Detroit was once hailed as the hub of funk and home of the famous Motown Records. It was where the auto industry changed the world and where Marshall Mathers changed hip hop. Over recent years, however, the great city of Detroit has fallen but in the wake of its recession has come its rebirth.
Jeff Mills is not the first prolific African American to have found most of his success outside of the United States. Having been collectively responsible for the birth of Techno in Detroit, much of his career evolved as a result of an overwhelming support by both the European underground and artistic communities.
When Justin Craig heard how much homes were selling for in Detroit, he knew he couldn't pass up the opportunity.
A jury trial is underway in Detroit for human rights activists arrested for blocking trucks which were going to cutoff water to low-income families.
This week I couldn't have been prouder to discover not one, but FOUR iO grantees among the winners in the latest round of Detroit Knight Arts Challenge grants.
It's no grand revelation that Detroit is on the upswing. But a series of recent openings (and forthcoming exhibition closings) makes the next few weeks an ideal moment to check out Motor City's burgeoning design scene.
I am not much of a couch potato, not only because my wife won't let me eat potatoes on the couch while watching TV, but because I prefer to drink beer in the lounge chair.
The Motor City and its rich musical history is at the heart of this year's San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival.
(Photo Credit: Nicole Shackelford) In the budding underground music scene in De...
In reality, Rubio's the perfect Republican nominee, because, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the GOP never lets the truth stand in the way of a good story.
(Photo Credit: Jordan V) Based out of Richmond, Virginia, Windhand is steadily becoming one of the great modern additions to a long legacy of the do...
Danny Brown has become one the great success stories coming from our hip-hop scene here in Detroit. Always staying true to himself, he's been able to carve out his own lane in the music industry and show the world exactly who he is.
Celldweller is the brainchild of the electronic music producer and musician Klayton.
The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Boggs was a seminal figure in the Black Power movement and -- along with her husband, James Boggs -- spent decades tirelessly advocating for fundamental changes in American policy on civil rights, labor relations, feminism, the environment and just about anything else that would shake up the status quo.
A native daughter of Detroit, jessica Care moore first won hearts with her five-time winning streak on It's Showtime at the Apollo back in 1995, after newly transplanting herself to New York City at age 22 a year after her father's death.
The National interviewed Washington Post editor David Maraniss after he visited the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to talk about his new book, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, a history of the city in the early 1960s, its golden age.