What is the Midwest? What is the Rust Belt? Are we unending acres of farms or are we compressed city blocks? Are we proud and strong or are we humble? Who lives here? Are we white or black, are there immigrants? Are we punks? Are we union workers? Are we both? Are we contaminated drinking water in Flint or pristine wildlife in Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters? Are we racist? Are we inclusive? In a region so sprawling, how do we view ourselves, and what do we make of those who examine us? No Coast aims to take a look at all things that make the Midwest what it is, through the lenses of Midwestern folks.