The scores of old masters held by the Detroit Institute of Arts might have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars at auction
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Sunday 13 May 2012
Friday 06 April 2012
The humiliation of once-proud Detroit, cradle of the American automobile industry and of the sound that became known simply as Motown, seems to know no end as the city has reluctantly and angrily agreed for the first time to share control of its future destiny with the penny-pinchers from far-away Lansing, the state capital.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Ford hiked its chief executive's pay package by 11 per cent last year to $29.5m (£18m), even though the US car giant fell short on some key company targets.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
As Republican primary voters go to the polls in Michigan today, the US President Barack Obama will be trumpeting the renaissance of the state's auto industry, born of a taxpayer bailout in the depths of the recession which both current Republican front-runners say should never have been approved.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Blemished by a botched rally in a near-empty Detroit stadium and an unfortunate boast about his collection of cars, Mitt Romney was last night stumbling towards primary contests in two key American states on Tuesday that could determine the future of his quest for the Republican nomination.
Friday 17 February 2012
But wealth of 'poorest' candidate sets him apart from blue-collar image he is trying to project
Monday 13 February 2012
Whitney Houston left behind two new songs and a movie performance that insiders say would have been "a big, big comeback" for her this year.
Monday 09 January 2012
German car giant Volkswagen said today that it saw sales of more than eight million vehicles last year, putting it ahead of Japan's Toyota.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Its adverts urge Americans to "never stop improving". But if the good people at Lowe's, one of the nation's largest DIY chains, are true to their word, they may want to take a long, hard look at their chief executive's grasp of PR.
Friday 09 December 2011
Over the past 14 years, Calexico have released eight limited-edition tour CDs, available only at their shows, but now compiled together as a 12 LP vinyl box set, Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011, of similar scarcity.
Friday 28 October 2011
Soul Time! is a near-perfect expression of retro-soul style that grips from its opening bars.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
A stunt wing walker has died after falling about 60 metres as horrified crowds looked on at an air show in the state of Michigan.
Sunday 07 August 2011
I count at least 65 novels and hundreds of short stories to date in Loren D Estleman's Chandleresque output. Not bad for a guy who works on an old manual typewriter. He's been described as "the Stravinsky of hard-boiled prose", whatever that means, but his career to date is better summed up by The Boston Globe, which says that he's "a true professional, a writer of a sort increasingly rare ... so given to his work as to spontaneously combust to genius".
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Sam Raimi is set to remake 'The Evil Dead'.
Monday 04 July 2011
A US jail inmate said he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can not have pornography.
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