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As Opioid Overdose Deaths Decline, An Old, Deadly Drug Crisis Comes Back With a Vengeance in Cleveland | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge Brad wears sandals even though it’s the coldest day of December. He and a few friends greet me at a gas station in East Cleveland. I follow them as they cross the street, squeeze through a tight alleyway, and maneuver through a backyard zoo of mutilated grills......
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Vietnam Pic ‘The Last Full Measure’ Assembles Aging Stars | Film Features | Cleveland

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Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Winter Soldier) stars as an ambitious Department of Defense staffer tasked with gathering combat testimony from Vietnam for a posthumous Medal of Honor request in The Last Full Measure, a VFW tearjerker that opens Friday at select area theaters. Directed by Todd Robinson (Phantom), the film......
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At Zhug, Chef Doug Katz Charts a Middle Eastern Adventure You Shouldn’t Miss | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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For most eastsiders, the drive up Cedar Hill into Cleveland Heights is so routine that few sights manage even to register. But lately, commuters have begun to observe thick knots of people milling about on the sidewalk, peculiar given the outdoor temps. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that these......
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Band of the Week: Uptight Sugar | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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Meet the Band: Dave Hamilton (lead vocals, keyboards), Matt Vance (lead guitar, vocals), Mike Murray (keyboards, guitars, vocals), Adam Christian (bass), Dan Jankowski (drums, percussion) EVOLVING INTO AN ORIGINAL ACT: Singer-guitarist Mike Murray and singer-keyboardist Dave Hamilton started the band as an outlet to play the type of music they......
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Savage Love: The Long Game | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I’m a 30-year-old bi male. I’ve been with my wife for five years, married nine months. A month into our relationship, I let her know that watching partners with other men has always been something I wanted and that sharing this had caused all my previous relationships to collapse. Her......
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Cleveland’s Legislative Body Needs to Change, But Tony George’s Punitive Proposal to Cut Council in Half Would be Disastrous | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge Photo Design by Steve Miluch On May 12, 2017, Cleveland City Council’s utilities committee met at city hall for a routine hearing on new legislation. Committee hearings are where the meatiest work of city council gets done. It’s where city agencies request and defend expenditures and where......
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Salted Dough Delivers Dynamite Pies and Non-Red-Sauce-Italian Fare | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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As large as the Texas-size tabletop happened to be, it was nearly obscured from view by the trio of pizza pans that descended like spaceships from above. Everything’s bigger at Salted Dough and though they’re billed as 18-inchers, the massive pies slicing through the air at this Broadview Heights restaurant......
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Band of the Week: C-Level | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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Meet the Band: Dave Deitke (guitar, vocals), Coda Crose (bass), Pat Boland (drums) AN OPEN MIC NIGHT THING: Deitke started playing open mic nights when he was still in high school. “My dad would take me to open mic nights all over town,” he says. “I would learn from the......
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‘Dolittle’ Captures the Charm of Its Source Material | Film Features | Cleveland

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Shortly after British author Hugh Lofting published The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920, adaptations for radio and film followed. They never stopped. An animated series came out in the ’70s, a stage musical made its debut in 1998 and Eddie Murphy starred in a comedy released that same year. Now,......
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14 Things to Know About the Cleveland Music Scene in 2020 | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge Photo Illustration by Steve Miluch A new year means new music and 2020 is shaping up to be a good one for the local music scene, which continues to thrive. As a result, the new year promises to bring with it music festivals such as the Inkcarceration......
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Van Aken’s Sawyer’s is Both a ‘Greatest Hits’ Outlet and Live-Fire Evolution for Its Eponymous Chef | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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Over the past 15 years, I’ve paid to eat Jonathon Sawyer’s cooking at Lolita in Tremont, Parea in New York City, Bar Cento in Ohio City, Greenhouse Tavern on East Fourth Street, Noodlecat downtown and in Westlake, Trentina in University Circle and, most recently, Sawyer’s at Van Aken District. If......
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Band of the Week: Small Wood House | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND: Chris Corsi (guitar, vocals), Emma Shepard (keyboards, vocals), Matt Schleckman (drums), John Corsi (bass) A DREAM-POP THING: This local indie dream-pop group formed when members met in Kent where they all worked at a coffee shop. “It snowballed from there,” says Chris Corsi. Band members count atmospheric......
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Savage Love: Quickies on Quickies | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I have a question about porn, and I can’t think who else I can ask that will give me an intelligent, educated answer. In modern porn, anal on women is gaining popularity. I’m a fan of anal with my boyfriend. However, in porn, it seems like the gaping asshole is......
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‘1917’ is a Towering Work of War Cinema | Film Features | Cleveland

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Saving Private Ryan, Patton, Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Dunkirk, Schindler’s List and The Bridge on the River Kwai all have more than one thing in common. Not only are they all acclaimed war films — many of them Oscar nominees and Best Picture winners......
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The 2020 Comics Issue | Features | Cleveland

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Welcome to the 2020 Comics Issue, curated by Sequoia Bostick, with cover design by Sequoia Bostick and comics by Duncan Barton, Amalia DeGirolamo, Lindsey Bryan, Brian Gleine, Shari Ross and Tim Switalski. (Click on each comic to enlarge.) click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge......
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Savage Love: Bottoming Out | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I’m a 29-year-old gay man living in California. Why are most tops such assholes? I have had plenty of sexual partners ranging in age, ethnicity, and expressed sexual orientation. But what unites them all is a general callousness toward bottoms or even a delight in the knowledge that it is......
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Band of the Week: The Dead South | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND: Nate Hilts (guitar, vocals), Scott Pringle (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Danny Kenyon (cello), Colton Crawford (banjo) BLUEGRASS-ISH: Hilts grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, listening to his parents’ music. “I listened to Neil Young and Meatloaf and Neil Diamond,” he says. “When I got out on my own, it was......
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North Collinwood’s Newly Opened PhotoCentric Gallery Shines the Spotlight on Local Art Photographers | Arts Lead | Cleveland

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In photographer Michael Loderstedt’s view, painting is not the only art medium where the Bob Ross-coined term “happy accidents” applies. “People don’t realize there are a lot of happy accidents in photography,” Loderstedt says. “We get a lot of gifts from just doing it and thinking about different ways to......
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Band of the Week: Scarface | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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Meet the Band: Scarface (vocals, production) GETTING A ‘GRIP:’ Rapper Scarface (nee Brad Jordan and fka DJ Akshen) cut his teeth as a member of the seminal rap group, Geto Boys, back in 1989 on their album Grip It! On That Other Level. He quickly became the breakout star of......

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