It’s easy to underestimate the power of sunshine on a bright summer day, especially in Michigan. Though the Mitten State is famous for its mercurial weather, there’s one thing Michiganders can always count on: the need to be prepared for any climate. This summer, stock up on ing Magazine’s favorite products to protect your skin […]

On June 28, 1969, the people of New York City turned a page in history as they began rioting against police outside of the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Manhattan. Later called the Stonewall Riot, this protest became the catalyst of the Gay Liberation Movement that later swept the nation. People began to stand […]

It’s hard to think about today’s musical landscape without the influence of black musicians and producers. Black musicians have had their hands in numerous genres and aspects of the music business dating back to the 1930s, and they continue to innovate and impact the culture we live in. In recognition of these artists’ impact, June […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Because we live in such a technological, fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget to slow down and take in everything the natural world has to offer. Michigan boasts magnificent forests, four Great Lakes, tranquil beaches and picturesque state parks, making it […]

Here he comes. I know he’s coming. I hear the sirens, and when I look in the rear view mirror I can see the flashing red and blue clear as anything. I’m being profiled again. I know I’m being profiled. I sigh because this is routine. Just another day. Just another casual drive in my […]