Michigan Life


Detroit artist and muralist Sydney G. James poses in front of one of the pieces from "Watch Me Work—Portraits of Self" series, currently on exhibition at the M Contemporary Art Gallery in Ferndale.
11 Michigan Artists You Should Know in 2021

These contemporary artists are pure Michigan—through birth, education, or migration—and their IG pages are ones to watch.

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Veterans, Vaccines, and Additional Doses Needed: Michigan’s Weekly News Quiz

Who is the only openly gay member of the Michigan Legislature? Do you know?

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Survivor Advocates, Passing the Baton, and Chronicling Chaos: Michigan’s Weekly News Quiz

True or False: Warmer Michigan winters are positive for local agriculture.

Lilliana, 9, (L, upper) and her little sister Zarah, 7, (R, lower) pose in front of the Christmas tree they've dedicated to the memory of their late mother, Jamie.
She Died Weeks After Giving Birth. Her Daughters Keep Her Memory Alive Through Their Christmas Tree.

Michigan mom Jamie Burda passed away too soon, but her family is working to keep her memory alive.

The Yarn Brigade, pictured prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Flint Handmade Yarn Brigade Helping Community Stay Warm This Winter

Flint Handmade Yarn Brigade group isn’t your typical crafting group. They’re on a mission to keep Michiganders warm this winter.

Carmyn Kivel and her new friend, Wes, the mail carrier.
2020 Left This Michigander So Sad She Wanted to Skip the Holidays. Then She Got 1,200 Christmas Cards.

Hundreds of cards from around the world made Christmas worthwhile for Camryn Kivel, who is living with cognitive impairment, albinism, and the isolation of 2020.

Kim Dixon salutes protesters marching on the MacArthur Bridge in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
PHOTOS: 2020 Like You’ve Never Seen It

From "Operation Haircut" to a historic election, we capture it all.