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Sushi On the Roll on a Friday

Not exactly on the beaten path for anyone east of I-77N, Sushi On the Roll in Medina is an out of the way destination for a great sushi experience. Read more

May 7, 2012 3:55 PM Flavor Blog

Spring Fabulous Food Show This Weekend

The IX Center will be hosting the Spring Fabulous Food Show this weekend. With everything from guest celebrity chefs to a grilling pavilion and an ice cream shop, there's no end to the foodtastic fun! Read more

Apr 25, 2012 2:56 PM (330) Area Blog

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Another amazing year of the Cleveland Interantional Film Festival now lies behinds us. But it was a stellar performance by the CIFF team and all of the guest filmmakers, actors and producers! And YOU the moviegoers! Read more

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36th CIFF - Buddha Mountain

A nicely woven tapestry of Asian cinema that was refreshing, beautiful, and heart-warming. Read more

Apr 2, 2012 3:26 PM (330) Area Blog

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36th CIFF - Cracks in the Shell

This year the 36th Cleveland International Film raised the bar in more ways than one and moviegoers have risen to and exceeded expectation. Also, Cracks in the Shell was astounding. Read more

Mar 29, 2012 11:10 PM (330) Area Blog

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36th CIFF - Day 7 a solid showing

Today's viewings were largely contemplative and sometimes dark but always quality. The CIFF staff continue to put on a stellar performance. Read more

Mar 29, 2012 1:58 AM (330) Area Blog

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36th CIFF - Shorts Program 3

A healthy helping of contemplative shorts covering a full ranges of love/hate imagery - mostly solemn, seldom funny. Included were "Incident in New Baghdad and the comic "diK" Read more

Mar 28, 2012 1:05 PM (330) Area Blog

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36th CIFF - Dreileben trilogy

The Dreileben trilogy is leaving some big shoes to fill for the remainder of the 36th CIFF ... and for any film series' at future CIFFs Read more

Mar 27, 2012 10:32 AM (330) Area Blog

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36th CIFF - Tyrannosaur and a few more

It's easy to get carried away at this years film fest! It was a great day to sit and watch cinema in the city of Cleveland - and also to enjoy some local brew haunts between flicks. Get $2 off your tix by using the code AKRNLFE Read more

Mar 25, 2012 12:05 PM (330) Area Blog

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CIFF Countdown - 1.5 days to go...

Opening Night Festivities begin Thursday at 7 p.m. with the film Nesting, directed by John Chuldenko, and continue with the Opening Night Gala afterwards. Read more

Mar 21, 2012 4:28 PM (330) Area Blog

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3 days until lift-off at the 36th Cleveland International Film Festival. Here's some film suggestions to keep in mind as the day draws nigh. Read more

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International BeerFest Rocked Cleveland

This past weekends Beer Fest was a fabulous display of quality brew from across the globe. However, Ohio breweries Hoppin' Frog and The Brew Kettle really stole the show... Read more

May 19, 2011 1:19 PM (330) Area Blog 1 Comments

Beer Yourself at the International Beer Fest This Weekend

Over 200 brewers from around the world will be showcasing and sampling roughly 800 beers May 13th & 14th at the International Beer Festival at the IX Center. And before you ask — yes, you can taste the merchandise. Read more

May 11, 2011 12:33 PM (330) Area Blog 1 Comments

One For The Books: 35th Cleveland Film Fest Roundup

The 35th Cleveland International Film Festival has come to close. It was a year marked by record attendance and a host of fantabulously crafted cinema, including the akronlife sponsored "If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle," which won in its category! Read more

Apr 8, 2011 4:53 PM (330) Area Blog

Into Eternity and These Amazing Shadows at CIFF

These two films were both extraordinary in their own rights, but together make up an interesting dialog about permanence, memory, and the progress of mankind. A huge thanks to Bill Guentzler for bringing these films to the Cleveland Film Festival Read more

Apr 8, 2011 1:52 PM (330) Area Blog 1 Comments

CIFF Day 8 - Kawasaki's Rose and Steam of Life

The thunder of the day belongs to two films of great beauty and thoughtful execution. Read more

Apr 1, 2011 12:03 AM (330) Area Blog

2030 - Revolt of the Young at Cleveland Film Fest

Least favorite film of the festival. Read more

Mar 30, 2011 8:15 PM (330) Area Blog

5 Films to see Before the Film Festival Ends

Here are some suggestions for films you should try to catch before the end of the Cleveland International Film Festival. Read more

Mar 30, 2011 11:39 AM (330) Area Blog

Uncle Boonmee at the Cleveland International Film Festival

A film defying classification, it leaves you speechless, clueless and wanting more! A must see for the lovers of enigmatic cinema. Read more

Mar 30, 2011 12:36 AM (330) Area Blog


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Graffiti and signature tags are only a small part of the evolving set of urban street art forms. Though still a subject of controversy, street artists are slowly gaining acceptance Read more

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