| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:51 AM
I lived in Detroit for a summer once, in an apartment that was circled by the kind of barbed-wire fence you see around prisons. I wasn't sure if Detroit was being protected from me or the other way around.
This was quite a long time ago, but Detroit's...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Xavier Proctor could see the writing on the wall. It was the summer of 2007, just a few months before his senior year at Mt. Hebron High School, and Proctor was preparing for what could have been his final season playing football.
Over 6 feet in height,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Halfway up Heartbreak Hill, an iconic stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Erica Greene was stopped by race officials, having just completed her 20th mile. The news of a bombing at the finish line had traveled down the course.
For a few months after...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:51 AM
When we're all done stuffing ourselves today, many of us will be looking to get back on the healthy track. We can do it while making use of our tasty Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are some recipes from Sparkpeople.com, Shape Magazine and Cooking Light...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:26 AM
At HeadsUp Fred Vultee writes, more in sorrow than in anger, that the Detroit Free Press not only allowed an "It's official" lead to run but repeated it in the headline. Somewhere in Michigan an editor knows no shame.
No doubt the reporter and editor...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Netflix series "House of Cards" brought $140 million into the state's economy ("'Cards' a good deal, Md. Says," April 30). Where have we heard this before?
In 2010 the Detroit Free Press reported that "Michigan's bid to...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Mark Rosasco and Olivia Webster were the swiftest runners in the annual CROP 5K in Aberdeen Saturday.
Rosasco, 50, of Arnold, won the men's race in 19:34. He took over the pace-setting from Kirk Ingold after the first mile and opened a lead of 150...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The latest news out of Detroit isn't good. To get its fresh start, this once great but now bankrupt city is going to stick it to municipal employees and retirees.
City retirees there haven't enjoyed exactly lavish pensions, but what they had was...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Say cheese Orlando, because I know we can do better than Detroit.
Earlier today, about 400 Detroit area residents stood in the cold on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts to take a group "selfie".
The photo gathering was part of Detroit Week,...
| Sep 20, 2013
Edmunds.com, a website popular with car shoppers, is preparing a new home page and layout. I was recently directed to the site as a randomly chosen test subject.
I hated it. Unlike most guinea pigs, though, I have the number for Edmunds' chief of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company.
Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...