The cicadas have been winding down. Chitinous, black bodies crunch underfoot on my driveway every time I step out the front door.
Two weeks ago an article started making the social media rounds in Cleveland and beyond -- a Belt article, about the curious online text that marked the west-side gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed in 2014.
I’m eating an Isaly’s chipped chopped ham sandwich on a bench outside a convenience store in Pittsburgh. A racist sits across from me. We are both from the Midwest, yet thousands of miles distant in terms of worldview.
By Anna Limontas-Salisbury Two members of Food Not Bombs were [...]
Meeting up with a couple non-media, non-RNC-affiliated locals for a pre-dinner drink, I asked for their first impressions on the circus. As a steady parade of politically costumed outsiders streamed
When big events come to town, a city needs to clean house, make everything shine. Think Bejing in 2008, as it prepared to host the Olympics. Think Rio De Janiero right now.
Old Stone Church, 10:15 a.m. Thursday. A banner on the front door reads, “Exhale Love!” Exhale. But not yet. Old Stone Church, 10:15 a.m. Thursday. It feels as though the entire city is waiting, holding its breath.
Video: Talking to a Street Vendor at the RNC
I arrived in Cleveland convinced the RNC would be the death of me. There is not a drop of hyperbole in this statement. And it’s true what they say: when people think they’re close to death, they do crazy things.
Video: A Walk in the RNC
“There’s a saying in America,” says Ian Vargas. “It’s be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it.” Ian Vargas and Gina Perez are giving Trump what he wants. A wall.
“I’m here to see my hero, Milo Yiannopoulos. I’m a 58-year-old straight guy in love with a dangerous faggot. Milo speaks the truth.”