A writer goes in search of a community worthy of the title—and her own Midwestern identity.
"and there I was,/wearing a two-hundred-dollar wool coat/in my own kitchen.../homesick and hungry"
Prison gerrymandering is distorting democracy in states across the Midwest and nationwide, leaving incarcerated people with inequitable representation—or none at all.
New maps reveal patterns of inequality in Cuyahoga County.
A $5 billion development threatens one of Chicago's most beloved venues—and much more.
"There’s no name/for the things/we do to survive."
Water, oil, and industrial volcanoes in Indiana's Calumet region, along the shore of Lake Michigan.
The landmark assembly led to the formation of a National Black Agenda.
A photo essay from Jacob’s Ladder, a residential addiction recovery program in the rural community of Aurora, West Virginia.