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  • Movie jobs are a 'House of Cards'

    Movie jobs are a 'House of Cards'
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Netflix series "House of Cards" brought $140 million into the state's economy ("'Cards' a good deal, Md. Says," April 30). Where have we heard this before? In 2010 the Detroit Free Press reported that "Michigan's bid to...
  • You want prescriptivism, I'll give you prescriptivism

    At HeadsUp Fred Vultee writes, more in sorrow than in anger, that the Detroit Free Press not only allowed an "It's official" lead to run but repeated it in the headline. Somewhere in Michigan an editor knows no shame. No doubt the reporter and editor...
  • Detroit debates if museum's art can be sold to pay off city debts

    Detroit debates if museum's art can be sold to pay off city debts
    The Detroit Institute of Arts is in the midst of a debate over whether art from its collection can be sold off to cover city debt. At the center of the argument is whether the valuable paintings, sculptures and other works of art at the museum are city...
  • An art to solving Detroit's debt

    An art to solving Detroit's debt
    Late last month, the Detroit Free Press ran a major article on a problem that seems unthinkable: the likelihood of the precious artworks in the Detroit Institute of the Arts being sold to help pay the crippling debts of the City of Detroit. "It is an...
  • Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent

     Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent
    Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...
  • See Detroit in a different light from a bicycle, by foot or funky bus

    See Detroit in a different light from a bicycle, by foot or funky bus
    DETROIT When some people see Detroit, they see bankruptcy and doom. When Kelli Kavanaugh sees Detroit, she sees a fun town to tour by bicycle. "If anything, we have more tour ideas than we can handle," says the co-owner of Wheelhouse Detroit, a...
  • Sale of Detroit Institute art debated in light of city's bankruptcy

    The Detroit Institute of Arts is back in the national spotlight after city leaders said Thursday that the city had filed for bankruptcy. At the heart of the museum-world debate is whether the city should sell valuable works of art in the DIA's...
  • A bankrupt Detroit, maybe down but never out

    Last week, with a massive $18-billion debt, Detroit became the largest American city to seek bankruptcy protection, and once again we are reading obituaries of the late, great Motor City. I don’t pretend to be an expert on Detroit, where I once...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Baigent, Elliott Reid, John L. Dotson Jr.

    Michael Baigent Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code' Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
  • New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl waffles on Detroit debate

    It's not often that a high-profile critic publicly issues a mea culpa and reverses an opinion. But that's what happened last week when Peter Schjeldahl, the longtime art critic of the New Yorker magazine, backtracked on his stance on the Detroit Institute...
  • 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...