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January-February 2022

  • Illustration by Austin Phillips
  • May Mobility in Ann Arbor, an autonomous mobility company, is on track to be another unicorn company out of Michigan. // Courtesy of May Mobility
  • chart topper Alex O’Neill went from learning to write and record songs in his parent’s basement in Grosse Pointe to landing a record contract and performing at sold-out concerts. // Courtesy of Angelina Golt
  • The Graduate, Ann Arbor
  • Robot Showroom - Greg Sandler and Vince Mileto launched Dynamic Machine in 2001. The Troy headquarters includes multiple machines from global tooling giants. // Photographs by Josh Scott
  • Courtesy of Phiston Technologies
  • Catch-22
  • Detroit Sewn saw a dip in PPE orders during the pandemic when China released the ships containing them and large purchasers sided with those lower-price, disposable goods. // Courtesy of Detroit Sewn
  • Air conditioner units VRV (HVAC), big fan and a water cooler on a roof of new industrial building with blue sky and clouds in the background.
  • A New Day - Members of BasBlue, a new women's club in Detroit, cut the ribbon on the renovation of a historic mansion in the Midtown district near the Detroit Institute of Arts. The club opened last October. // Photos by Rosa María Zamarrón
  • Comeback Story - As an accountant, Crysta Tyus found it difficult to drive revenue outside of the tax season until she learned to become an expert adviser. // Photo by Martin Vecchio
  • slice and dice Ken Knife Co. in Southfield considers multiple factors in designing and crafting kitchen blades, including the point, edge, spine, heel, tip, scales, bolster, and handle fasteners. // Courtesy of Ken Knife Co.
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  • Freedom Team - Then Gen. William Knudsen, center foreground in military uniform, led the U.S. war effort during World War II. To his left is Edsel Ford, president of Ford Motor Co., and to Ford’s left is Charles E. Sorensen, a vice president of Ford who oversaw the automaker’s defense contracts. The group was photographed in August 1942 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Township. The Danish film crew filming Knuden’s life story, opposite page, gathers at Willow Run Airport in front of a B-25D Mitchell bomber owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum. // Courtesy of the Detroit Public Library
  • silhouette of michigan (left) and denmark (right)
  • String Sessions - Siobhán Cronin and Starset perform in Nuremberg, Germany, in 2019 at a sold-out performance from the band’s world tour.
  • Market Performer - After Temeria Heard received the Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner award in 2016, she threw out the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park. // Photograph by Matthew Lavere
  • Courtesy of the Athlete Lab
  • Live and Local - The Romantics — Coz Canler, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke, and Bruce Witkin — perform at a private concert in Detroit last September. The group got its start in 1977 in the Motor City. // Photographs by Sal Rodriguez
  • Sound Waves - A Neve 8028 soundboard at 54 Sound in Ferndale, right, is one of a few still in use. To the left of the Neve is a recorder the studio uses to digitize master tape recordings. // Photograph by Sal Rodriguez
  • Illustration by James Yang
  • all aboard The first Michigan Central Railroad Depot operated along Third Street, between Fort Street and the Detroit River, from the 1840s until 1884, when a new station was built on the same site. The original structure included a passenger depot, center, and a freight terminal, left. // Artist unknown, etching from "History of Detroit and Michigan" by Silas Farmer