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Main Library Speaker Series: Malu Halasa

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A Jordanian Filipino Journalist Traverses Family Ties by Claude Christensen 11/06/2017 A small, predominantly Christian town in Jordan grapples with an overwhelming influx of Muslim refugees and tourists. This town is home to a large family who wrestles with t... More »

Akron native, Kate Birdsall, takes readers to The Flats

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A chat with the author and review of the novel, The Flats by Devon Anderson 11/06/2017 In her debut novel, “The Flats,” Akron native Kate Birdsall takes readers to the gritty streets of The Flats in Cleveland where the body of a murdered child is found in grue... More »

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What Ted Bare Wishes He Knew

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What I Wish I Knew with Ted Bare of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre by Sierra Allen 11/2/2017   Name: Rudd (Ted) Bare Occupation: Owner of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre Hometown: Akron Current Neighborhood: Bath   The 78-year-old ... More »

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The Rise of the Akron Avengers

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  by Ted Zep 10/30/2017 Everyone knows that Superman flies the skies of Metropolis to keep its citizens safe. And Batman prowls the back alleys of Gotham, training a hard eye on the criminal elements who reside there. But what about Akron? Who protects the Rub... More »

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The University of Akron Press | Poem for November 2017

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“A Bird in the Rafters at Wal-Mart” by Matthew Guenette 10/30/2017 The poem “A Bird in the Rafters at Wal-Mart” appears in the poetry collection Vasectomania  by Matthew Guenette, published by The University of Akron Press September 2017. Visit uakron.edu/uapr... More »

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SUPER NO BUENO: “LOVING VINCENT” MOVIE REVIEW

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The World’s First Fully Painted Feature Film by Ted Zep 10/30/2017 (Rating: PG-13. Runtime: 94 mins. Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime. Writers & Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman. Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk) During his lifetim... More »

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Akron Public Art | Jay Croft, Back in Akron

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by Claude Christensen 10/26/2017   If you’ve licked an ice cream cone over at Chill Ice Cream on Maiden Lane, you’ve seen them. The colorful figures having fun on the exterior of Chill. More than a few are skateboarding, some are playing football, two are sayi... More »

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A Spooky Book Signing

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Jean Trawick to sign copies of Spooklin this Saturday At The Learned Owl by Sierra Allen 10/24/2017 As a college student in 1956, Jean Trawick completed an assignment for her Children’s Literature class at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. Now, 61 years l... More »

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About the Cover Art | October 2017

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UA Myers School of Art graduate Nathan Prebonick’s “Conduit” 10/18/2017   Nathan Prebonick loves Akron. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from The University of Akron, Mary Schiller Myers School of Art with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, he got into graduate sc... More »

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On Exhibit | Shoot it with Color

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  by Logan Lane 10/18/2017 If you’re surfing through Instagram, you might happen across one of her pieces. It might be an ice cream cone overflowing with paper clovers or spilled milk painting a kid’s face across a pastel tabletop. Or maybe it’s the artist her... More »

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NEOMFA Student Spotlight: Lisa Langford

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Theatre That Exceeds Gender by Claude Christensen 10/17/2017 A woman with the ability to generate new body parts quickly becomes pregnant, without intercourse. Another laments having a second heart instead of a uterus. A transgender man is given unused male re... More »