Motor City

Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. Read more...
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Digital journalist Bob Plain documents the next phase of Occupy Detroit: Nowhere in America needs to be occupied more than the Motor City. ... The idea sprung from two occupiers who started sleeping in an abandoned home on Golden Read more...