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A few thoughts about Detroit’s bankruptcy, and our history of adversity. And cholera.

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Meditations on a Boat Club

The Detroit Boat Club, founded in 1839, is the oldest in the country. Its home on Belle Isle is crumbling, compelling, and calls home centuries of water sport.

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Walter Owen Briggs: The opera

Walter Owen Briggs: unshakable, lavishly wealthy, sentimental, racist, beloved, reviled. Someone should write an opera about him.

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The Old Log Cabin

The old Log Cabin at Palmer Park. Why a log cabin? What did it look like inside? Did people really live in it?

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Detroit turns 310

Dear Detroit: Happy birthday. And chin up.

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