Tag: detroit

The Stout Scarab

Apparently it’s Insect Car Week at the Bug Blog! I think everyone knows the Volkswagen Beetle–the iconic Coleopteran car. But how many of you have heard of the 1935 Stout Scarab? “The Stout Scarab was […]

Read this

So…You should read this story at Sweet Juniper about Detroit. It’s sad and tragic and wonderful and hope-generating.  And it’s Detroit. You might remember Sweet Juniper from the wonderful (and heartbreaking) story of the Detroit […]

Re-greening Detroit?

I was really fascinated by this map, which shows how very sprawled Detroit is, compared to other large metropolitan areas. From a Freep story: “Detroit, where the population peaked at 2 million in the early […]

Detroit and Locusts

Finally, Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty and (indirectly) resigned as mayor.  If you aren’t up on the massive clusterfuck story, check out Respectful Insolence’s summary. It’s a sad thing for a great city.  From a […]

More Bad Michigan news

Sigh. Michigan’s unemployment rate jumped to 8.5 percent for May, the highest jobless rate in 16 years for a state that has been hardest hit by the combined downturn in the U.S. auto industry and […]

Detroit in photos

Via Boing Boing, I found these amazing photos of the abandoned Detroit Public Schoolbook Depository. For someone like me who’s obsessed with books (and education), this is especially painful to look at. There is still […]