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 y...

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 so...

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 ...

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 Cleve...

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...