SUMMER OF ’69
"I unfold my maps and trace my finger / across searching for the most authentic-looking / ruins."
A Memorial Day tradition that chronicled the music of an era.
Democratic socialists attending the 2020 Democratic Convention won't be out of place in a city with a long history of socialist governance.
On childhood summers at a black enclave in Michigan, and the moment everything changed.
American System-Built Homes in Chicago (and elsewhere).
Stories, recounted and repeated and insisted upon, accumulate.
"In early morning the tributaries / at Pittsburgh meld, then flow on / for centuries"
Two groups are sparring over timelines for addressing issues in the city's aging neighborhoods.
“While this is a space for Native people to use, to heal our traumas...[it's also] a space so we can outreach to the greater Chicago community."
"During my visits to to the nursing home, Dad and I have sometimes settled into chairs to time-travel through a photo album."
"There was always a sense of something missing, a story still jumbled and incomplete..." From "Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology."