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October 2016 Issue

Cover Story

Best of Cleveland

In honor of our banner year, we give a ringing endorsement to 72 of our city’s champions — wine slushies, balloon caricatures, crispy chicken feet, an art vending machine and more. Plus, readers vote for their favorites.

On the Cover: Rings designed by Baron Championship Rings

Features

The Lost Art of Jasper Wood

In the late 1940s, his photography captured the beautiful struggle of everyday Clevelanders. But at the height of his notoriety, the free speech activist gave up his art. By James Bigley II

On the Waterfront

With a growing downtown and a remade Public Square, Cleveland finally seems ready to raise the mainsail on developing the lakefront as a place to live and enjoy. By Sheehan Hannan

Public Square

Pipe Dream

The Cleveland Orchestra features the Norton Memorial Organ for an Oct. 25 screening of the silent film Nosferatu. By Chealsia Smedley

Power Transfer

Rob Powers returns to News 5 to sit in the anchor chair he’s been dreaming of most of his life. By Jason Brill

Closer to Home

Fun Home, the musical about Oberlin College grad Alison Bechdel’s relationship with her father, comes to town this month. By Barry Goodrich 

Restored Vision

Haven't visited Slavic Village lately? Well, Fleet Avenue has been rehabbed drawing new developments. By Sheehan Hannan

An Item We Love

Cleveland Indians Barn Fresh '47 Pullover Hoodie

Ice Age

As the newly christened Cleveland Monsters drop the puck this month to defend their Calder Cup title, we look at the city’s hockey scene and the 40th anniversary of the NHL’s Cleveland Barons. By Chris Parker

Screen

Film School

West Park teen Isabela Moner has graduated from network TV and movies to Hollywood films. By Kimberly Jauregui

Trash Collection

A documentary digs deep into the 1980s Garbage Pail Kids phenomena. By Anastazia Vanisko

Reel Quest

The Cleveland Institute of Art is showing Porgy and Bess for the first time anywhere in the U.S. since 2007. By Mark Oprea

Stages

Crowing Moment

Cleveland native Rory O’Malley takes the throne in Hamilton. By Patrick McManamon

Night Capture

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow comes to a creepy barn near you. By Zoe Harvan

Sounds

Beat Box

Drop the needle on one of these freshly pressed records for fall. By Kelly Petryszyn 

Home

Entry Levels

Spruce up your home’s entryway with interior designer-approved tips and trends. By Lynne Thompson

Place Settings

Pavilion Home and Floral picks up the East Side slack in high-end home furnishings. By Ruth Corradi Beach

Shop Talk

Close Knit

Maria Ianiro creates knitted gloves, hats, scarves, purses and wall hangings for Mamina Handmade line. By Kimberly Jauregui

Voice

Midlife Masquerade

A mom rediscovers the treats of dressing up for Halloween. (Some may be NSFW.) By Amy Breau

Talking Points

Taste Maker

Cleveland's food culture has made the big time. But can it succeed without a distinctive identity? By Alex Baca

The Dish

Toast Points

The new Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar might make you rethink taco Tuesday. By Kim Schneider 

Meat Expectations

Michael Symon proves once again why he’s our culinary champion with his latest spot, Mabel’s BBQ. By Kim Schneider 

World Domination

Explore the tasty cultural influences of 811 Kitchen Bar Lounge’s globe-trotting menu. By Kimberly Jauregui 

Hop to It

Goldhorn Brewery welcomes every breed of craft beer fan. By Zoe Harvan

Good Gourd

Our vine-ripened squash guide shows you how to use a dozen varieties of this fall favorite. By Beth Stallings

The List

We take a bite out of five great pick-you-own apple farms. By Anastazia Vanisko

Education

Top Self

Schools are placing an emphasis on educating the entire child by teaching skills such as social awareness and responsible decision-making. By Jennifer Keirn 

The Rise of YouTube Education

More schools are investing in video production and digital media studios to develop students’ creativity, collaboration and communication skills. By Jennifer Keirn