April 6, 2013
At one time, Detroit was the 'nation's richest big city.' Its reign, it seemed, would never end, until, of course, it did. Charlie LeDuff's book, Detroit: An American Autopsy, tells of his return home to, and bleak exploration of, the once-celebrated Motor City.
March 19, 2013
Today, Detroit is burning. This book is the result of Mark Binelli's exploration of both the blight and the beacons he found in a city that has long symbolized the larger American narrative, and, possibly, resurgence.
March 14, 2012
What's bad for GM is bad for the country, and the deindustrialization that has been taking place in Detroit and elsewhere is beginning to have deep and unpleasant ramifications for tens of millions of people. Author Clemens would say that we can't afford to ignore his city much longer.