Forgotten Assault

Forgotten Assault

A brutal attack on two transgender women in 2011 foreshadowed several troubling years of violent crime against the LGBT community in Cleveland, and the city's ill-equipped ability to respond

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The Most and Least Likely Cavs Trade Scenarios With Anderson Varejao Down for the Year

The Most and Least Likely Cavs Trade Scenarios With Anderson Varejao Down for the Year

In typical Cavaliers fashion, the team waited until the final 15 minutes to step up and play some defense last night, finally blowing out the Wolves 125-104. They outscored Minnesota 16-1 over the last 3:10, an extraordinary offensive outburst fueled by defense – including four...

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"This Video Will Change the Way You Watch A Christmas Story"

"This Video Will Change the Way You Watch A Christmas Story"

Last year, BuzzFeed released a video that they swore would change the way folks watch the holiday classic "A Christmas Story," and for us it certainly has. If you haven't yet caught BuzzFeed's three minute flick, give it a watch below, and never again will...

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Anderson Varejao Out for Season with Torn Achilles

Anderson Varejao Out for Season with Torn Achilles

After landing awkwardly in the third quarter of Tuesday night's defeat of the Timberwolves, the Cavs' Anderson Varejao has a torn achilles tendon and should miss the remainder of the season. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that Tristan Thompson will likely take over the starting role,...

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Local Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Documentary About Swingos Celebrity Inn

Local Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Documentary About Swingos Celebrity Inn

Located in downtown Cleveland from 1967 to 1984, Swingos Celebrity Inn had a reputation as the place where rock bands went to party. In saying that the place should receive the award for “the Hotel that Had Been Privy to the Most Debauchery,” The Guardian...

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Rock Hall Announces Special Events 
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rock Hall Announces Special Events 
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For the 14th year in a row, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a free admission day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The museum also has...

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10 Eggnog Recipes that are Actually Good

10 Eggnog Recipes that are Actually Good

Ah, eggnog. Nothing is quite as festive as this creamy classic made from milk, sugar, eggs, and booze. Here in America, we're all about our eggnog. You could say eggnog is as American as George Washington. In fact, you could say old George invented...

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Sweetie Fry Space in Cleveland Heights Claimed by Popular Chef with Large Following

Sweetie Fry Space in Cleveland Heights Claimed by Popular Chef with Large Following

For the past year, chef Eric Rogers has been cultivating a large and growing following at his South Euclid restaurant Nevaeh Cuisine (359 S. Green Rd.), which opened last winter. He’s amassed some 16,000 Instagram followers, he reports, thanks to his creative cuisine, which veers...

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Plucky Cleveland Cinemas Will Show "The Interview" at Tower City

Plucky Cleveland Cinemas Will Show "The Interview" at Tower City

Tower City wil be showing "The Interview" starting Christmas Day, according to a press release from Cleveland Cinemas.  "After an out pouring of criticism from politicians, including President Obama, and a strong showing of support from independent exhibitors like Cleveland Cinemas, SONY has reversed their...

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Local Restaurateur Sentenced to Prison in Fraud Case Used to Prop Up Failing Eatery

Local Restaurateur Sentenced to Prison in Fraud Case Used to Prop Up Failing Eatery

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Andrew Zelenkofske of Chagrin Falls was sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding former clients of over $1 million. Local diners might remember him as the garrulous owner of Melange, which operated at La Place in Beachwood from 2007...

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Thief Steals New York Liquor Store's Leg Lamp, Owner Roils With Unbound Fury

Thief Steals New York Liquor Store's Leg Lamp, Owner Roils With Unbound Fury

You can't throw a bough of holly in Cleveland without hitting some store's window display leg lamp — that iconic image of Christmas Story nostalgia and love. Same goes for other cities in the country too (there are other cities in the country?) In North...

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Vegans and Vegetarians (and Indian Food Fans in General) Should Rejoice at the Arrival of Namaste in Lakewood

Vegans and Vegetarians (and Indian Food Fans in General) Should Rejoice at the Arrival of Namaste in Lakewood

One can only assume how miffed Ramesh Sharma must have been when Namaste, a new Indian restaurant, opened up just blocks down the road from India Garden, his own popular Indian restaurant, which has been a Lakewood staple for nearly 10 years. The only problem...

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Callaloo Rising in Waterloo

Callaloo Rising in Waterloo

Every Sunday night, the beat of steel drums can be heard along the shoreline of Tobago, the Caribbean island just northeast of Trinidad. It's "Sunday School" at Kelvin Cadiz' restaurant, Captain's Sandbar, and the festivities go well into daybreak. "It sounds like church," says Cadiz,...

Food Features

From the Source: Phoenix Coffee's Christopher Feran Travels to Ethiopia

From the Source: Phoenix Coffee's Christopher Feran Travels to Ethiopia

Trace the lineage of the Arabica plant and all roads lead back to Ethiopia. That country's coffee heritage makes it a destination for sourcing trips by roasting aficionados eager to immerse themselves in what remains to be one of the country's largest exports. As Ethiopia...

Drink Features

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Caps a Stellar Year With Another Extravagant Tour

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Caps a Stellar Year With Another Extravagant Tour

Concert Preview
Each winter, Trans-Siberian Orchestra traipses across the country, filling arenas with its big-budget, over-the-top Christmas concerts that revolve around a the magic of Christmas. But to hear Paul O'Neill, the creator, lyricist, and composer behind the project, tell it, TSO is a year-round endeavor. "I...

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Band of the Week: honeyhoney

Band of the Week: honeyhoney

Meet the Band: Benjamin Jaffe (guitar, vocals), Suzanne Santo (vocals, banjo, violin) Nashville Nights: Since forming in 2006, this duo has released two albums, the second of which established the group as a major act in the Americana/alt-country scene. Now, the group is in Nashville...

Band of the Week

Lita Ford Dishes on the Runaways Legacy, Her New Live Album and Her Ugly Divorce

Lita Ford Dishes on the Runaways Legacy, Her New Live Album and Her Ugly Divorce

Concert Preview
Singer-guitarist Lita Ford joined the Runaways when she was just 16. Now, at age 56, Ford is still going strong and rocking hard. Two years ago, she released Living Like a Runaway, an album of highly personal songs about her bitter divorce. She embarked on...

Music Feature

Meet Meg Wilson, Creator of <i>BUNtitled</i>, An Online Comic With a Hefty Following

Meet Meg Wilson, Creator of BUNtitled, An Online Comic With a Hefty Following

Cleveland has a rich legacy of comics and cartooning, having seeded Jerry Siegel and Joel Schuster's Superman, Harvey Pekar's American Splendor, Zap Comics' legendary R. Crumb, Bill Watterson's classic Calvin and Hobbes, Marvel Comics' five-time Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis, John G. and Jake...

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Talespinner Children's Theatre is Showing How Little Audiences Can Lead to Big Achievements

Talespinner Children's Theatre is Showing How Little Audiences Can Lead to Big Achievements

"After every show, the first character the kids always want to meet, face to face, is the villain." So says Alison Garrigan, founder and artistic director of Talespinner Children's Theatre. Yes, it seems all of us, even pre-schoolers, are intrigued by the dark side in...

Theater

The Magical Babysitter is Back in Mary Poppins at Beck Center

The Magical Babysitter is Back in Mary Poppins at Beck Center

Beck Center certainly has the magic touch when it comes to holiday shows. In recent years, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Annie have been luring in families in droves, filling the main-stage house with patrons who are really easy to see over if...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Film Review of the Week: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

There's little any critic could say or do to en- or discourage you from seeing Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, now showing at theaters areawide. It's the final installment in Jackson's Hobbit trilogy and the final of six monumental films devoted...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Foxcatcher

Film Spotlight: Foxcatcher

It's probably for the best if you don't remember anything about the 1996 incident involving an Olympic wrestling champion and paranoid-schizophrenic millionaire John du Pont. But even if you know the outcome, the Foxcatcher is still a terrific new biographical drama. It arrives in theaters...

Film Features

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