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As others see us, 7.16

Several national outlets have covered various aspects of Detroit again this week.

Many of you have probably already seen this New York Times Magazine piece – “The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit” – which covers almost too many facets of Detroit for one article.

There’s some good background on Dan Gilbert and his Detroit efforts, although the author does describe the Quicken atmosphere as “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ as art-directed by Dr. Seuss.” Whether or not that’s an accurate description is up to those who know it better.

The article also provides a solid overview of the hope and work going into Detroit’s revival, and the very real challenges that still lie ahead. It’s a good read, but only if you have some time to devote to it.

Detroit also gets a #9 ranking in Forbes’ list of the Top 10 creative cities in the country. We happen to think it’s probably more creative than the #2 spot, Boston, and probably more original and innovative than L.A., which gets spot #7.

But it’s nice to have the city recognized for some of the amazing talent coming out of it.

And there’s been much coverage of the water shut-offs. More will come out this week as Netroots Nation visits Detroit for its annual conference (more DVoice coverage of that to come!), but this piece in the New York Times opinion pages by Anna Clark is worth a read.


Kaitlyn Buss
Kaitlyn Buss is editorial page writer for The Detroit News. Prior to joining the News, she lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked in public relations, opinion writing, and ran communications for an association of state legislators. She's a native of Metro Detroit. Follow her @KaitlynBuss.