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Breast Cancer Goes Beyond October

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Lavar Jacobs spreads message of awareness with Not Just October by Devon Anderson 10/05/2017 When people think of “breast cancer awareness,” the first thing they tend to think of is the month of October. It is, after all, the month that seemingly everyone focu... More »

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UA Press Book Shortlisted for National Book Award

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by Grant Morgan Two years ago, the University of Akron Press was without a staff after almost being shut down. Now its name appears on the top-5 list for one of the nation’s biggest literary prizes. The Book of Endings by Towson University professor Leslie Har... More »

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Akro-preneurs | Origin Story

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Jameson Reeves: The Man Behind Full Grip Games words and photos by Ted Zep   Jameson Reeves is a guy who defies expectations. Dressed in a ball cap, blue logo t-shirt, well-worn jeans, and sporting a trim beard and two full sleeves of tattoos, the 35-year old ... 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 »

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Akron Pizza Task Force | October 2017

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The Score Draft Room  words and photos by Kathryn S. Stephan If you find yourself near the university and craving some pizza, you may not immediately think of The Score Draft Room as a solution to your pizza problem, but we are happy to include its offerings i... 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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The Most Akron Chad Weaver Is Leaving Akron.

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See him at the Rialto before he leaves and find out why you should please love him by Floco Torres 08/06/2018   Akron continues to have a heavy influx of fresh and creative energy pushing the boundaries of what can be done inside Summit County as we head into ... More »

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Urine Luck | Howe Meadow & Tear-Ez

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words and photos by Emily Dressler and Marissa Marangoni   Toilet Eclipse at Howe Meadow by Emily Dressler   Shortly after experiencing the solar eclipse of 2017 at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, I used the restroom. I thought I would find a... More »

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The Black Box | The Pitter Patter of an Arts Renaissance

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words by Josy Jones; photos by Eartha L. Goodwin Those trying to organize children and teenagers tend to carry a certain aura. You can see it wafting off them as they run here and there trying to make sure everything is just right. Their urgency helps ensure t... More »

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NEOMFA Student Spotlight | Bill Soldan

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Dark Stories with Grit by Claude Christensen Two boys loot the still-warm corpses of two unlucky private airplane pilots. A recovering alcoholic struggles with making the right choice, over and over. A story about a disturbed addict with a penchant for self-mu... More »