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Why Detroit’s Bankruptcy Is Good News for Its Art Museum

DETROIT — “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville. The US is great because it can roll up its sleeves and fix its problems. On December 3, US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled that the City of Detroit was eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

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Martha’s Tongue or Our Pseudo-Sexual Relationship With Food

DETROIT — This Thanksgiving you should pay attention to the texture of your food, how you use your tongue to lash out and taste your food, and how you digest your food. Why? Isn’t that kind of creepy? Um, yes, it is kind of creepy, and lusting over your food may upset your family members’ stomachs. But Brooklyn-based sculptor Martha Friedman is preoccupied with food and digestion, and she creates awesome food art, proving there is some real artistic value in food lust. Maybe you should leave it to the experts though.

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A New Yorker in Detroit

DETROIT — Wouldn’t it be refreshing if an outside artist came to Detroit and focused on the nuanced, complex nature of Detroit? I mean, the abandoned building narrative is not really that original or thought provoking is it? By now I think the only dialogue an artist could illicit would be, “oh, poor, poor, Detroit … let’s move on to the next topic.” Enter New Yorker Judith Hoffman.