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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 92–101.
Published: 01 May 2015
... cities. In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, debates about gentrification have emerged to frame nativity—rather than class—as the chief indicator of pernicious neighborhood change. Part memoir, part polemic, this essay seeks to unsettle and critique that framing. © 2015 Virginia Tech 2015 New...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 102–113.
Published: 01 May 2015
...T. R. Johnson This essay narrates an experience of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to reflect on jazz, blues, slavery, race, community, diaspora, memory, and gentrification. It contextualizes itself through details of a particular neighborhood in New Orleans...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 35–40.
Published: 01 May 2007
... inside.” Realtors hammered “SALE” in front of houses, and hung “SOLD” later the same day, and in some neighborhoods, they brought out stopwatches so they could advertise their sale speeds by the second. In her neighborhood, so many moving trucks rumbled through that she had...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 25–26.
Published: 01 November 2017
... he never brought a suitcase. Or maybe he felt mixed about raising kids in a middle-class neighborhood  so assimilated himself to suburban neighbors while we ran outside with footballs and played like all-Americans. In elementary, I mixed up my place, sat next to Dannys and Michaels, my voice...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 56–59.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... The next two essays by Jennie Lightweis-Goff and T. R. Johnson move us to more localized and personal takes on an issue that has gained significant political valence in post-Katrina New Orleans. Both “white professionals” living in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, they each reflect...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 54–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... On another occasion, a passenger on the 55 bus had an expensive phone stolen, and watched helplessly as the thief dashed away into the Engle- wood neighborhood. A different time, a passenger on the 55 bus had his phone stolen, but sprinted after the thief down Indiana Avenue. All of the thefts...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 11–22.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Amy Day Wilkerson 2005 the minnesota review 2005 11 Amy Day Wilkerson Hunter's Crossing The neighborhood, Hunter's Crossing, is just a half-circle of twelve houses that used to be identical except color...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 29–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... hand. Looking at me through her wire-rimmed glasses, she would say something like: Ida, what do you think of Davenport, Iowa? It’s on the Mississippi. We were far from the Mississippi, in Allston, a working class neighborhood in Boston. A place like Davenport, Iowa, seemed like a fever...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 49.
Published: 01 May 2020
... with a view of the river and took deviled eggs to neighborhood potlucks. We joined the club and had sex at midnight in a sand trap off the eighteenth green. We watched British detective shows and drank craft beer from bottles. We had children who grew up and left us. We traveled the world and slept...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 23.
Published: 01 November 2012
... neighborhood north of Mulholland Dr. The people on board were having an extramarital affair. —​Los Angeles Daily News First we saw smoke, then the whole thing tipped, like a glass of milk...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 39.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., not apt for disaster but trapped under rib of heart, peeled from throats of birds Prairie open at the stoplight, bank line, black jack, Phat Cat video rental, corner location the neighborhood kids call Murder...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 1.
Published: 01 November 2011
... killed in the war. The youngest sits outside, where the dogs are being entirely dogs. Nieces cocking back into full debutante circles for the fashionable neighborhood boys who sport grass stains fashionably. The youngest says sorry for wanting to know what their faces looked like when...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 231–242.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Pyle uses the term “extinction of experience” to describe how “the loss of neighborhood species endangers our experience of nature. If a species becomes extinct within our radius of reach…it might as well be gone altogether” (261). Certainly our...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 47–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... at you with a bayonet. But let’s have drinks.” TO SECURITY Seamus and Boodle orbited over to two girls by the dartboard. One was crow-haired with bangs down to her eyes. One was short-haired, dyed blonde. “Evening, ladies,” said Boodle. “My friends and I are out painting the neighborhood red...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to consider whether this will harm her. You are even less disposed to consider condoms. Perhaps you will bathe in the snow afterward while the exhausted parents in the neighborhood fail to try to arrest you to end your joy. It is suddenly obvious that harm must be done...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 44–45.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to fill the open container of my head —​ all down the avenue from my uncle’s neighborhood. This is weird for me because I don’t enjoy writing about my culture, though I love Puerto Rico, which nearly eliminated vegetables, though I love spinach, meaning that I’m...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 59–60.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of mind than hue. The man atop the hill concerned about his view came down the hill, as rich people sometimes do. This was his due, he pointed out, according to the rules the neighborhood association (shades of something sinister) prescribes for how to keep the peace...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 191–197.
Published: 01 November 2007
....” The festival’s website (www.howlfestival. com) proclaims that despite the celebrities the festival attracts, the “real stars are the hardworking independent artists and writers who continue to invigorate the neighborhood with their inconoclastic [sic] spirit.” Ginsberg, presumably, is meant...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 27–36.
Published: 01 May 2005
... is keeping anybody? Each morning in the streets of our own neighborhood: bodies lined up like dominos, a white van rounding them up like trash. Our fathers were friends, the health scientist and the businessman, Sefior Rios. For years before the coup, they had spent...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 114–128.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and dark brown shutters. But behind the house, beneath the blazing July sun, the lot opens up to reveal a sleek, narrow greenhouse —​a striking image against the subdued, neutral palette of the midcentury architecture of the neighborhood. Inside the green- house is an aquaponics system...