Once considered the “mistake by the lake,” Cleveland is getting the last laugh. After a banner year in 2016 — playing host to the Republican National Convention and winning an NBA championship — the city is beaming with pride, and residents are eager to get the word out about everything the “CLE” has to offer.

While it may be rocking a major confidence boost, Cleveland is still a work in progress. I visited the once booming steel town for our Yahoo News series “Cities Rising: Rebuilding America.” I stopped by the Cleveland Clinic, interviewed Matthew McConaughey about his new film and his work with Cleveland’s John Adams High school, and more!