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chaucerettescs:

jennytrout:

idetonatearoundhim:

So ELJames subscribes to what I call the “Goosebumps style” of writing, where chapters have to end on a dramatic note because your intended reader is an 8-year-old, or has the attention span of one. And if your “plot” doesn’t have appropriate, regularly-spaced dramatic moments? Eh, just make one up. ANA. I WAS BORN IN DETROIT.

It was at this point in the book that I could not separate Christian Grey and Eminem in my mind anymore. I was like, “Oh, angry, rich, formerly poor, wife beater white guy from Detroit…” and then my Inner Goddess was like, “THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR ME SO EVERYBODY JUST FOLLOW ME CAUSE WE NEED A LITTLE CONTROVERSY”

I think EL James genuinely thinks that being born in Detroit is some super dramatic, horrible reveal.

Because she’s terrible.

I genuinely didn’t realize this was 50 Shades of Grey until I read down into the commentary - which just made it EVEN FUNNIER, OH MY GOD.  It’s like every statement, and Detroit in and of itself, should be followed by suspenseful BEE DEE BAWWWW music.

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How is this not blowing up Tumblr right now? Ford takes Cadillac’s sociopathic white-rich-guy ad and turns it on its head with real-live environmental activist Pashon Murray, founder of Detroit Dirt

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Northville Psychiatric Hospital. Source.

Northville Psychiatric Hospital. Source.

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For nearly 30 years, the historic Hotel Charlevoix has sat vacant in downtown Detroit.
Most of the floors have remained a mystery because the owner removed the stairways. But with a bit of courage and muscle, we ascended the building and precarious fire escape, getting a rare glimpse of the interior.

Source and more photos: Motor City Muckraker

For nearly 30 years, the historic Hotel Charlevoix has sat vacant in downtown Detroit.

Most of the floors have remained a mystery because the owner removed the stairways. But with a bit of courage and muscle, we ascended the building and precarious fire escape, getting a rare glimpse of the interior.

Source and more photos: Motor City Muckraker

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Fordite. Source. Layers of paint from the automotive frames in Ford plants - learn more here.

Fordite. Source. Layers of paint from the automotive frames in Ford plants - learn more here.

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Detroit Tigers Stadium. Source.

Detroit Tigers Stadium. Source.

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Holiday D Light. Source.

Holiday D Light. Source.

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Detroit in Winter.  From the 100 Abandoned Houses Project.

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"If it weren’t for the Chicagos and Detroits and Toledos, the terrible things would spread out across the whole country and make trouble for everybody else. Such places were collectors of badness in the way hospitals were collectors of the sick and damaged."

— Stephen Dobyns

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Happy 311th Birthday, Detroit.

Happy 311th Birthday, Detroit.