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Dearborn is known as a destination for Middle Eastern food -- as it should be. But there is a lot more going on in this city than just falafels. Cuisine from all around the world, independent boutiques, cozy pubs and thumping clubs can be found -- as can historic homes and, increasingly, lofts and townhouses.

Dearborn Features

What AirBNB taught us about how metro Detroit sees itself

You can learn a lot about a community by listening to the way its residents sell it. So, we here at Metromode decided to dig into AirBNB and analyze what metro Detroiters talk about when they talk about themselves. What we found is that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Maker Faire at five: The community it's forged and the future it needs

This weekend marks the fifth summer The Henry Ford has produced Maker Faire, showcasing local inventors, innovators, artists and creatives to tens of thousands of metro Detroiters. Metromode chats with a trio of makers who've been involved since the beginning about why the fair is important to them and what it needs to continue.

Making Space for Art in Dearborn

There are community art centers and then there is what Dearborn has decided to do. Demonstrating a uniquely powerful commitment to arts and culture, the city plans to transform its former city hall building into ArtSpace, a place where nearly 50 artists will live, create and display their work. It's the first of its kind in Michigan.

Ann Arbor: Birthplace of the Ultimate Mobile Device?

Are you ready for your car to go driverless? While it's arguable as to whether Michigan will remain the international manufacturing center for auto bodies and interiors, the Ann Arbor area is likely to remain the industry's brain center as research ramps up on wirelessly connected, self-driving car systems.

Municipal Millennials: Three Metro Detroit City Officials Who Are Under 40

Metro Detroit's city councils and commissions are mostly composed of older citizens. This tends to limit the interests and experiences of those charting their community's future. Metromode's Patrick Dunn went in search of a few municipally-minded Millennials to ask what got them involved and how others of their generation might follow suit.
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