Best of CH 2016: Cars + Tech

From test driving cars in the snow to thoughts on camera kits and indoor gardening systems, our year in auto and innovation

As each year passes, it’s more and more difficult to believe just how many technological innovations and upgrades can occur. Even the least tech-savvy of us engages with incredible inventions on a daily basis—from cars to phones and cameras—so keeping informed about the fast-paced industry is vital. Our reporting is highly filtered and we focus on lesser known stories and unexpected angles—whether that’s delving into …

Culture Lab Detroit

A forum for design invigoration within a city alive with creative thinking

Detroit has more than the makings of a contemporary cultural capital; the city holds a rich history as a pioneer in music and industrial innovation. But there’s no shortage of current programs that continue to encourage artists to foster, evolve and perpetuate its legacy. One of America’s best MFA curriculums, Cranbrook, exists just a few miles north of downtown and inspires people with vibrant passions …

Interview: My Brightest Diamond

A discussion with musician Shara Worden at Culture Lab Detroit's "In Cahoots" performance

Long before attending the filming of My Brightest Diamond‘s La Blogotheque video for “Whoever You Are” at this year’s Sundance, we were impressed by her lush vocals, theatricality and mystic lyricism. Detroit-based Shara Worden (the musician behind the moniker) seamlessly integrates influences and inspirations into genre-defying music. At times, rock gives way to the thoughtful inflections of folk, but all the while there’s an experimental …