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More Signs of Life from My Former City

More Signs of Life from My Former City

 

You can leave Detroit, but it never leaves you. That’s true for me anyway.

My wife and I moved to the Motor City six months after we got married. I had been offered my first Art Director position at the Detroit Free Press Magazine. We arrived in the middle of a February blizzard that neither of us will ever forget.

The rest is a story for another time, but the point here is that, for better or for worse, the Detroit experience is unparalleled — at least in this country. You’ve likely seen the images and heard the stories of urban decay, crime, and corruption, but there’s really nothing that compares to living in it. I’m a fan of the city, though, and continue to follow its evolution.

And that story seems to be on a little bit of an upswing lately. At least that’s what I thought when I watched A Girl's Guide to Detroit, directed by Amanda LeClaire and Andrew Miller.

 

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