Tuesday, January 16, 2007

the good life

Four Hours in Detroit

(Newsweek International, January 22, 2007)

You thought people only wanted to leave the Motor City? Believe it or not, there's much to enjoy—the cold notwithstanding of course.

STROLL through the future of the car at the North American International Auto Show, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year (Jan. 13-21; naias.com).

GROOVE to the sounds of Hitsville U.S.A. at the Motown Historical Museum, home of Studio A, where the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and others recorded with the Funk Brothers (motownmuseum.org).

RIDE the People Mover, an elevated monorail that offers an unsurpassed tour of the city, from the Cobo Exhibition Center to General Motors' headquarters in the breathtaking Renaissance Center (thepeoplemover.com).

EAT "nouvelle soul" cuisine at Sweet Georgia Brown, where there's live jazz every night.

—Jason Overdorf