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Imagine Peace. It’s Hard, I Know.

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On Exhibit: Yoko Ono at the Emily Davis Gallery   01/04/2018 by Josy Jones Peace. It’s an idea. Sometimes it’s a feeling. It’s an intangible concept that can be easily dismissed for its abstract nature. You can’t explain it. You only know it when you experienc... More »

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Happy Anniversary: A Reflection on my First Year in Akron

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by Josy Jones   01/04/2018 When I originally left Ohio, I swore I’d never be back. I just knew there was nothing left here for me. Why would anyone choose to be in Ohio? I was that person. Somehow, it only took a four-day visit in November 2016 to change my mi... More »

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Together We Grow

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Michael Marras’ new Cascade Park sculpture honors local philanthropist Judith A. Read words and photos by Claude Christensen 01/03/2018 On a steel pedestal in Cascade Park, near the corner of North Howard Street and West North Street by the Towpath Mustill Sto... More »

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On Exhibit | Bring the City Home

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Ed Green’s “Impressions of the City” at Bluff Blue Door Gallery by Josy Jones The holiday season: it’s unlike any other time of year. You get to see family you haven’t seen all year, decorate, give gifts and eat your grandmother’s family recipes. Perhaps this ... More »

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The University of Akron Press | Poem for December 2017

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“Instructions for Going Unnoticed” by Jennifer Moore   12/14/17 The poem “Instructions for Going Unnoticed” appears in the poetry collection The Veronica Maneuver by Jennifer Moore, pub­lished by The Uni­ver­sity of Akron Press. Visit uakron.edu/​ua­press to o... More »

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About the Cover | A Q&A with Bronlynn Thurman

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by Sophie Franchi   12/14/17 Our cover artist for the December 2017 issue is also our former Lead Arts Section Editor, Bronlynn Thurman, who was with us since the magazine first got started. She has since moved on to other endeavors, and we’re rooting for her ... More »

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Mr. East Akron

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Art Minson, a life of service. by Bronlynn Thurman   When you’re driving south down Arlington, you may have noticed a large mural of a waving older man with the words “Mr. East Akron” over his head. You may have wondered who Mr. East Akron is and what he did t... More »

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“Clean & Bright” stops traffic at Downtown Laundromat

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Art Bomb Brigade completes its first mural by Michelle DeShon 07/2016 Art Bomb Brigade completed its first project, a vivid mural that spans over 3,000 square feet on the Downtown Laundromat on South Main Street. Elisa Gargarella, Art Bomb Brigade director and... More »