Most media reports about Detroit sound the same to Aaron Foley. A journalist might fly in for a day or two. They might speak with a few “Detroit experts,” a short list of economists recycled in all the major news outlets. But Foley says these writers don’t really know Detroit, and it shows. “People try to talk about the city culture, but they may leave crucial things out,” he says. “There is such a big difference between Detroit and everywhere else.” Foley’s job is to point out those differences. He is the city’s first chief storyteller, an unusual government position created by Mayor Mike Duggan to shift the narrative of Detroit beyond bankruptcy, crime and sports.