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Turns Out Kid Rock’s Senate Run Was A Prank. But The Divisions It Exposed Between Detroit And Its Surrounding Suburbs Are No Joke.
By 5:30 p.m. on September 12, Woodward Avenue, Detroit’s main downtown boulevard, had transformed into the latest battleground of America’s seething culture wars.
It is satisfying and terrifying seeing so much of Detroit outside Detroit these days. Detroiters on the small screen, the Comedy Central series about, well, Detroiters, coupled with Detroit, the much-debated Kathryn Bigelow flick meant to inspire conversation about police brutality through a 50-year-old lesson learned during our riots.
By Amy Kenyon This is a memory of two letters [...]
Excerpted from The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook, coming in August from Belt Publishing. [...]
More than anything, my dad talks about the trees. How branches reached up and intertwined over the street to block out the sun. Turned the street into a tunnel. You couldn’t see the sky. Same thing on every block he and his four younger brothers would have walked. Trees taller than all the Warrendale bungalows.
Preorder The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook from Belt today and you'll not only be the first on your block to get your copy, it will come with a sweet bonus: a hand-drawn map of Detroit by Alex B. Hill.
No matter how many books are done about Detroit, it’s still impossible to capture this city’s ethos into a finite number of pages. But damn if we don’t come close sometimes.
In a small conference room at Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai Grace Hospital, violence intervention specialist Ray Winans asks a roomful of young African Americans if they know anyone who has been killed by gunshots.
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By Matt Stansberry In The Death and Life of the [...]
I’ve tried over and over and over to try and push out some thoughts about gay life in the Midwest. What exactly is there to be said that would help outsiders understand what we’re like around these parts? I keep coming up short.