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Platform Beer Co. to open this summer

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
April 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Ohio City is the hub for breweries in Cleveland and the rest of Ohio. In this urban area lies Great Lakes Brewing Company, Market Garden Brewery and Nano Brew. Soon these breweries will welcome the Hansa Import Haus, a Slovenian restaurant that will brew Slovenian beer. Unsurprisingly, a fifth brewery...

Spring is here!

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter
April 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

It may not feel like it, but spring arrived a while ago, even though Cleveland’s still getting the message. The rest of the world however, is breaking out its closet to reveal this season’s trending styles, including hemlines that have gotten longer and colors that have gotten brighter. Meanwhile,...

Playlist of the Week: April 24, 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter
April 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

“You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” — The Strypes A sloppy guitar riff starts off “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover”, stumbling over the one-two punch of a rolling bass line and simple drumbeat. Clocking in at a punk-ish 2 minutes and 16 seconds, this tune embodies The Strypes’ a...

Pass the suds… from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company & Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

Pass the suds… from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company & Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
April 18
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Akron, Ohio was once known as the “Rubber Capital of the World” because the four major tire companies, Goodrich Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and General Tire, all had their headquarters there. This city southeast of Cleveland is also where the fictional...

Past Meets Present: Contemporary Art Event Takes Place in Pre-Civil War Mansion

Past Meets Present: Contemporary Art Event Takes Place in Pre-Civil War Mansion

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter
April 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Top Stories

Sitting patiently on the intersection of East 115 St. and Mayfield Rd. is a 161-year-old testament to history, equality and freedom. The Cozad-Bates House is University Circle’s oldest and only pre-Civil War structure and once aided several slaves in obtaining freedom. The final destination for many...

Playlist of the Week: April 11, 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter
April 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

“I’m Not Part Of Me” — Cloud Nothings Take a minute to let the chunkiness of the riff that starts “I’m Not Part Of Me” hit you. In one word, it’s satisfying. Thick, yet nimble; polished, and yet dirty. The latest from Cloud Nothings hit stores last Tuesday, but could just as easily h...

The birds & the bees

The birds & the bees

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter
April 4
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Inside the temporary exhibit hall at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the walls are draped with black fabric and red lights to create a honeycomb pattern on the carpet. The red and black theme continues throughout the room, from the specimen cases to the sign near the door that states simply...

How did Angelo Merendino talk about his wife’s cancer?

How did Angelo Merendino talk about his wife’s cancer?

Maureen O'Reilly, Contributing Reporter
April 4
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

In 2006, Angelo Merendino packed up his car in Cleveland, and he and his two cats drove to Manhattan. There, the love of his life, Jennifer, was waiting along with her two cats. Something neither could see was waiting, too. Fast-forward past Angelo’s proposal on the first night they moved in together...

La Alianza celebrates Carnival in upcoming event

Katy Witkowski, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

La Alianza is exactly like what it sounds like: an alliance of students of Hispanic descent who have joined together to celebrate their respective cultures. However, La Alianza is open for all who identify or have an interest in celebrating Spanish language, cultures or histories. And that’s exactly...

CWRU student takes center stage

CWRU student takes center stage

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
March 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

In her spare time, Ellen Kuerbitz reads, coaches a high school cross country team and Irish dances. The latter will send her to the World Irish Dancing Competition in London, England this April with her dance troupe. Kuerbitz was five when she began dancing. Since then, she has been industriously...

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