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Bygone Neighborhoods / Luminous Effects

Every city is a text. You can read the city. My favorite way to read Chicago is like a book of poetry. Not necessarily straight through but jumping around, page to page, focusing hard on one thing, then flipping past others ...

2015-01-28T14:36:34+00:00 October 7th, 2014|

The Best of Belt Year One

When Belt Magazine launched one year ago, we did so for one basic reason: We felt that Cleveland and other cities in the Rust Belt were being defined by outside media that didn’t know us. We wanted to tell our own story ourselves.

2014-12-10T09:29:21+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|

Sewing in the City

Cleveland has always been a sewing town. The White Sewing Machine Company called the city home for over a century, and JoAnn Fabrics, the national mega-retailer, was born here in 1943.

2014-09-23T10:52:32+00:00 September 18th, 2014|

The Rust Belt Refugees III

These profiles tell the story of Rust Belt refugees who are happy with their lives but sometimes can’t help thinking they’ve lost something they’ll never get back by joining the Michigan and Ohio diasporas.

2015-02-12T23:49:46+00:00 September 16th, 2014|