Letter From Michiana: Moon Valley and Stockwell Woods

As kids, we never needed anyone to tell us how special this place was — we could feel it down to the soles of our feet.

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Letter From Michiana: Partying with the Long Beach Community Alliance

The weather was nasty, but people showed up to raise the funds necessary to keep fighting, if that’s what it takes.

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Letter From Michiana: Climate emergency

The problem isn’t how many miles we get to the gallon, or whether recycling really works. The problem has always been about freedom.

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Letter From Michiana: Another spill

After having their drinking water threatened yet again, they must have their doubts. Do they have more in common with Yellowstone, or Flint?

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Letter From Michiana: Chicago Imagists, still honking

The decided otherness of the Imagists’ defiant Midwestern aesthetic has always been a great honking aspect of their art.

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Letter From Michiana: Indiana’s Environmental Management = Fish Kill

A blast furnace closed water loop at steelmaker ArcelorMittal failed, spilling dangerous levels of cyanide and ammonium-nitrate into the Little Calumet River, which then made its way toward Lake Michigan.

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Letter From Michiana: The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival

In this setting, among these performers, you are reminded of how art, at its most essential, reveals human nature, that part of us as original and indispensable as an oak tree, a cloud or a fresh water sea.

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