Urine Luck | Canal Place

by Emily Dressler My favorite part about being in any of the buildings at Canal Place on South Main Street is feeling like I’m not supposed to be there. It makes walking around looking for a blood drive tha...

Vintage Structures | The Ohio Bell Building

words by Mark Schweitzer, photos by Charlotte Gintert It was the boom before the bust. Akron in 1929 — before the stock market crash in October of that year — was truly a city on the rise. The 1920s had ...

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...