Detroit Is Swiftly Becoming The Most Expensive City To Drive In

Owning a car in Detroit is a necessity, but at least it could be a pleasurable necessity. Now it's increasingly a burden. It's no longer a luxury, an enthusiast's hobby, a commuter's way of life or even a pledge of allegiance to the Motor City. Simply put, driving in Detroit is a horrible experience and no one at the… » 4/15/14 12:25pm Tuesday 12:25pm

Here In Detroit, Our Pizza Delivery Guys Carry Guns

I've mentioned before that getting food delivered in the city of Detroit is a bit of a challenge. Now you can see firsthand, thanks to this video of a local news anchor riding with a pistol-packing pizza delivery driver. » 4/14/14 12:53pm Monday 12:53pm

Here's How Not To Crowdfund A $3 Million Detroit Mansion Purchase

There's no doubt that Detroit is bustling with young creatives with the romance but not the finance to make their dreams come true. So we've got Kresge grants and Gilbert bankrolls, but crowdfunding is one of those things that we still have a tricky time with. Case in point. » 4/10/14 12:08pm 4/10/14 12:08pm

Here's The Detroit News' Auto Writer's Reaction To NHTSA's Camera Rule

Look, we all have concerns about too much tech going into our cars, but there are ways of getting that message across without attempting to make hilarious light of the deaths of small children. This cartoon from The Detroit News misses the mark completely. » 4/07/14 11:35am 4/07/14 11:35am

It's Slightly Easier To Find Stolen Cars In Detroit If You Have OnStar

A little bit of good news from GM, which is harder to come by lately. The automaker's OnStar division is partnering with the Detroit Police Department to make it easier to track down stolen cars with the service. Great news for that narrow population of people that actually have it! » 4/03/14 9:12am 4/03/14 9:12am

You'll Get Shot If You Break Into Any Detroit House

Last year I wrote a headline that read "You'll Get Shot If You Break Into This Detroit House." Well, that should be updated. Almost every time there has been a burglary lately, the burglars have been shot by the homeowners. » 3/26/14 11:52am 3/26/14 11:52am

Med School Compared To 12 Years A Slave In College Fundraising Poster

Ill-conceived "12 Years A Slave" parodies are to be expected, but to see this from Detroit's Wayne State University is a surprise. Maybe it's time for some all-hands-on-deck meetings considering the demographic changes at the school and the neighborhood it occupies. » 3/25/14 11:13am 3/25/14 11:13am

Young People In Detroit Can Be Absolutely Insufferable Sometimes

I won't use "the M-word" that kind of sounds like "trill annuals," but the youngsters of Detroit — myself included, this generation of overly optimistic at any expense, particularly the expense of everyone else not like them — are doing everything possible to make the simplest things ridiculously offensive. » 3/13/14 5:04pm 3/13/14 5:04pm

Ecstasy Dealer Still Thinks He Owns The Packard Plant, Wants Millions

A few months ago, Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo won the dilapidated old Packard Plant in an insaneWayne County tax auction and announced a $300 million development plan (and a possible go-kart track). But the plant's former owner is saying he still owns a piece of it. Sigh. » 3/05/14 9:51am 3/05/14 9:51am

A Car-Designer Reality Show Is Coming And It Sounds Awful

This might be the most emotional show to ever air on television. "Motor City Masters," a competition among 10 car designers to, well, design cars, is in production right now and will debut on truTV this summer. » 3/03/14 8:57am 3/03/14 8:57am

Detroit's Mayor Wants To Start A City Car Insurance Program

Insuring a car in the city of Detroit is ridiculously fucking expensive and it forces a lot of us to drive less-than-exciting vehicles just to get from point A to point B. Rates are among the highest, if not the highest, in the country. Detroit's new mayor is looking to alleviate that. » 2/27/14 9:07am 2/27/14 9:07am