We're so happy to welcome the latest addition to our City Anthologies series -- Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology, edited by Frank Bures. And we're not the only ones excited. "Prince of the Midwest," contributor Michael Perry's piece on, yes, Prince was excerpted last week at Longreads, and on Friday the Star-Tribune ran a wonderful review. In it, critic Weston Cutter writes: “In nearly every piece, I almost couldn't help feeling a little Geiger-like clicking yes! as the city I know and love was described anew, over and over, in ways I've never seen articulated.” Congrats to Frank and all the...
Advance reviews from the trades are a peculiar -- and peculiarly thrilling! -- part of the publication process. This one, just in from Kirkus, and out in their print magazine on June 1, has made us all very happy with its conclusion that Jonathan Foiles's This City Is Killing Me is "An urgent call for reform worthy of serious consideration."
We're thrilled to welcome Rebekkah Rubin (back) to the little Belt family. An intern with us over the summer of 2016, Rebekkah has been handling social media for Belt for the past few months (which is why our Twitter and Instagram are looking so damn spiffy) and as of May 1 she is officially Belt's Assistant Editor.
RADICAL SUBURBS continues to get attention nationally! Author Amanda Kolson Hurley appeared to talk about the book -- and the radicalism of DC-area Reston, Virginia, and Greenbelt, Maryland, in particular -- on WAMU's "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" on April 25.