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Can a municipality claim bankruptcy when its assets potentially surpass its debts? That's the question facing a federal judge, who will determine in the coming weeks if Detroit is eligible to file bankruptcy, despite having billions of dollars worth of assets.
For the last 27 years, the Heidelberg Project (HP) in Detroit has stood as a symbol of hope, resilience and creative ingenuity. It has evolved to bec...
In certain subcultures, it's become a meme. But it took me a little while to catch on. Only after driving past this curiosity for three consecutive days did I realize what it was.
Although the beats and lyrics will surely move a crowd, no one will be Twerking to the tracks on this album. Each song is like good Scotch served neat that should be sipped slowly and if possible, shared with friends.
"Women," the pamphlet concludes, "can be trained to do almost any job you've got." On that point, I agree.
Contrary to media report after media report, none of these things are unique to Detroit: Abandoned factories. Boarded-up houses. Burned up houses. Deteriorating houses. Drug houses. Graffiti. Crime. Large vacant lots filled with weeds and trash. Depopulation.
There's no question that test scores are important, but we cannot ignore the impact that chronic absenteeism has, not only on a young person's academic career, but quite possibly on the rest of his or her life.
If Nick Drake, Alan Parsons Project and M83 spawned a child raised on a healthy diet of Prince, Alfred Hitchcock, and classic science fiction films, it would be something resembling Shyboy.
The Detroit duo of Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, known as the unusually named Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., are still here and are still making music.
While visiting what is considered one of the deadliest cities in the U.S. in September, I didn't get shot. I saw another side of Detroit -- one of community, trust and social enterprise.
Only Dorkwave, who's Les Infants Terribles parties became the place for fun and sleaze in Detroit for so many years, would do something as weird as celebrate their 9 ½ year anniversary, but why that number.
If someone a year ago were to have told Rodriguez that in a years time he would sell out Radio City Music Hall, he probably would have said they were crazy.
The fights between Wisconsin Governor Rick Scott and the public employees are well known, and Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder may be more under-the-radar than his neighbor to the West, but is in many ways cut from the same cloth.
Sadly, Governor Snyder's bankruptcy plan seems more about weakening unions and protecting corporate subsidies and tax breaks than it does about shoring up Motown for the long haul.
As Detroit has made a game of comparing ourselves to other cities, we've too often overlooked what makes us special and unique on our own terms. Park Avenue is a good example.