Tag Archives: Detroit

No Way to Treat A World-Class Museum, Part 2

It’s looking more and more like all the protesting in the world won’t be able to save the precious artworks at the Detroit Art Institute.  With the city of Detroit in bankruptcy, and with Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, … Continue reading

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Feeling Good in Detroit

They’ve elected a new mayor in Detroit, which, in other circumstances, might be a big deal, but since Detroit is under the thumb of a state-appointed emergency manager (who promptly–and probably unconstitutionally–took away all authority from every elected city official), … Continue reading

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I Called Elmore Leonard “Dutch” Once

I woke up to the sad news that Elmore Leonard, our most famous Detroit-based writer, has died.  He was 87 years old but I thought that guy would go on forever.  There was never anything old about him and I doubt … Continue reading

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Poor Old Detroit: Who is going to save it from itself?

NOTE:  Yesterday Detroit became the largest American city to ever file for bankruptcy.  That nearly broke my heart.  I love Detroit.  I want it to be the best that it can be.  I want the people of Detroit to take … Continue reading

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