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October 2012

Food + Drink

Artful Plating

Center Stage

Zack Bruell's Cowell & Hubbard puts on a show in the theater district.

Meat Ball

The Midwest staple gets all the love in the Iron Chef's latest cookbook, Michael Symon's Carnivore.

Pork Toast

Take Comfort

In the CLE


A Bridge Too Far

Were the five men arrested for trying to blow up a bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley a Cleveland-grown terrorist group, dimwit outsiders lured by an FBI informant or both?


Behind Party Lines

An old adage warns against discussing religion and politics. University of Akron analyst and researcher John Green has earned his reputation doing just the opposite.

Champion Trip

Want to raise the stakes in your fantasy football league? Chesterland native Dave Mitri has the answer.

Club Seats

For 100 years, the City Club of Cleveland has provided some of the world's most inspiring leaders an open forum and all of us a chance to hear them in person. Here are five favorite moments from the club's storied history.

Men of Steel

Peace of Mind

Port Nowhere

The Port Authority doesn't deserve a tax increase. It deserves to be dissolved.

Talking Sides

Thumb Talk

Treat Smarts

Your Move


3 To See

Crime Writer

Author Lee Child sends Jack Reacher to Hollywood and travels to Cleveland for Bouchercon.

Fire Escape

Free Form

The main gallery's open-air feel and modifiable floor plan create a perfect stage for pushing boundaries.

General Thoughts

Bobby Knight visits Akron Civic Theatre for an evening of tales from the sidelines.

Goode Times

Chuck Berry, one of the Rock Hall's first inductees, receives the museum's highest honor this month.

Light It Up

Market Share

A new book packed with stories and photographs pays tribute to one of the city's most iconic landmarks.

Real-Life Fiction

Retro Sunday

Secret Passage

Enjoy a coffee, free Wi-Fi or just take it all in at MOCA's ground-floor gathering spot.

Size Wise

As guests travel upward, art reveals itself in more ways than one.

The Idea

MOCA's relaunch is crystallized in a dreamlike space where art flows beyond the gallery walls.

Whale Watch

Work of Art

Year One

From a performance-based endurance piece to works that explore the malleability of time, here's what's planned for the first 365 days.

At Home

Get This Party Started

Those boring holiday get-togethers have nothing on three themed bashes that will have guests asking, "Next year — same time, same place?"

Holiday Recipes

Primp Your Pad


Hometown Buffet

CLE Clothing Co.'s East Fourth Street store serves up a spread of local artists who celebrate our city.

Travel & Outdoors

Last Call


Top Dentists 2012


Ask the Experts: On Good Authority

How Northeast Ohio schools and universities are churning out tomorrow's leaders.

Elementary Tech

From iPads and apps to Skype and SmartBoards, technology in the elementary classroom has broken out of the computer lab to make major changes in the schools of today.

Staying After School

They offer fun ways to explore interests and meet friends. But high school extracurriculars also play a major role in admission to selective schools, leaving many to wonder which activities will be the key to that sought-after scholarship or letter of acc