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Inside May/June 2016: Troy Rank and Maxwell Motorbikes, Maybird flies high, Austin McChord of Datto, and Mike Governale. UR medical students bring health care to the streets, and we look for healing in past lives. Our Food section includes raw artichoke salad, freezer jam, and cast iron in the kitchen. We talk to David Baran of Char, continue our Public Market conversations, and join the family meal at Max Chophouse. Makers include Amy Grigg and Brooke Albanese.

Featured Articles from Issue 17


On a Mission

A group of University of Rochester medical students combs the streets of Rochester, looking for homeless people who need medical care. And gladly give it.

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Heading East

Shaun Nelms leads the former East High back from the brink


Domino Effect

Hunger may be at the very root of Rochester’s problems—from low graduation rates to high rates of violent crimes.


Inside Out

Watercolor artist Andrea Durfee goes with the flow


Earth to JOSANA

Neighborhood gardens planted in one of the city’s most impoverished areas prove small can be big.


Up Comes the Sun

Could the use of solar energy be a key in bolstering our city’s poorest neighborhoods?

For Dr. Susan Spencer and a growing collection of community-driven optimists in Rochester, solar energy goes way beyond being environmentally conscious.


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