Great piece of reporting and writing here in The Weekly Standard by Matt Labash. "The City Where the Sirens Never Sleep" stars Detroit News reporter Charlie LeDuff, who used to be a New York Times star but now chronicles "forgotten people in forgotten places" of LeDuff's hometown.
It was a good stunt, as evidenced by its getting picked up (without attribution) by a number of national media outlets. But then he turned around and wrote a wrenching story on the girl who schooled Conyers--a 13-year-old who is ashamed to be poor, whose parents sell candy out of the trunk of a rattletrap Cadillac, who is not allowed to bring her books home from school because there aren't enough, and who dreams of escaping this city.
It's a long, engaging, surprisingly hopeful read that should make any newspaperperson proud.