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January 2007

Food + Drink

Hot Tomato

Natural Wonder: Machu Picchu

Tuscany's Favorite Son

Antinori builds on 600 years of tradition and innovation.

In the CLE

City Life

Doug Clifton Retires

Cleveland’s daily newspaper is changing even faster than we thought. On the heels of our January 2007 article (“


Our Most Interesting People 2007

One is an Emmy winner for "My Name is Earl." Another is one of the NFL's top tight ends. There's a grandma videogamer and a museum curator, a competitive fighter and a groundbreaking choreographer. They are ... our most interesting people.

Planet LeBron

He’s got the world at his fingertips. All of 22 years old, LeBron James is a one-man brand. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star has taken the NBA by storm, and a summer trip to China with Team USA has the King poised for global domination. A father,

Reaching Out

As the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage enters its second year, new executive director Judi Feniger hopes to take the city’s youngest cultural institution to a wider audience.

Surviving a Terrorist Bomb

On Oct. 12, 2002, suicide bombers killed 202 people on the Indonesian island of Bali. Sophie Sureau was there. The 35-year-old survived. On her road to recovery, she spent time with family in Canada; got married; founded a nonprofit to help burn victims a

The Agenda

The New Dealer

The newspaper industry is navigating rough waters:
declining circulation, shrinking profit margins and a raft of other challenges.
So The Plain Dealer is battening down with a new publisher, a host of buyouts, greater emphasis on the Web and a rev

The Perception Question

This month marks a year in office for Mayor Frank Jackson.
But should his involvement in and silence about recent public missteps, including the CMHA land deal in his former ward, have us concerned about his administration’s image?

The World According to LeBron

Up From the Basement

If all you know about Warrensville Heights is Filene’s Basement, Mayor Marcia Fudge would like to have a word with you. Since she took office seven years ago, the city has gotten a financial makeover and added successful residential and business dev


Bobby's Back

Different Strokes

Listener Supported

"Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories" is a souvenir program recalling the zenith of the city's rock scene -- a fan friendly oral history that uncovers many stories you haven't heard (or couldn't remember --wink, wink) until now.

Long Live the King

Sleep Loss

At Home

Building District of Bedford Heights

From start to finishvisit the Building District of Bedford Heights for expert advice and professional services


To do it yourself, or not to do it yourself. It’s the question that precedes every home remodeling project. We talked to a DIY guru and local contractors to help you decide which projects you may be able to tackle, and the ones best left to the pros

Going Pro

Reinventing Your Home

A Fresh Look
Our guide to homeremodeling from largejobs to small projects.How to plan, pick acontractor, get the work done right and not getin too deep.

Tool Time

You can save a bit of money doing repairs and renovations yourself. Here’s a rundown on the power-tool essentials for the home do-it-yourselfer.

What's Cooking

Four local remodeling firms share renovation ideas for your kitchen, no matter its size.


Celebrity Weddings

They deliver the news and knock the ball out of the park. They intrigue, educate and entertain. They are the people we always want to know more about, and this year they tied the knot. We go behind the scenes of three of the weddings of the year.

Evening Elegance

Fido and Fifi's Wedding

Sweet Romance

Unique Boutique

Travel & Outdoors

6 Trips, 1 Requirement: Snow

Outhouse races in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or midnight skiing in central Ohio? Choose the outdoor adventure that’ll chase away your winter blues.

Yoop it Up

Outhouse races in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or midnight skiing in central Ohio? Choose the outdoor adventure that’ll chase away your winter blues.


Ask the Plastic Surgeon

On a frequent basis, I see advertisements for products that are "better than Botox", lunchtime laser....


Battle Lines

How often does “just one more episode of ‘SpongeBob’ ” ignite a tantrum from your 8-year-old that turns into a full-fledged power struggle? Probably more than you’d like. But it doesn’t have to be World War III. Here

Look Who's 3!

In January 2004, we profiled six mothers-to-be, their pregnant bellies and their new little bundles of baby joy. Well, they’re out of diapers, growing fast and just turned 3. So is everything still such a treat? We check in for an update.

Play Dates

The right playgroup can be a great way to connect with other moms and aid in your child’s development.

The Right Time

Camp can be a great experience. But how do you know if your son or daughter is ready for a week away from home? Here are some simple ways to make the call and prepare him — and yourself — for overnight camp.