No city has fire flaring up in its history quite like Detroit

No city has fire flaring up in its history quite like Detroit

Perhaps no other city in the world has the relationship with fire that Detroit does. If you could create a time-lapse image of the city's 313-year history, you would see a city building itself up and burning itself down, over and over again.


Face Time: A word with Brenna Sanchez, director of 'Burn' doc on Detroit firefighters

"Burn" offers an extremely intimate view of the day-to-day grind of fighting fires in the city.

Arson investigators yet to unravel fire at Detroit's First Unitarian Church

The church stands one block north of where the Midtown development around the new Red Wings hockey arena will be built, making the land underneath the church increasingly valuable.

How Detroit’s arson investigators and a local prosecutor are extinguishing the flames

The vast majority of fires in the city are arson. But under Chief Charles Simms, all that is changing. What's behind Detroit's 8,000 annual fires, and how they're being snuffed out.

Horoscopes (October 29 - November 4)

Savage Love: Inanimate objections

Stir It Up: Musical chairs

This is not a city council that's going to fight tooth-and-nail for progressive issues.

Politics and Prejudices: Matty Moroun’s very own congressman

Matty Moroun wants to keep his monopoly, even though he is very old, very rich, and may very well be dead before a new bridge could ever open.

Feedback: MT readers sound off

Savage Love: Rings and things

Higher Ground: Free the weed!

Marijuana's stigma sticks to its patients and users like the tar and feathers of days gone by

Horoscopes (Oct. 22 - 28)

Politics and Prejudices: The campaign we should have had

How Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Stir It Up: Detroit's black heritage

Higher Ground: Gary Webb was the messenger

Horoscopes (October 15 - 21)


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