Posted by jdg | Tuesday, March 24, 2009 |

Any Canadian readers who might be interested should turn their radios to their local CBC stations this morning for the show Q (10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. EDT); at some point Jian Ghomeshi is going to interview me about my photography and our apparently insane decision to move from San Francisco to Detroit. I don't know if my bit is before the GORDON LIGHTFOOT interview or after it, but if you're anything like me you never pass up an opportunity to hear Gordon Lightfoot. Warning: I'm way too nervous to be funny. If you want to hear funny on the radio, listen to Terry Gross interview Jason Segel. Terry really perseverates on his penis.

If you're visiting for the first time after hearing me on the radio, this is my photography portfolio. And you can read some of the things I've written about Detroit here.

The stories about the building with all the books on the floor are here and here (of particular interest to Canadian readers: the building is owned by the same man who owns the Ambassador Bridge, largely to prevent the nearby Detroit-Windsor train tunnel from becoming competition to his private border crossing).

The story of Detroit's abandoned Belle Isle Zoo is here.

The photos of Detroit schools that appeared in Vice Magazine are here (this post describes more recent adventures in trespassing).

And if you're looking for hope, you might find some here.