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Searching for Detroit and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.09.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While we may be booming as a city with tens of construction cranes dotting the downtown skyline, it is the thousands of tents of the homeless on the sidewalks and freeway overpasses that have me concerned.

Muslim Groups Give $100,000 To Help Detroiters Without Water, Say It's 'Part Of Our Faith To Help'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact

Two Islamic organizations are alleviating Detroit's water crisis with a generous donation that'll benefit some of the city's poorest residents. Isl...

American Elegy

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Now consider an Athenian born the day Aristotle died. He is the inheritor of breathtaking riches; his city is the crown of culture. But as he grows into his thirties, forties, fifties, age will confide to him that things really are worse than they used to be.

Detroit, I Feel You

Courtney Garcia | Posted 09.22.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I feel bad for the folks in Detroit right now because it already sucks to live there, plus the Lions are usually bad, and with this new bankruptcy filing, it's just another blow to the hometown spirit.

Grammy Winner Allee Willis Unites Detroit in Song With 'The D'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit
Xaque Gruber

Reinvention and constantly shifting one's perspective to stay inspired is at the heart of Willis' philosophy of creativity. This philosophy has served her as a successful music maker, and she notes, "reinvention is as vital for places as it is for people."

A Lament for Detroit

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.05.2013 | Detroit
Frank H. Wu

Detroit was made and unmade by the very same forces. The prominence of the automobile encouraged suburban sprawl and discouraged mass transit. Industrialization begat deindustrialization. Cities, like people, are born. They grow up. And they die.

Adrien Brody Replaces Gary Oldman

Posted 08.26.2012 | Entertainment

"Motor City," the long-awaited film based on a screenplay by Chad St. John, has added one star and subtracted another from its cast. In: Adrien Br...

Clinton Snider: Painter Among the Ruins of Modernity

Vince Carducci | Posted 09.09.2012 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

On view at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Clinton Snider's art is one of ambivalence. But it's an aesthetic perspective that commands attention in these times, as we are left to make our way through the ruins of modernity.

A Brief History Of Casting 'Motor City'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.29.2012 | Entertainment

"Motor City," the thriller from director Albert Hughes about a recently released felon out for revenge, has been passed around between some of Hollywo...

Hot New Star Grabs In-Demand Role

Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment

Following his standout job playing two roles, Dominic Cooper has booked one really big gig. Cooper starred in this summer's Iraqi war drama, "The D...

PHOTOS: Detroit Street Taken Over By Shoes

AP/The Huffington Post | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 06.08.2011 | Arts

DETROIT -- Tyree Guyton is best known for transforming a deteriorating Detroit neighborhood into a colorful, outdoor polka-dotted art gallery. Twen...

Detroit's Population Drops To Lowest Level In 100 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Detroit's population dropped 25 percent over the last decade to its lowest level in a century, according to U.S. Census figures released on Tuesday. ...

Conan O'Brien Takes Shots; Leno's Chin Unharmed

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Janssen

Perhaps Leno can do a free show for Conan O'Brien's staff and all their families the next time he decides to do a comedy tour (when he isn't too busy serving as NBC's puppet).

GM's Own "Heritage Collection" Is Now Up for Sale

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM is selling off, one-by-one, piece-by-piece, memory-by-memory, the GM Heritage Collection. Finding out felt like I'd taken a punch to the gut.