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Gay people make Detroit, and everywhere else, better

My friend Joe, who you might know better as Supergay Detroit, shared a video with me today about the gay scene in Detroit. It’s inspiring, and beautifully done, and I probably would have shared it anyway, but I’m especially happy to do so tonight, as it features, among others, my friend David Blair, who just […]

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Joe Posch, owner of Detroit’s Hugh, on the realities of retail

A few days ago, the family and I ventured into Detroit, and, not only didn’t we die – we had a great time. And, while there, we dropped by our friend Joe Posch’s lovely new store, Hugh. What follows is a brief conversation between Joe and I on the idea behind the store, the challenges […]

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Detroit, attractive to artists?

Some folks out there say that, by the time something hits the New York Times, it’s culturally irrelevant. I don’t know that I believe it, but it sure seemed to be the case a few weeks ago, when the esteemed paper of record ran the feature on the “bacon explosion.” After it appeared, the once […]

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