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Noor Hindi

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The Black Box | The Pitter Patter of an Arts Renaissance

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words by Josy Jones; photos by Eartha L. Goodwin Those trying to organize children and teenagers tend to carry a certain aura. You can see it wafting off them as they run here and there trying to make sure everything is just right. Their urgency helps ensure t... More »

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NEOMFA Student Spotlight | Bill Soldan

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Dark Stories with Grit by Claude Christensen Two boys loot the still-warm corpses of two unlucky private airplane pilots. A recovering alcoholic struggles with making the right choice, over and over. A story about a disturbed addict with a penchant for self-mu... More »

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Seá’s Night | A New Akron Tradition

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  Professional Theater for the Special Needs Community words and photos by Gray Giaconia The lights dim in the intimate black box theater that is home to None Too Fragile Theater. The actors walk on stage for the first of the day’s two shows, which are the fin... More »

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Super No Bueno | Columbus (2017)

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Director: Kogonada. Stars: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin. Runtime: 104 minutes   by Ted Zep, supernobueno.wordpress.com Often referred to as the “Athens of the Prairie,” Columbus, IN is home to some of the most beautiful architecture... More »

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Standing Room | September 2017

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Six Akron Bands We Think You Should Know by Floco Torres Flames OhGod At the surface, Hip-Hop seems to be non-existent in Akron, but when you dig deeper you may find some artists holding it down for the Rubber City. Enter Flames OhGod who has been on the scene... More »

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Akron Pizza Task Force | Kip’s Pizza and Chicken

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by Gray Giaconia This month, I stopped by Kip’s Pizza and Chicken, a small family-owned business at 1309 Brown St, to pick up a pizza and see if it held up to the Akron Pizza Task Force standards. Kip’s operates out of a small building with a faded Ohio State ... More »

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Front of the House, Back of the House | Valley Cafe

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Jenny Armocida & Justin Jones @ Valley Cafe   Front of the House Name: Jenny Armocida Occupation:  Manager, Lead Server Neighborhood: West Akron   Are you on Facebook? If so are you an addict or just a monthly glancer? I’m on Facebook and I would say it is a d... More »

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Mac Love: Fueling Akron Expression

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  Akron Neighborhoods Creatively Express Community Identity by Claude Christensen   Akron burns with creative expression and its unique history glimmers into the 21st century. Every Akron neighborhood has something to offer and a rich identity to share. But ho... More »

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Akron Pride 2017

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Akron Celebrates Its Diverse Community words Claude Christensen, photos by Claude and Noor Hindi  Akron has a lot of pride. The 2017 Akron Pride March began at 11am on Saturday, August 26, a day with a clear blue sky and the occasional cotton puff of a cloud. ... More »

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Women’s Market Day Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Shane Wynn 8/21/2017   Superheroes don’t always look like Wonder Woman. Most of the time, they look more like Denise Debo of Saint Augustine & Suds, or Beth Stropki Knorr of Popsmith. They’re badass women entrepreneurs, and Wesle... More »

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What I Wish I Knew | Troy & Tavares (The Barber Twins)

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Names: Troy & Tavares (The Barber Twins) Occupations: Barber stylists at Monty’s Place Hometown: Akron, OH Current Neighborhood: Akron, OH   How did you get into the work you do? Tavares: Actually, we were inspired by several people—our mom and a friend of the... More »