Conventional wisdom holds that the larger the population of a city, the more successful the place must be. If the population’s growing, that city must be doing something right. If it’s withering, it must be in decline.
Dan Gilbert is buying up huge chunks of Detroit. The city needs investors. But can it afford to be exclusive with just one billionaire?
They say Detroit is coming back but as Bob Dylan put it, you can’t come back all the way. Cal is gone for good.
A new restaurant in Detroit may be the first example of ruin porn cuisine.
The fast times and hard lives of alt-weekly newspapers in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.
Detroit is a city of stories. But most of the stories written about Detroit today are by outsiders, for outsiders. Even local writers often pen stories meant to explain Detroit to those who live elsewhere. Our Detroit anthology is different.
Here's one facet of Detroit's story -- a tale more complicated and interesting than simply ruin, poverty, and racial division.
We have perhaps the most valuable resource on the planet -- a self-sustaining region -- and we've mostly ignored it. Local leaders and urbanists weigh in on why we should invest in the Great Lakes over the next century.
The story of the industrial Midwest can be told through the music it inspired. From John Lee Hooker to MC5 to Eminem, here's our playlist of 20 Rust Belt tunes.
From 'Deadline Detroit' to Nextstl, we present our round-up of must-read pubs from the region, online and beyond.
The Write A House project attempts to turn empty housing stock into a strength.
Reads born of fire, steel, and clock-punching.