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Richard Serra
Detroit evolving into a haven for artists
Detroit evolving into a haven for artists

"Where you headed?" asked the cheerful driver of the rental-car shuttle at the Detroit airport. "Detroit!" I answered, equally cheerfully. "Southfield, Birmingham or Rochester?" he asked, referring to well-to-do northern suburbs. PHOTOS: Detroit's artistic side "No, Detroit," I responded. Silence, then a shrug as if to say, "Suit yourself." Many Americans — even many Michiganders — see Detroit as a place to be feared: impoverished, decimated and down-and-out depressing. Sure enough, my drive into the city center took me past what a friend calls "desolation porn": eerie shells of onetime factories,...

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