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Article Archives
August 2008

  • Kids A-Z - The Class Project Grows Up
    by Jennifer Keirn
    By the time they’re seniors, your kids are way past the simple art projects and science fair creations of elementary school. Senior projects often look more like postgraduate undertakings — but a lot more fun.
A la Carte
Cellar Notes
News Bite
Arts and Entertainment
  • Fact and Fiction
    Andy Netzel
    Shaker Heights native James Frey rises above the controversy surrounding A Million Little Pieces in a truly Cleveland way.
  • Reel World
    Anne Hartman
    A local student sees her winning screenplay come to life.
CityLife
  • Drum Solo
    Jim Vickers
    He’s known best as The Office’s Dwight Schrute, but this month Rainn Wilson takes on his first comedic lead as the jilted drummer of a Cleveland hair-metal band in The Rocker.
  • Going Global
    Chuck Bowen
    Arena announcer Olivier Sedra has documented every turnover, substitution and timeout at The Q for the past two NBA seasons. This month, he’s taking his talk to Beijing for the Summer Olympics.
Columns
The Experience
  • Building a 13½-foot-tall horse
    by Chris McConnell, as told by Andy Netzel
    Chris McConnell, 22, wanted to attend art school. He learned how to weld at Auburn Career Center and turned around his mediocre high school grades at Lakeland Community College. But he thought his art portfolio needed a little something extra to put him over the top.
Features
  • Life According to Walter Goldbach
    Interview by Andy Netzel
    In 1946, new Indians owner Bill Veeck wanted to make his team’s image flashier with a cartoon logo. Seventeen-year-old Wally Goldbach was asked to design it. Chief Wahoo has been tweaked twice since then, evolving into the red and blue logo now worn on Tribe uniforms, beloved by some, reviled by others.
  • Real (Amazing) Estates
    Colleen Mytnick With additional reporting by Anne Hartman, Emily Ouzts and Amanda Wilcosky
    The lowliest of our Top 250 homes is worth just more than $1.5 million. From there, the value soars to $8.5 million. In between you’ll find elevators, infinity pools and houses 10 times the size of the one you live in. Topping the list is a Hunting Valley estate owned by a local businessman, but, as you’ll see from these photos of a home just completed, change could be on the way. As one person joked of the new home and its owner, “it’s as big as the shopping centers he builds.”
     
  • The Tong Wars
    Erick Trickey
    Amid the prejudice of the mid-1920s, Cleveland became the front line in a bloody fight between two Chinese secret societies. After a gruesome murder, authorities rounded up almost every Chinese person in the city. Despite the infamous mass arrests, the mystery was never solved.
MyTown
  • Bar Gazing
    Jay Casey
    After fantasizing about making it in Hollywood, you’d think working parties with guests Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Connelly and Kenny G would be a windfall. Instead, it proved just how far away dreams can be.
Style
  • Helping Handbags
    Kristen Hampshire
    Maryann Wohlwend is on a mission with her signature bags.
Travel
  • House Beautiful
    Lynne Thompson
    Charleston’s antebellum mansions transport visitors back in time. Luckily for us, the nearby accommodations have whirlpool tubs and 24-hour concierge service.


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