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Refugees In The Rust Belt

While the USA wrestles with the politics and policies of immigration and refugees, Belt presents nine moving essays about refugees living throughout the Rust Belt…

2017-01-31T14:19:26+00:00 January 31st, 2017|

Snippets of Lee-Harvard in the 70s

My old neighborhood, Lee-Harvard, now referred to as Lee-Miles, is quieter and, like the rest of Cleveland, less populated than it was in the 70s. I remember the hustle and bustle of the city then, but people look at me like I’m crazy when I refer to Cleveland’s former status as a major U.S. city.

2017-01-19T15:27:36+00:00 January 16th, 2017|

The Coburn Street Ghosts: A Memoir

In the summer of 1961, my family moved against our will to a smelly brickpile of a parsonage in Akron, Ohio, where my father became the pastor of a church named for the crucifixion. And when we got there, we found ourselves surrounded by ghosts.

2017-01-11T23:52:16+00:00 January 12th, 2017|

North Park, With and Without Hate

Walk down Hertel Avenue and see the mix of cultures: hipster cafes and old Italian red-sauce restaurants and halal butchers and louche interior design stores and pubs where young Americans have decided they’re huge Barça fans.

2017-01-09T08:45:17+00:00 January 5th, 2017|