Michigan’s Great Leap Backward

The word “vagina” first brought national attention to Michigan’s conservative state legislature. It was uttered by Democratic state Rep. Lisa Brown during a debate on a bill to regulate abortion clinics by requiring doctors to screen women ...

2020-04-10T11:13:10-04:00February 3, 2015|

A Rust Belt Playlist

The story of the industrial Midwest can be told through the music it inspired. From John Lee Hooker to MC5 to Eminem, here's our playlist of 20 Rust Belt tunes.

2016-03-21T14:29:23-04:00February 3, 2014|

The Roots of Rust Belt Chic

I first heard the term “Rust Belt Chic” in Youngstown, Ohio, from a young software developer named John Slanina. Slanina was driving me around the Yo, as he called it, in a Ford Taurus with a bacon-scented air freshener ...

2016-03-21T14:27:41-04:00September 21, 2013|
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