2014 Detroit Autorama, March 7-9

Look for my truck and you should find me nearby, stop by and say wassup! Hopefully I'll have a big Brown Dog Welding banner up. I'll have a booth in the basement where all the derelicts hang out. Still in a cast so only a couple of sculptures, but I'll have shirts, hats, stickers, prints, and a book for sale. The » 2/28/14 11:39am 2/28/14 11:39am

Detroit Should Sell Art Because Why Shouldn't It, Coastal Writer Says

One recurring thing of Detroit's trip through bankruptcy court has been the local eye-rolls over coastal writers diagnosing the city's decline — the Detroit Free Press offers an occasional feature called "The truth about Detroit," battles have raged over Anthony Bourdain's portrayal in his CNN show, and even we've… » 12/12/13 4:31pm 12/12/13 4:31pm

Governing Magazine Calls Detroit Mayoral Race With Zero Votes Reported

With zero precincts reporting, two hours before polls are set to close, Governing magazine declared Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan the winner of Tuesday's contest. The article prematurely commences a guaranteed, painful stream of incoming media coverage on The White Guy winning Detroit's mayorship for the… » 11/05/13 7:05pm 11/05/13 7:05pm

The Detroit People Mover Is Dead, Long Live The People Mover

Earlier this month, in an effort to showcase previously failed "good-intention" initiatives for Detroit, all pegged as game-changers for the city, The Washington Post mentioned The People Mover, an elevated 2.9-mile *rail line that circles the downtown business district "that hardly anyone rides today." » 8/18/13 9:05pm 8/18/13 9:05pm

Precious Art Appraised as Detroit Tries to Dig Out of Debt

A couple weeks after a state-appointed emergency manager filed a bankruptcy claim on behalf of Detroit, the world-famous Christie's auction house has been called in to begin appraising some of the Detroit Institute of Arts' permanent collection. But lest you should assume this is the sign of vultures coming in to… » 8/06/13 6:57pm 8/06/13 6:57pm