Robin Lofstrom

664 Flips | 7 Magazines | 197 Likes | 23 Following | 30 Followers | @clevelandette | Seattlelite by day, but Clevelandette for life. Writer, editor, mother, and social media champion.

Trump tariff backlash causes panic in rural America as mega jobs losses appear on the horizon

Campaign Action<p>Donald Trump shocked economists and many inside his own administration when he ignored his economic advisors and went with a …

North Korea 'uses Berlin embassy to get missile parts'

<b>North Korea has been acquiring technology for its nuclear and weapons programmes through its Berlin embassy, Germany's head of intelligence says.</b><p>Hans-Georg Maassen told NDR TV that many of these activities had been thwarted, but not all were detected.<p>He did not say what type of technology was …

North Korea

The New York Times Says 'Cleveland Orchestra May (Quietly) Be America's Best'

Today, the <i>New York Times</i> nearly admitted the Cleveland Orchestra is the best in the country.<br>In an article titled "At 100, the Cleveland Orchestra May …

The Arts

A Splendid Setting, and Good Food Too, at Tinkers Creek Tavern

Set close against a rural, tree-lined road, and just at the border between Walton Hills and Valley View, Tinkers Creek Tavern is a casual watering …

Dining Rooms

Downtown Cleveland - You Are Here

How Cleveland Hopkins International Airport scored two routes to Iceland in one week

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Two weeks ago, executives from Iceland-based Wow Air came to town to finalize their plans to bring long-sought nonstop European …

What colleges and majors lead to a well-paying job? See how Ohio schools rank

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Want a well-paying job?<p>PayScale's annual College Salary Report provides some guidance to those choosing colleges and …

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park<p>Designated a National Park in 2000, the Cuyahoga Valley is a protected area between the urban locations of Akron …

Best trails to see Cuyahoga NP’s wonders

Among the best ways to see Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s top sights is via a day hike. Just four short trails will allow you to enjoy each of the …

Blue Hen Falls

Narrow Crevice

Cleveland offshore wind farm project awarded $40 million DOE grant

Could the Rust Belt turn into the Wind Belt? The Great Lakes represent 20 percent of the United States’ total offshore wind energy capacity, but not …

Startup Scaleup brings in Silicon Valley execs for networking event

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Now in its third year, Startup Scaleup is pulling in Silicon Valley executives who want to see Cleveland's entrepreneurial spirit …

The influx of jobs and specialized talent further fuels downtown Cleveland’s growth - Columbus - Columbus Business First

No one can argue that 2016 was a banner year for downtown Cleveland. With the national spotlight from the Republican National Convention, the …

Why I am Moving to Cleveland — Corey Snipes

My wife and I are planning a family move in 2018, relocating from Denver to Cleveland. There’s no one thing that’s pushing or pulling us, really. …

The True Story Behind the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Is Way More Disturbing Than the Movie

Tobe Hooper's 1974 film <b>The Texas Chain Saw Massacre</b> is one of cinema's OG horror classics and a must see for any scary movie aficionado. Given how stomach-churning a lot of the scenes in the gory slasher can be, it's hard to imagine that the film's story has any root in reality. Unfortunately, like …

The "Survivor" Contestant Who Outed His Co-Star As Trans Knows It Was "Horrible"

"I wish that there's something I could do to make it right," Jeff Varner told BuzzFeed News.<p>On Wednesday night's episode of <i>Survivor: Game Changers</i>, contestant Jeff Varner outed Zeke Smith as transgender as he attempted to prevent his own elimination. "There is deception here. Deceptions on levels," …

LGBTQI

Michael Symon Won't Let Donald Trump Into His Restaurants During RNC

click to enlarge<p>If presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump plans on eating local when he’s in Cleveland for the Republican National …

Donald Trump

Chef Jonathon Sawyer's Guide to Eating in Cleveland

Chef and restaurateur <b>Jonathon Sawyer</b> operates six diverse restaurants in Cleveland, including Noodlecat, a noodle house, and soon-to-open Trentina, which is focused on food from the Trentino region of Italy. His flagship restaurant, The Greenhouse Tavern, was named one of <i>Bon Appetit's</i> best new …

Cleveland’s Thinkbox Is a Big Bet on University Makerspaces

Case Western Reserve University showcased its seven-story, 50,000 sq. ft $35 million makerspace called think[box] at its own “Thinkapalooza” earlier this week, as part of an Innovation Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. Think[box] is available to students and faculty but it is also open to the public for …

High School

The 23 Things You Should Eat in Cleveland Before You Die

Like it or not, we can’t live forever. And that’s a shame given the sheer volume of noteworthy dishes served up at Cleveland restaurants new and old. …

Forthcoming Ohio City Music Settlement to attract more than 200 students

The otherwise unremarkable corner of Detroit Avenue and West 25th Street is on the verge of a rebirth that will include hundreds of students, the …

Urban Design

Massive Ohio City Brickhaus Towers Project Looks Futuristic AF

click to enlarge<p>Though details are still scarce and plans have yet to be finalized, artist renderings of Andrew Brickman's "Brickhaus Towers" project …

Jam Sessions

Five reasons Cleveland's music revolution continues to roar today<p><i>Annie Zaleski</i><p>Whether you’re stocking up on vinyl records, looking to see the next …

A Revitalized Cleveland Is Ready for Its Close-Up

CLEVELAND — Just before the Republican National Convention begins, this city is making good this week on its longtime plan to renovate a 10-acre public green space, following a trend in major American cities to link park construction with economic redevelopment goals.<p>On Thursday, Cleveland will …

Urban Design

Everyone In Cleveland Plus Their Brother Showed Up For The Cavaliers Championship Parade

For many fans, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Basketball

The People of Cleveland Are Finally Champions

After more than 50 years of losing, LeBron James finally made us winners. So it was only right that we honor him and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a parade fit for a King.<p>At 9 AM on Wednesday morning, I was standing on the corner of Lakeside and East 9th Street in Downtown Cleveland, entangled in a …

Finally, a Payoff to the Heart-Wrenching, Anxious, Glorious Life of Being a Cleveland Sports Fan

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 6, the plan was to write an article reflecting on Game 7 as a displaced East Coast Cleveland fan.<p>I wrote an …

Basketball