Detroit's Fox Affiliate Very Confused By Crisco Can and a Giant Fist

Camille Dodero · 07/31/13 11:45AM

Yesterday morning, Detroit-based artist Jerry Vile left a present for his bankrupt home: a giant Crisco can underneath the city's iconic Joe Louis fist. With his tribute, Vile left a placard identifying the installation's title as "A Vessel of Hope" and explaining that the gesture was meant to "ease the pain" of Detroit's bankruptcy. Most of the local media seemed to understand that this was an elaborate fisting joke. Except for one outlet.

The New Insane Clown Posse Video Co-Stars Danny Brown

Camille Dodero · 07/23/13 02:24PM

Tomorrow night, Insane Clown Posse’s first national television show, Insane Clown Posse Theater, debuts on the Fuse network. Developed from a string of viral spots in which Michigan harlequins Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope riffed on Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Les Misérables, the eight-episode series is a web-spun mash of Mystery Science 3000, Beavis and Butthead, and Bozo’s Big Top. Whatever it is, it will surely be memorable.

Detroit Stops Paying Debts in Last-Ditch Effort to Avoid Bankruptcy

Cord Jefferson · 06/14/13 06:23PM

Detroit's Emergency Financial Manager, Kevyn Orr, had bad news for the beleaguered city's creditors today: Detroit has made the strategic decision to stop paying down some of its billions of dollars in long-term debt in order to try and keep the city afloat.

Hamilton Nolan · 05/13/13 12:29PM

Wow, the city of Detroit is so fucked.

Detroit Police Picking Up Homeless and Dumping Them Outside of City

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 04/18/13 07:20PM

In a complaint filed with the U.S. Justice Department, the Michigan ACLU says that Detroit police have been picking up homeless people from the popular Greektown neighborhood and dropping them off miles away, sometimes even outside of city limits. Homeless people have termed the practice being "taken for a ride," after police officers have repeatedly approached members of the homeless population and told them to get into vans. They are then deserted by the police, often far from any assistance, and told to never return to Greektown.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/14/13 09:49AM

Since 2005, the city of Detroit has paid Wall Street bankers nearly $500 million. Detroit is now almost bankrupt.