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Weighing the future of the west side market

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Culture and history

The Burning River at 50: A look back at the twisting history of the Cuyahoga

Cleveland International Film Festival to move to Playhouse Square, leave Tower City in 2021

100 Years of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Parma’s pierogi queen Lidia Trempe makes ethnic pride, babushkas and paczki cool again

Guarino’s restaurant: Little Italy classic going strong at 100

Cleveland’s unique IngenuityFest brings Dreamscapes to life in St. Clair Superior

End of an era: Cleveland’s beloved Sausage Shoppe to close after 80 years


House of Wills: Long abandoned Cleveland funeral home with fascinating past gets new life

Cleveland Athletic Club history attracts new generation to Athlon luxury apartments

Netflix’s ‘The Devil Next Door:’ Exploring whether John Demjanjuk was Nazi guard Ivan the Terrible

Forgotten Generation X slackers no more, showing boomers and millennials how to deal when ‘Reality Bites’

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the era of change: A look at the summer of ’69

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Doug Katz’s stellar Middle Eastern Zhug serves up a rich culinary journey

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arts and entertainment


‘Rust’: Cleveland steelworker-turned-professor Eliese Goldbach’s gritty, moving memoir attracts national attention


Is Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ a turning point for the way we watch movies?


Great Lakes Theater’s magnificent “Macbeth”: Traditional, inspired, relevant (review)


‘Anastasia’ Broadway musical visits Playhouse Square, bringing lost princess and Old World romance to life


Quentin Tarantino’s brilliant, audacious “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” brings 1969 to vivid life (review)

Historic Foundry in Cleveland Flats finds new life

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Shondor birns: A Mobster with flair

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The twists and turns of a colorado ski vacation

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The kids have been training for this: teens and social distancing

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