Here's something refreshing: A piece of writing on Detroit that doesn't bash it or unduly dwell on its problems. A "Travel" piece on BBC's website offers an account by Joe Baur of participating in one of Stephen Johnson’s bicycle-based Motor City Brew Tours. Maybe the points are already known well enough to this city's cyclists, but it's a pleasure to see somebody enjoying a ride through Detroit, posting attractive photos, and walking that fine line between critic and Pollyanna we don't see often enough.
What a drag. Apparently, the police decided to crack down on all sorts of fun stuff in Detroit and Hamtramck this weekend. Details are still hazy, because everybody is still sleeping off hangovers from all these weekend hootenannies, but here are the unsupported rumors.