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

The Story Of How Ross Perot Saved Pixar From Being Owned By GM

What if, instead of making beloved movies like Toy Story, Wall-E, and Up, everyone's favorite CGI film studio Pixar had been swallowed up by General Motors? It sounds insane, but it almost happened had it not been for the timely intervention of one of America's most famous living billionaire/failed presidential… » 7/02/14 3:54pm 7/02/14 3:54pm

Ford, GM And Chrysler Have Indeed Helped To Save City's Art Collection

A few weeks back, we wondered aloud if the Detroit automakers would throw some change in the collection plate for the Detroit Institute of Arts, which was in trouble due to the city's bankruptcy. They have, donating enough to buttress an already strong safeguard against liquidating the museum's assets. » 6/09/14 4:35pm 6/09/14 4:35pm

Woman With Diaper Bag Full Of Pot Tells Cops It Was A Baby Shower Gift

Detroit's Belle Isle, an island park that sometimes doubles as a track, is in the center of controversy because of increased police presence on the island. The number of arrests on the island have gone up in recent months — including one bizarre incident involving a woman speeding to a baby shower with a half-pound of… » 6/04/14 10:40am 6/04/14 10:40am