Month

December 2014

All posts published in December 2014

10 posts

Bookmark?Remove?

Coming soon: Meet Mike Black

-

There are a lot of reasons to go to The Vortex this Saturday night. If you like rock or hip-hop or acoustic trios or just getting a lot of bang for your buck. But the best may be to support a name on the bill you don’t recognize, even if you think you know eve... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

12 ways to do the 12 Days of Christmas, Akron style

-

(Featured photo: Dina Younis/Dina's Days blog)  Santa’s almost here and that means Christmas time—with its seemingly month-long build-up—is almost over. Cue the sad strings music. Or that whah-whah-wha-whah sound when you lose on The Price Is Right. Either way... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

What does saying ‘devil strip’ say about Akronites?

-

A linguist looks at the city’s most unique phrase You can still catch the flinty reflection of Akron’s hardscrabble grit lurking behind the darkened windows of the city’s old brick factory buildings, splayed in the asphalt-dotted icy slush beside the curb and ... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

14 Days Ahead: No sleep til’ New Years

-

The holidays are here and it’s time for holiday cheer, which generally means drinking. Sometimes even with friends. Here’s our outlook for the next two weeks around Akron, which take you right up to New Year’s Eve! Thursday, December 18 Bah H... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

UPDATED: 14 Ways to Enjoy the Next 14 Days in Akron

-

It’s that time of year: Throw a rock and you’ll hit an elf. Or a Santa. But I’m not advocating you throw rocks. Just saying there’s a lot of Christmas-y stuff going on, and it’s super good and cool …ho, ho, however, you might be looking for a something a... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Coming soon: Confessions of a kick-ass poet

-

Out of an estimated* 40 billion applicants, the National Endowment for the Arts has chosen only 36 poets to receive the coveted Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. Zero of this year’s recipients are in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati or any of Ohio... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Making clothes that make neighbors

-

How a Kent State student from Doylestown abandoned her dream-come-true in New York City and found her purpose in North Hill starting a fashion company with members of Akron’s refugee community. Tessa Reeves is a morning person, someone who dreams big and wakes... More »