With more than 342,000 followers on Instagram, blight photographer "tonydetroit" is the de facto Detroit ruin porn king of the photo-sharing site. And so long as you stroke his ego with breathless compliments, he'll keep delivering the goods.
Depending on what news outlet you were reading around town regarding today, it was Detroit's D-Day; its day of reckoning; a defining moment; or, if you were with us, a day where creditors were going to be offered a tough pill to swallow.
The motley crew at Channel 955, one of Detroit's many pop stations, needed listeners to pay attention to them again, so they found themselves a fake Ryan Gosling and paraded him around the city to unsuspecting fans.
So, what would've been a brief in a newspaper anywhere else in the country is national news because it's Detroit. A Whole Foods opened here, and people are losing their shit over it. This time, it's understandable.
Serman's, a Detroit tailor old as the city's industrial age and has weathered through it all this time, is closing its doors after 96 years, WWJ reports. Cleveland Cavaliers owner and local missionary Dan Gilbert is reportedly behind the store's ousting.
Pulte Homes, the homebuilding giant responsible for tons of love-it-or-hate-it sprawl across the nation, is moving its headquarters from suburban Detroit to Atlanta, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Sarah Klein, a former Metro Times scribe and noted burlesque dancer, was killed in a car crash in California earlier this week. For the past few days, Detroiters have been reminiscing about her work from her seven-year stint at the alt-weekly.