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Parting Glances Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past (Pt. 5)

Fifty years ago Detroit's Washington Boulevard was a busy setting for exclusive shops, upscale restaurants, elegant bistros stretching sedately from Grand Circus Park's popular Statler Hotel to Michigan Avenue's prestigious Sheraton Cadillac. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past Pt. 4

For five dynamic years -- 1940 to 1945 -- Detroit was America's Arsenal of Democracy, a vital source of war materials and weapons. First for England's defense. Later, for our own. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past Pt. 3

Detroit's imposing, massive, block-wide Masonic Temple was built in 1922, or, cornerstone dated 5022, following the Hebraic custom of noting the inception of ritual religious history. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past Pt.2

At 19, I went to my first gay bar on Halloween: the Silver Slipper, a dyke bar on Grand River, near downtown Detroit. I used borrowed ID, was escorted authoritatively by two stone butch regulars, Speedy and Draino. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Memories of a Near-Forgotten Past. Pt. 1

Detroit's ancient, seven-story Cass Technical High School was replaced with a new $127 million structure five years ago; and an era of excellence in education and art -- 21st Century post modern -- began. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Once Upon a Sleeping Beauty

"I'm burning my candle at both ends. It will not last the night. But, oh, my foes, and, ah, my friends. It gives a lovely light!" READ MORE.

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