Articles by Alex Egan

Rock Hall welcomes 12 inductees into its ranks

w outside the south right here in Cleveland.  The Plain Dealer’s Jane Scott became the first ever established rock journalist in 1962.  Established artists such as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Nine Inch Nails, Macy Gray, The Black Keys, and Marilyn Manson all got their start right here in Cleveland.  In fact, the term “rock ’n’ roll” was…

Fashion favorites for the beach

With just a short week until the end of the school year to go, it’s time to start packing up the rain boots and North Faces and pulling out the flip flops and beachwear. Whether you’re jetting away to a beach in Hawaii, driving up to the Cleveland shore or just lounging by your community…

Cleveland Film Festival hits closer to home

In 1977, Jonathan Forman’s love for film prompted him to scrape together enough cash to buy the fading Cedar Lee Theater. He thought that maybe if he showed the right films, he could make Cleveland Heights a movie hotspot. Step 1: Make an event out of it. By showing a mere eight films from seven…

Turn ‘Black Friday’ into a less hectic shopping day

Thanksgiving will be here in about a week, which means holiday shopping season is just about here. If you cringe at the thought of Black Friday and/or crowded malls, there may be some solutions for you. As many people have probably figured out by now, online shopping becomes more and more popular every year. There…

How to transition from winter to spring fashion

It’s springtime in Cleveland.  It’s cold out, then it’s hot out, then it’s cold out, then it’s hot out.  And then it’s warm out, but still kind of cold. Now, I may be the only one, but the only sensible question I ever feel the need to ask myself  about this little temperature yo-yo is…

‘Shop it to Me’ makes shopping simple

Calling all bargain shoppers … you may have just found your mothership.    Starting now, a little Web site by the name of ‘ShopittoMe.com’ will probably become your new best friend.  Become a member on this Web site (for free), and you’ll never have to hunt for bargains again.   All you do is log on, select…

‘Gossip’s’ Lively launches a trend

Blake Lively seems to be all the rage right now. She’s famous, beautiful, stylish and has a pair of legs that seem to extend for miles.    However, the one thing this Gossip Girl has that nearly every girl seems to want is her gorgeous, golden hair.  Comparably popular to “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle, known…