Coming to terms with a complicated family legacy on an Illinois farm.
The current system is bulky, inequitable, and bad for the environment. Can small-scale cooperatives save it?
They were built to demonstrate the promise of home technology for the World's Fair. What happened to them?
In three (not so) easy steps.
For decades, Mike Kirwan was the loudest advocate for a proposed canal from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. But he couldn't close the deal.
In the last fifty years, loss of coal industry and frequent flooding have driven people out of Sharpsburg, Ohio. But not everyone is ready to leave.
"For all the intervening years, Pittsburgh had lived in my memory...viewable but not touchable, sequestered behind a one-way mirror of time."
"When I became editor-in-chief of the city’s alt weekly, Dayton City Paper, it became my job to know Dayton intimately."
Decades beyond its intended lifespan, the river’s shipping infrastructure faces an uncertain future.
An elegy for a wounded place.
In Detroit, changes to a historic market raise questions around equity and development.