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  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets
    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
  • Al Neuharth dies at 89; newspaper mogul created USA Today

    Al Neuharth dies at 89; newspaper mogul created USA Today
    Al Neuharth, the newspaper mogul who in 1982 made a $1-billion gamble called USA Today that earned derision for its emphasis on brevity, flashy graphics and upbeat stories but endured to become the nation's largest-circulation newspaper, died Friday in...
  • 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...
  • Daily News Briefs: July 30, 2012

     
    The rodents return: Kia will launch another iteration of its well-received hamster ads, which have appeared in everything from urban centers to robot wars, to shill the popular Soul hatchback. Automotive News cited Korean executives last week saying the...
  • Daily News Briefs: July 24, 2012

     
    How is the EPA gas mileage on that new car's window sticker determined? It's a complex system, and federal regulators verify just 15% of the ratings, the Detroit Free Press reports. At its Michigan laboratories, the EPA checks between 150......
  • Jeep Liberty Ends Production Next Week

     
    The Toledo, Ohio, plant that assembles the Jeep Liberty will go idle next week and not resume its SUV operations until 2013 with an all-new replacement. During that time the plant will undergo $500 million in upgrades and an expansion,......
  • Daily News Briefs: Aug. 6, 2012

     
    Onetime Saab owner Spyker filed a $3 billion lawsuit against GM for blocking the sale of the Swedish automaker to Chinese companies Pang Da Automobile Trade and Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile last December, Reuters reports. Spyker contends GM "had...
  • Blue

     
    Michigan was pounded into submission by a team far superior in every way....Michigan had a nice season last year, and some thought it was back among college football's royalty. But it is not....Kyle Meinke, Ann Arbor. com (See also Meinke's......