Pardon our dust

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The Heights Observer blog site is under construction. As with everything at the Observer, it’s being done on a volunteer, part-time basis. We’re doing our best to keep it functional while we fiddle. And the end result should be a site of locally oriented blogs that is more interesting, easier to navigate and more visual. […]

The Summer Swing: The rewards of interning small

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FutureHeights intern Simone Jasper writes about her experience working on the Heights Observer: By Simone Jasper This summer, I have another opportunity to intern at The Heights Observer, a community-based newspaper that serves two Cleveland, Ohio, suburbs. I first interned at the newspaper for my high school senior project, and I returned this summer because the […]

CIFF 37: Movie about Movies

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Oh boy, do I love movies about making movies! Casting By, a documentary about the unsung heroes—casting directors—who suggest and promote actors to directors, was an absolute treat. Marion Dougherty, the star of this documentary, began her career casting talent for Kraft Television Theatre. Around the same time, “method” acting was gaining popularity while the […]

Trying to get the details right in print – but not always succeeding

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It’s the little things that make writers, editors and columnists crazy – like when a small change in punctuation or wording makes a big change in the meaning of what the writer is trying to say. In the May edition of my monthly Heights Observer column , I wrote about our policy for accepting advertisements. […]