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  • Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam

    Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam
    In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable inhumanity to a child, we tell ourselves, is a problem now absorbed into some system somewhere else.
  • Detroit convict's bloody escape ends with pile of new charges

    Detroit convict's bloody escape ends with pile of new charges
    Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit. Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search...

    Detroit serves as an imperfect cautionary tale

    Detroit serves as an imperfect cautionary tale
    I lived in Detroit for a summer once, in an apartment that was circled by the kind of barbed-wire fence you see around prisons. I wasn't sure if Detroit was being protected from me or the other way around. This was quite a long time ago, but Detroit's...

    Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'

    Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'
    Halfway up Heartbreak Hill, an iconic stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Erica Greene was stopped by race officials, having just completed her 20th mile. The news of a bombing at the finish line had traveled down the course. For a few months after...

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...