Arts & Entertainment

‘Tis the Season for Movies

Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially the holiday movie season. A time where Oscar hopefuls and Christmas movies take over the local multiplexes, this year there are almost as many sequels being released as in the summertime. But amidst the predictable holiday fare, there are a few that are standing out as must-see movies.…

Cleveland goes under the sea

Cleveland’s new catch has the community buzzing. The historic Powerhouse building on the West Bank of the Flats in downtown Cleveland went through a $33 million transformation to become the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Originally set to open this month, the date has now been pushed back to December. “We made design improvements, especially around the…

Meet Cosmopolitan’s Ohio bachelor

Every year Cosmopolitan magazine holds its “Cosmo Bachelor of the Year” contest. In its November issue, the magazine features one bachelor from each of the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and one takes the title of Cosmo “Bachelor of the Year” and a $10,000 prize. Last year, the winner was Cleveland and JCU alum Ryan…

Blink-182’s new album fails

It’s been 11 years since Blink-182 exploded onto the music scene asking the question, “What’s my age again?” With their latest LP, titled “Neighborhoods,” the answer to that question is, “kind of old.” “Neighborhoods” is a pretty big deal. It’s the pop-punk trio’s first album in eight years, and the expectations have been mounting since…

A ‘Beautiful’ blast from the past

If you don’t know why Paul Simon releasing a new album is important, keep reading, but scold yourself later. If you don’t know why Paul Simon releasing a new album that is as relevant and powerful as anything he has ever done is significant, stop reading: I don’t have enough words left to appropriately admonish…

Wes Craven makes audiences ‘Scream’ again

Any sequel worth its salt must prove itself by changing the game rather than regurgitating the same old mantra. As rare as it is for any sequel to succeed in this regard, it is even more rare for a fourth film – which is why it seems like most franchises are rebooted before they get…

‘Win, Win’ a must see

There are few movies I see that I would be willing to pay money to see again. “Win, Win” from writer/director Thomas McCarthy, is one movie I would happily pay $10 to see again. The film manages to be both a heart-warming drama and a laugh-out-loud funny comedy simultaneously. “Win, Win” centers around Mike Flaherty…

New NFL clothing goes ‘baby’

In recent years, the term “going green” is a verb that has taken action in many aspects of life. Now it includes eco-friendly athletic clothing for babies. Fullback Ovie Mughelli of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons’ recently partnered with Origany, an organic clothing line that specializes in making clothes for babies and toddlers. “The Ovie Mughelli…

Melt expands, looks to future

Success stories in Cleveland have been far and few between in the past few decades. Many young people who would normally help regenerate the region have taken their talents elsewhere. Too often, the allure of bright lights and big cities has left the North Coast in a constant rebuilding mode. The old saying goes that…