The following is an excerpt from The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook. By [...]
By Ed Simon Before its premier in 1968, there had [...]
Excerpted from Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology, coming in August from [...]
Excerpted from The Akron Anthology available from Belt Publishing. By Jennifer Conn The [...]
By Amy Kenyon This is a memory of two letters [...]
Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology Edited by Dani Villela and [...]
On a snowy, ten-degree day in January 2009, my girlfriend and I woke up and randomly found our way to Gary, Indiana. We had Broadway to ourselves. At that time, the former Sheraton Hotel (since demolished) loomed menacingly over downtown.
Excerpted from The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook, coming in August from Belt Publishing. [...]
The Whiskey Rebellion and the Rebirth of Rye: A Pittsburgh [...]
When I have written about Roseland it is usually about tragedy and trauma as the result of generations of neglect. When I tell white people where I live, their response always begins with a recollection
More than anything, my dad talks about the trees. How branches reached up and intertwined over the street to block out the sun. Turned the street into a tunnel. You couldn’t see the sky. Same thing on every block he and his four younger brothers would have walked. Trees taller than all the Warrendale bungalows.
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