WKSU: “Rust Belt Chic” is a collection of essays by Northeast Ohio writers who don’t gloss over the rough parts of the city but sometimes embrace them.
Oberlin Review: “The term grew and ‘turned from an irony into a reality’ as a sense of Midwestern authenticity gained popularity.
Riffle NonFiction Pick. ”Touching always on the idea of a post-industrial landscape as a form of innate and historical beauty and integrity, this book creates a genuine and intimate look at Cleveland. Those who hail from “rust belt” cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Milwaukee will find a special place in their hearts for this book.”
Rust Belt Chic, or “Self-Pub, Sense of Place & Concentric Circles” in Shelf Awareness “In the same way that people are hungry to learn about their city, they are dedicated to support their city’s independent enterprises.”
Urban researcher helps Clevelanders Explain Their Home in Rust Belt Chic. It’s about rust belt natives telling their own stories, Piiparinen said, instead of an outsider imposing theirs on the city. The Daily, Case Western Reserve University.
WVIZ ‘ Applause with Dee Perry features Rust Belt Chic. Queue up to 18:30 to hear Richey Piiparinen. See the
‘Rust Belt Chic’ Warms To Scruffy, Problematic Cleveland. “The enterprise resembled a pop-up civic action.” Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, October 20.
The Allure of the Rust Belt–“The two editors recently teamed up to write a piece for the Atlantic’s “Cities” site, “The Perils of Rust Belt Memes,” and it should give you more than enough incentive to pick up a copy for yourself.–Vol. 1 Brooklyn
Around Noon, WCPN 90.3, September 17–with Connie Schultz, David Giffels, David C. Barnett, Richey Piiparinen and Anne Trubek
Rust Belt Chic: There’s Something About Cleveland–Cool Cleveland on our book
Creating An Anthology of Cleveland Stories–Oberlin News on Rust Belt Chic
Making The Impossible Possible–Fresh Water on our super-quick turnaround.
From Cleveland, By Cleveland–Very Short List on Rust Belt Chic
Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology–Fresh Water on why we started
Rust Belt chic: Declining Midwest cities make a comeback–Salon (or how the book began)
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