Tag: Ben Falik

At the Movies with Randolph Bowersox

By Ben Falik Randolph Bowersox — an ’80s-movie name if ever there was one. The alpha teen who thinks he owns the slopes, never suspecting...

The Pursuit of Happy You

By Ben Falik Happy You Chinese Restaurant speaks for itself. It is whole, sound and, like Clark’s Wallabees or Total Eclipse of the Heart, cannot...

Matt’s Apprentice

This is a story about Matt Prentice and the people he feeds. I’m one of those people, as far as back as my non-unique...

Rubrics Cubed: Unartificial Intelligence

By Ben Falik     Last month, engineers at Columbia University created a robot that “learns what it is, from scratch, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry...

SchlockX Sparks Joy

What’s the difference between a national park during the government shutdown and a dresser drawer filled with rows of meticulously roll-folded T-shirts? One is a...
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Commentary: An Open Letter to Lena from Ben (Only)

Dear Lena, By Ben Falik I hope — and I hope that you’ll take me as sincere throughout — that this message finds you and...
election Tuesday, Nov. 5th poster from the Detroit Jewish News or Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Jewfro: The Future Is History …

By Ben Falik I spent election day working the polls at New Paradigm Glazer Academy. In between voters, I scoured the news from November...
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Jewfro: This Year, Let’s Detroit

I like to name things. Especially things I like that I think might like me back. But it’s not about me. To the contrary....
Summer in the City turns 17 in Detroit. 17th summer. SITC. Summers in the City. Detroit

Jewfro: Reflecting On 17 Summers In The City (SITC)

The winter I turned 17, I donated blood for the first time. For that first pint and the 40 since, I’ve overcome my anxiety...
Elliot Darvick, Lyft general manager for Michigan and Ohio, shares the front seat with Lyft driver Mellisa Nelson of Detroit.

Need A Lyft?

Ben Falik - Contributing Writer Native son Elliot Darvick heads regional office involved in uplifting Detroit transportation. To understand the success of Elliot Darvick — as...