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    TAG : Detroit

    The City of Detroit: Divided, Separate and Unequal

    Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.In late October, a few days after local news cameras swarmed Detroit’s courthouse to hear closing arguments in the city’s historic bankruptcy trial, “Commander” Dale Brown cruised through the stately Detroit neighborhood of Palmer Woods in a ...

    Free Houses for Writers: The Rise of Detroit’s Literary Community

    How one nonprofit organization plans to revitalize Detroit’s neighborhoods and literary presence.Although rising numbers of foreclosures in Detroit are leaving neighborhoods vacant, Write A House is launching a program that will bring homeowners back to the neighborhoods and the literary arts ...

    Film Review: Deforce

    DeforceAvailable From Detroit Documentary ProductionsThere are few cities that have experienced American history as dramatically as Detroit. During most of the 20th century, Detroit had a reputation as a model city, and during World War II, as an arsenal of democracy. Through the 1950s, the ...

    Detroit Crop City

    The decay of present-day Detroit has been well chronicled, and the new documentary film Urban Roots in its first minutes treads familiar ground as it unspools a now-familiar montage of crumbling warehouses and gutted bungalows in the ailing Motor City. But before you can hurl charges of “ruin ...

    The Humanity of Ghost Towns

    While the most famous images to come out of the Great Depression, such as Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photographs, seem to have been focused on the people upon whom the Depression came crashing down, the prominent images of our tough times seem to focus on the buildings hardest hit. ...

    Fallen City with a Heart of Gold

    Editor note: Make sure to also check out an article from the May-June 2011 issue of Utne Reader on this topic, “Turning Suffering into a Still Life: ‘Ruin porn’ aesthetically disconnects human suffering from devastation” *** Leave it to the French to find a strange and ...

    A Diaspora of Artists

    In ordinary times, in the ordinary places of North America, emerging artists come and go like the passing seasons. If you’re a talented young video artist, say, living in Dubuque and gaining regional attention, or if you’re an edgy photographer who has won a big grant award in Baltimore, ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 01.20.11

    On the heels of Utne’s Work Package in our latest issue, Boston Review has a forum on the possibilities for full employment in today’s economy....Who says that wind power needs to come from turbines? Introducing: fibro-wind arrays....In what may be the most important piece of news this ...

    The Beauty of City Parks

    One of many industrial buildings on Hiawatha in Minneapolis.Driving down Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis on my commute home recently, I noticed the strange beauty of the derelict industrial buildings that line that stretch of road. No matter what used to be housed in those monsters, no matter ...

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