On colonization, Indigenous knowledge, and how we learned to cook the planet.
And there’s a thing that happens when you get into the Calumet region—that’s the name for the area on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, stretching across northwest Indiana and up into south Chicago. Because it has a distinctive smell, an industrial odor.
Fire!: An American Burning is a five-episode podcast series that delves into the stories of twentieth and twenty-first century industrial fires in American cities and their profound connection to contemporary climate crisis, produced by Belt Magazine and hosted by Ryan Schnurr. Today's episode delves into New York's deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.
Our new anthology of regional writing, available exclusively to Belt members.
Chicago is the most dangerous city in the country for birds. Meet the people who want to change that.
A proposed Amtrak route would restore passenger service between Chicago, Fort Wayne, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Can new federal investment make it happen?
Stories on climate change, industrial legacies, and planning for a just future.
Eleven pieces on identity, community, exploitation, and resilience in Appalachia.
Trump, militias, and the long history of voter intimidation and violence in the Midwest.
Stories on the long history of racism and police violence in the Midwest—and what to do about it.
How one Indiana community rejected Trumpism.
"The twentieth century in America brought dramatic changes to the farm...one of which was the abstraction of my family and me from our roots on the land."