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Michigan’s Great Leap Backward

The word “vagina” first brought national attention to Michigan’s conservative state legislature. It was uttered by Democratic state Rep. Lisa Brown during a debate on a bill to regulate abortion clinics by requiring doctors to screen women ...

2016-03-21T14:31:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|

Biting into Buffalo’s Shifting Wing Scene

Deep-fried, crispy, and with that unmistakable aroma — at first bite, a true Buffalo wing bites back with a kick of Frank’s Red Hot. Born in Buffalo in 1964, and made of nothing more than chicken coated in Frank’s Red Hot and butter ...

2015-01-30T19:04:27+00:00 January 29th, 2015|

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.

2015-04-07T13:53:05+00:00 January 27th, 2015|

Charles Baxter: An Interview

The short stories in Charles Baxter’s forthcoming book There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories (Pantheon), which will be released in February 2015, are set in Minneapolis.

2015-01-27T11:16:17+00:00 January 26th, 2015|

It’s Murder

The extended video of the Tamir Rice shooting is jumpy, grainy, and 30 minutes long. That doesn't matter. I've watched it twice. I couldn't let it run uninterrupted. I stopped and scrolled, leaning into my computer to get a close-up view.

2015-01-27T11:22:03+00:00 January 12th, 2015|