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Trent Reznor’s Conflicted Rust Belt Legacy

By |January 30, 2023|Essays, Music|

Trent Reznor never mentioned the Johnstown Flood in his interviews on MTV, though he would’ve learned about it the same way any other Rust Belt boy does...He never mentioned that he was a rich boy surrounded by a world his ancestors got tricked into helping destroy.

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From Pretoria to Peoria

By |January 9, 2023|Essays|

There’s a neologism that I’d propose for the often-radical international activism that comes from non-coastal college towns that are too often easily ignored – midwestern cosmopolitanism.

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Remember Me Different

By |December 7, 2022|Essays|

Mrs. M would not be given the courtesy of a new lease, as the building had changed management. Cachet G! was closing. Cold and calculated gentrification.

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Fathers, Sons, and Notre Dame

By |November 23, 2022|Essays|

His life span and mine, thus far, cover 133 years – 1889 to 2022 – and we, my father and I, shared the planet for only 29 of those years before his death.

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