July 2016 Issue
He’s the elephant in the room. The presumptive nominee. Huge. Donald Trump may not be what anyone expected when Cleveland won the bid to host the Republican National Convention July 18-21. But here we are — a defining moment for the city, the GOP and our country. Our ultimate guide to the RNC looks at the politics, the parties and how you can be a part of history.
Edited by Steve Gleydura and Kim Schneider
On the Cover: Illustration by Rob Dobi
At some point, we all experience happiness, regret, success, struggle, love and loss. For these Clevelanders, the ups and downs of a life well-lived come with many lessons. An Olympian, an actress, a Holocaust survivor, a barber and more share their stories and wisdom. Here are the life lessons of Sr. Alicia Alvarado, Joe Dauria, Harrison Dillard, Richard Fleischman, Joseph Gary Jr., Joyce Harris, Eva Hashiguchi, Ken Kovach, Joan Luntz, Mary Rose Oakar, Michael Pupa, Norman Richards, Dr. Michael Roizen and Dorothy Silver, Stories by James Bigley II, Sheehan Hannan and Lynne Thompson
As Graeter’s opens its first Northeast Ohio store, we bite into the full flavor of the season.
Tavern of Little Italy makes friends with locals who want more than just the typical neighborhood fare.
Eat fresh without the headache and spoiled surplus with our guide to surviving your CSA subscription.
These three new spots will help get your drink on.
Michael Considine bring back the iconic Akron brand.
The Tremont General Store packs a lot of local pride into its tiny space.
These five spots have us diving in for more of the seafood gem.
Local chefs help us cobble together some amazing dishes using the juicy seasonal stone fruit.
With Public Square’s renovation done, Sanaa Julien will help roll out a welcome mat for the city’s central space.
From colors spanning the rainbow to Snapchat-worthy explosions, we rank these three July 4 fireworks displays out of a possible five Roman candles.
Jeremy Feador is preserving the Cleveland Indians’ past and present.
Steven Caple Jr.’s new film, The Land, delivers a killer soundtrack and gritty portrayal of what it’s like to grow up in inner-city Cleveland.
Machine Gun Kelly has a busy summer working on a new album and roles in two movies and Showtime's series Roadies. We talk with the rapper about his roots, acting and his music.
Near West Theatre's dark musical shows spectators what drives someone to carry through a plan to kill a president.
Take our quiz to discover which musical playing this month is in tune with your tastes.
Gwendolyn Elizabeth lets customers pamper themselves with bath and body items created by a local 15-year-old.
The 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition winner talks about returning to headline this year's event.
Our picks for how to spend your time this month: Fourth of July nail art, a food (holiday) pyramid and more.
Real elephants marched through downtown when the Republican National Convention — and the circus! — came to town.
New techniques to refresh the appearance through skin rejuvenating and cosmetic procedures can help turn back time.
Cosmetic dental advances give us new ways to envision and realize a better smile.
Best of the East &
Best of the West
Best of the East/West Winners
Readers cast their ballots at parties on the East and West sides this spring. Here are the results.