Mid-Week News

Each time I do the news, I look for one little ray of sunshine in all the bad news. And this week we have a great one. I put it at the end so when you leave, you feel a little better about the world.

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Book Review: Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

I wanted to like Charlie LeDuff’s new book, Detroit: An American Autopsy. I really did. I learned about the book through the interview with LeDuff on Fresh Air. The interview made me hopeful because LeDuff seemed well aware of the difficulty of talking about Detroit. Read More Book Review: Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

News Appetizers Need Some Just Deserts

I cannot even with some of the news below. But in a world where so many horrible people get away with horrible things, at least one man got his just deserts this week.

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Best of P-Mag: Say Nice Things About Detroit

I am damn proud of the work I do regarding what Detroit means in terms of philosophy-things. I loved writing this article and it’s one of my favorite things ever. – Sally Lawton

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Detropia: A Review

Let me tell you a story about Detroit. Once upon a time, cars were made in Detroit. Because of the cars, people had good jobs. They could afford a good lifestyle, with college for the kids and maybe a cottage up north. People flocked to Detroit from all corners of the US of A (and world) for these opportunities. And then the jobs left. They went to China or Mexico. The jobs that remained gave lower wages with fewer benefits so that no one had any money anymore. Buildings crumbled. A lot of people moved out of the city. Housing prices plummeted. Businesses suffered.

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City Guide: Detroit

Despite what you may hear, Detroit is a delightful place to visit (and live). If you come, you’ll meet a diverse range of people, many of whom are eager to show off the positive points of this city. Yes, there are some spooky parts, empty of people and even buildings, but many neighborhoods such as Corktown and Midtown are alive with people and businesses. Find out what Detroit has to offer.

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