Evie Hemphill, of St. Louis Public Radio's St. Louis on the Air (KBIA-91.3 fm), was kind enough to have St. Louis Anthology editor Ryan Schuessler on the show last week. Their wide-ranging conversation is now archived here. And! The day after an amazingly fun book release party, Ryan and Belt publisher and founder Anne Trubek sat down with Stef Russell of the podcast St. Louis Speaks to talk about our city anthologies series, the stories of St. Louis, and a whole lot more. Listen in here.
Our own Aaron Foley, author of How To Live In Detroit Without Being a Jackass (now in its second edition!) and the editor of Belt's Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook took CSPAN2's BookTV on a tour of the city he knows like no other. You can come along for the ride here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?461515-1/detroit-driving-tour
This wonderful Los Angeles Times interview with Amanda Kolson Hurley dives deep into her research into experimental communities in the Northeast and asks critical questions such as, "Why didn't you write about the West Coast?" The answer? "I wanted this to be a short book!" Interviewer Carolina Miranda obviously thought she succeeded, praising Radical Suburbs as "a slim, highly accessible volume." Read the whole interview here.
Real-life suburbia is a "dizzyingly broad category," and in these two interviews Radical Suburbs author Amanda Kolson Hurley talks about some of the wide-ranging experiments in integration and alternative living it can encompass. Listen in to Curbed's "Nice Try" podcast, and then read this thoughtful interview with Nicole Javorsky at Mother Jones.
We had a great weekend in St. Louis celebrating the release of the newest member of our City Anthologies family: The St. Louis Anthology, edited by Ryan Schuessler. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the party at Earthbound Beer, to all the contributors for reading (and singing! and dancing!), to Left Bank Books for partnering with us to sell books at the event, and to the good folks at STL-Style, for all their help and support. And, of course, thank you to the St. Louis media for helping get the word out about this project! Here's a nice...