Michigan

Bill Brinkman

At Least Today's Weather Isn't as Bad as Michigan's 1938 'Storm of the Century'

The snow piled so high you could touch telephone wires.

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Weird 'Ice Boulders' Wash Up on Lake Michigan

They look like snowballs that would dent a tractor.

Enrico Natali

The People of Detroit, Circa 1968

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

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The Fight to Save a Detroit-Area Urban Farm

An emergency manager wants to sell a beloved community garden to the highest bidder. Can organizers win their land?

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Where This Season's NBA Players Come From: L.A., New York and ... Saginaw, Michigan?

Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings. 

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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. 

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The Really Big Fight Over Urban Farming Is Playing Out in Small Towns

San Francisco and Austin may have figured this out, but places like Muskegon, Michigan, are a better reflection of the obstacles ahead.

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Making Food Stamps More Effective at Regular Grocery Stores, Not Just Farmers' Markets

An innovative program aimed at getting more fruits and veggies to the poor is set to debut this summer in Detroit.

Flint Public Art Project

When You Think of Flint, Michigan, Think of ... Experimental Public Art?

Can virtual ball drops and bizarre car sculptures help people see the Rust Belt city in new ways?

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Why the Feds Agreed to Spend TARP Money on Demolishing Michigan's Empty Buildings

There's admittedly a certain irony in tearing down houses with funds marked to keep people in houses.

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A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

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How Michigan Duped Canada Into Buying a New Bridge

Canada agreed to front the money after Tea Party activists voted against paying to replace the aging Ambassador Bridge.

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Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

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Tea Party Mayor Janice Daniels Facing a Recall Vote

Voters in Troy, Michigan, still seem annoyed at their leader's refusal to accept federal funding.

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Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure

A vacant Michigan strip mall becomes a symbol in a Congressional primary race, but it's really part of a much broader problem.

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Students Punished for Riding Bikes to School in Michigan

Kenowa Hills parents have reacted strongly against a high school principal's decision to suspend 64 seniors for holding a "bike parade."

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Will Chinese Investors Build a Chinese Town in Rural Michigan?

Or perhaps the better question is, can they?

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RoboCop Statue 'Definitely' Coming to Detroit

Everyone's favorite badge-toting manmachine will absolutely be memorialized in bronze, somewhere in the city.

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Troy Mayor Comes Out as Anti-Gay, Again

Janice Daniels, the tea party mayor of Troy, Michigan, recently said something bad about homosexual people at a student forum on bullying and suicide. But what was it, exactly?