Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

Kate Allen

“No, I don’t mind working, but I do mind dying”, the Detroit blues singer Joe Lee Carter sang in 1965. The song exemplified the bustle – and tensions – of a burgeoning industrial city. Carter was working on the production line at Ford’s Rouge plant at the time.

Unfortunately for today’s inhabitants, there hasn’t been much opportunity to work in Detroit in recent years – and there has been all too much chance of dying. Read more

Kate Allen

by Keith Fray and Kate Allen

England’s cricketers are battling Australia once again in an Ashes series. It started well – but with the second Test ongoing, the series is still up for grabs. Read more