and demolition. Vergara, who has been visiting Detroit every year since 1991, released a new book, Detroit Is No Dry Bonesa long, fond look at the city Vergara finds, in its intact opulence and even in its decay, rich with beautiful imagery.
The hijacker from Detroit left St. Louis with a fortune — but it all slipped from his grasp somewhere over Indiana. This is the story of the final flight of Martin McNally.
The hijacker from Detroit left St. Louis with a fortune — but it all slipped from his grasp somewhere over Indiana. This is the story of the final flight of Martin McNally.
Today, Dita Von Teese is probably the world's premier burlesque performer, a modern-day beauty icon in the vein of the archetypal Old Hollywood femme fatale. But long before she was Dita Von Teese from Los Angeles, she was shy, blonde Heather Sweet from a farming town in Michigan. Here's how she made her Midwest makeover.
Today, Dita Von Teese is probably the world's premier burlesque performer, a modern-day beauty icon in the vein of the archetypal Old Hollywood femme fatale. But long before she was Dita Von Teese from Los Angeles, she was shy, blonde Heather Sweet from a farming town in Michigan. Here's how she made her Midwest makeover.
In August 2015, Susanne Hilberry passed away at age 72 from complications associated with a brain tumor. In February, the  Susanne Hilberry Gallery closed its doors, ending a four-decade run presenting both leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as emerging unknowns. Here's a look back at a rare woman with agency and self-determination, who built the world around her.
In August 2015, Susanne Hilberry passed away at age 72 from complications associated with a brain tumor. In February, the Susanne Hilberry Gallery closed its doors, ending a four-decade run presenting both leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as emerging unknowns. Here's a look back at a rare woman with agency and self-determination, who built the world around her.
For Muslim women, few aspects of the religion generate as much controversy and intrigue as the hijab, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women in observance of their faith. Yet by the thousands, Muslim women challenge stereotypes surrounding the hijab daily. They are doctors, businesswomen, and stay-at-home moms. They are writers, labor activists, and professionals. They're as varied and complex as their non-Muslim counterparts. And they live here peacefully, proudly serving their metro Detroit communities.
For Muslim women, few aspects of the religion generate as much controversy and intrigue as the hijab, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women in observance of their faith. Yet by the thousands, Muslim women challenge stereotypes surrounding the hijab daily. They are doctors, businesswomen, and stay-at-home moms. They are writers, labor activists, and professionals. They're as varied and complex as their non-Muslim counterparts. And they live here peacefully, proudly serving their metro Detroit communities.
The process of hydraulic fracturing has set off a bonanza of pipeline-building, as energy giants look for ways to profitably exploit a rapidly changing North American market for hydrocarbons. But as critics see it, this pipeline-building spree is an under-regulated, speculative bonanza in which residents end up having to pay a high price for a system of questionable value when it's all built. This is behind the fight against the Nexus pipeline.
The process of hydraulic fracturing has set off a bonanza of pipeline-building, as energy giants look for ways to profitably exploit a rapidly changing North American market for hydrocarbons. But as critics see it, this pipeline-building spree is an under-regulated, speculative bonanza in which residents end up having to pay a high price for a system of questionable value when it's all built. This is behind the fight against the Nexus pipeline.