Behind the Bar | April 2018

The Getaway Pub, More Home Than Home by Claude Christensen 04/10/2018 Down in the valley, near Merriman and Portage, is The Getaway Pub. Host to a pool lounge, an island bar, and live music almost ever...

Until Name Becomes Prayer

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 rega...

Akron Permaculture Convergence

A Social and Environmental Movement Seeking Change words and photos by Claude Christensen Booths line the cafeteria of the church, run by enthusiastic twenty-somethings wearing Keen hiking boots and flannels,...

Together We Grow

Michael Marras’ new Cascade Park sculpture honors local philanthropist Judith A. Read words and photos by Claude Christensen 01/03/2018 On a steel pedestal in Cascade Park, near the corner of North Howard ...

Main Library Speaker Series: Malu Halasa

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....

Akron Public Art | Jay Croft, Back in Akron

by Claude Christensen 10/26/2017   If you’ve licked an ice cream cone over at Chill Ice Cream on Maiden Lane, you’ve seen them. The colorful figures having fun on the exterior of Chill. More tha...

NEOMFA Student Spotlight | Bill Soldan

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...

Mac Love: Fueling Akron Expression

  Akron Neighborhoods Creatively Express Community Identity by Claude Christensen   photo courtesy of Dale Dong photography Akron burns with creative expression and its unique history glim...