Alexander the Kingpin

While sitting at John’s Donut Shop on Myrtle Avenue, eating scrambled eggs and drinking coffee, Future Use read two articles. “The Kingpins,” by William Finnegan, in this month’s New Yorker, details the current drug war in Mexico. A 2009 piece by Mary Beard in the The New York Review of Books is about Alexander the…

Happy 4th 2012

The National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) at the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library has made available its archives regarding the industry of “wheeled land transportation in the United States and abroad.”  The NAHC collection includes 77 boxes and 4,000 photographs donated by the Automobile Manufacturers Association in the 1950s, and…