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6 stories about Speaking Your Mind


A park built for protest

Cleveland’s Public Square was designed with free speech in mind. So far, it’s working.

By Erick Trickey


Everybody loses it

The public temper tantrum feels more commonplace than ever. But there’s a way to control it.

By Alix Strauss


When clowns were cool

Murray Horwitz joined the circus out of college — and got an education

By Natalie Pompilio

First Person

Red, white, blue, and black

On a military base, there’s plenty of support for families. But not always for their politics.

By A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez


Kick the doors open

There’s the standard way to do feminism. Or there’s punk rock.

By Joan Anderman

Photos by Gretchen Ertl