Detroit's Saddest Parking Lot Has a Hopeful Future

It's almost too perfect a picture of urban decay: an opulent movie palace turned hollow and empty into a parking lot. In recent decades, Detroit's Michigan Theater has become iconic for all the wrong reasons, but it's just been bought by a developer with plans to revitalize the building and, with it, a small chunk of… » 8/14/14 1:30pm 8/14/14 1:30pm

Detroit's Airport Just Installed a $75,000 Indoor Dog Bathroom

If you thought there was nothing worse than flying with little kids, just think about the complications of traveling with a dog. Most dogs fly in crates, but service animals are allowed in terminals and plane cabins. And so that their owners don't have to navigate the maze of airport security for an outside break,… » 4/23/14 4:10pm 4/23/14 4:10pm

Can Giving Free Houses to Writers Help Revitalize Detroit?

There's no shortage of vacant real estate in Detroit, which has seen a quarter of its population flee since 2000—it's estimated that over 78,000 buildings are sitting abandoned. But there are plenty of efforts to bring a new wave of young creatives to town, like this plan to fix up homes and give them to writers for… » 12/19/13 4:00pm 12/19/13 4:00pm

The Destruction of Detroit in Heartbreaking Before & After Photographs

Though jokes can be cracked about Detroit from afar, it doesn't change the fact that there are real people suffering through the downfall of a once proud city. It's terrible. It's sad. And it doesn't get more heart wrenching than these mashed-up photographs that show what a Detroit High School once looked like,… » 7/19/13 7:40pm 7/19/13 7:40pm

Giant RoboCop Statue Rises Just As Detroit Falls Into Financial Abyss

RoboCop rises just as the city of Detroit plummets further into a nightmarish financial abyss, just in time to protect a handful of residents from the fiscal shitstorm on the horizon. The future is here and it's in many ways as bad as what science fiction predicted. » 5/13/13 2:39pm 5/13/13 2:39pm

Intense Firefighter Footage Puts You Inside a Burning Building

There are things you instinctually don't do. Rushing into a burning building is one. Fortunately for the citizens of Detroit, firefighters have tossed those instincts aside and with the help of Contour HD helmet cams have created an incredible video that shows what it's like to battle a blaze. » 10/24/11 2:20pm 10/24/11 2:20pm