There's a new Cleveland Ballet in town, the moniker's third iteration. Most Clevelanders probably only remember the Cleveland Ballet that jetted off to San Jose full time in 2000 after its finances crumbled.
It's supposed to be the American dream: If you wanted to get a well-paying job, you'd have to go to college, and to go to college, you'd probably have to take out a student loan. And so it was that millions of fresh-out-of-high-school, college-bound students signed on the dotted line with hopes for a brighter future.
From someone who watches you sleep, or at least your brain activity while you slumber, to a dominatrix who fulfills a wide range of humiliation and BDSM fantasies for clients, this year's People Issue is all about what happens after the sun sets in Cleveland. Long after most of us have retired to the couch for the evening or even hit the hay, these folks are just beginning their day.
Happy hour, when it comes down to it, is really an excuse. An excuse to make a pitstop for a moment of solitude, a heartbeat of sudsy relief between the office where no one knows what they're doing and a home life where you have no idea what you're doing.
From music in Motown to arts and beer in the Queen City, from a game in one of baseball's great temples to one of the largest strips of bars in the country, it's high time to pack the car and get the hell out of town for a weekend. Sure, you might be right with us, drooling over Instagram shots from pals who've recently jetted to Europe or the Caribbean.