The Great Lake's Massive Ice Cap Could Bring a Cooler Summer

The expanding sheet could set a modern record for coverage.


Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.


The Midwest Is Running Dangerously Low on Propane

And prices are up 50 percent since last week.

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The Cleveland Public Library Found a Lost First Edition Copy of 'A Christmas Carol'

It's one of only 6,000 copies printed.


This Rap Video Explains Why Cleveland Is Awesome ... in Chinese

Key attractions? A "perfect" environment and the 2014 Gay Games. 

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A Look Back at Cleveland's Most Traumatizing Sports Memory

Before the LeBron debacle, there was Art Modell's press conference on November 6, 1995.

Aaron Cassara

The Passion of Young Cleveland

"I absolutely love Cleveland … and I want to make sure I’m doing my part to make it better."


Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.

Courtesy of Howard Hanna

Saved From Demolition: The Cleveland House Where Langston Hughes Became a Writer

A teenaged Hughes rented an attic room, where he cooked himself hot dogs and rice and wrote for his high school literary magazine.


The Surprising Key to Making Transit-Oriented Development Work

Turns out quality matters less than government support.


Ariel Castro and the Reality of Suicide Behind Bars

He had the perfect profile for a prisoner suicide. 

Richey Piiparinen

A New Magazine Takes on Old Rust Belt Stereotypes

Belt wants to move beyond sad stories of deindustrialized America, written by and for outsiders.

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If You Build It, They Will Come: How Cleveland Lured Young Professionals Downtown

It's easy, really: create places people want to be.

Mark Byrnes

Baseball's Oddest Season

A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.


Where You Don't Have to Feel Bad If You're a 40-Year-Old Renter

Even with a family.


In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.


We May Never Know For Sure Whether Ariel Castro's Neighbors Made Earlier 911 Calls

Cleveland police have released departmental records to try to prove they didn't, despite disturbing statements to the media.


The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.