The death of Detroit

2014.04.21 The city of Detroit has been seen as many things to many people. A city is such a huge and unknowable entity that every view we take can only be partial, colored by our own political perspective and background. Some of the lenses that have been used to view the wreckage and ruin of…

Fighting for the Union in Tennessee

2014.03.10 A few weeks back, a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee had a vote on whether to affiliate with a union. A fairly standard procedure, which happens in industrial workplaces across the world on a regular basis, right? The vote narrowly fell, and the shop will remain non-unionized, at least for now. However, despite the…