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Manufacturing Consent: Chicago’s Oldest Steel Mill Will Soon Be Demolished. What Will Replace It When It’s Gone?

Until last year the A. Finkl & Sons Co. furnaces glowed orange at night. A lonely car might have breezed

The Gritty Realism of Genre Artist David Gilmour Blythe

In the 1940’s, a Pittsburgh steel baron named G. David Thompson began collecting the paintings of an obscure 19th century

The Complications of Our Deteriorating Inner Ring Suburbs

When controversy erupted in August over the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, race was at the

Requiem for Northland Center

Requiem for Northland Center

Northland Center is the oldest suburban shopping mall in the Detroit region, and will likely close soon. Located in the inner-ring suburb of Southfield, north of Detroit, in a field in the southernmost part of its county.

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Friday Links Roundup

Friday Links Roundup

  If You Build It, Will They Come? “On the far end of Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh chef Kevin Sousa will open his new restaurant Superior Motors across from the (still barely operational) steel mill. He’s doing this with a lot

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