National Geographic: Rise and Shine, Detroit ›

Not sure if this already made the tumblrounds.

Something’s happening in Michigan’s southeast corner. Call it a rising, a revival, a new dawn—there’s undeniable energy emanating from Detroit. America noticed it first at the 2011 Super Bowl. Chrysler debuted a TV commercial with rapper Eminem, star of the film 8 Mile (named after the road that serves as Detroit’s northern border). The ad crystallized the city’s spiky, muscular pride and won an Emmy, but Detroit was the real winner.

“This is the Motor City,” Eminem declared, “and this is what we do.” And, increasingly, Detroiters are doing: Working-class Latinos in Southwest, recent college grads in Midtown and New Center, and African-American professionals in Boston Edison are improving their neighborhoods. An expanding Detroit RiverWalk edges downtown, where corporations like DTE Energy, Quicken Loans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield have moved in thousands of workers. A favorite 1960s-era restaurant, the London Chop House, has announced its reopening. And that badge of gentrification, Whole Foods, plans to build a store in the inner city.

Even outsiders have started arriving, drawn by a sense of adventure. A new resident had told me: “If you visit Detroit, you’re an explorer. Be prepared for a rich, very soulful experience.”

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Obama: “Michigan is all about making stuff.”

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My tumblr Christmas present.

We just crossed the 300 followers threshold. So seriously, thanks again to each and every one of you, and happy whatever doesn’t offend you!

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"What Do You Want for Christmas, Detroit?"

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Lake Michigan: Unsalted

Lake Michigan: Unsalted

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Stephen Colbert: Michigan’s Snow Cone Machines

The soft-on-terror-crats mischaracterize Michigan’s ice shaving machines as a frivolous waste of tax money, but there’s no reason that fighting terror shouldn’t be fun.

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The world according to Michigan. My favorite part is that Lake Erie is just “good”.

The world according to Michigan. My favorite part is that Lake Erie is just “good”.

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Happy Holidays, Michiganders near and far.

Happy Holidays, Michiganders near and far.

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