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  • I continue along, lost in thought as I approach a small site known as Belter's Campsite, when I hear a loud cricket.

    Planet Mozilla

  • Paul's abiding impression of her was formed at the age of nine, having scaled the swingpark climbing frame and noticed with some distress that "Belter" Burns, a weasel-eyed and nasal-toned hard-ticket from the big school, was heading his way, past the see-saw, smoking as demonstratively as possible for the instruction and edification of junior on-lookers.

    Boiling a Frog

  • In Gallery 739 of the American Wing sits a striking mid-nineteenth century tête-à-tête a chair for two that allows sitters to face one another -- the design is attributed to John Belter that might have provided a comfortable platform from which two worried Americans might have pondered the uncomfortable and escalating domestic crisis that eventually resulted in disunion and war.

    Tanya M. Acker: Ditch the Xanax: Why the Metropolitan Museum Is a Better Cure for American Grumpiness

  • Frankly, I don't think that either the Belter tête-à-tête or the nation would have gone to the trouble of surviving that fracas if at the end of the day their lot would be to witness our devolution from republican democracy to banana republic -- an inevitable result if certain ill-considered rhetoric threatening our independent judiciary were to carry the day.

    Tanya M. Acker: Ditch the Xanax: Why the Metropolitan Museum Is a Better Cure for American Grumpiness

  • Gil investigates the death of an old Belter workmate.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: World's Best Science Fiction 1970 - Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr

  • And, as a Rust Belter (northern Indiana subspecies) transplanted to DC, I have to agree that Baltimore feels far more like home than any other place within a hundred miles of Washington.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Price We Pay

  • His blond hair, too long, had been cut Earth style; no trace remained of the Belter strip cut he'd worn all his life.

    Minnesota Menage

  • I watched and listened with an eye and an ear, thinking how different flatlander nudists were from Belter nudists.

    Minnesota Menage

  • Give him a good reason, and your Belter will don shirt and pants as quickly as the next guy.

    Minnesota Menage

  • If a Belter had to go, he'd blow his ship's drive and die like a star.

    Minnesota Menage


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