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'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses, Yearning to Breathe Free.' Do We Still Believe It?

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free." So reads The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statute of Liberty -- that beacon of freedom and opportunity for millions of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. But do we believe it anymore?

LeBron James Is Making His Cleveland Ancestors Proud

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2016 | Sports
Megan Smolenyak

Whether LeBron knows it or not, three generations of his family once called Cleveland home. LeBron has classic, Great Migration heritage, and two branches of his family tree made their way from the South to Cleveland.

Rock Stars Black Keys Used Fame to Do What?

Daryl Rowland | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment
Daryl Rowland

There is another benefit, however, that that's proving attractive to some emerging stars: using fame to do some good. It won't get you on the cover of the tabloids, but it can be satisfying and fun.

Why LeBron Wanted to Go Home

Judy Farah | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Judy Farah

There was shock and surprise as Twitter blew up around 12:30 p.m. EDT on Friday as LeBron James announced his much-awaited decision via Sports Illustrated "I'm Coming Home." I was not surprised at all. I totally understood. Where you grew up is part of your soul.

Burger Travel: The Hamburger Festival of Akron, Ohio

The GypsyNesters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Nothing says all-American like a summer food festival in the Heartland, and hamburgers are as American as it gets.

What Ohio Wants

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

I'm not sure what happens in other states, but here, it goes beyond radio and television. At a party last weekend, the tunes on Pandora were interspersed with messages about the importance of somebody's China policy.

LeBron James: Gearing Up For Third Grade

Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

LeBron James is gearing up for third grade. James' annual bike ride through hometown Akron, Ohio -- formerly "King for Kids" -- will be called "Whe...

After Case Over School District Residency, Mother Tells Her Side Of The Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After being convicted of falsifying records so that her children could attend a better school, Kelley Williams-Bolar served nine days in jail and is c...

Rich Budget, Poor Budget

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Now that $250,000 is the official definition of a "rich" family, let's compare budgets. The Washington Post reports that "$250,000 is etched in the m...

LeBron James's Ego: Presumed Missing in Cleveland

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

It's not often that we get to witness a full-color, slow-motion, and entirely self-motivated fall from grace, but over the course of the summer, that's exactly what we've been treated to courtesy of LeBron James.

Keith McVey, Ohio Letter Carrier, Saves Lives While He Delivers Mail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For almost 30 years, Keith McVey has delivered mail in the same neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio. Over the years, he's saved three lives along his postal ...

The Art of the Steal: Betraying Dr. Albert Barnes and Future Generations

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Celebrated among aesthetes, the Barnes Foundation comprises a private collection groaning with manifold treasures among which are found African sculptures, Asian prints and Native American ceramics.

I'm Still Not That Madoff

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
B. Jeffrey Madoff

Some Madoffs decided to change their name rather than put up with the constant questions and accusations that have become a regular feature of having it. I was not going to let Bernard steal my name along with everything else he stole.

Rock-E-Tarian: Chrissie Hynde's Organic Ohio

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Schwab

My mother told me about VegiTERRANEAN and I was immediately on board.

Great Houses of New York: River House, the Best Address, Part II

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Another trip to the fabulous River House overlooking the East River.

Meet the Black Elite!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

That the charity of New York's best events is secondary, even insignificant, in contrast to the stylishness of those in attendance, is a 'dirty secret' that's routinely denied.

The Greatest Generation Takes a Sip of Bourbon

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The significance of every generation will be examined, interpreted and reinterpreted, but in reality, the distinctions between them aren't so clear.