Detroit on $1 Million a Day

A response to Ben Austen’s “Detroit Through Rose-Colored Glasses.” Joshua Akers and I published this response in Guernica to Ben Austen’s hagiographic profile of Dan Gilbert in the New York Times Magazine.  The new Detroit—the one surveyed by what Austen calls the “new prospector class”—resides in a few neighborhoods around downtown and Wayne State University. Perhaps it … Continue reading Detroit on $1 Million a Day

Keywords for the Age of Austerity 9: Content

In a press release announcing its acquisition of the much-loved TV comedy South Park and the yet-to-be-loved comedy The Hotwives of Orlando, Hulu trumpeted its expanding “library of exclusive, current and library content.” Hulu’s senior Vice President and “Head of Content” Craig Erwich wrote:   I could not be more thrilled to announce that we are continuing … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 9: Content