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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.

Art and Suffering in East Liverpool

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Words by Evan Harms There is a little corner of the Rust Belt that has always intrigued me, as the junction between the fields of Ohio, the post-industrial valleys of [...]

We are our weather

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Words by Evan Harms There is truly nothing less interesting to discuss than the weather. This is a fact of social existence. When prompted to start an unwanted conversation, [...]

City-states and cultural exchange

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Words by Evan Harms A while ago, I read an article from Belt Magazine (a publication in many ways responsible for the creation of this blog) about “The City-States of The [...]
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