Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Detroit Is Coming Back

Mariah Summers and Emily Orley, Buzzfeed:

Detroit’s evolution from motor city to recessionary wasteland to hipster hotbed is taking place before our very eyes — documented in commercials over the last few years. Google, for instance, just released an ad for its new Maps app that features the city’s edgier side.

Though I despise the use of the word “hipster” in this article, its premise is accurate: Detroit is back on an upswing. Shitty neighbourhoods get gentrified, so why not a city that’s in the dumps? It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.