I used to photograph the ruin. The historic Packard Plant had become my forty-acre inspiration in the heart of Detroit. What was once the grandest and most industrious automotive facility of the early twentieth century had corroded into a sprawling wasteland, and I captured it all through my camera lens . . .
August 2015 News & Features
We drove as far as we could and abandoned the car when the gas ran out . . .
It was all because of the squeal of the windshield wiper. Not the rumbling racket it made as it stammered back along the pane. No, that wasn’t so bad. But the squeal on the way down—shrill, insistent, bleak. Who could stand that shit? . . .
To celebrate the release of Caught Up — the latest from Akashic’s Infamous Books imprint — we’re pleased to feature a statement from author Shannon Holmes on exploring the undercarriage of society.
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The guy’s Craigslist ad was exactly what I was hoping to find that night . . .
This happened at the Market Street garage . . .
When the First People found her sparse remains, Karinya’s body had already entered the Eternal Circle of Life, her spirit as free as the corbeaux circling overhead.
Wait. It’s chilly here. Let me get more comfortable . . .
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