Maya Dukmasova is a writer based in Chicago. She runs a blog devoted to public housing issues and a second one for her daily street photography. Her articles and translations have appeared in Harper’s, Jacobin, the Chicago Reader, and the Chicago Tribune. Follow her on Twitter: @mdoukmas.
Documenting the Rise and Fall of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Public Housing Projects
A new film traces the history of America's most famous—and infamous—housing projects.
‘The Wire’ Humanized Urban Black People. In ‘Show Me a Hero,’ David Simon Humanizes White Racists.
In a post-Ferguson America, David Simon's Show Me a Hero feels sadly dated.
After Rahm Emanuel’s Alleged Explosion, Mental Health Activists Demand Respect
Activists say the mayor has yet to reckon with the effects of his mental health clinic closures.