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July 16, 2019

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Several Local Bookstores to Participate in Bookstores Against Borders Fundraiser

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Visible Voice Books The Trump Administration has been pushing a white nationalist agenda that conflicts with our country’s legacy of welcoming immigrants. As a result, the Madison, WI-based bookstore A Room of One’s Own launched Bookstores Against Borders earlier this month to counteract policies that many...
History

Literary Treasures: Joseph Brodsky Reads His Poetry at the Library of Congress, 1992

Anne Holmes
The following is a guest post by Joyce Hida, a summer intern in the Poetry and Literature Center. It is part of our monthly series, “Literary Treasures,” which highlights audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online collections, including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. By showcasing the...
Cleveland Scene

Meadville, PA-Based Voodoo Brewery to Open Taproom in Cleveland Heights

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click to enlarge Doug Trattner Don Trivisonno (left) and Cathy Zalocki When it opens this fall in Cleveland Heights, Voodoo Brewery will offer a unique twist to the local beer brewing scene. Despite the moniker, the business actually will not brew any beer, but instead will function as a satellite...
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Here’s a Super Well-Adjusted Driver Cursing Out a Cyclist in Detroit-Shoreway

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click to enlarge In video that has now been widely shared on social media, a local cyclist named Tyler captured his interaction with a super well-adjusted and not-at-all-enraged driver on Detroit Ave. in Gordon Square. Tyler had been heading east on a section of Detroit where there is no bike...
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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to Distribute 150 Bicycles to Cleveland Youth

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click to enlarge Courtesy of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Earlier today, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announced that its Youth Education through Sports (YES) program will host its sixth annual Distribution Day for City of Cleveland youth on Friday at Cleveland Metroparks Acacia Reservation. The top 150 scorers from...
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A Fantastical ‘Matilda’ at the Beck Center

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click to enlarge Surrounded by chalkboards decorated with colorful letters and numbers, Matilda is opened by costumed children exaggeratedly singing about their magnificence, all backed by an orchestral cacophony. And that’s only the first song in a show that renounces the mundane and celebrates the fantastical. The cast and creatives...
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History is “Live-Tweeting” Apollo 11 Exactly as it Happened 50 Years Ago

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click to enlarge The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) is “live-tweeting” the events of the NASA Apollo 11 mission to the moon exactly as they transpired 50 years ago. The astronomy team at CMNH followed the NASA mission timeline to precisely recreate history as it unfolded in real time....
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Blank Canvas Re-imagines B-Movie Nostalgia with ‘Toxic Avenger’

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click to enlarge In perhaps Blank Canvas’ best production so far in its current season, the wildly funny and wholeheartedly campy Toxic Avenger has crawled out of the contaminated contents of B-movie bliss and onto Cleveland’s theatre scene. Based on the Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz-helmed flick that rode the...
History

The Best Books About the Apollo Program and Landing on the Moon | Science

Smithsonian
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond While the astronauts flew in space, Mission Control closely monitored from the ground. Coordinating with radio stations in California, Spain and Australia to provide 24-hour communications and telemetry data during the Apollo missions, “Houston”—as the astronauts...
Cleveland Scene

Lord Huron Delivers Psychedelic Revue at the Agora: Concert Review

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click to enlarge Here’s one way of looking at it: Lord Huron does “pop psychedelia” better than other bands that may unexpectedly be considered contemporaries in the scene: MGMT, Tame Impala, Grizzly Bear. This narrative begins with the band’s studio output, which comes complete with a bizarre fictional backstory and...

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