Charlie LeDuff golfs 18 miles through Detroit in poignant video

Charlie LeDuff golfs 18 miles through Detroit in poignant video

It may be Charlie LeDuff’s whackiest idea yet. And maybe his best. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer-turned-TV-sensation golfed 18 miles – from 8 Mile Road to Belle Isle, teeing off on cracked streets, abandoned factories and overgrown fields. During the trek, shown on a nearly 11-minute video aired on Fox 2, LeDuff meets struggling Detroiters trying […]

Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s trip to Detroit gives us hope today

By Steve Neavling The message from Nelson Mandela, delivered 22 years ago today during a sold-out rally in Tiger Stadium, remains just as strong today. “Your solidarity has given us enormous strength and courage,” the South African liberation leader told Detroiters. “We will not forget you.” On June 28, 1990, Mandela met with then-Mayor Coleman […]

Pugh: My muscles offend you?

Pugh: My muscles offend you?

By Steve Neavling Council President Charles Pugh seems genuinely bewildered by the reaction to his whopping 48-minute-long weight loss video that shows him bare-chested and flexing as the city nears bankruptcy. Pugh was particularly upset by a Detroit News column that labeled his video “abs-urd,” so he encouraged his thousands of Facebook friends to tell the author, Laura Berman, […]

Thousands of skateboarders to converge in Detroit

Thousands of skateboarders to converge in Detroit

By Steve Neavling Don’t believe skateboarding is making a comeback? Wait until thousands of skateboarders from around the world zip through the streets and sidewalks of Detroit on Thursday as part of international “Go Skate Day.” The event, Wild in the Streets, encourages skateboarders to converge on Detroit’s Hart Plaza at noon. For updates, check […]

Council President Pugh shows off body in new video, photos

Seriously? In the midst of a state takeover, massive service reductions and impending bankruptcy, Council President Charles Pugh’s obsession with his new chiseled chest is a peculiar sight. Today the former TV reporter posted two shirtless photos – one showing his squeamishly oversized belly from a year ago and the other revealing his current six-pack abs […]

Stay out of my vagina, lawmaker pleads

Stay out of my vagina, lawmaker pleads

By Steve Neavling Vagina. Yep, I said it. Vagina. Offended? House Republicans were when state Rep. Lisa Brown referenced her anatomy on the floor today, telling conservatives that a sweeping anti-abortion bill is an intrusion on women’s rights. “Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no,’” the […]

J Dilla: Rebirth of Detroit

Before emerging as one of hip hop’s most influential artists, J Dilla was a regular fixture in Detroit’s mid-1990s underground scene. His posthumous album, Rebirth of Detroit, is released today, with guest spots from local artists Danny Brown and Guilty Simpson. Watch the video for “Dillatroit,” a track on Rebirth of Detroit that features Nick […]

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