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Conquer it Together

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Meet Jessica Croisant of SugarStride and Eat Clean, Run Dirty by Noor Hindi 02/16/18 During her first 100-mile run, Jessica Croisant’s legs were giving out, her feet were blistered, her body was dehydrated and she felt delirious from lack of sleep. But Jessica... More »

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Akron Pizza Task Force | February 2018

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Pineapple Does Belong on Pizza words and photos by Noor Hindi 02/16/18 Before we begin, let me preface this month’s Akron Pizza Task Force by saying that pineapple definitely belongs on pizza. If you disagree, then 1) you’re missing out on great pizza and 2) y... More »

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Trouble with Old People | February 2018

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Call Me Garrulous by Steve Van Auken 02/16/2018 One of the consolations of getting old is that you are no longer expected to make sense. It is a joy to set this burden down. I have never really enjoyed being coherent. Adults need to make sense all the time in ... More »

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Drink Tank is back!

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02/16/2018 New in 2018: The Devil Strip is hosting a salon-style hangout in a different Akron bar every month with a happy hour vibe and some of our favorite folks. We had such a blast at the first and second Drink Tank at Frank’s Place on Market and Arnie’s P... More »

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On The Record | The “Big, Big EP” by The Outside Voices

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Rock and Roll is too big to define by Floco Torres 02/16/2018 “Hey guys, we’re [insert band name] and we’re going to play you some Rock and Roll.” You’ve heard it 100 times from touring bands at bars, and you’ve possibly been wrong when guessing what kind of R... More »

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Bar Crawler | Feb 2018

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What the hell is a Drink Tank anyway? by Leslie Shirley Nielsen 02/15/2018 Americans consume an average $25 billion worth of alcohol per year. That number is rising an average of 2 percent a year. As you might guess, most of that money is spent in bars. This h... More »

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The Wanderer | Letting the Silver Slide at Quarter Up

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by Dave Daly 02/14/2018   The weather has been a little dodgy lately and I’ve taken to an all-sweats lifestyle. In a hoodie, sweat pants and crocs I could go anywhere. When it’s cold like this, I usually end up going to the couch. Not tonight though. This even... More »

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In the Crowd | February 2018

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The Bad Dudes and The Bizarros at Jilly’s Music Room by Kyle Cochrun 02/14/18 I’ve always thought of Jilly’s Music Room as Akron’s small-scale music venue for the older crowd. “Older,” to a 24-year-old like myself, meaning middle-aged. So I wasn’t surprised wh... More »

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Until Name Becomes Prayer

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Polynesian Poet Will Giles Brings His Poetry to Akron by Claude Christensen 02/14/18 What does it mean to live in a country founded upon colonization, and what are the lingering effects, especially in regards to indigenous and minority communities? On February... More »

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On the Street | February 2018

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Faces of the homeless, previously homeless and those still struggling by Lisa Kane of Akron Snow Angels 02/14/18 Two adorable Hermans in a row! (We featured a Herman in January’s issue.) I see the sweetest looking man walking with his cane. I stop and ask him ... More »