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Imagine Peace. It’s Hard, I Know.

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On Exhibit: Yoko Ono at the Emily Davis Gallery   01/04/2018 by Josy Jones Peace. It’s an idea. Sometimes it’s a feeling. It’s an intangible concept that can be easily dismissed for its abstract nature. You can’t explain it. You only know it when you experienc... More »

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Happy Anniversary: A Reflection on my First Year in Akron

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by Josy Jones   01/04/2018 When I originally left Ohio, I swore I’d never be back. I just knew there was nothing left here for me. Why would anyone choose to be in Ohio? I was that person. Somehow, it only took a four-day visit in November 2016 to change my mi... More »

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From the Heart of the Valley to the Heart of the City

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Ron Shea’s Plans for Akron’s First Brewery District   01/04/2018 words and photos by Brittany Nader After two years of producing complex, innovative and downright tasty beer in the heart of Merriman Valley, R. Shea Brewing has big plans for the future. Owner a... More »

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Bar Crawler’s 2017

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The year in review 01/04/2018   by Leslie Shirley Nielsen I’ve discovered that the news events that cause me to raise a glass for a toast or slam a shot to calm my nerves are pretty much the same year to year. Sports, politics, celebrity losses and just flat-o... More »

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Shout-outs from the Recovery Community

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01/03/2018 (cover photo by Ilenia Pezzaniti) Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health The Summit County Opiate Task Force gets a shout out for their incredible commitment to battling the opiate epidemic ... More »

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How Will Akron Work to Beat the Epidemic in 2018?

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01/04/2018 Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health What was great about 2017? In 2017 the ADM Board enhanced the community’s ability to gain access to treatment for addiction. The ADM Addiction Helpline... More »

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On My Plate

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BANG BANG: Breakfast at Akron Family Restaurant & Fred’s Diner words and photos by Tyron Hoisten 01/03/2018 My love of breakfast is what made me a morning person. No lie, at 5:45am, before the rooster even crows (they’re more reliable than alarm clocks), my ey... More »

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The Year in Sports: The Akron Edition (2017)

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The Year in Sports: The Akron Edition 01/04/2018   Akron Aviators What was great about your 2017? What was great about your 2017? Being able to get out of my comfort zone and try something new! Not that the entertainment industry is a comfortable position—it’s... More »

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“Let your art communicate for you”

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Jennifer Davis facilitates budding artists with SmART Studio words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti 01/04/2018 If you ask Jennifer Davis what inspires her, she’ll tell you Chihuahuas and true crime podcasts and Frida Kahlo and cats and puns and hiking... More »

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Petal by Petal

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SimaArt Creates Beautiful Flowers that Live Forever words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti 01/03/2018 Sima Arshadi loved the flowers her mother brought home. As much as she cherished them, the flowers would always disappoint her because they would eve... More »