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.
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.
Jumping | off CSU’s Rhodes Tower by Chris BASE jumping — parachuting 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.)
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.
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.