Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to see the author of newly released book, Detroit City Is the Place to Be, Mark Binelli have a discussion at The Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday December 4th. This discussion will be led by PLAYGROUND DETROIT friend and New York Observer’s Michael Miller, and will also include Heidi Ewing, the director of the much talked about documentary, Detropia.
A review of the book from Publishers Weekly:
“Novelist and Rolling Stone contributing editor Binelli’s first nonfiction book is a nuanced portrait of a once-great American industrial city that decades ago fell into decay, but which is, as of late, experiencing a ray of hope.
As fascinating as Detroit’s current, tentative renaissance is, Binelli masterfully provides a broader story, a 300-year tour through the formerly wondrous and now wondrously devastated metropolis. A child of suburban Detroit, Binelli (Sacco and Vinzetti MustDie!) astonishes with spot-on research, fluid prose, and a discerning eye for the peculiar, including reports of early French frontiersmen and late ‘60s rock revolutionaries, the MC5. The author immersed himself in Motor City culture while writing the volume. From Henry Ford’s auto and steel boom and the race riots of the 1960s and early ‘70s to the dark ages of widespread crack addiction and the current resurgence led by enterprising idealists, urban farmers, and DIY go-getters, Binelli offers a wildly compelling biography of a city as well as a profound commentary on postindustrial America.” —Publishers Weekly
Date: Tuesday, December 4th 2012
Time: 7-9 p.m
Location: The Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY
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We will see you there!
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