Just kidding! "Best of" lists are dumb. This is better.
September 15, 2011 | "Frequently called the most cosmopolitan city of the Midwest, Detroit today stands at the threshhold of a bright new future," begins this promotional film, made in 1965 in an unsuccessful push to host the Olympics. Sommer Mathis, editor of The Atlantic's new Cities website, looks at the decline, and unexpected growth, of the city. More