Detroit: From Motor City to Housing Incubator | The New York Times The 2008 financial crisis and 2013 city bankruptcy gutted Detroit’s housing market. Now, Detroit is experimenting with unorthodox ways to get people to buy homes and renovate houses that would be vacant otherwise.

The 2008 financial crisis and 2013 city bankruptcy gutted Detroit’s housing market. Now, Detroit is experimenting with unorthodox ways to get people to buy homes and renovate houses that would be vacant otherwise.

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Detroit redefined: City hires America’s first official ‘chief storyteller’ | The Guardian Irritated by the relentless focus on ruin porn, or pre-emptive stories about the city’s tech resurgence, Aaron Foley will attempt to offer a more nuanced portrait

Irritated by the relentless focus on ruin porn, or pre-emptive stories about the city’s tech resurgence, Aaron Foley will attempt to offer a more nuanced portrait.

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Review: In ‘Detroit,’ Black Lives Caught in a Prehistory of the Alt-Right | The New York Times Racial slurs fly fast and furious in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” but the most troubling and divisive words uttered onscreen are variations on the simple pronouns “they” and “them.”

Racial slurs fly fast and furious in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” but the most troubling and divisive words uttered onscreen are variations on the simple pronouns “they” and “them.”

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The Deep Detroit roots of Shahida Mausi – Michigan Chronicle When Shahida Mausi says her roots are in Detroit, she can make that claim with more authority than many Detroiters; her family has been in the Motor City for 100 years this year. Meaning since before the Motor City was even the Motor City.

When Shahida Mausi says her roots are in Detroit, she can make that claim with more authority than many Detroiters; her family has been in the Motor City for 100 years this year. Meaning since before the Motor City was even the Motor City.

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Ingrid LaFleur, Artist and Curator, Enters Detroit’s Mayoral Race – The New York Times Actors have been mayors (Clint Eastwood). So have singers (Sonny Bono), high school football coaches (Rob Ford) and media moguls (Michael Bloomberg). Why not somebody from the art world?

Actors have been mayors (Clint Eastwood). So have singers (Sonny Bono), high school football coaches (Rob Ford) and media moguls (Michael Bloomberg). Why not somebody from the art world?

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Detroit makes dent in 40,000 home demolitions – The Philadelphia Tribune Remnants of the roof and walls creaked, groaned and then crumpled to the ground Wednesday from what once was an industrial building that covered an entire city block, likely the last structure demolished this year under Detroit’s massive blight elimination program.

Remnants of the roof and walls creaked, groaned and then crumpled to the ground Wednesday from what once was an industrial building that covered an entire city block, likely the last structure demolished this year under Detroit’s massive blight elimination program.

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