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
These profiles tell the story of Rust Belt refugees who are happy with their lives but sometimes can’t help thinking they’ve lost something they’ll never get back by joining the Michigan and Ohio diasporas. [...]Read more