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Northside Marketplace: A Funnel to Akron

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words and photos by Noor Hindi   11/14/2017 Walking into Northside Marketplace is like receiving a sampler platter of your favorite food at your favorite restaurant. The possibilities are endless. You can grab a drink at Sure House Coffee Roasting Co, then bro... More »

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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 »

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On Stage with The Rhodes Street Rude Boys

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Homegrown Reggae by Dave Daly 11/06/2017 Don’t ask Rhodes Street Rude Boys (RSRB) to cover Bob Marley songs. That ain’t their thing. When you see RSRB live, they’ll be performing their own music. And that’s the way it should be because these dudes can play. I’... 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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The Bitter Dude

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Chris Ketler brings professional comedy to Akron by Josy Jones 10/05/2017 There’s an ongoing, shared narrative for a lot of people who live or create in Akron. I’d like to think that I’m special, but I’m not exempt. Many of us left Ohio a long time ago. Some o... More »

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Wynton Marsalis at EJ Thomas

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Photos by Ashley Kouri 10/03/2017 The legendary music of The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis came to EJ Thomas Hall at The University of Akronon Thursday, September 28 Heralded by The Daily Telegraph as “the finest big band in the world t... 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 Pride 2017

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Akron Celebrates Its Diverse Community words Claude Christensen, photos by Claude and Noor Hindi  Akron has a lot of pride. The 2017 Akron Pride March began at 11am on Saturday, August 26, a day with a clear blue sky and the occasional cotton puff of a cloud. ... 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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Women’s Market Day Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Shane Wynn 8/21/2017   Superheroes don’t always look like Wonder Woman. Most of the time, they look more like Denise Debo of Saint Augustine & Suds, or Beth Stropki Knorr of Popsmith. They’re badass women entrepreneurs, and Wesle... More »

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Pride in the Park: Akron Holds Inaugural Pride Festival

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words by Sierra Allen Although LGBT Pride Month is officially in June, Akron is continuing the celebration with its inaugural Pride Festival. With the support of Mayor Horrigan, corporate sponsors and dedicated committee members, both the LGBTQ community and a... More »