Michigan Is Getting a Fake City for Testing Automated Cars

The center of U.S. car innovation may have shifted toward California lately (*ahem* Google, Tesla), but Michigan carmakers aren't giving up. The University of Michigan is building a test city and highway just for automated cars—a 30-acre facility complete with traffic lights, construction zones, and a "mechanical… » 6/04/14 3:10pm 6/04/14 3:10pm

Flint, Michigan's Mirrored Memorial to the Foreclosure Crisis

Flint, Michigan was once home to GM, serving as a vital hub in the American automotive industry. But in the 1990s, it emerged as a bellwether for Rust Belt cities, plagued by financial mismanagement and an outsized foreclosure rate. This spring, the city launched a competition that asked architects to reimagine one… » 9/11/13 9:09am 9/11/13 9:09am

Why This Man Could Spend 20 Years In Jail For a YouTube Video

This is Evan Emory. This past Monday, he posted a video on YouTube that showed (through some simple editing) him singing a sexually explicit song to a classroom full of elementary school students. He didn't actually sing anything offensive in front of the kids. But he's still facing 20 years in prison, on a felony… » 2/18/11 5:00pm 2/18/11 5:00pm