by Jane Briggs-Bunting Poor Detroit. Still reeling from a decade when the three auto companies, formerly known collectively as the Big Three, imploded with two of them taking federal loans to survive, the Motor City lost almost 25 percent of its residents, according to U.S. Census figures released this week. In its heyday in the […]
"The pools are full of girls, the trees are full of boys with huge chunks of ice, and there is nothing to do in Des Moines tonight but kiss"
By Jennie Ver Steeg Children of the City of Certainties, part 2. “Everything we have said about Des Moines has been found to be exactly true.”— “Des Moines the City of Certainties has Made Good.” In: The World’s Work, vol. 23, 1911. Image to the right: “Krug’s Woe is a Tabloid Wow.” Life, August 4, […]
As the Japanese nuclear crisis sheds light on nuclear safety, one issue, in particular, has been nudged into the spotlight.