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The Rust Belt Refugees II

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.

2015-03-05T15:41:30+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|

The Art of Amy Casey

Amy Casey’s paintings are unique takes on cityscapes but could as just well have been called organisms, or machines. Her exhibition features a handful of new works.

2015-03-05T15:40:38+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|

Repurposing Old Rail Stations in the Rust Belt

Marilyn Rodgers could do just about anything with her Saturday off, but instead she chooses to vacuum a train terminal. The executive director of Buffalo’s Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC), a nonprofit that’s rehabilitating the city’s vacant train station, goes up and down yards of original Terrazzo flooring, sucking up dirt with an industrial-strength cleaner. “I have to clean my house,” she jokes of the 523,000 square foot space where she frequently visits.

2015-02-13T10:43:19+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|

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.

2014-09-06T17:12:13+00:00 August 28th, 2014|