Can A 'Bait Car' Stop Car Thieves?

Being friends with Detroit Bus Company head honcho Andy Didorosi on Facebook is kind of like being friends with a mad scientist. Every other status is about grabbing some weird combination of parts — or a whole vehicle — to figure out what to do with it. And his current project is no different. » 8/13/14 10:04am 8/13/14 10:04am

It's OK For Hippies To Squat In Detroit's Blight, Because Privilege

One of the many, many things holding Detroit back is the lack of a stable tax base that comes with owning property because either so many people have left the city or people want to live in homes for free. So when people do try to live for free, it can be problematic. » 8/12/14 12:51pm 8/12/14 12:51pm

Did The Detroit Free Press Run A Sponsored Story As A Real One?

Media outlets these days can't get enough of sponsored content, or stories paid for and often written by advertisers in the style of actual articles. The outlets get paid and the brands get exposure. Everybody wins, except maybe the readers, who often feel duped into reading something that's really an ad. It all… » 7/07/14 10:47am 7/07/14 10:47am

Dr. Kevorkian's 'Deathmobile' Is On Layaway At 'Hardcore Pawn' Shop

Here we have the ultimate clash of Metro Detroit's strangest personalities. The "deathmobile" that once belonged to assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is now in the possession of Les Gold, host of the unusually popular "Hardcore Pawn." It's not for sale yet, though. » 7/07/14 9:08am 7/07/14 9:08am