Columns

Rubber City Rocks | Time Traveler Records

by Davey Treen Hello, Akronites! Today, we are turning the tables, literally… Paul is letting me have the column! I am kicking this off by telling a bit more about myself and reviewing one of my favorit...

Urine Luck | St. Patrick’s Day 2019

by Marissa Marangoni Buckle up, friends, you have me for two reviews this month because Emily was busy being a responsible, involved parent on St. Patrick’s Day.  Do you know what responsible, involved...

My full-moon spring equinox hike

by R. Shelley Zeber I love to hike: On trails, in the woods, across meadows, along beaches, anywhere that Nature makes itself known. Over the years I’ve made an extra effort to hike on equinox days and on t...

On the Street | Faces of the Homeless, March 2019

by Lisa Kane Today I’m at the Homeless Charity on Broad Street. I’m meeting a friend to talk about an amazing project he has going. (More to come on that next month!) We are talking about gardens and garden...

The Trouble with Old People | Tough Gratitude

by Steve Van Auken "Boys," said Charlie Strait, our Scoutmaster, "quit playing grab-ass and listen up.  You need to learn to splice rope. Because when you get in the Navy, and you tell the Chief y...

Urine Luck | Spaghetti Warehouse

by Emily Dressler Spaghetti Warehouse on South Main Street does not, for some reason, have eggplant parmesan, but they do have a lot of other things: a trolley car, a fancy chandelier, kitschy decor. Whenev...

Rubber City Rocks | Toyz and Noize

Hello Akronites! This marks one year of me, Paul Treen, writing for our imperfectly perfect town, Akron! A few months ago, my mom and I were walking around Ellet on Canton Road just north of Albrecht Avenu...

Urine Luck | The Family Lounge at Summit Mall

by Marissa Marangoni There aren’t many things in this world that are cuter than a mini toilet. Maybe it’s because I have a child who can use one, but I am pretty sure that if I’d ever observed one in the w...