It’s the first day of June and even though we’re nearly halfway into the year, the news about police brutality and violence against PoCs continues to make waves.
What did you read this week? Here’s what got us talking.
We’re fully immersed in holiday spirit but that won’t stop us from reality checking with a quick look at the news.
Another week of inspiring solidarity and protests following the tragic deaths of black men in America. Let’s get to the news.
Welcome to another roundup of misogyny news! Fortunately this week wasn’t nearly as horrible as last week, and we even have some good stuff to report. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
While it’s heartening to see marriage equality and other similar matters experiencing an avalanche-like amount of progress, I wish I could give you all an entirely happy news roundup again this week. Unfortunately, too much has happened that must be shared.
As far as literary prizes go, We Need New Names has all the makings of a winner: its author, a 31-year-old Zimbabwean immigrant to the U.S., never planned a career as a writer, yet this, her first novel, has not only served as a form of catharsis for her, but allowed readers a look at […]
The fiscal crisis in Detroit has garnered much national attention, particularly in the last few weeks with the discussion of the possibility that the Detroit Institute of Arts would have to liquidate its collection to generate enough revenue to satisfy Detroit’s creditors.
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.
What is that you say? It’s following the oral arguments to guess at the ruling.
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.
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.
Welcome to the news! There’s a few choice puns in there, so read carefully!
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
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 […]