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Another Time Cover, Another Flailing City

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Less than two months after Joel Stein's Time cover story on Las Vegas' attempt to get its groove back (after the housing crash effectively killed its seemingly unstoppable mojo), the mag takes on Detroit. The editors bought a $99,000 house in Motown so they could best report the future of the city for the next year. Detroit is severely shrinking and has a 28.9% unemployment rate, mostly due to the auto industry's freefall. LA is mentioned once in the piece, in a short reference to the race riots that gripped Watts in 1965 and served as a harbinger for Detroit's '67 riots. How long before California makes it on the cover of Time? [Time]