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October 2014

Food + Drink

Brew Crew

With Cleveland Beer Week starting Oct. 10, we take a look at our city's craft beer lineage.

Brew Two


Eat This Now: Apples

Great Bowls of Fire

Warm up with one of these chili recipes.

Morning Glory

Places for Bread

The New Normal

Taking a chance on revitalization, the Standard raises the bar in Collinwood's East 185th Street scene.

In the CLE

194: Good Girl Gone

Melissa Koppel turned to pain medication to relieve her severe migraines and became addicted. She eventually started using heroin. A year later, she became one of the drug's many victims. 

194: Heroin's Toll

Overdoses claimed 194 fathers, daughters, spouses and friends in 2013. They danced, they labored and they left others behind. 

194: The Heroin Epidemic

In 2013, heroin took the lives of nearly 200 people in Cuyahoga County, more than who died from homicides or suicides. 

194: Their Stories

Heroin's toll extends far beyond statistics. It infects communities and devastates families. Here are the stories of those lost. 



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Doc Magic

Abracadabra! MetroHealth resident Angela Funovits has a bewitching bag of tricks that landed her on Syfy's Wizard Wars.

Dose of Reality

Downtown Vermilion

Here are a dozen spots to get you started.

Fear Sighted

Finding Freedom

A year and a half since her liberation from Ariel Castro's prison, Michelle Knight has traveled overseas, written a best-seller, made new friends and created a new life for herself in Cleveland. Despite her physical and emotional hardships, she's striving to help others find courage and strength.

Glow Shtick


Legends of the Fall

Making Its Case

Shaky Ground

For a century, Tom L. Johnson's statue has guarded free speech in Public Square. Now we're uprooting him. What's next?

Tweet Smarts

WCPN's @NickCastele mixes a reporter's eye with the wit of a late-night TV host.

Walking Tall

Architect Miguel Rosales has four pedestrian bridges on the drawing board for the city.


After Life

Cable King

Family Portrait

Shaker Heights native Celeste Ng explores expectations in her gut-wrenching debut novel.

It's a Rap

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony bow out of the hip-hop scene with a special hometown show.

Leadership Arts

Following a roller coaster year, William Griswold takes over the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Parental Guidance

Monica Potter ends her run on an NBC drama and puts roots back in Cleveland.

Perfect Form