On October 6 at 7:00 p.m., Gary Shteyngart will be reading from his 2014 memoir, Little Failure, at the Beachwood branch of Cuyahoga County Library. Belt's Editor-in-Chief Anne Trubek talked to Shteyngart ... [...]Read more
Cities are organisms, whither Portland?, mortgages by race through the boom and bust, fly-over country and innovation, Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine growth, and Motor City West. [...]Read more
Colorblind and Rising: What’s Behind The Surprising success of Cleveland’s Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School?
Rich Osborne is slowly walking through the gym of Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s High School (VASJ), a Catholic school on the east side of Cleveland. Villa Angela-St. Joseph has been around for about 25 years now ... [...]Read more
When Belt Magazine launched one year ago, we did so for one basic reason: We felt that Cleveland and other cities in the Rust Belt were being defined by outside media that didn’t know us. We wanted to tell our [...]Read more
Down the street from my apartment there’s a community garden on a vacant lot owned by my landlord – although, of course, “vacant” is a bit misleading. It’s home to a dozen raised beds of flowers and vegetables. [...]Read more
Back in July, I stood in front of about 40 people holding rifles and guns on Cleveland’s Public Square, holding a sign that basically said that guns kill people and shouldn’t be carried around in public by the public. [...]Read more