midwest

The Art of the Italian Exit

I go a little overboard at parties. After a decade of legal drinking, I’m no longer puking in my friend’s toilet at 9 p.m. or…

Is Ranch Dressing a Guy Thing or a Girl Thing? An Investigation

Ranch dressing is zesting up the news again — this time, for momentarily pausing a presidential campaign. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Iowa City stop generated an…

There’s No ‘Real America’: How One Documentary Avoided Clichés (and Trump Talk) While Chronicling a Midwestern Small Town

Long before Donald Trump’s election, there’s been a tension in this country between so-called coastal elites and the “real America,” this mythical place where hard-working,…