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“A large city, near the Miller Factory”: The Glorious Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Great Midwestern Brewer

Yelp reviews of the Miller factory tour are, to be blunt, as bland as the beer. "Kinda cheesey but that's

Colorblind and Rising: What’s Behind The Surprising success of Cleveland’s Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School?

Rich Osborne is slowly walking through the gym of Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s High School (VASJ), a Catholic school on the

The Woman in the Red Glasses: Jane Scott Gets a Documentary

Jane Scott, the Cleveland music writer beloved by the rock stars she covered, was honored this week at a fundraiser

Friday Link Roundup

Friday Link Roundup

When a church is not a church in Pittsburgh; thanks for nothing, South Carolina; whither the smart money in Detroit?; Lorain-born Jason Molina left behind beautiful, heartbreaking music; and a pretty little map of 1903 US immigration.

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Lockdown City

Lockdown City

NATO held its international meeting in Chicago a couple months before I decided to quit driving a cab in 2012. Mayor Emanuel turned the city into a militarized showplace for the visitors' benefit.

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