Anasterisk Gallery recently asked artists who grew up here for their gritty depictions of the Cleveland experience. We’re still not sure what to make of the result.
Mr. Ice Guy Lynne Thompson Scott Hamilton is no stranger to Cleveland. Every fall, he returns to host a benefit for the Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute. Now he’s back as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship at Quicken Loans Arena.
Rock Stars of David Katie Kuehn After spending more than three decades capturing rock ’n’ roll’s biggest names on film, photojournalist Janet Macoska publishes a new coffee-table book that celebrates the role of Jewish musicians in building an American cultural phenomenon.
Stopping a child predator by Daryn Winebrenner as told to Chuck Bowen In 2006, Medina police officer Daryn Winebrenner responded to a call of a rape in progress a few blocks from the police station. The 12-year veteran raced to the ranch house to find a 14-year-old girl naked and crying in the driveway. She told him her uncle had her sister in the basement. Medina police Officer Daryn Winebrenner could tell from the tone of the dispatcher’s voice that he was walking into a serious situation.
Most Interesting People 2009 Matt Beargie, Jennifer Bowen, Laura Crawford, Anne Hartman, Nate Hoffman, Jennifer Keirn, Katie Kuehn, Rebecca Meiser, Colleen Mytnick, Andy Netzel, Brandon Petitto, Andrew Rafferty, Kim Schneider, Beth Stallings & Erick Trickey; Photography by Eric Mull
Secret Identity Erick Trickey You may already know that two Glenville High School students created Superman here in the 1930s. But Brad Ricca delved into the origins of the two teenage creators for his film Last Son, a documentary that revisits the city and times in which Siegel and Shuster lived. It explores tragedy and unearths long-forgotten influences that show how the iconic superhero the world knows today as the Man of Steel was forged by the Cleveland of their youth.
The Big Disconnect Andy Netzel We live in an always-on world of remote controls, cell phones, cable TV and computers, advancements that make our lives easier, more enjoyable. But do they? One man was brave enough (or maybe just crazy enough) to chuck it all away for a month, giving up every piece of technology not in common use before his birthday in 1980.
The Girl Next Door Colleen Mytnick Monica Potter is one of us. So much so that even after relocating to Los Angeles and starring in movies opposite Robin Williams and Nicolas Cage, she moved back to the Cleveland neighborhood where she grew up. But walking away from Hollywood was nowhere near as easy as she made it look. This month, she’s back with a new series and the role she’s been waiting for her entire life.