Redevelopment by Numbers in York, PA

Fueling vibrancy in a postindustrial city is a daunting task. Economic redevelopment, no matter how you slice it, can be exorbitantly expensive, snail-paced, and risky. Like many of its industry-starved brethren across the Rust Belt ...

2015-04-19T11:14:14+00:00 April 16th, 2015|

Cincinnatus

When we set about assembling The Cincinnati Anthology, we were looking for all different impressions of the city: the loving, the brutal, and the honest.

2015-03-11T08:27:58+00:00 March 11th, 2015|

The Rise of the Cleveland Museum of Art

In August, I arrived at the Cleveland Museum of Art carrying a slim book with a library binding - the original Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art, first published in 1925, which promised “a brief description of the museum, its collections, and its works.”

2015-01-27T21:57:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|

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.

2015-01-28T14:35:38+00:00 October 21st, 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|