So . . . This Happened: Three Things in Sports (Jan. 19, 2015 Edition)


Our Monday sports round-up features the epic Green Bay collapse in Seattle, New England pasting the not-ready-for-their-closeup-yet Colts, and King James hating on his coach.

So . . . This Happened. Three Things in Sports (Dec. 15, 2014 Edition)

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Our weekly Monday sports round-up features three-time ‘So . . .This Happened’ Featuree Odell Beckham Jr., Johnny Manziel being shown the money (but not how he imagined) in his starting debut, and a wonderful speech by Notre Dame’s women’s basketball coach about activism by athletes – and all of us – in the wake of the death of Eric Garner.

What You Learn When Teaching For America

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Teach for America corp member, Martin Byrne, discovers his true potential with the help of 40 Cleveland students.

Returning an Adopted Child: A True Story

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An Ohio family “returned” their adopted son after nine years. Brent Almond takes issue with that.

LeBron James is Walkin’ the Walk

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Liam Day explains why so many NBA fans just can’t help but hate the Miami Heat’s superstar.

A Reel Education: What My Father Taught Me at the Movies

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I’ve learned the most from my dad when we’re sitting in the dark with our mouths closed, my head on his shoulder as the opening credits flicker into place.

Ghettotainment: Charles Ramsey and the Rise of Racial Tourism

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Nico Lang wonders if the real reason we’re interested in Charles Ramsey is not because he’s a hero, but rather because he confirms our stereotype of the “hilarious Black neighbor.”

Cleveland Officers Recount Finding Missing Women (Video)

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Amanda Berry, a woman missing for 10 years, and two other women were rescued on May 6 by Cleveland officers; watch their emotional recounting of the rescue.

The Nature of the Nectar

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Do men find their first drink more memorable than women?

Rove Hack: The Anonymous Conspiracy

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Did hacker group Anonymous foil Karl Rove’s evil election-stealing plan? Greg Olear offers evidence that this conspiracy theory may be true.

How to Pretend You’re from Cleveland


Interested in mingling inconspicuously with the natives from the Mistake by the Lake? Bridget Callahan’s got some can’t-miss tips for you.

Why You Are Wrong to Hate Lebron

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Critics say he’s not tough enough. Clevelanders hate him because he left. They’re wrong.

Race, Discipline, and My Two Biracial Sons


As new data appears about the disparity of discipline based upon race and gender, Cornelius Walker wonders how the perception of race will affect his two sons.

Where Are All The Asian-American Rockers?

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Jamie Reidy wonders if there is as much racial prejudice within Rock & Roll as there is in basketball.

Reporting, Rape Culture, and Race: In the Media, Men Are Slaves to Their Own Sexuality


The report of an 11-year-old gang-rape victim churns up issues of men’s portrayal in the media.

The 10 at 10: December 2

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Joe Biden screws up, LeBron returns to Cleveland, and FIFA falls on its face: the 10 at 10.