Tag Archives: Detroit

Free Houses (for writers)

Are you are writer looking for free housing? Are you willing to relocate? Maybe Detroit is the place for you? Write-A-House is a unique non-profit group based in Detroit, Michigan that helps to train people in construction skills by renovating … Continue reading

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Occupy Libraries

In December, 2011 The Detroit Public Library Commission voted to close four branches of the city library. Some library-loving Detroit 4th graders decided to take matters into their own hands and fight back. The 4th grade class at Detroit’s Marcus … Continue reading

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Despite What Eminem Says…

Despite the touching platitudes from the resurrected hip hop artist, and the hard-boiled TV commercials from the supposedly resurgent Chrysler brand, Detroit is 138 square miles of ramshackle, crumbling ignominy. Take a look at a few examples of America’s humiliation … Continue reading

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Our Cultural Chernobyl

Last month we posted two stories on Chernobyl’s new-found status as a tourist destination. This week we stumbled upon a photo-documentary by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre that’s now available in the book Detroit in Ruins. The young … Continue reading

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