ACTION! Figures Written By Jim Vickers, Photo By Jesse Kramer Five independent filmmakers show off their locally made full-length features this month at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque’s first-ever festival of homegrown talent.
Lights, Camera, Eat! Written by Laura Faye Taxel, Illustrated by Ryan Ostrander Chef Anthony Bourdain comes to town for a true taste of Cleveland cuisine (with a little help from Michael Symon, Michael Ruhlman and Harvey Pekar, of all people) and we tag along as the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations” crew captures it all.
Fighting whale hunters in the Antartic as told to Dave “Coondog” O’Karma Mentor-native Ryan Rittenhouse did more than recycle a few cans in his quest to protect the environment. He went out to sea and became a pirate.
You’d have to be crazy to let someone you don't k now spend the night (or a week) on your couch for free. You’d have to be nuts to travel the world (or just our city) depending on the kindness of strangers. But that’s exactly what we did to catch the couch surfing wave.
Hidden in Plain Sight Written by Tori Woods, Photograph by Heidi Zaller Too often, we miss the good stuff (though TiVo sometimes makes up for it). Every day we zip past century-old structures on our way to work, walk by secret details on our lunch breaks and overlook yesterday’s artwork as we shop and play. No more. Use our clues to see if you can uncover what is ...
Then & Now Written by John Hyduk, Images Courtesy Cleveland State University (Then 1,3,4,5). WWW.alanfreed.com (Then 2). Heidi Zaller (Now 1, 3-5), Kevin G. Reeves/Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Westlake Reed Leskosky (Now 2)
A Two-toned World Blurs Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs I grew up in a world split between black and white. Now, dining in a Middle Eastern restaurant on Cleveland’s West Side, I see shades of black, white, brown and yellow, and wonder where I stand in it all.
A Cancer Revolution Christopher Johnston From weekly tea parties after chemotherapy to more aggressive and tailored treaments, the emerging field of geriatric oncology is changing the way doctors fight cancer in elderly patients.