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January 2018

Featured Articles

Inside Sara Shookman's Nautical-Inspired Nuptials

The WKYC anchor married Angelo DiFranco at the historic U.S. Coast Guard station on Whiskey Island.

Most Interesting People 2018: Savannah James

She's much more than LeBron James' wife — she's an influential powerhouse as the founder of Women of Our Future.

The Hard Thing To Do

Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade, legislative pressures on abortion access and women’s health care continue to increase. As clinics dwindle, Fred Sokol and other anti-abortion activists see the closings as motivation to step up their efforts.

Food + Drink

A Fresh Crop of Vendors Set Up Roots In The West Side Market

These seven new vendors are adding new diversity and new treats.

Get Spicy With Our Seasoned Guide

Punch up the menu with uncommon spices for health and flavor.

Kick Off The New Year With These Superfruit Acai Bowls

These five spots will get you hooked on the healthy new trend.

Marble Room Offers Playful Plates In Sleek Surroundings

An opulent renovation is paired with a modern menu at the downtown steakhouse.

Molto Bene Does Very Well With Authenic Italian Flavors

The cozy Lakewood restaurant offers pizzas, pastas and house-made gelato.

In the CLE

A Measured Path

A college reunion breathes fresh life into the past.

Frank Jackson Is Back At Work

Interviewed the day after his historic fourth-term win, the mayor talks Public Square, police relations and more.

Lega-Z: 10 Questions with Zydrunas Ilgauskas

From injury-riddled rookie to Cleveland icon, Zydrunas Ilgauskas is honored by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission this month. 

Most Interesting People 2018: A.J. Andrews

A.J. Andrews takes the gold as the first woman to ever win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

Most Interesting People 2018: Alysse Dalessandro

As the designer of Ready to Stare, Dalessandro is drawing attention to the importance and inspiration of plus-size fashion.

Most Interesting People 2018: Anne Harrill

The French-born jewelry designer crafts classic, dainty necklaces, earrings and more.

Most Interesting People 2018: Archie Green

Green is an advocate making mental health the forefront of his rapping career.

Most Interesting People 2018: Bishop Nelson Perez

As the first Hispanic diocesan bishop in the entire Midwest, Perez holds powerful influence with a bilingual background.

Most Interesting People 2018: Brian Scanlan and Jessceya Bonds

This student-teacher duo built a 3-D printed wheelchair to help a paralyzed guinea pig named Luna.

Most Interesting People 2018: Christin Farmer

As the founder of Birthing Beautiful Communities, Farmer is bringing doulas to mothers in need.

Most Interesting People 2018: David Giffels

This Rust Belt author examined his own mortality by building his coffin with the help from his father.

Most Interesting People 2018: Jeff Kurkjian and Jeremiah Widmer

These bros buoy Q104s The Jeremiah and Jeff Show with a host of laughs.

Most Interesting People 2018: Kyle Korver

The shooting guard's late-game heroics helped the Cavs tie a franchise-record 13-game winning streak in December.

Most Interesting People 2018: Mahwish Chishty

The Guggenheim Fellowship award-winning artist creates colorful art using drones as inspiration.

Most Interesting People 2018: Melissa Yasinow

The Cleveland Heights councilwoman wants to get more women into political office.

Most Interesting People 2018: Michael Estime

From major snowstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, the WKYC meteorologist loves extreme weather.

Most Interesting People 2018: Najeebah Shareef

A conversation with a homeless veteran spawned Shareef's vision to kickstart Inspiring Lives Forever Transportation.

Most Interesting People 2018: Savannah James

She's much more than LeBron James' wife — she's an influential powerhouse as the founder of Women of Our Future.

Most Interesting People 2018: Shaun Yasaki

This Noble Beast founder doles out one hell of an altbier.

Most Interesting People 2018: Tony Isabella

He's contributed to several comic book franchises over the last 50 years, and now his creation, Black Lightning, is getting his own TV show.

Stand Up to Gun Violence By Speaking Out About Loss

In order to reckon with Cleveland's gun violence, we must break through the silence it creates.

The Hard Thing To Do

Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade, legislative pressures on abortion access and women’s health care continue to increase. As clinics dwindle, Fred Sokol and other anti-abortion activists see the closings as motivation to step up their efforts.

We Say Goodbye To Bounce Nightclub Hinge Lounge

The LGBTQ club that opened in 2001 closed in November.

What Mayor Jackson Needs To Do

With his historic fourth term, Frank Jackson needs to lead with a sense of urgency.

Entertainment

Chill Out and Detox With Our Help

Flush away all that bad mojo with these yoga poses.

Gordon Square Review Joins Local Literary Community

Helmed by a team of experienced writers, the literary magazine will publish writers from across the nation.

Nomadic Bookshelf Puts Down Roots

The traveling bookseller has opened a permanent location at 78th Street Studios.

Style

Inside Sara Shookman's Nautical-Inspired Nuptials

The WKYC anchor married Angelo DiFranco at the historic U.S. Coast Guard station on Whiskey Island.

Lakewood Plant Co. Sows For Success

Whether you're a beginner or have a green thumb, this Detroit Avenue shop has the plant for you.

Workout Gear We Love

Check out these three must-have exercise items from local shops.