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April 2009

A la Carte
Cellar Notes
  • Lighten Up
    Marianne Frantz
    Spring blossoms with brighter flavors and lighter fare.
News Bite
Arts and Entertainment
  • Boss Fan
    Jim Vickers
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents the first major exhibit examining Bruce Springsteen’s four-decade music career and his ascent from the Jersey shore to worldwide fame.
  • Novel Idea
    Matt Tullis
    Inspired by one woman’s story, Thrity Umrigar’s new book tackles the different ways people deal with grief
  • Natural Selection
    Lynne Thompson
    Sure, a straw-bale house is energy efficient and eco-friendly, but Gus and Jan Kious’ decision to build one in Cleveland Heights had as much to do with how the home’s unusual design fit the flow of their lives.
  • Nights at the Museum
    Laura Crawford
    Living at the epicenter of the city’s cultural hub in one of its landmark homes is a history buff’s dream. For Chad Malkamaki, it’s also a way of life.
The Experience
  • Jumping | off CSU’s Rhodes Tower
    by Chris
    BASE jumpingparachuting off a building, antenna, span or earth — is among the world’s riskiest sports. It is five to eight times more likely to result in injury or death than skydiving. Chris has jumped off several downtown Cleveland buildings. (Chris’ last name is omitted because BASE jumping is illegal.)
  • Appreciate your life
    by maribeth morrissey
    How one family learned to value what they have by nearly losing everything.
  • Critical Sinking
    by Andy Netzel
    Plain Dealer music writer Donald Rosenberg covered the Cleveland Orchestra for 28 years. That is, until his critiques of Franz Welser-Möst apparently unseated him from the prestigious role. What happened along the way gives a rare look at two powerful institutions and raises the question of what it means to be a critic.
  • Gordon Square
    Michael Bartlett
    It’s not easy growing up in Ohio City’s shadow. But head northwest from Market Square and you’ll run into the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood’s Gordon Square, an up-and-coming district that is quickly evolving into an arts haven.
  • Kamm’s Corners
    Mike Montgomery
    Lakewood’s bar scene boasts the big reputation. But head south down Rocky River Drive, across the Cleveland border, and you’ll find another bar-crawl-worthy nightlife destination at Kamm’s Corners.
  • Larchmere
    Ilana Yergin
    It’s just a block north of Shaker Square, but it’s easy to overlook the Larchmere district. You really shouldn’t. Antiques and art are the draw here, from lovingly cared-for furniture to intricate, handwoven rugs to century-old paintings, the shops that line this stretch cater to those who appreciate things of beauty.
  • The Cleanse
    Frustrated by her wastefulness and determined to change, the author begins aone-month spending moratorium.
  • Tremont
    Andy Netzel
    There’s a reason Tremont’s most famous establishments are just that. But the next time you visit, take some time to explore the side of the neighborhood its natives know best
  • Waterloo
    Francis X. Bova III
    A cool music venue, unpretentious restaurants, a quirky shop, even a record store —Collinwood’s Waterloo Road embodies a hipster vibe we haven’t seen since Coventry.
  • Natural Excapes
    By Kristen Hampshire
    See how three homeowners built comfort, luxury and privacy by adopting the great outdoors as an al fresco living space.
  • Arcane Game
    By Michael D. Roberts
    Our antiquated government sets us up to fail. Serious reform can strengthen Cleveland and make our leaders accountable again.
Special Sections
Healthy Living
  • It's a Mother's Day
    Katie Kuehn
    See the transformations of three always-on-the-go moms, winners of Cleveland Magazine’s reader-makeover contest, as they receive a day of pampering that includes everything from cut and color to makeup.
New Homes Guide
  • Negotiating the Extras
    By Karen Fuller
    When building a new home, consider planning for upgrades that can enhance value and appeal.
  • Ring Masters
    Kristen Hampshire
    Tap Studios’ workshop gives couples an opportunity to create their own wedding bands.

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