Friday, May 27, 2011

Cleveland Museum of Art Grabs Curator From Akron Art Museum

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:05 PM


When curator Tom Hinson retired from the Cleveland Museum of Art at the end of last year after 38 years, he left some big shoes to fill. He spearheaded the development of the museum’s contemporary collection, which was skimpy when he began in 1973, acquiring the major works that now fill the museum’s spacious new contemporary galleries. He was the impetus behind the development of its impressive photography collection and mounted shows by artists like Cindy Sherman, Ray Metzger, Shimon Attie, and the late Cleveland-based photographer Masumi Hayashi. He had focused on photography exclusively for the past decade.

But the museum didn’t have to look too far to find someone capable of filling those shoes — just down I-77, in fact. CMA has tapped Akron Art Museum director of curatorial affairs Barbara Tannenbaum.

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An NBA Finals Shirt for Cavs Fans

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:54 PM

The hate won't stop, but we're not sure whether we'd spend $22 on our hate. If you'd like to, the shirt is available from the fine folks at GV Art.


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Norwalk High Seniors Arrested for Prank; Prank Offensively Lame

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Less wholesomeness, more wit.
  • Less wholesomeness, more wit.

The class of 2011 is pretty much treading water at this point, taking the victory lap before marching off into the Real World (or the Not-Quite-Real-World, aka college) diploma-in-hand. As we all know, that loose energy has been known to find expression in what’s become an American past time: the senior prank.

But at Norwalk High School, such a recent attempt seems to have been a big swing-and-miss.

According to the Sandusky Register
, two Norwalk seniors snuck up onto the high school’s roof early Wednesday. They spray painted the school and hung a sign with obscenities and shout outs over the main entrance. These weren’t the smartest assailants on the block — they stepped through their handy work; police were able to match the tracks to shoes, thus IDing the offenders.

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Clevelander Creates New Premium Vodka

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Tom Rini, creator of Crav Vodka
  • Tom Rini, creator of Crav Vodka

It took a 2007 Las Vegas bachelor party to get Clevelander Tom Rini thinking about the vodka biz. Four years and countless experiments later, Rini has found his niche as the developer of a pure, premium, private-label vodka he calls Crāv.

Rini, a Fairview Park guy with diplomas from St. Ignatius and John Carroll University, comes from an entrepreneurial background: His family founded the Rini grocery store chain and now operates Rini Realty Co. No surprise then that he always yearned for a chance to make his own mark.

Sitting over drinks recently at Pier W — the roll-out restaurant for Crāv-based cocktails — Rini told me he needed something of his own to feel passionate about. "On my 34th birthday I told myself, 'It's now or never.' You only go around once, and I knew it was time to embrace my passions." (That sentiment, "embrace your passions" later became the product's tagline.)

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Slideshow: Bob Seger at Quicken Loans Arena

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 12:53 PM


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How LeBron Uses His Headband to Cover His Receding Hairline

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 12:15 PM

The Heat and LeBron James have advanced to the NBA Finals. Boo. If there's one morning-after story about King James and Miami you should read to get a proper handle on how the team has grown, come together, and won, it should be this piece on the increasingly odd angles LeBron has worn his headband over the years to cover his receding hairline. Sour grapes? Maybe, but we swear, this is more about science. Really.


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Tribe's Chris Perez Talks About Girls in Wet T-Shirts, No Shirts

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM


In the fourth installment of chats with Tribe closer Chris Perez about life in the big leagues, Dugout Sports gets Pure Rage to talk about the craziest thing he's seen in the bullpen: six girls flashing relievers to get balls. Enjoy.

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