The Carnival

2017-08-01T11:26:02+00:00August 1st, 2017|

Excerpted from Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology, coming in August from Belt Publishing. By Paul Dailing When I was a kid, [...]

When Ruby Jones Was Here

2017-07-10T16:46:09+00:00July 10th, 2017|

Excerpted from The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook, coming in August from Belt Publishing. By Lakisha Dumas When Ruby Jones was here, Detroit was [...]

The N-Word: Let’s Cease and Desist

2017-06-09T15:50:02+00:00June 9th, 2017|

Comedian Bill Maher said it last Friday night on live TV. Now, an official with the Genesee County Land Bank in Flint has resigned after an audio recording of him saying it was posted online. I am, of course, talking about each man’s use of the n-word.

Making Music in Buffalo

2017-04-30T23:40:25+00:00May 1st, 2017|

Our story begins with a chance meeting in Buffalo at Nietzsche’s. It was a winter Sunday afternoon in 1988 and both of our groups were scheduled to play together.

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