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VIDEO: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, a Night of Extraordinary Talent and Passion

VIDEO: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, a Night of Extraordinary Talent and Passion

The 79th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony was held last Thursday evening at the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square. Five awards (two of them lifetime achievements) were bestowed upon literary artists who have made important contributions to the understanding of race and human diversity. You...

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Taste in Strongsville Grows From Home-Spun Affair to Blockbuster Food Fundraiser

Taste in Strongsville Grows From Home-Spun Affair to Blockbuster Food Fundraiser

When George Schindler first got involved with the Rotary Club of Strongsville’s annual Savor the Flavor fundraiser (now called A Taste in Strongsville), it was a sparsely attended affair at the local Holiday Inn. Last year’s event, on the other hand, was held in...

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12 Photos of the Old Cleveland Aquarium, Then and Now

12 Photos of the Old Cleveland Aquarium, Then and Now

Before settling in to its current home on Sycamore St., the Cleveland Aquarium resided in Gordon Park from 1954 until 1986 (the building later became the home of the Cleveland Police Department's K-9 Unit). With the help of local photographer Rob Vaugh and the Cleveland...

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Working the Sarchione Beat: Josh Gordon Discusses Life as a Car Salesman

Working the Sarchione Beat: Josh Gordon Discusses Life as a Car Salesman

While niche circles in Cleveland debate the Browns' momentum heading into Week Three (AHOYER!), the more enticing excitement over noted car salesman Josh Gordon's first sale has us all wondering: How Does He Do It? Gordon, whose side gig on the Browns' roster has garnered...

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Video: Warren Zevon at the Odeon in 2000

Video: Warren Zevon at the Odeon in 2000

A true American madman, genius, icon — all of it true in most circles — Warren Zevon stoked a nationwide artistic consciousness with vivid imagery, humor and scathing scrutiny. Here, during a 2000 show at the late Odeon Concert Club, Zevon is in his...

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Oscar Villarreal, Young Mexican Swindler, Indicted on 19 Counts of Fraud and Money Laundering

Oscar Villarreal, Young Mexican Swindler, Indicted on 19 Counts of Fraud and Money Laundering

Oscar Villarreal, the young Mexican businessman seen as a rising star in the Northeast Ohio business community, has been indicted by a grand jury on 19 counts of fraud and money laundering. Villarreal, now 29, swindled millions of dollars from 51 of Cleveland's most prominent...

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A Massive LeBron James Banner May Return To Downtown Cleveland

A Massive LeBron James Banner May Return To Downtown Cleveland

More than four years after the massive LeBron James "We Are All Witnesses" banner was stripped off the back of Tower City shortly after he signed with Miami, a new massive banner of Cleveland's returning superstar may be going up again on the Sherwin-Williams headquarters....

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Comedian Mike Polk Jr. Invites State Treasurer Josh Mandel to Pay His AT&T Debt, Citing Suarez as Precedent

Comedian Mike Polk Jr. Invites State Treasurer Josh Mandel to Pay His AT&T Debt, Citing Suarez as Precedent

Here's Mike Polk taking state treasurer Josh Mandel to task as only Mike Polk can. From Facebook :  ATTN: STATE TREASURER JOSH MANDEL Mr. Mandel, My name is Mike Polk and I reside in Cleveland. I'm in a bit of a pickle and I...

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Josh Gordon's Suspension Details, As Told By Reporters Over the Past Two Weeks

Josh Gordon's Suspension Details, As Told By Reporters Over the Past Two Weeks

From 16 to 1 to 8 to 10 to 12 to 10. Weeee! [jump] Could everyone just shut up and listen to George Attalah from the NFL Players Association? ...

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Scene Podcast: Entitled Athletes, Jack White, Mineral's Reunion Tour, the Beatles, Urban Outfitters and More

Scene Podcast: Entitled Athletes, Jack White, Mineral's Reunion Tour, the Beatles, Urban Outfitters and More

This week, host Craig Lyndall and Eric Sandy discuss that crazy Medina basketball lawsuit one last time, a fine weekend in music (Jack White, as well as Mineral's reunion tour), the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' playing at Cleveland Pubic Auditorium, TJ Lane's escape from...

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36 Hours in Pittsburgh: A Guide to Visiting Our Neighbors to the East

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: A Guide to Visiting Our Neighbors to the East

Cleveland has always enjoyed a healthy rivalry with its Rust Belt sister Pittsburgh. But when it comes to that city's blossoming culinary scene, one can't help but draw a comparison to our own hometown. Inspired by a thriving, off-the-beaten-path cultural vibe, the Steel City has...

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36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Stay in High Spirits

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Stay in High Spirits

Pittsburgh might be known for its beer, but it also garners accolades for its growing number of small-batch distilleries. The Strip District should be the first destination for any distillery connoisseur. In the spirit of Pennsylvania's long-steeped whiskey-making tradition, take a tour of Wigle Whiskey...

Drink Features

Seeing Purple: Because He Has to Have it Fresh, Adam Bostwick Plans his Menus from Seed

Seeing Purple: Because He Has to Have it Fresh, Adam Bostwick Plans his Menus from Seed

For a chef concerned with keeping his menu hyper local, there's almost nothing better than a kitchen garden. Adam Bostwick — who, along with Brian Okin, is chef and co-owner of Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen in Broadview Heights (8130 Broadview Rd., 440-627-6449, ccsocialkitchen.com) —...

Food Features

Band of the Week: The MuckleBuck

Band of the Week: The MuckleBuck

MEET THE BAND: Don Gordon (guitar, vocals), Jim Fultz (drums), Chris Moss (guitar, vocals), Anton Quintas (bass), Paul Silvidi (keys, vocals), Jeff Modzelewski (percussion) GENESIS: Based mostly in Parma, the MuckleBuck has been around for a few years now, springing either from some band members'...

Band of the Week

Glory Days: Long Beloved for Improvisatory Feats, moe.'s Never Sounded Better than Right Now

Glory Days: Long Beloved for Improvisatory Feats, moe.'s Never Sounded Better than Right Now

Rob Derhak's laughing. He's heard this one before. "I think we've gotta do an acoustic album," the moe. bassist and singer says over the phone. The thing is — and this is what we're talking about, what every music writer has apparently brought up in...

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Future Rock: Downtown Festival Makes its Cleveland Debut with an Eclectic Line-Up

Future Rock: Downtown Festival Makes its Cleveland Debut with an Eclectic Line-Up

Downtown Festival started as a small, New York-based festival, but it has grown steadily over the years and has now expanded to other cities, including Cleveland, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Houston. The fest kicks off here on Friday with the indie rock bands War on...

Music Feature

Train to Desperation: The Emotionless Journey of Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited at None Too Fragile Theater

Train to Desperation: The Emotionless Journey of Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited at None Too Fragile Theater

If you've ever been bothered by all the weepy emotion that goes on in most plays as cerebral issues about religion and death are batted about, then we have the play for you. Indeed, The Sunset Limited at None Too Fragile Theater is so drained...

Theater

Everywhere You Turn: The Next 7 Days Are Filled With More Art Than You Can Handle. Try Anyway.

Everywhere You Turn: The Next 7 Days Are Filled With More Art Than You Can Handle. Try Anyway.

It's a busy week for Cleveland's arts community. Let's get straight to the rundown of the roughly dozen events taking place throughout the region over the next week. No matter your interest or experience, there's something for you. Thursday might as well be an "Art...

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A Cure for Nailbiters: The Tension Never Quite Coalesces in Belleville at Dobama Theatre

A Cure for Nailbiters: The Tension Never Quite Coalesces in Belleville at Dobama Theatre

Some of the scariest moments in theater and in life can arise from seemingly predictable, every-day situations. There's something about a placid façade hiding a terrifying secret that is more blood-curdling than a spooky haunted house at night. This is the effect that playwright Amy Herzog...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: Tusk

Film Review of the Week: Tusk

Featuring what is indisputably one of the year's most original premises and disputably some of the year's most nauseating make-up effects, Kevin Smith's Tusk opens this Friday for an exclusive engagement at the Cedar Lee. Though the film is eventually irredeemable, for a while it's...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Brush with Danger

Film Spotlight: Brush with Danger

Actress, producer and director Livi Zheng initially didn't set out to direct Brush with Danger, her new film about a brother and sister who illegally immigrate to Seattle and then find themselves in a bit of trouble after they trust the wrong people. The film...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: May in the Summer

Film Review of the Week: May in the Summer

Though the marriage plot, family dramas and personal revelations in May in the Summer are all too familiar, the film about a New York writer who returns to Jordan with her two sisters for upcoming nuptials is still an original and probing work, stoked by...

Film Features

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