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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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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 Soul Train Announces New Fellows

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by Noor Hindi 8/29/2017   You’re an artist living in a refurbished shipping container for one month and getting paid through a fellowship to do your art all while surrounded by a community of creative individuals. It sounds like a dream, but could soon be your... More »

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Think on Your Feet

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  Wandering Aesthetics to offer Children’s improv theatre courses by Taylor Patterson 8/28/2017 Tell your kids to bring their singing voices and dancing shoes! Wandering Aesthetics is offering three improvisational theatre courses this September. Their play-ba... More »

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Super No Bueno | Spoils of Akron

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An interview with Shane Wynn and Chris Miller by Ted Zep   Since March of 2015, the Spoils of Akron podcast has concentrated a thoughtful, knowing and often incredibly funny light on the citizens, institutions, and happenings in the perpetually vibrant city of... More »

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Origin Story | January Paint and Wallpaper

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words and photos by Gray Giaconia A family business is most successful when it’s dedicated to the community and offers more service and humanity than can be found at a chain store. This is January Paint and Wallpaper. While working at a paint company in Clevel... More »

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A Social Studies Course for Social Studies’ Sake

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Excerpt from “Rebooting Social Studies” by Greg Milo, adapted for The Devil Strip Remember that high school history class you used as an opportunity to catch up on the sleep you missed because you were recording a mixtape for that love interest you met while d... More »

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What’s the Big Idea with Akron Craft + Social Club?

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Name: Karen Starr Occupation: Shop Owner at Hazel Tree Interiors, Interior Designer, Community Dreamer Hometown: Stow, Ohio Current Neighborhood: West Hill   Name: Mary Oliver Bethel Occupation: Artist, Instructor, Yarn Bomber Hometown: East Liverpool, Ohio Cu... 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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How It Got There | Akron Public Art

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The Making of the Cascade Mural words and photos by Claude Christensen After the Towpath Trail winds past the Mustill store and crosses MLK Jr Blvd, it enters downtown via Quaker Street, a quiet slip of road scrunched between a beige parking deck and a grey of... More »