He once flew over his handlebars to avoid a car and, at other times, wiped out on ice and on an oil slick. Eight times, he’s out run dogs.
And after bicycling 2,200 miles of Detroit streets the past 16 months, Thomas Leeper is about halfway to his goal. But the 51-year-old from Berkley says he’s “not really a bicyclist.”
He’s doing it for a passion project, Every Linear Mile, taking photos of all the street art he sees on his rides. He admires the artists and hopes that blog posts bring attention to the graffiti, murals and found-object-art that he sees on walls, fences, cars, trees, homes and so many other places.
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No matter your age or your generation, the music you listened to in high school claims a special place in your heart.
Many kids use music to help overcome the trials and tribulations of adolescence.
Michael Zadoorian’s new novel Beautiful Music centers around one of those kids. He talked to Stateside about how the music of 1970s Detroit inspired the book.
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