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Food + Drink

Buzz Worthy

Class Acts

As school goes back into session, brush up on your culinary skills with these cooking workshops.

Food for Famiglia

Lago's new spot in the Flats might feel more contemporary than the original, but Fabio Salerno narrows the focus on family.

Local Flavor

One of downtown's newest restaurants is built around great food and design.

Shell Rock

Dive into a clambake with these simple tips.

Sports Bars

The Bier Haus Euro-American Bistro

Wild Chanterelles

In the CLE


All Inclusive

First Place

Freshman Orientation

With five colleges welcoming new presidents this fall, we give you the crib notes to the new faces on campus.

Humble Pie

When LeBron James broke our hearts four years ago, we could have taken it better. Now that he's back, we've all had to eat a little crow. Here's how we rank some of the public backpedaling.

Justice Unfinished

After 25 years, retired FBI fugitive hunter Phil Torsney can’t shake the unsolved murder of 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic.

On the Rebound?

LeBron's return, the Republican National Convention and downtown growth make this a somewhat hopeful time for Cleveland. But history warns us not to get too euphoric.

Sad Sacks

If there's one thing the Cleveland Browns have been good at since 1999, it's churning through signal callers. So as we brace for possibly the biggest QB brouhaha of all, here are 10 great moments in our quarterback controversy history.

School Works

Silver Linings

Square Roots

The long-awaited and much-debated Public Square renovation begins this fall. Here's what you need to know.

To The Nines

Of course you've already heard about The 9. The urban resort — comprised of a hotel, apartments, restaurant, bar, theater, Heinen's and more — opens this month in the historic Ameritrust Tower and Cleveland Trust Rotunda downtown. Here are three things we


3 to See

Grab some popcorn and head to one of these cinematic events.

Curtain Brawl

It's a showdown for the ages: comedy versus tragedy, death versus sex, musical versus play. In a single season, Great Lakes Theater will stage Les Miserables and The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Hanna Theatre. Emotions will run high, bu


Fall Arts Preview

Frame Shifter

A new book highlights the acclaimed works of experimental filmmaker Richard Myers.




Pop Quiz

After a lackluster summer concert season, September is solid gold. This month, the lineup packs more star power than a "We Are The World" recording session. If you only have time and money for one show, use our questionnaire to guide you.

Rap Quest

Idris Goodwin's How We Got On, onstage at Cleveland Play House, is an ode to hip-hop and a suburban upbringing.

Royal Treatment

With a fall U.S. tour, alt-pop phenomenon Lorde chats with us about maintaining normalcy and her next album.

Spreading the Word

Executive director Ellen Rudolph brings a fresh energy to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.


Trading Spaces


Age of Wonders

Fringe Boutique offers high-fashion items for women — regardless of how old they are.

It's a Wrap

A scarf is a fall staple. But this season, trade out your normal knot for something a little more complex — the pretzel knot. 

Jean Therapy

Wear your knowledge of the fall staple on your legs with this guide to buying denim.

Travel & Outdoors

Cave City, Kentucky

Seek adventure underground.

Cooksburg, Pennsylvania

Become one with nature.

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Take a deep breath and relax along the Crystal Coast.

Fall Flung

Park City, Utah

Put your athletic ability to the test.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Quirky museums are on display in this Rust Belt city.

Resource Guide

Sidney, Ohio

Unwind at this mansion-turned-BandB.

Skaneateles, New York

Escape to the countryside.

Story, Indiana

Turn back the clock in this historic town.

Twelve More Far and Near Autumn Getaways for You


Class Acts

We take note of highlighter-worthy students.

Lessons Learned

Educators share valuable insight they've gained.

Summer Vacation

Find out how students and a teacher spend their time away from class.

What It Feels Like

Students share life-changing experiences.