Kwame Kilpatrick's conviction might feel like the end of a chapter, but there's many more stories to follow. Despite Detroit's own precarious future, we see evidence every day that people, and cities, can change for the better.
The heart of America beats hard, fast and true in LUV, the debut feature by Sheldon Candis. Part spiritual autobiography, part crumpled Valentine to Baltimore, all coming-of-age saga, LUV presents a breakout performance by young Michael Rainey, Jr.
"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."