Why doesn't Cleveland welcome new immigrants? With a deplorable record on immigration, the city banks on ex-Clevelanders, not immigrant entrepreneurs.
The city of Buffalo has made vigorous improvements to their waterfront, and there's more on the way.
In Chicago, the demise of the Prentice building dims the city's architectural legacy and sense of place. Does being a global city mean being a city of sameness?
Anne Trubek revives the ghost of writer Paul Laurence Dunbar and visits his childhood home in Dayton, Ohio.
After decades of tiptoeing around Chief Wahoo fans, The Plain Dealer finally endorses a phasing out of the controversial Cleveland Indians' mascot. What do the Wahoo-ligans think?
Our writer details what it was like to grow up in poverty in Reagan-era Mansfield, Ohio.
The Cleveland garment industry's history overlaps with that of Jewish immigration to the city and growth of the Labor movement. And you can see that history in still-standing former factories.
The story of Fun Town is a vital part of South Side black history. There was fun, peace, and soul.
The story of the industrial Midwest can be told through the music it inspired. From John Lee Hooker to MC5 to Eminem, here's our playlist of 20 Rust Belt tunes.
When Mr. Stress needed a hand, friend and fellow harp player Colin Dussault was ready with a moving van to help him out.
The brothers invade downtown & reshape the city forever.
An excerpt from Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City