As a grad student in ecology, I spent a lot of time in the woods with a camera for company. I was living in upstate New York, studying how plants recolonize forests growing up on old fields, and why some return faster than others.
In 2014, Adam Shuck started a Pittsburgh-based newsletter, Eat That, Read This. It caught on, filling a gap in the city's [...]
A few years ago, Vanessa German sat on her front porch working on the sculptures for which she’s become well known -- complex black Madonnas made of found objects.
The Beachland Ballroom is a crowd of people and noise. But there is no band on stage at the iconic music venue on Waterloo Road in Cleveland’s North Collinwood neighborhood.
On February 21, 2015, bars across Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood were filled to capacity. Crowds huddled around fire pits.
Like Gilgamesh, Sir Gawain, Luke Skywalker, Batman, Harry Potter, and Katniss Everdeen, Minoo Shirazi has been chosen by the universe to battle evil.
South African artist Stephen Hobbs has called his home of Johannesburg “a complex space of uncertainty and contradiction” -- terms that clearly apply to many Rust Belt cities...
The boy looked back at me, his eyes defiant. Dressed in head-to-toe black, he was standing in a Detroit police station, holding evidence of his crime ...
The ArtPrize Tension Machine: Power, Politics, And Populism At The World’s Strangest Arts Competition
Ruben Ubiera, shirtless on a humid night in early September, runs back and forth across Front Avenue under US-131 in Grand Rapids, shaking a can of spray paint.
Don’t call it a renaissance. Or a revival. Also out: Revitalization. Do not, do not, bring up Brooklyn when you’re talking about Detroit, not unless you’re ready to have that conversation with Gary Wasserman.
“I work with the material that shaped the industrial Midwest: steel. I create elegant and refined works using [...]
Harvey & Me is written by Anne Elizabeth Moore and drawn by Melissa Mendes. This installment "Pulling Lynda Barry's Leg"