TOUCH STORIES

Jaunt delivers exceptional, unique stories from around your city and sends you a box of artifacts that bring those stories to life.

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How it Works

FIRST WE FIND AMAZING LOCAL STORIES.

 

NEXT WE TELL THOSE STORIES DIGITALLY.

Through quality writing sprinkled with beautiful video, audio, photography, and maybe even a comic or interactive graphic, we craft an unmatched journalism experience. Enjoy Jaunt on your favorite screen wherever you like.

FINALLY, WE SEND YOU A PIECE OF THE STORY.

 

A Collaborative Story on Art’s Transformative Power

“At the age of 9 my grandfather gave me a paintbrush – it was magic. So so beautiful. Fireworks went off in my head, my hand was on fire, and I knew that was my calling.” Recalls Tyree Guyton, creator of the Heidelberg Project, an art project covering several blocks of Detroit’s inner city. We involve subscribers in a new installation on Heidelberg Street via the art piece we send you.

A Tale of Evasion, Love, and Time Travel

Jacklyn was following her husband, an artist, and Ric was fleeing the FBI while rising through the ranks of the anti-war movement in the 1970’s. In 1988, their paths collided in the Scarborough Renaissance Festival outside Dallas, Texas.

Detroit’s History With This Effusive Medium

 

An Armistice Between Detroit’s Pickle Entrepreneurs

The quiet emptiness of Eastern Market on a Monday betrays this normally chaotic battle venue. Around a table at the center of the lifeless market sit the belligerents: Joe McClure of McClure’s Pickles and David Klingenberger of The Brinery.

The New Face of America’s Jean

Towards the back of the Ponyride Building, a new shared venture space bought at a foreclosure auction in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, are the sewing machines of Eric Yelsma’s Detroit Denim operation.

An 1833 First-Person Account of A Duel in Brazil

 

The Myth of the World’s First Black Tea

Legend says it began by accident, with Qing Dynasty factory workers wanting to rush the drying process by using pine wood fires. Lapsong Suchong, the famously smoky Chinese black tea, was born.

An Homage to America’s Roads

Detroit’s contribution of the automobile also meant the creation of “the open road.” In this audio story, writer Alan Kesselheim recounts his first time leaving home: packing his car and hitting the road.

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