Dtownie readers! Do you want to participate in writing about Detroit? Everyone is welcome to contribute to this blog but lately I’ve been getting a lot of sign-ups that are spammers. So if you are for real then after signing up please leave a comment here with a short introduction so I […]
Lee Arthur has left a couple very long comments on a post that was originally about the movie Sicko. But his comments speak to homelessness and many of Detroit’s other serious problems having roots in race and a media bias against Detroit that continues today, even perpetuated by those who will indirectly or directly […]
I’ve been looking around for Detroit-related blogs and I’ve found a couple that are obviously set up as spam/automated sites, not very good ones either. I don’t want to actually link to them since that would help them but this is what they look like: the domain names and in detroitmi.us, they are very […]
Have you seen that Cash and Treasures show on the Travel Channel? A few times now they have featured locations in Michigan. For example they have one show where they hunt for Morel mushrooms in the Lower Peninsula. What are Morel mushrooms? Also known as Morcella they are a delicacy especially […]
According to Maxim magazine these are America’s top 10 party cities:
2. Los Angeles
4. New York
5. Las Vegas
8. New Orleans
Here’s what they have to say about Detroit: Bless you, Detroit. Bless your downtown casinos. Bless your unwavering commitment to ordinance-free […]
I saw a new magazine at the Borders bookstore in the Compuware building in downtown Detroit the other day. It’s called Ambassador and it’s about Detroit. It’s very nicely done, on par with Clear Magazine I would say although the focus is pretty much local. It’s published by Denise Ilitch and Dennis […]
For the past week I’ve been slowly reading through Crain’s Detroit’s part 2 of “Living & Investing in the D”. Some choice quotes followed by the large table of contents.
Like many who call Detroit their home, the Peets say that unless you live in the city, its true beauty will always be a secret.
Crain Communications Acquires Emap Communications Ltd.’s Polymer …
Crain Communications Inc, and its weekly news publication Plastics News (PN), have greatly expanded their footprint in the global plastics industry by acquiring the Croydon, England-based polymer publications and events of publicly held Emap Communications Ltd. in London.
Completed July 27, the acquisition includes two publications - Plastics […]
The big event today is the NAACP presidential forum in Detroit, moderated by CBS’s Russ Mitchell and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. All eight Democratic candidates — Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gravel, Kucinich, Obama, and Richardson — will be on the stage together at around 10:30 am ET. Tancredo is the sole Republican scheduled to address […]
The Ants of Gaia — it’s only the end of the world, so quit bitching
Has anyone seen downtown Detroit lately? Of course not. No one goes there any more. Miles of cracked pavement, weeds and abandoned buildings that look like de Chirico’s Melancholy and Mystery of a Street. Hell, for all practical purposes it is […]