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Show BioHide BioWebsiteI’m a cultural locavore because I think that whatever makes a place unique is usually what’s most interesting and life is too short to be boring. I’ve also been a journalist for most of the last decade, having worked for a daily paper, an alt-weekly and two TV stations, as well as a few magazines.

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Burgers and Brews | Caston & Main Brew Yard

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words by Kelcie Erbse Pulling into the parking lot, I could tell this small, rustic looking building was full of thirsty beer drinkers, and as I walked up to the main entrance, I quickly found out why the party was hopping. This month, Caston & Main Brew Yard ... More »

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Baseball Now! The Dog Days of Summer Baseball

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The Akron Rubber Ducks words by Dave Daly I fell in love with baseball in the summer. Specifically, it was the summer of 2002 and I was leaving a Poison concert. As we made our way to the parking lot the crowd began to chant. It wasn’t “C.C. rocks,” or “Brett ... More »

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Outdoor Gems | Exploring Northeast Ohio

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Springfield Bog Metro Park words and photos by Anthony Boarman From the outside looking in, there is nothing sexy about the Springfield Bog Metro Park. To the untrained eye, it just looks like a bunch of tall, untamed grass. The bog has an easy 1.6 mile trail ... More »

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Pride in the Park: Akron Holds Inaugural Pride Festival

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words by Sierra Allen Although LGBT Pride Month is officially in June, Akron is continuing the celebration with its inaugural Pride Festival. With the support of Mayor Horrigan, corporate sponsors and dedicated committee members, both the LGBTQ community and a... More »

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From Speakeasy to Findeasy: Taking it up a notch with BLU Plate

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words and photos by Lia Pietrolungo After nearly four years of jiving underground, BLU Jazz+ has “taken it up a notch” with the grand opening BLU Plate’s front door on Market Street. “We started out as a speakeasy and we didn’t really mind that people couldn’t... More »

Akron Pizza Task Force: Emidio & Sons Pizza

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words and photos by Kelcie Erbse If you’re looking to get spoiled, go to Emidio & Sons Italian Restaurant. Since business has increased, the family opened a separate location for dining in Cuyahoga Falls, in addition to the on-the-go pizza shop on the corner o... More »

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In the Artist’s Studio with Matt Horak

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ashley Koury When Matt Horak walked into his first Comic-Con at the age of 12, he knew he wanted to pursue art for the rest of his life. He’d spent mostof his childhood reading The Adventures of Tintin and biking to Kenmore Komic... More »

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 The Breath of Immortality: The Life of Inanimate Objects

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A review of The Box Gallery exhibit at Summit Artspace  by Josy Jones   I wanted to name this article “If Your Tinder Profile Says You’re an Avid Reader” or “Do you Creepily People Watch and Create Intricate Life Scenarios for the Strangers Passing by? Then Th... More »