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  • Chrysler Delays 2014 Jeep Cherokee One Month

     
    Fans of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee will have to wait until the kids start summer vacation to buy one. Chrysler told The Detroit Free Press on Thursday that its midsize SUV, slated to hit dealers right about now, won't arrive......
  • Ford Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Unintended Acceleration

     
    Consumers in 14 states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford over unintended acceleration in cars built between 2002 and 2010. The suit, which was filed in a West Virginia U.S. District Court on March 28, alleges that Ford models......
  • Concept Cars Make Big Splash at Shanghai Motor Show

     
    On April 20, the 2013 Shanghai motor show kicked off. As The Detroit Free Press puts it, the event served up a high-decibel dosage of fashion, sports and music (oh, and cars) to some 10,000 journalists. More than 100 automakers......
  • HBO issues statement on the death of Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward

     
    Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward died on Wednesday at the age of 68 after a brief illness. The Detroit Free Press said Steward had been in a Chicago-area hospital for several weeks after undergoing surgery for what was termed diverticulitis....
  • Sale of Detroit Institute art debated in light of city's bankruptcy

    Sale of Detroit Institute art debated in light of city's bankruptcy
    The Detroit Institute of Arts is back in the national spotlight after city leaders said Thursday that the city had filed for bankruptcy. At the heart of the museum-world debate is whether the city should sell valuable works of art in the DIA's...
  • A bankrupt Detroit, maybe down but never out

    A bankrupt Detroit, maybe down but never out
    Last week, with a massive $18-billion debt, Detroit became the largest American city to seek bankruptcy protection, and once again we are reading obituaries of the late, great Motor City. I don’t pretend to be an expert on Detroit, where I once...
  • New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl waffles on Detroit debate

    New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl waffles on Detroit debate
    It's not often that a high-profile critic publicly issues a mea culpa and reverses an opinion. But that's what happened last week when Peter Schjeldahl, the longtime art critic of the New Yorker magazine, backtracked on his stance on the Detroit Institute...
  • News of the Weird: Roach Motel

    News of the Weird: Roach Motel
    At age 20, Kyle Kandilian of Dearborn, Mich., has created a start-up business to fund his college expenses, but it involves a roomful (in the family home) of nearly 200,000 cockroaches. The environmental science major at University of Michigan-Dearborn...
  • Fine line

     
    I’m pleased to report (Detroit Free Press columnist and author) Mitch Albom had the day off Sunday and did not write anything about Elmore Leonard, which is a very good thing. They’d still be cleaning the brain explosion from the......
  • Detroit debates if museum's art can be sold to pay off city debts

    The Detroit Institute of Arts is in the midst of a debate over whether art from its collection can be sold off to cover city debt. At the center of the argument is whether the valuable paintings, sculptures and other works of art at the museum are city...
  • $2,000 gift from 'rooftop pastor' to ex-mayor investigated

    $2,000 gift from 'rooftop pastor' to ex-mayor investigated
    Chicago's "rooftop pastor," the Rev. Corey Brooks, said Tuesday he gave $2,000 in church members' donations to disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is on trial on racketeering charges. Brooks said Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign as...
  • News Of The Weird: Ads on Toilet Paper, Finally!

    News Of The Weird: Ads on Toilet Paper, Finally!
    For September's Digital Design Weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, artists Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton commissioned soprano Louise Ashcroft to sing, altering pitch and volume while wearing a face mask made of algae. According to...