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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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For Michigan football fans only

     
    When is the athletic department going to stop scheduling these supposed creampuff schools for ostensible early-season scrimmage victories when the downside risk is being the "victim" of one of the greatest upsets in college football history? Michigan...
  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Missed Super Bowl Halftime Show

     
    If the cameo reunion of Destiny's Child didn't surprise you enough, Super Bowl XLVII's halftime show was supposed to have another stunner: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The Detroit News reports producers approached GM about including the seventh-generation...
  • EPA Estimates Your Share of Cost for Fuel-Economy Mandate

     
    If you could double your new car's gas mileage, how much would that be worth to you? If you're thinking of a number somewhere in the neighborhood of $2,600, you'll at least be spared the sticker shock. The EPA projects......