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On the Street | Faces of the Homeless

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  by Lisa Kane of Akron Snow Angels 12/14/17   Time for another interview! I’ve met quite a few homeless people who have dogs lately. I love dogs, so I decided I wanted to find someone who is facing homelessness with their dog. I found a couple who lives in a ... More »

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Urine Luck | Quarter Up & Continental Cuisine

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words and photos by Emily Dressler and Marissa Marangoni 12/9/17   Game On at Quarter Up Emily Dressler Upon arriving at Quarter Up in the valley, I looked around for the bathrooms. If you walk in the front door, they are past the bar and down a little hallway... More »

The Wanderer | December 2017

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On Christmas…   by Dave Daly 12/8/17 It’s early December and we are knee deep in the Christmas swamp. While some regale the decorations, music and joy, others, like me, don’t. I’m too busy getting roiled over the onslaught of traffic, consumerism and frantic b... More »

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Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Oak Hill

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words and photos by Anthony Boarman 12/8/17   When someone asks me about the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, some of the first sites that come to mind are the Beaver Marsh, the Ledges at Virginia Kendall, Blue Hen Falls, and Brandywine Falls. Very seldom does a... More »

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Floco’s Modern Life | Akronites Just Want to Dance

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words by Floco Torres, photos by Shane Wynn 11/06/2017    I don’t love dancing, but I’m known to hold down a solid two-step so that I don’t have to stand around awkwardly in a corner. And while we’ve hoisted the Akron music scene up to its proper pedestal, one... More »

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Urine Luck | Northside Marketplace & Whole Foods

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words and photos by Emily Dressler and Marissa Marangoni 10/30/2017 Northside Marketplace Emily Dressler I was excited to check out the Northside Marketplace (NM) on Furnace Ave.  I was expecting a bustling hub of activity on a Friday night, but alas. Still th... 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 »

Floco’s Modern Life | Support The Scene

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by Floco Torres 10/18/2017   There’s a saying that goes, “Think locally; act globally.” Even though the definition is aimed more at environmental issues, its overall intention has spread into other ways we could do our part in our communities. Sub-category say... 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 »

Urine Luck | Hive Mind and Kaleidoscope Park

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Pee-tober words and photos by Marissa Marangoni and Emily Dressler 10/04/2017   Hive Mind by Emily Dressler Hive Mind, located on West Exchange Street, is not a bar and it is not trying to sell you stuff (except for the merchandise table with records and stick... More »

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Trouble with Old People | October 2017

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What’s Up, Slick? by Steve Van Auken 10/04/2017   I don’t like to brag, but in my senior years I have developed an uncanny power over women. For some reason, these women seem to be concentrated in the retail sector of the economy. I know they are infatuated wi... More »