Inspirational Materials

Nonfiction

Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff
Detroit City Is the Place to Be, by Mark Binelli
Getting Ghost: Two Young Lives and the Struggle for the Soul of an American City, by Dr. Luke Bergman
Made in Detroit, by Paul Clemens
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, by Thomas J. Sugure

Documentaries

American Juggalo
Deforce
Detropia
Regional Roots – History of Detroit

Novels and Short Stories

Detroit Noir, edited by E.J. Olsen and John C. Hocking
Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
Say Nice Things About Detroit: A Novel, by Scott Lasser
The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides

Film

8 Mile
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Blue Collar
The Crow
Four Brothers
Gran Torino
Hoffa
Robocop

Television

Across the River to Motor City
Detroit 1-8-7
Hardcore Pawn
Hung

Music

Be My Lover” (a.k.a. “Detroit City”) – Alice Cooper
Detroit Rock City” – KISS
Fuck Off” -Kid Rock (featuring Eminem)
Hey Hey Hockeytown” – Red Wings
Hotel Yorba” – The White Stripes
Ordinary Man” – Christy Moore (written by Peter Hames)
Out” – Insane Clown Posse
Posse On Verner” – Insane Clown Posse
The Power’s Out” – Flogging Molly
Sixth and Porter” – The Kreelers
Warriors” – Flatfoot 56
Who’s Afraid of Detroit” – Claude VonStroke
W.T.P.” – Eminem

Poetry

Courageous Dream’s Concern, by Jack White
Form(Less)Process, by Will LangfordWill Langford

Inspirational Materials

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