Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

The D Ain’t All Bad

Monday, January 24, 2011 20:31 5 Comments

Ahhhh, home. I’ve been here so long I can’t imagine trying to connect my history to another city’s history that has no recollection of me whatsoever. Maybe I’m just a sentimental fool who has had too much Motown music, Faygo Redpop, and Red Wing stanley cups.

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Detroit Minus the Ruins Porn

Friday, December 31, 2010 13:26 6 Comments

I’ll say it again: Detroit is a really great and exciting place to be right now. This is a city where some exceptionally unusual stuff is happening, and, as I told a friend recently, I wouldn’t miss this shit for the world. From the Reader’s Digest, Canadian version, comes this: 9 Surprising Reasons Why Detroit [...]

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Time Inc. Leaves Detroit

Friday, November 26, 2010 8:10 1 Comment

From Time magazine’s “How to Shrink a City“: Barely a mile from Betty Corley’s lonely house on Dubois Street, on a typical autumn weekend morning, the stalls and booths of Detroit’s Eastern Market are a gastronomic wonder — and a social one as well. Nearly 40,000 people from throughout the metropolitan area flock to the [...]

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Mies van der Rohe & Detroit

Monday, October 18, 2010 17:15 3 Comments

Last week the New York Times published an interactive feature on the Lafayette Park Residential Community in Detroit which was designed by Mies van der Rohe, the German-American who was among the pioneers of modern architecture. The photos are spectacular. Van der Rohe also designed the 22-story Lafayette Towers Apartments East. Both sit just around the [...]

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Can You Shoot a 12-Year-Old?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 23:33 33 Comments

For a little over a year, Time magazine has been running “The Detroit Blog,” a special assignment blog dedicated to attempting to write about and understand Detroit. The writers are from Detroit and/or the surrounding area, and mostly, the blog is meant for curious outsiders who think Detroit is a freak show that makes for [...]

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