A magazine of essay arts, textual burlesque,
and post-industrial forms. We are a creative nonfiction
and multidisciplinary media journal engaged with sustainability,
identity, and art in urban environments. The living city is broken
and blooming. How will our roof gardens grow?


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In DISPATCHES
you’ll find reports from parts far and near:
**NEW** Listening to Gary, Indiana with Allison Schuette
as wll as hanging out in Irish bookstores with Karen Babine,
and crossing the street in India with Michele Morano.
A photo essay on Baltimore from Kenny Wassus
along with work from James Cihlar, Donald Quist,
Laura Migliorino, Joe Bonomo,
Lynette D’Amico,
and commentary from editor Barrie Jean Borich.

In COMPOSITIONS
you’ll find ruminations and memories:
Randall Honold 
finds little cities in the refuse of the street,
and a manifesto on urban foodies from Aviya Kushner
and a lyric essay on Detroit from Katrina Vandenberg,
along with work from Kathleen Rooney, Jennie Goode,
Mary CappelloAmes Hawkins,
and K. Bradford.

In SOAPBOXES
you find shout-outs and wishes for what we want our cities to be:
Nicole Walker wonders what’s so city about a little city,
while Curtis Bauer confronts  the empty shelves in Argentina.
Also work from Sailor Holladay,
Lewis Mundt, and David Rompf.

In ENCOUNTERS
you’ll find interviews and events:

Nuria Sheehan interviews Chicago writer Eula Biss.

In CITY SALVAGE
you’ll find conversations and found things:

Taylor Alcantar interviews Chicago social practice artist Catherine Schwalbe.

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