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  • Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?

    Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?
    DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Foundations pledge $330 million to prevent sale of Detroit museum art

    Foundations pledge $330 million to prevent sale of Detroit museum art
    In an attempt to save the Detroit Institute of Arts from being crippled or destroyed by its city's epic bankruptcy, nine local and national charitable foundations have pledged $330 million to spare the museum from having artworks sold to help prop up...
  • MSU recruit Jayru Campbell accused of attacking security guard [Video]

    MSU recruit Jayru Campbell accused of attacking security guard [Video]
    Michigan State recruit Jayru Campbell has been arrested after allegedly body-slamming a security guard at Cass Tech High in Detroit, according to multiple media reports. The incident is receiving a lot of attention not only because of the high school...
  • 9 shot, at least 2 dead in Detroit

    9 shot, at least 2 dead in Detroit
    Nine people were shot in a barbershop in east Detroit on Wednesday night, and at least two of them have been confirmed dead, police said. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. at Rockie's Barbershop on East Seven Mile, according to the Detroit Free Press....
  • What's next in the racially charged Renisha McBride shooting case?

    What's next in the racially charged Renisha McBride shooting case?
    Michigan prosecutors in the Renisha McBride shooting case, which is becoming the latest example of questions about race and guns, are reviewing whether to charge a white man who fatally shot McBride, a black woman who was reportedly seeking help after a...