"I think the one thing I learned from the book is that Detroiters are fearless in describing their surroundings. It’s one thing to be a product of Detroit, to live here and to have the way you navigate through life as a result of it. But to break down the reasons why Detroit makes a person the way they are, and to also connect all of the Detroiters (and Highland Parkers and Hamtramckans) in their orbit and how we all are interconnected, that takes a special kind of courage." Read the full interview here!
Editors Ashley Nickels and Dani Vilella discuss their inspiration, local history of activism, and some of their favorite essays from "Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology" in this new article from GR Mag. It's so cool to see the enthusiastic response this book is getting in Grand Rapids and beyond! Order your copy here.
“What I can do is sort of offer this history, and say, 'Hey, these problems are ecological but they’re also historical,'" he says. “How can we bring that into the conversation to provide solutions that are watershed solutions?" Read the article and listen to the interview here.
Read an excerpt of Elizabeth Catte's What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia in the Boston Review