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Once in a great city: David Maraniss on Detroit's lessons for Milwaukee

Published Oct. 7, 2015

The Wisconsin author of "When Pride Still Mattered," the most exhaustive biography of Packers legend Vince Lombardi, was, it turns out, born in Detroit. His new book, "Once in a Great City," explores a confluence of factors that intersected to create a unique moment in the history of the Motor City. Maraniss comes to town this week to talk about the book, so we talked to him about it first...


Beautifully shot "Detropia" focuses on Detroit's dark side

Published Oct. 4, 2012

Despite the attractive aesthetics, "Detropia" focuses almost entirely on Detroit's decline - mostly due to the loss of the auto industry - and under-explores the city's vast artistic and entertainment-based achievements in recent years.


Detroit offers more than one might think

Published April 16, 2012

In the past few years, Detroit has started to come around again and many new businesses, mostly bars and restaurants, are opening all over the city. The addition of three casinos has helped the city attract more visitors. Both gritty and pretty, Detroit can be, for the right travelers, a fascinating, fun-filled vacation destination.

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