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August 26, 2014

FORGET CARS, HERE’S WHY YOU NEED TO CYCLE DETROIT

Originally published in BBC Travel. When I told friends and family I would be bicycling through Detroit, I heard one warning again and again: “make sure […]
February 21, 2014

No Sympathy NeedeD: Breweries Continue to Play Role in Detroit’s Story

Detroit has been flirting with disaster for decades. The bankruptcy claim that has (briefly) reignited interest in the city’s story is the result of years of […]
September 18, 2013

HOW BREWERIES ARE HELPING THE RUST BELT

Originally published at Toque. It’s no secret that craft breweries are popping up left and right across the United States. Boulder-based Brewers Association counted 2,538 breweries […]
March 29, 2013

Why I Want to Cycle the Ruins (and Hope) of the Rust Belt

I love the Rust Belt, its frustrations, character and all. I love the people. The innovators and pioneers who are returning home to help rebuild our […]