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The Rust Belt Refugees

Stories of Rust Belt refugees and what they've gained and lost in joining the Michigan/Ohio diasporas.

Midwest Lit: the new nostalgia

Midwestern novels used to bring some news from the territory -- today midwest lit is a nostalgic thing.

The politics of local fish: why your walleye entree was shipped in from Canada

Lake Erie fishing -- commercial, sport, and charter boats -- and the politics of the catch.

One Day I’ll Be a Clevelander

One Day I’ll Be a Clevelander

I was born in northeast Ohio, on the awkward border between green and brown farmland and the gray highways crisscrossing Ohio’s suburbia. It wasn’t exactly Amish country, but buggies did clip-clop down the road every so often.

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Friday Link Roundup

Friday Link Roundup

Ferguson and #blacktwitter, the Cleveland Browns do something right, buying a house with cash, the blues and a Wisconsin chair factory, climate change and the Midwest, and that potato salad Kickstarter guy.

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