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Cleveland’s Most Interesting People 2021

If this last year has taught us anything it’s that our city is full of resourceful, creative and inventive individuals who know how to come together when times get challenging.

Food + Drink

10 Superfoods To Kick Off The New Year Right

Why adding kiwifruit, sardines, walnuts and more will improve your health in 2021.

Cloak & Dagger's Cocktail Menu Is Full Of Surprises

The Torchbearer, a blend of Jamaican rums, packs a tropical and intoxicating punch.

Der Braumeister's New Executive Chef Has Big Plans For The Family-Owned Restaurant

Jason Quinlan is the first chef in the restaurant's history to not be a member of the family.

Marchant Manor Cheese Takes A Scientific Approach To Cheesemaking

Kandice Marchant talks to us about some of her favorite cheeses she sells online and dishes on her upcoming brick-and-mortar store.

Phoenix Coffee Co. Rolls Out Its New Employee-Owned Operation

The local coffee shop's new business model gives its employees an input on operations as well as stakes in the company.

Start Your Morning Right With These Five Cleveland Croissants

Blackbird Baking Co., Fluffy Duck Cafe, Terrapin Bakery and others offer up their creative spins on the flaky pastry.

In the CLE

1955: The Cleveland Browns Beat The Pittsburgh Steelers 23-0

The rivalry between the two AFC teams has been going strong for 70 years.

By The Numbers: January Is Cleveland's Coldest Months

January is usually a good signifier of how bad a Cleveland winter can get. Here’s a look at the numbers behind Cleveland’s coldest month. 

Cleveland Restaurants Are Buckling Under Surging Commission Fees For Delivery Services

Local chefs speak out about the challenges they face using Uber Eats, DoorDash and more as they shift their restaurants to more takeout.

Cleveland’s Most Interesting People 2021

If this last year has taught us anything it’s that our city is full of resourceful, creative and inventive individuals who know how to come together when times get challenging.

Editor's Note: This Year's Most Interesting People Offer Up Life Lessons

This year's selections show us how to persevere, how to advocate for change and how to move forward when times get tough, writes editor Kim Schneider.

Electric Gardens Takes Advantage Of Downtown Skylines And The Towpath Trail

The new Tremont apartment, set to open later this year, also offers a Limelight coworking space.

Jump Ball: 5 Cleveland Cavaliers Storylines To Follow This Year

From rookie Isaac Okoro's impact to how Andre Drummond will step us this year and what Darius Garland needs to do, here's how the Cavs need to improve this season.

Most Interesting People 2021: Alphonso Linarez

You can catch the 80-year-old Latin guitarist three times a week at Lakewood's Barroco Arepa Bar & Concert Cafe.

Most Interesting People 2021: Annette Blackwell

The first Black woman mayor of Maple Heights has championed her city to adopt a winning perspective.

Most Interesting People 2021: Bill Priemer

The Hyland president and CEO has a global reputation for excellence and oversees upwards of 4,000 employees.

Most Interesting People 2021: Bishop Edward Malesic

The 12th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has followed a calling centered on commitment and transparency.

Most Interesting People 2021: Brian Zimmerman

The Cleveland Metroparks CEO is celebrating his 10th anniversary with the parks organization while looking ahead to the final construction of the Wendy Park Bridge.

Most Interesting People 2021: Callie Brownson

Never underestimate the Cleveland Browns chief of staff: she continues to break through glass ceilings in the NFL.

Most Interesting People 2021: Chris Coles

The creator of the Nine Lives Project turns to music as a method to save others and question our beliefs.

Most Interesting People 2021: Christine Guy

In facing adversity, the bartender and manicurist found a way to make people happy by wearing cool and crazy costumes when taking out the trash.

Most Interesting People 2021: Courtney Gousman

The News 5 Cleveland anchor talks about resilience, Black identity and what it means to work on difficult stories.

Most Interesting People 2021: Emilia Sykes

The Ohio House of Representatives Minority Leader follows in her parents' footsteps and continues to break through barriers with legislative accomplishments.

Most Interesting People 2021: Jill Vedaa

The chef and co-owner of Salt is a two-time James Beard semifinalist celebrating her 22nd menu this month.

Most Interesting People 2021: Joe Toohey

The Fox 8 News co-anchor shares what it's like to be in the hot seat, why Steve Jobs is on his interview wishlist and how he looks up to his wife as a producer on Good Morning America.

Most Interesting People 2021: John Magaro

The 37-year-old actor has starred in myriad shows and films such as Orange is the New Black and First Cow.

Most Interesting People 2021: Jordan Wong

The 30-year-old artist and graphic designer weaves whimsical video game references and miniature versions of himself into all of his art.

Most Interesting People 2021: Jose Ramirez

The Cleveland Indians third baseman talks about off-season training and the arrival of his daughter.

Most Interesting People 2021: LaRese Purnell

The Real Black Friday founder continues to champion Cleveland by giving back to the Black community.

Most Interesting People 2021: Lindsey Phillips

The founder of Reverse Women looks to faith as motivation behind helping others become empowered.

Most Interesting People 2021: Lora DiFranco

The founder of Free Period Press has been dedicated to creating products devoted to self-care.

Most Interesting People 2021: Machine Gun Kelly

The Cleveland-bred musician hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Tickets To My Downfall in October.

Most Interesting People 2021: Mallory Martin

As the artistic director of the Cleveland International Film Festival, Martin sheds light on her origin story and the plethora of movies she watches each year.

Most Interesting People 2021: Marina Jackman

The Time2Talk CEO has created an app to bridge the divide between native Spanish-speaking tutors and students eager to learn.

Most Interesting People 2021: Marla Perez-Davis

As the director of Nasa Glenn Research Center, the Puerto Rico native is looking ahead to putting the first woman on the moon.

Most Interesting People 2021: Megan Whalen Turner

The author of Return of the Thief discusses the legacy behind the last 25 years working on her fictional book series.

Most Interesting People 2021: Nathanael Honvou

The 11-year-old American Ninja Warrior champion won first place in all seven season two competitions.

Most Interesting People 2021: Nicole Steffen

The co-founder of Eat Local Ohio has built a huge following on Instagram by supporting local restaurants with food-centric content.

Most Interesting People 2021: Rachel Cargle

The author and activist works to create a space in which the intersection of race and womanhood are at the very center of everything she does.

Most Interesting People 2021: Rose Scotland

The 95-year-old YMCA instructor has lived a long life, in which she found love while riveting during World War II.

Most Interesting People 2021: Tomislav Mihaljevic

The Cleveland Clinic president and CEO oversees more than 2.4 million patient visits each year.

Most Interesting People 2021: Veranda L'Ni

The creator of the first Drag Pride flag is a master storyteller for Drag Queen Story Hour at Near West Theatre.

Most Interesting People 2021: Zain Abbas

This 11-year-old journalist with an inventive imagination was selected as a Scholastic Kids press reporter in September.

Other Brown Girl Unearths Untold Stories For The Modern Multicultural Woman

Inspired by a trip to the Philippines, Jing Lauengco created a blog to capture the voice of the female multicultural experience.

Starting Over In The New Year

Last year was difficult. Reading old issues of The New Yorker reminds one writer to reset in 2021.

Tackle 2021 By Setting These Goals For Yourself

Why you should learn how to play an instrument, speak a new language and practice meditation.

The Great Blizzard Of 1978

It was the worst in Cleveland's history. Some still remember it vividly.

Van Aken District's Entrepreneurial Initiatives Give Local Makers A Chance

The programs allow budding business owners to showcase their items inside the Shaker Heights' shopping center's Market Hall.


Cleveland Public Theatre's The Dark Room Invites Exploration

The monthly event is open for playwrights and actors to collaborate on new works in front of a live audience.

Make Sure You're Listening To These 6 Cleveland Bands And Musicians

Apostle Jones, Raven Rae, Eli Tha Don and more are getting serious airtime on our local music playlists.

Malcolm Brown Was A Local Visionary For Black Artists

The late artist and gallery owner leaves behind a lasting legacy.

Three Things To Know: Kaiser Gallery Opens In Tremont

Artist Tanya Kaiser opened the hybrid art gallery in December with nonprofit programming and a cocktail lounge.

At Home

Bold Fabrics Add Character To Your Home

From classic neutrals to quirky geometric patterns, Judi Schindler-Oliver of Schindler's Fabrics gives us four places you can make the most of fabric.

Celebrate National Houseplant Day By Bringing Some Plants Into Your Home

Bremec Garden Center's four locations has more than 3,000 varieties that will brighten up your home.

Four Tough Spots You May Not Be Cleaning — But Should

Owner of CLE Cleaning Co. gives us sage advice on how to stay thorough with your cleaning during the winter.

How To Organize Your Fridge Like A Pro

Professional organizer Christina Hidek gives us the tips and tricks on how to make your fridge more usable and stress-free.


Coco's Chalky Paints Brings New Life To 5th Street Arcades

Owner Hikia "Coco" Dixon mixes it up with her stores that focus on reburbished furniture, plants and more.

How Cleveland Wedding Vendors Are Pivoting For The Pandemic

Don't postpone that wedding. Florists, wedding dress shops and more have found ways to make your wedding dreams come true.

How One Couple Pulled Off A Lakefront Elopement

Matt and Amy Bender's big day felt personal, private and was exactly what they wanted.

Inside Erin Guido's Festive Backyard Wedding

The local artist and husband John Paul Costello hosted friends to a fun, vibrant and meaningful ceremony and party.

Stylist Hallie Abrams Shows Us How to Elevate Our Loungewear

Think about your accessories, shoes and more the next time you don a sweatshirt.

The Pros Of Planning A Micro Wedding

Oak & Honey Event Planning Co.'s Melanie Tindell gives us tips for a smaller big day.

Travel & Outdoors

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day With These Cleveland Events

Celebrate the iconic Civil Rights leader with virtual events from The Bop Stop, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Public Library and Karamu House. Plus, what Dr. King's legacy means in 2021.