Sandy Sips: Akronym Brewing

by Sandy Maxwell I’m a big fan of places that are off the beaten path. Having grown up on the fringe of a large metro city, downtown parking and crowds are something I try to avoid these days. So I was reli...

Historical Akron: FirstMerit Tower

by Katie Jackson As the brightest jewel of the Akron skyline, the FirstMerit Tower is easily identifiable from any downtown vantage point. Standing tall at a coincidental 330 feet, the Art-Deco style building ...

The Devil Strip’s Guide to Summer | July & August

Though our summer selves hibernate all winter, somewhere in the back of the mind of every Akronite there’s the small, comforting knowledge that no matter how bitter the chill or how deep the snow, one day we’ll...

BIG IDEAS: DJ El Prezidente & the Mighty Soul Night

Hey, El Prezidente, what's the Big Idea with The Mighty Soul Night? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: DJ El Prezidente Ag...

The Next BIG Thing: Ava and the Hit Men

Correction: The first version of this article incorrectly listed the concert date as Sunday, March 22. The correct date is Saturday, March 27. When issue #1 hits stands, Ava and the Hit Men will be our first...

Shutter Speed: Spark at the Akron Art Museum

By day, by trade, Shane Wynn is a photographer, but I met her through her advocacy for the arts. As I've gotten to know her better, I've seen her love for this community manifest itself repeatedly. She gave our...