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The Oberlin Review

Baseball Revitalizes Cleveland

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

For 52 years, Cleveland sports fans have agonized over the “Cleveland sports curse,” the city’s inexplicable inability to win a championship in any professional sport. From 1964 to 2016, Cleveland’s baseball, basketball and football teams had never reigned supreme in their respective leagues....

Alumnus’ Cleveland Music Organization Achieves Nonprofit Status

Lillian White

September 11, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The IRS recently granted nonprofit status to The Syndicate for the New Arts, an organization devoted to transforming the way contemporary music gets presented and experienced in Cleveland and throughout the Rust Belt. Founded by Joshua Rosner, OC ’14, the nonprofit builds connections in the Cleveland...

The Epicurean: The Greenhouse Tavern Jewel of Cleveland Culinary Scene

Matt Segall, Columnist

February 27, 2015


Filed under ARTS

I can often be heard saying, “The Greenhouse Tavern is the best restaurant I’ve ever been to,” and I’m not a liar. Local hero Jonathan Sawyer’s flagship establishment tops many locals lists, and after many visits, it remains on the top of mine too. Yes, its food is some of the best I’ve had....

Devoted Crowd Flocks to Mick Jenkins’s Raucous Underground Concert

Jake Frankenfield

February 13, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Music

Content warning: This article contains a racial slur printed in full. The word is part of an artist’s stage name. Mick Jenkins’ most recent record, the widely acclaimed The Waters, is known for its submerged, atmospheric production and intricate wordplay. Hailed as one of the best mixtapes of ...

The Epicurean: L’Albatros Lives Up to Hype

The Epicurean: L’Albatros Lives Up to Hype

Matt Segall, Columnist

September 26, 2014


Filed under ARTS, Features

This is the second in a biweekly column highlighting our local culinary scene. Restaurant reviews, research, interviews, recipes and more will all come together in order to identify what makes the Cleveland experience unique. Zack Bruell is not an attention-monger. You will not find him competing on “Ir...

The Epicurean: Setting Cleveland’s Culinary Stage

Matt Segall, Columnist

September 12, 2014


Filed under ARTS

This is the first in a biweekly column highlighting our local culinary scene. Restaurant reviews, research, interviews, recipes and more will all come together in order to identify what makes the Cleveland experience unique. Many have heard of Cleveland’s West Side Market, the much-hyped European...

Editorial: Obama Joins Debate Over Washington Redskins Name

Rose Stoloff, Sports Editor

October 11, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The Washington Redskins’s name has been contested for decades, and on Saturday, one new voice joined the debate: President Barack Obama. “If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history –– that was offending a sizable group of...

Cleveland Sports History Riddled With Letdowns

Rose Stoloff, Sports Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

In the last 15 years, Cleveland’s major sports teams have been blessed with a great number of high draft picks. Many of these top picks have brought more than just talent and potential to their teams; they’ve brought hope, excitement and the prospect of better times to a financially depressed city. ...

West Side Market Reopens After Fire

Matan Zeimer

February 22, 2013


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

When you step into the main building of the West Side Market, which houses close to 80 vendors, you step into one of Cleveland’s main cultural centers. Warmly colored tiles cover every part of the indoor market. The stalls are close to 15 feet tall, but the market’s ceiling arches way above them....

Iconic West Side Market Reopens After Fire

Matan Zeimer

February 15, 2013


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

This first part of a two-part series takes a look at the produce section of the West Side Market. Next week, part two will take readers inside the main market space at the start of business hours. On the northwest corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue in the neighborhood of Ohio City sits a l...

Cleveland Gambles on Casino to Boost Local Economy

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2012


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

The signs on the front doors of the Horseshoe Cleveland provide a friendly reminder to visitors: “No Smoking, No Weapons.” Inside, the casino floor is crowded with security officers making their rounds and waitresses in black miniskirts and gold corsets taking drink orders on iPads. A couple shares...

Occupy Cleveland Inspires Despite Small Crowd

Occupy Cleveland Inspires Despite Small Crowd

Sam Jewler, OC '10

October 14, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Some 150 people, including at least a dozen Oberlin students, gathered in downtown Cleveland’s Willard Park last Saturday to hold one of Occupy Cleveland’s first general assemblies since the group's formation two days earlier. A series of speakers urged attendees to form outreach groups and involve...

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