Here’s a different story about Detroit. With the recent news coverage of its declaration of bankruptcy, we travel to a city of vigor where joyful, passionate people are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend, is the heart and soul of this largely hidden story, which holds lessons for us all.

"A crisis is both a danger and an opportunity.  And how you take advantage of the opportunity of the crisis, rather than become despairing and fearful, is something we’re facing.  It’s a philosophical approach that is needed, and very much alive in the city of Detroit.”

Keep your ruin porn, Charlie LeDuff.  

This is the good stuff about Detroit.