The United Nations rescinded Iran’s invitation to the Syria peace conference being held in Geneva after the Syrian opposition and the United States objected. Iran, and fellow Syria ally Russia, have criticized the decision. Separately, the UN’s nuclear watchdog confirmed Iran is in compliance with the agreement arrived at last year. Show More Summary
Famed (and perhaps the most famous) opera composer Richard Wagner started out as a political revolutionary. Really. Wagner’s stated aim was to destroy the established order and to transform established social relationships. (That’s why Wagner’s personal behavior often involved sexual betrayals.) Wagner himself wrote: I will destroy each phantom that has rule o’er men. I […]
Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew says defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the team’s 2011 first-round draft pick, has to get better. “He could play more consistently,” Mayhew told the Detroit Free Press. “I mean, he’s got to mature a little bit as a professional, I think. I think that’d be a big step in him playing…
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as part of the Ford Blogger Experience. During the 2.5 days I was there, I learned about the technology Ford is using in its vehicles, the...Show More Summary
Should General Motors new product boss Mark Reuss have his way, there may come a day when a new affordable wagon could be driven off the lot onto the highways and driveways of America. Reuss was asked at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show what type of vehicle that was missing from GM’s current lineup should […]
The laziness and corruption in the media allows for operative groups like 'Demos" to flood the various progressive media channels - claiming that Detroit Emergency Manager Kevin Orr fraudulently arrived at the $18 billion in insolvency...Show More Summary
The Detroit Lions are still piecing together a coaching staff under new head coach Jim Caldwell. It appeared as though the Lions had Bill Lazor lined up to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position before Lazor elected to head and join Joe Philbin’s staff with the Miami Dolphins instead. According to Dave Birkett of the…
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard suffered an apparent lower-body injury on Monday night, per Mike Halford of NBC Sports. If he is out of action for an extended period, it will impact both the Red Wings and the U.S. Olympic hockey...Show More Summary
Packard gave up on its automotive plant in Detroit in 1956, but the 3,500,000-square-foot complex of reinforced concrete remains - if only as remains. It is perhaps just as famous for being ruins as it was when it built cars, still attracting...Show More Summary
This amazing chart follows the rise and fall — and in some cases, rise and fall and rise — of American cities. Peak Bagger has charted the rank of 20 metropolitan areas every decade from 1790 to 2010. Poor Detroit. Read more...
The Ford Raptor we borrowed to get around Michigan for the Detroit Auto Show guzzled fuel at an alarming rate and barely fit anywhere we tried to park it... but somehow I miss it already. Here's a breakdown of how it performed in the Motor City's meanest parking spaces. Read more...
Post by Lisa Fogarty. I am currently 7 months pregnant and am having a difficult enough time walking three blocks without wanting to take a nap. So the fact that one pregnant woman from Detroit had it in her to steal a pick-up truck,...Show More Summary
The first examples of Detroit's new pony cars earned big money for charity.
Circa 1904. "State Street and Pavilion Hotel, Montpelier, Vermont." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
We previously discussed the false rape allegation of Sara Ylen who fabricated a story that two men had entered her home about 80 miles from Detroit and raped her. She also lied about having cancer as a result of the rape. One man, James Grissom, served 10 years because of Ylen lies. She has now […]
--> The 2014 Detroit Auto Show is pretty much in the books — at least for the press — so our attention is now focused on this weekend’s Barret Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction. Lots cool cars will be auction in here, including...Show More Summary
The capabilities of onboard GPS systems keep getting more impressive. And the product liability implications might nudge Detroit into using the information in ways unwelcome to customers, for fear of being blamed otherwise for crashes they might have prevented. Show More Summary
Maybe it was the call letting him know he was joining Team USA in Sochi next month or perhaps it was the calendar turning over on January 1. It may have simply been Jimmy Howard remembering who he was and what he was capable of. Whatever...Show More Summary
One of the great things about going to auto shows is the bags of swag you get to take home. Most of the time, the “swag” is a throw-away USB drive, but sometimes it’s a bit better. In the case of the BMW display at the 2014 Detroit Auto...Show More Summary