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Here's The Vibrant Detroit Neighborhood A New York Times Columnist Considers An 'Urban Wasteland'

If you're from Detroit, you learn to get used to people talking about your beloved city as if it's in a post-apocalyptic dystopian movie. But the misconception still stings, especially when it comes from The New York Times.<p>"Even Detroit has restaurants like Slows Bar-B-Q, which are destination …

Walter Robb, Whole Foods CEO, On Opening Detroit Store: 'We're Going After Elitism, Racism'

Walter Robb, co-CEO of upscale grocer Whole Foods, says he's opening the chain's first store in Detroit for reasons other than just making money -- specifically, to take down elitism and racism.<p>Robb was one of five CEOs and chairmen who appeared Monday on a panel called "Value and Values: Building …

Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Detroit Home To 3 Most Violent Areas In America (SLIDESHOW)

In the most dangerous neighborhood in America, you have a one-in-seven chance of being the victim of a violent crime every year. Same goes for the second-most dangerous. You'll fare slightly better in the third-most dangerous, where your chances are one-in-eight. All three of those neighborhoods …

Heidelberg Project Fire Receives Surprising Responses From Artist Tyree Guyton, Detroit Supporters

Puffs of smoke or ash still occasionally rose from a building Friday morning at a world-famous Detroit art installation as the artist sat across the street, contemplating the wreckage in front of him. Earlier, the decorated Heidelberg Project house was set on fire, possibly intentionally. But Tyree …

Heidelberg Project House Burns, Arson Suspected In Fire Of Detroit Art Installation Of Tyree Guyton (UPDATE)

Artist Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project, which won world renown and acclaim for its re-purposing of abandoned homes on Detroit's East Side, burned early this morning in a suspected arson.<p>Tyree Guyton was on site Friday morning after the fire, seemingly upbeat. "This is the real world, and I think …

Watch 28 Years Transform Detroit With New Google Map Thing

A collaboration between NASA, the USGS, TIME, Google, and the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University brings us this time-lapse GIF mapper of the whole world. It's possibly the most distracting thing ever. Basically, it allows you to watch the 28 years between 1984 and 2012 go by at any point on …