Redevelopment by Numbers in York, PA

Fueling vibrancy in a postindustrial city is a daunting task. Economic redevelopment, no matter how you slice it, can be exorbitantly expensive, snail-paced, and risky. Like many of its industry-starved brethren across the Rust Belt ...

2015-04-19T11:14:14-04:00April 16, 2015|


When we set about assembling The Cincinnati Anthology, we were looking for all different impressions of the city: the loving, the brutal, and the honest.

2015-03-11T08:27:58-04:00March 11, 2015|

The Rise of the Cleveland Museum of Art

In August, I arrived at the Cleveland Museum of Art carrying a slim book with a library binding - the original Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art, first published in 1925, which promised “a brief description of the museum, its collections, and its works.”

2019-04-12T13:43:58-04:00November 3, 2014|

Lockdown City

NATO held its international meeting in Chicago a couple months before I decided to quit driving a cab in 2012. Mayor Emanuel turned the city into a militarized showplace for the visitors' benefit.

2015-01-28T14:35:38-05:00October 21, 2014|
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