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Dear Future
Dear Future

Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet

40 percent of Detroit residents don't have any access to internet at all.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.16.17
Detroit
Detroit

The Number of US Households That Can’t Afford Water Could Triple in Five Years

Water access is becoming a battleground.
Kate Lunau
1.17.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump’s Speech Was Riddled With Lies and Inaccuracies About Fossil Fuels

A fact-check of Trump’s economic policy changes shows a speech riddled with lies and inaccuracies.
Sarah Emerson
8.8.16
News
News

A Gigabit Fiber Startup Will Compete With Comcast in Detroit

"We need to build the things we know make a great city if we actually want to have a great city."
Jason Koebler
5.27.15
Detroit
Detroit

How the Humble Text Message Can Help Democratize Healthcare

It's not the coolest tech out there, but it is relatively low-tech, ubiquitous, and cost-effective.
Jordan Pearson
9.10.14
Photos
Photos

Images of Detroit Underwater by Joe Gall

On Monday, an unexpected deluge dumped six inches of water on Detroit. The storm didn't even have a name.
Michael Byrne
8.13.14
Detroit
Detroit

So Calling a Detroit Politician a Dictator Online Can Get You Sued

KevynOrr.com takes its name from Detroit's emergency manager, a man with quasi-dictatorial powers.
DJ Pangburn
7.2.14
Detroit
Detroit

Detroit's Vacant Lots Are Causing Hay Fever

As ragweed pollen rages, letting vacant lots grow is better than mowing them occasionally.
Michael Byrne
6.17.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Ultimate Detroit Ruin Porn

Skiing through the post-apocalypse.
Brian Merchant
12.10.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

"Wild Bill" Bunge's Radical Geographies of Detroit Explain Everything

Most importantly, the explain the sadness of a deeply cruel failed city.
Michael Byrne
12.8.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Never Forget the Detroit Olympics

The 1968 Summer Games were held in Mexico City, but they still changed Detroit. In search of Olympic ephemera, I recently came across a video in the "Prelinger Archives":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/7/31/the-fine-art-of-keeping-the-world-s...
ALEX PASTERNACK
8.20.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Watch This Sweeping Aerial Drone Footage of Detroit

OK, everybody. Detroit "ruin porn":http://www.vice.com/read/something-something-something-detroit-994-v16nB lost its poignancy years ago. The city is in "a veritable renaissance":http://www.vice.com/uneven-terrain/detroit-lives-vbs-part-1-of-3, and to...
Brian Anderson
7.16.12