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This Redditor Would Like to Find and Thank a Lakewood Good Samaritan

This Redditor Would Like to Find and Thank a Lakewood Good Samaritan

The headline basically gets you all the intro you need for this. Northeast Ohio is full of good people. Via Reddit: About 10 days ago I was visiting a friend in Lakewood and while my car was parked on lake avenue a drunk driver hit...

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10 Things Going on in Cleveland this Weekend (August 22 - 24)

10 Things Going on in Cleveland this Weekend (August 22 - 24)

Big Cleveland sports weekend ahead of us, folks, what with the Indians playing through Sunday, plus the preseason matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the St. Louis Rams, and the Cleveland Gladiators ArenaBowl championships. Plenty more to do, too, if you're not the sports fan...

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In Advance of Saturday's LKWD Music Fest, A Look Back at GZA's 'Liquid Swords'

In Advance of Saturday's LKWD Music Fest, A Look Back at GZA's 'Liquid Swords'

"The shogun sent his ninja spies to our house... They were supposed to kill my father, but they didn't... That was the night everything changed." GZA’s 1995 masterpiece, Liquid Swords is considered by many to rank among the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. To...

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Bed Tax Talk: Considering How Taxpayers Got Stuck Funding Our City's 'Brand'

Bed Tax Talk: Considering How Taxpayers Got Stuck Funding Our City's 'Brand'

Positively Cleveland, the private nonprofit apparently responsible for everything good in your lives ("You're Welcome," as the tagline goes), oversaw a tidy tourism spike from 15.6 million visitors in 2012 to 16.2 million visitors in 2013. Earlier this summer, Cuyahoga County Council approved a 40-year...

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Healthy Food Guidelines Eliminate Legendary "Pink Cookie" from Elyria Cafeterias

Healthy Food Guidelines Eliminate Legendary "Pink Cookie" from Elyria Cafeterias

The Chronicle-Telegram wrote the obituary this morning: Elyria's legendary pink cookies, cookies that were dubbed the best cafeteria cookies in the region by Cleveland Magazine in 2009, are no more. Government regulations that require more fruits and vegetables (and less sugar and fat) in school...

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8 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

8 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

Fri., Aug. 22 Luke Bryan/Lee Brice/Cole Swindell  Country singer Luke Bryan got a big break in 2012 when Jason Aldean took him around the country as his opening act. Last year, he launched his first headlining tour and sold out Blossom. Not bad. This...

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Cleveland's West Side Market Cafe Named Among Best Breakfast Spots in the Nation

Cleveland's West Side Market Cafe Named Among Best Breakfast Spots in the Nation

The folks at Thrillist recently compiled their list of the 21 Best Breakfast Spots in America and Cleveland's West Side Market Cafe was recognized for its creamed corn beef. Here's what Thrillist has to say about the joint: Tacked onto the side of Cleveland’s...

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Kent State Football Player Dies Unexpectedly

Kent State Football Player Dies Unexpectedly

Kent State University officials confirmed that student and football player Jason Bitsko, 21, died unexpectedly this morning. From the university: Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue....

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Why I Drove 600 Miles to Ferguson to Help Get Protestors Out of Jail

Why I Drove 600 Miles to Ferguson to Help Get Protestors Out of Jail

I got in my car in Ohio City Friday and drove almost 600 miles from Cleveland to Ferguson, Missouri. I’m not a protest tourist; I’m not a member of any organization. I’m not even really employed at the moment. I’m just an outraged guy...

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Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Though the Rowley Inn technically resides in Tremont, folks who come here have and always will call this area "the South Side." The bar sits just a mile south of Lincoln Park, but it might as well be clear across town. For at least 60...

Dining Lead

Dallas in Cleveland: Luxe's Newest Helmsman Trades Ego for Efficiency

Dallas in Cleveland: Luxe's Newest Helmsman Trades Ego for Efficiency

"I'm a little bit of a different chef — for instance, I don't require anybody here to call me Chef," says Dallas Martinez, the chef at Luxe Kitchen and Lounge in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. It's his way of explaining that he does things a...

Food Features

The Silent Partner: John Cipriani's Vital Role in Almost Every New Cleveland Restaurant

The Silent Partner: John Cipriani's Vital Role in Almost Every New Cleveland Restaurant

Tucked into a dark and dusty corner of Dubick Fixture & Supply, a 65-year-old restaurant supply company in downtown Cleveland, sits a stockpile of used ranges, coolers, mixers and other commercial kitchen equipment waiting to be repaired, cleaned and shipped out to the next optimistic...

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Buckcherry Gets Gimmicky on ‘F#ck”

Buckcherry Gets Gimmicky on ‘F#ck”

Buckcherry F#ck (F-Bomb Records) buckcherry.com Buckcherry is the band that just won't die. Initially, the hard rock group dissolved in 2002, but after that short hiatus, band founders Josh Todd and Keith Nelson reformed the group in 2005 and got a good second wind when...

Music Feature

Band of the Week: Scarlet and the Harlots

Band of the Week: Scarlet and the Harlots

Meet the Band: Scarlet (vocals), Trevor (guitar, vocals), Ryan (guitar), Toussaint (bass, vocals), Chris (trombone, vocals), Tim (saxophone), Dylan (drums) Straight Outta Kent: The band formed three years ago when group members met at Kent State University. Scarlet admits the concept came to them when...

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Gaslight Anthem’s ‘Get Hurt’ is a Letdown

Gaslight Anthem’s ‘Get Hurt’ is a Letdown

Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt (Island) thegaslightanthem.com Get Hurt is the sound of Gaslight Anthem running out of ideas. The band's had a good run and became critics' darlings as it delivered albums such as 2008's The '59 Sound and 2010's American Slang. This outing, which...

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Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

How did young people come of age before the car (or bus) was invented? You'd think from all the works of art that feature those vehicles as the central transporting device — from Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Thelma and Louise — that wheels...

Theater

Also on Stage

Also on Stage

If there is one filmmaker whom many cineastes love, and also love to hate, it's probably Leni Riefenstahl. Her movie glorifying Hitler's Third Reich, Triumph of the Will, stands to this day as a monumental achievement in cinematography and a craven tribute to a certifiable...

Theater

Nazis, Myths, and Gay Romance: It All Comes Together, Despite Iffy Performances, in Amazons and Their Men by convergence-continuum

Nazis, Myths, and Gay Romance: It All Comes Together, Despite Iffy Performances, in Amazons and Their Men by convergence-continuum

If there is one filmmaker whom many cineastes love, and also love to hate, it's probably Leni Riefenstahl. Her movie glorifying Hitler's Third Reich, Triumph of the Will, stands to this day as a monumental achievement in cinematography and a craven tribute to a certifiable...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Land Ho!, a gently bobbing film about two ex-brothers-in-law on a trip to Iceland, should be perfect fare for the Cedar Lee: modest in scope, slow in pace, noble in aspiration, and blue-haired through and through. It opens there on Friday. Indeed, Mitch (Earl Lynn...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: When the Game Stands Tall

Film Spotlight: When the Game Stands Tall

Sports movies have the luxury of a built-in climax. The plot usually centers on a big game against a formidable opponent. Against all odds, the heroes manage to pull off the win, discovering something deep and meaningful about themselves in the process. Credit director Thomas...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: Magic in the Moonlight

Film Review of the Week: Magic in the Moonlight

Hate to sum things up in a single sentence here, but in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, there's not much magic on the screen. The manic, sexually pedatory auteur's 44th feature film opens areawide on Friday, and it's chock-full of Allen's babbling, bantering, endlessly neurotic...

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