With Detroit falling deeper into debt and the local government helpless to respond, governor Rick Snyder declared a financial emergency in the city on Friday. The next step is to appoint an emergency manager who will be tasked with turning Motown around.
A baby has been effectively cured of an infection of the AIDS virus, a disease that has shone itself to be frighteningly resilient in the face of human ingenuity. The virus has apparently been thwarted by a little baby and its doctors in Mississippi.
Cities like New Orleans and Pittsburgh have benefited from major economic investments and new business models. But writer Chuck Thompson thinks this isn't always a good thing. He's the author of "Better Off Without 'Em." His latest article in The New Republic is called "Take this Microbrew and Shove It."
Whether you were born in a city or you relocate for personal reasons, it's often the norm that you find yourself identifying with the city and its traditions. Is your city more unique than the next or do you fall into the category of commonness?
In her new book, "The New Mind of the South," author Tracy Thompson explains how she felt compelled to return to her Southern upbringing to piece back together the history she learned through a prism of segregation in the post-Jim Crow era South.