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Featured Articles

Essential Cleveland Browns Fan Guide

The Browns are back. From finding the right tailgate to life lessons from the Dawg Pound, here's everything you need to know to tackle game day like a pro.

Food + Drink

Apple-picking Season Is Here

We've got a bushel of ideas for how to cook with all those apples.

Cocky's Bagels Sets Up Shop In North Olmsted

In honor of the popular food truck opening a brick-and-mortar space, we share our three favorite sandwiches.

Drop Anchor: 5 Seafood Spots We Love

From Pier W to Alley Cat Oyster Bar, here are our top five fave fish spots.

Embrace Sobriety With These Three Mocktails

Urban Farmer, Distill Table and The SpeakEasy At Quintana prove you don't need booze to craft a great cocktail.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Is Simplicity With A Twist

The Van Aken District restaurant is an extension of Michael Schwartz's Miami-based empire.

The Heart-Wrenching Story Behind Zuzu's Meals

One year after her son's death, Kholoud Jallad opens a restaurant in honor of his memory.

Thyme Table's House Black Pasta Is Otherworldly

The dish at the Bay Village restaurant uses activated charcoal for a spellbinding effect.

In the CLE

1930: Debuting Severance Hall Cornerstone

Three giants of Cleveland's arts world came to see it.

3 Reasons Freddie Kitchens Is Right For The Browns

The former college quarterback is a breath of fresh air for fans. Here's why. 

3 Reasons The Browns' Chomps Is A Very Good Doggo

David Raymond, the former Phillie Phanatic and founder of the Mascot Hall of Fame, gvies us three reasons Chomps works as a mascot. 

Are You Feeling As Confident As These Browns Fans?

Larry Nance Jr., Rocco Whalen and Lisa Zone predict big things for the team this season.

Baker Mayfield, OBJ And The Rest Make It Safe To Dream

Thanks to Mayfield's training camp mustache, we're feeling pretty good again about football.

Behind The Cover: Meet #TheBrownsMobile

Season ticket holder Aaron Scott's new RV got the magazine cover treatment. 

Browns Bandwagon Quiz

Test your Brownies fandom with this placement quiz. 

Browns Fan Suits Up For Kentucky Derby

Sporting a suit coat decorated in Browns helmets, Joseph Aude made a derby fashion statement to remember.

Cribbs In The CLE Displays The Couple's Dynamic Relationship

Josh and Maria Cribbs' new morning talk show premiers Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. on Cleveland 19. 

Dawg Pound Vet Talks Browns Fandom

Vince "D. Dawg" Erwin's first game was a memorable one.

Dog Face's 3 Tips To Dawg Pound Glory

Make the most of the famed FirstEnergy Stadium Section with these pro tips from Denny "Dog Face" Kochever.

Eric Metcalf's Electrifying Plays Cemented His Place in Browns Lore

Nearly 30 years after his NFL debut, Metcalf talks about always considering himself a Brown and more. 

Essential Cleveland Browns Fan Guide

The Browns are back. From finding the right tailgate to life lessons from the Dawg Pound, here's everything you need to know to tackle game day like a pro.

Four Football Social Media Accounts To Follow

Refresh your timelines with these Browns-related Instagram and Twitter accounts.

How One Browns Fan's Tragedy Cemented His Fandom

Browns fans accepted Scott Miller when he needed them most.

How To Bring The Muni Lot Home

Plan the perfect Sunday football fest with these tips. 

Jim Donovan On Life As The Voice Of The Browns

The play-by-play announcer shares the lessons he's learned after 20 years as the voice of the Browns.

Joe Thomas Misses The Locker Room, But Retirement Is OK

The future Hall of Fame Browns lineman shares lessons from a career in the NFL.

Lessons Learned From Stacks of Calendars

Daily jots in a calendar add up to a journal. Why tracking life's passage matters.

Must-Have Items To Tailgate Like An All-Pro

From the perfect grill to cornhole boards and a beer cooler, don't head to the lot without these items.

Myles Garrett's Got His Eye On Post-season Prizes

The former No. 1 overall pick talks defensive player of the year and how defense still wins in the NFL.

Never, Ever Give Up CLE Inspires Hope

Allison Meyer's story-sharing project encourages empathy throughout the city. 

Pull Off The Perfect Sunday 'Fit This Season

Tailgate in style with these fashionable Browns pieces from CLE Clothing Co., Only In Clev and Whisky Island Clothing.

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Opens: 5 Things To Know

The Cleveland basketball and concert arena has more going for it than just a new hame. Here are five reasons we can't wait to get inside.

Sunday Funday With Twist Social Club's Browns Backers Chapter

The LGBTQ bar's Browns Backers with a Twist puts the fun in football Sundays.

Tailgate Like A Champ With Our Essential Guide

From the perfect spot for you and the do's and don'ts of tailgating, we've got you covered. 

The Gap In Our Renaissance

Cleveland's economy is out of a 10-year slump. But who is benefitting?

Entertainment

Black Keys Rock The FieldHouse

As the Akron band returns to Cleveland, we talked to guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach about its first Cleveland show and the local guitar god that inspired the new album.

Cribbs In The CLE Displays The Couple's Dynamic Relationship

Josh and Maria Cribbs' new morning talk show premiers Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. on Cleveland 19. 

Dobama Theatre: 60 Years In The Spotlight

The Cleveland Heights theater company has been on the cutting edge of stage work since its founding in 1959.

Elu Dance Co. Rethinks A Mythic Tale

Inspired by a C.S. Lewis novel and Greek mythology, barefaced is a dance piece that follows the rift between two sisters.

Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Shawshank Redemption

Author Mark Dawidziak's new book tells the secrets from the iconic film's Northeast Ohio set.

Learn To Rock In The Interactive Garage

The Rock Hall's new exhibit uses inductees' biggest hits to teach visitors rock instrument basics.

Oregon Space Trail of Doom's Split Personality

Performing at this month's Ingenuity Fest Sept. 27-29, this intriguing progressive rock act moonlights as a jazz band.

Soul of Philanthropy Spotlights Cleveland's Black Givers

The Cleveland History Center's new exhibit aims to change the white-washed narrative around charitable giving.

Susan Messing Highlights Mass Hysteria Comedy Festival

The Chicago Comedian appears at the female-founded improv and comedy festival, held Sept. 19-21 at Mahall's 20 Lanes.

Swap Books At Bookhouse Brewing

Grab and go any time, but don't miss out on this event the first Tuesday of each month.

At Home

A Clevelander's Guide To Winterizing

The cold is coming, Cleveland. Make sure your house stays cozy warm with this advice.

Peek Inside Downtown's Newest Lux Apartments

Beacon 515 is the first apartment building to be built downtown in more that 45 years.

Replace Your Box Store Decor With Local Items

National stores might give you the deal, but local brands are going to give you the character.

Style

3 Things We Love: Shinola

The Van Aken District shop's offerings range from high-end watches to leather bags and purses.

Oh Pink! Party Shop Makes Planning A Fete

The shop opened in June in Ohio City and offers greeting cards, candles, accessories and more.

Travel & Outdoors

Color Outside The Lines At CMA's Chalk Festival

Organizers offered three tips to make your chalk drawing dynamic.

Content Marketing World 2019: Three Can't Miss Events

Mindy Kaling and Henry Rollins headline the content marketing expo and conference, which returns to Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Sept. 3-6.

Flaming River Con Raises LGBTQ Voices In Geek Culture

The second annual event, held Sept. 21, has expanded offerings with a move to Cleveland Public Library.

Education

Code Ninjas Teaches Coding Through Video Games

This after-school and weekend program teaches kids to code in a fun way they can understand.

How To Make The Most Of Your Private School Visit

We talked to local admissions experts about how children can make the most out of their school visits — and how parents can, too.

Private Schools: Andrews Osborne Academy

Vital stats on the East Side coed boarding school. 

Private Schools: Archbishop Hoban High School

Report card for the Akron-based Catholic high school.

Private Schools: Beaumont School

Vital stats for the all-girls Catholic high school in Cleveland Heights. 

Private Schools: Benedictine High School

Vital stats for the all-boys Catholic high school. 

Private Schools: Cleveland Central Catholic High School

Vital stats for the coed Catholic high school. 

Private Schools: Cornerstone Christian Academy

Report card for the Christian coed school in Willoughby Hills. 

Private Schools: Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Vital stats for the coed school in Cuyahoga Falls. 

Private Schools: Elyria Catholic School

Vital stats on the Catholic coed high school in Elyria. 

Private Schools: Fuchs Mizrachi School

Report card for the Jewish coed academy in Beachwood. 

Private Schools: Gilmour Academy

Vital stats on the preK-12 coed school in Gates Mills. 

Private Schools: Grand River Academy

Vital stats on the all-boys school in Austinburg. 

Private Schools: Hathaway Brown School

Vital stats on the preK-12 all girls school in Shaker Heights. 

Private Schools: Hawken School

Report card for the coed school in Gates Mills. 

Private Schools: Hebrew Academy of Cleveland

Updated stats on the jewish co-ed school in Cleveland Heights. 

Private Schools: Hershey Montessori School

Vital stats on the preK-12 school in Huntsburg Township. 

Private Schools: Holy Name High School

Report card for the Catholic coed high school in Parma Heights. 

Private Schools: Lake Catholic High School

Vital stats for the coed Catholic high school in Mentor. 

Private Schools: Lake Ridge Academy

Vital stats on the coed school in North Ridgeville. 

Private Schools: Laurel School

Vital stats on the all-girls school in Shaker Heights. 

Private Schools: Lawrence School

Important stats on the Lutheran coed school in Sagamore Hills. 

Private Schools: Lutheran East

Vital stats on the all girls school in Cleveland Heights. 

Private Schools: Lutheran West

Vital stats on the coed high school in Rocky River. 

Private Schools: Magnificat High School

Vital stats on the all-girls Catholic school in Rocky River. 

Private Schools: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School

Vital stats for the coed high school in Chardon.  

Private Schools: Our Lady of the Elms School

Vital stats on the all-girls Catholic school in Akron. 

Private Schools: Padua Franciscan High School

Vital stats on the Catholic coed high school in Parma. 

Private Schools: St. Edward High School

Report card for the Catholic all-boys school in Lakewood.

Private Schools: St. Ignatius

Vital stats for the all boys Catholic high school. 

Private Schools: St. Joseph Academy

Vital stats for the Catholic girls high school. 

Private Schools: St. Martin De Porres High School

Vital statistics on the Catholic coed high school in Cleveland. 

Private Schools: St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

Stats to know about the Catholic coed high school in Cleveland. 

Private Schools: Trinity High School

Vital stats to know on the co-ed Catholic high school in Garfield Heights.  

Private Schools: University School

Vital stats on the all-boys K-12 school in Hunting Valley. 

Private Schools: Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School

Stats to know on the Catholic coed high school in Cleveland. 

Private Schools: Walsh Jesuit High School

Vital stats on the Catholic coed high school in Cuyahoga Falls.

Private Schools: Western Reserve Academy

Report card on the coed boarding and day school in Hudson. 

Why Parents Choose Private Over Public

Family legacy or the promise of Ivy League acceptance isn't the only thing that drives private school parents.