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January 2017

All posts published in January 2017

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Ma’Sue Productions Presents “Or Does it Explode?”

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  words by Melanie Anderson; photos by Emily Durway “What happens to a dream deferred?” asked Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes in the 1951 poem that inspired the play “A Raisin in the Sun.” He presents several possible outcomes for the deferred dre... More »

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Best Bites & Brews of the Year

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Where we wandered and what we loved   Brickoven Brewpub “While oxygen and water are critical to sustaining human life, pizza and beer might be considered to be more compliant, easily dancing to the beat of their own respective drummers, choosing to merge ... More »

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What we learned about local business in 2016

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  You learn some lessons the hard way, especially if you’re a business owner. That’s why we started this section. But even before we had an official place to write about entrepreneurship and small business ownership, we were telling those stories. Here ar... More »

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Best of TDS Photos in 2016

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Our favorite photos from 2016 After the Cavs packed a million people into Cleveland, it was time for that Kid from Akron to return home, the conquering king. Shane Wynn came back with some killer photos while Ilenia Pezzaniti shot a beautiful video that captur... More »

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Super No Bueno: The Eagle Huntress

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by Ted Zep (G, 1 hr. 27 min., Documentary, Director: Otto Bell, Stars: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv) “You were brave as any man” Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a special little girl. Her rosy cheeks and bright, curious eyes are the same as an... More »

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Preview: Lost in London

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by Zep the Bear Woody Harrelson has never been one to shirk from a challenge. The Academy Award nominee has both thrilled and tested audiences in projects such as Natural Born Killers, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and True Detective. He will once again be pushi... More »

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On the Record: Some of our favorite Akron albums in 2016

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With a city full of musicians and music lovers alike, it’s no wonder there were so many local new albums for us to review in 2016. Here were some of our favorites. Gretchen Pleuss, “From Birth, to Breath, to Bone” “Even to new audiences, the local musician fee... More »

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The Nightlight’s Top 10 Films of 2016

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Indie cinema’s executive director picks the movies that moved him most. by Kurtiss Hare, special to The Devil Strip   Some folks go to the movies just to be entertained. Most Nightlight-goers set their sights a bit higher, and some of us actually expect m... More »