I’ve long been a fan of Belt magazine, which provides fascinating journalism, essays, and art on the topic of Rust Belt cities. Now I’m tickled to announce that I will have an essay in their newest anthology, The Pittsburgh Anthology, available for pre-order here. This is the fourth Belt anthology, each one focused on a different city, and they provide a unique perspective on the beauty and contradictions of living in the Rust Belt.
Another contributor to the anthology, LaToya Ruby Frazier, had some amazing photographs featured on NPR.com today. Her exhibition The Notion of Family documents life in Braddock, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh.