Thursday, March 31, 2011

Detroit's population = 714,000 + 2

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Last year, we posted a blog written by Christine & Jacques Driscoll, who asked, “If you lived in San Diego, Calif., would you move to Detroit?” We helped them set up a survey asking our readers a number of questions. And we were heartened by the responses. Dozens of MT...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Looking for Jesus in Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM

We had a chance to talk with MacArthur genius grant-winning photojournalist Camilo Jose Vergara yesterday. An inquisitive churchgoer and intrepid photographer, Vergara has been shooting urban settings for more than 25 years. He’s long been obsessed with recording inner-city religious rituals in America. Interrogating pastors and interviewing worshippers, he’s fond...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Shea's Lounge on free lunchers and trash collecting in the Cass Corridor.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:46 PM

It's a windy first day of spring. I'm doing my little job, picking up considerable trash outside my building. Two groups of squeaky-clean young whites are carrying armfuls of bag lunches up Second Avenue. They say "Want lunch?" to Sunday sidewalkers. People ten blocks down might want their charity. Oh...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Shea's Lounge! New Poem!

Posted By on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Welcome back to Shea's Lounge. Here's an old-time serious poem, commenting widely on the situation from my narrow perspective. DETROIT ??? I remember five years ago riding my bike dwarfed through downtown. The machines at twilight were building up or destroying a building in yellow light like a filmy movie...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MTV's 'Real World' Casts About in Ann Arbor

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 10:03 PM

People rarely think of Ann Arbor as the real world, but it will be this Saturday. Casting directors from MTV’s longest-running series, The Real World, will be in A-Squared from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12 looking for fresh young faces to bunk together and ultimately create juicy reality-TV conflict for...

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