Transparent car built for 1939-40 New York World’s Fair

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 14 June 2011

They sure don’t make em’ like they used to. This Plexiglas-bodied Pontiac was built for the New York World Fair in 1939, and was one of only three transparent cars GM built. The craze never quite caught on. But the good news is that, if you have a cool $400,000 or more to spare, you can buy the car at a July auction in St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.

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Jonathon Kambouris’s Last Meal photo series

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 9 February 2011

Jonathon Kambouris was raised outside Detroit, Michigan. Of this series, Last Meals, he writes: ‘The series visually documents the face and last meal of convicted killers. I created this project to explore the interesting and unique relationship humans have with food and used the last meal as a metaphor to raise questions about the death penalty’.

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Shorts Brewery, Michigan

Anna Trier Reader Find

By Anna Trier in Cool Travel on Tuesday 6 July 2010

This last week I was in Michigan with my sister and soon to be brother in law/beer aficionado. We trotted around the micro-breweries of northern MI and our merry little band of travelers (one gets fairly merry when you are tasting flights of 6-8 beers at every pub) found Shorts Brewing Company to be the best of the best.

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