Detroit

Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

The People of Detroit, Circa 1968

Enrico Natali's empathetic look at the residents of the tension-filled city nearly 50 years ago. 

Election Day 2013: Races to Watch

Miami Beach and Minneapolis are neck-and-neck for "most entertaining" mayoral campaign season.

Detroit Heads to the Polls to Elect a Mayor Who Won't Have Any Power

How do you campaign to be in charge of nothing?

Why Drug Traffickers Love Buses

The most anonymous form of travel is the best one for smuggling. 

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

Despite Successes in Colorado and Washington, Marijuana Advocates Still See Cities As Their Best Bet

The working theory: If big, liberal cities won't liberalize their marijuana laws, statewide initiatives are bound to fail. 

Why Kwame Kilpatrick Should Not Serve 28 Years in Prison

It's a waste of space and money to imprison the former Detroit mayor for that long when he's unlikely to commit his crimes again.

Hunting Detroit's Masterworks of Architecture Before They Go Extinct

Photographer Philip Jarmain has spent years slipping into Detroit's historically significant abandoned spaces, now prey to scrap thieves, fire bombers, and municipal bulldozers.

Kwame Kilpatrick Has Been Sentenced to a Whopping 28 Years in Prison

The former Detroit mayor's sentence dwarfs those handed out in other high-profile political corruption cases in recent years.

Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

Detroit is Paying $600 an Hour to the Guy Appointed to Oversee Insane Bankruptcy Expenses

The high cost of going broke.

How Europe's Financial Crisis Is Slowing Down Detroit's Bankruptcy

A reminder that the consequences of globalization are far-reaching and unexpected.

How a Skeleton Crew Fire Department Deals With a Major Outbreak of Arson

A short documentary follows the Highland Park fire department as it does some amazing work with incredibly limited resources. 

White House Offers Up $300 Million to Fix Detroit's Blight

It'll be used to tear down abandoned houses and build smaller, affordable housing.

The Power of Teaching Girls to Code

A growing summer camp is giving young women the skills they need to get high-paying tech jobs, before they've even graduated from high school.

Why Is There So Little Innovation in Water Infrastructure?

For one thing, consumers have no tolerance for risk. 

How to Prepare for Climate Change: Put Air Conditioning in Schools

Because an awful lot of them don't have it.

Can Whole Foods Remake Itself in the Middle of a Food Desert?

The high-end grocer will move into one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods.