On superstar athletes, team owners, and the economics of sports in the community.
Midwestern novels used to bring some news from the territory -- today midwest lit is a nostalgic thing.
On a sunny summer afternoon, the City of Cleveland buzzes with a frenetic energy you can only observe from the waterfront, where the Cuyahoga meets the Great Lake.
A reflective slideshow highlighting the different faces of downtown Cleveland.
Smoking marijuana is a bigger problem than domestic violence in the eyes of the NFL. Should we even be surprised?
Better parenting through salamanders, dragonflies and spiders.
The hidden art of Cleveland's neon signage, captured by our friends at Cleveland SGS.
Thousands flock to a marsh outside Toledo for a glimpse of tiny birds making a three-thousand-mile commute.
After decades of tiptoeing around Chief Wahoo fans, The Plain Dealer finally endorses a phasing out of the controversial Cleveland Indians' mascot. What do the Wahoo-ligans think?
Thoughts on Gilbert’s giant black slash through Cleveland’s grandest monument to democracy and justice.
Public spending on facilities is a given in modern sports but it's not good for anyone to have the public pay all the freight for teams, particularly spending for pricey new scoreboards meant to earn more advertising dollars.
Among works about the lower rungs of the middle class, Stewart O’Nan’s novels stand out.