All posts by Jason Webber

Fight the power

Upon essayist and social critic James Baldwin’s untimely death in 1987, the Notes of a Native Son author left behind an unfinished manuscript titled Remember This House. Composed of Baldwin’s memories and recollections of the lives of his late friends Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medgar Evers, the unfinished memoir was adapted

Lights! Action! Hensville Lights brighten up the Warehouse District

….And Hensville, along with Toledo Edison, Lexus of Toledo, and Pilkington North America, collectively said, “Let there be lights.” And there were— more than 200,000 of them, illuminating the Downtown Warehouse District near Fifth Third Field, beginning Saturday, November 11. The Hensville Lights will be set up in the heart of the Warehouse District along St. Clair Street

Girlfriending book release party at Gathering Volumes

No one said love was easy— and more often than not, it is anything but. Just ask local author and retired educator Christopher Werkman, who examines the highs and lows of the mysterious force called “love” in his new book Girlfriending: A Collection of Stories. Werkman, whose work has appeared in literary magazines across the

W. Kamau Bell at the Stranahan Theater

W. Kamau Bell just may be one of the coolest people alive today. Not only is this Emmy-winning host of CNN’s The United Shades of America one of the world’s most incisive social critics, but he’s also a right funny fellow and the author of the bestselling The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales

The Valentine Theatre screens Singing in the Rain

The sight of Gene Kelly gleefully dancing during a downpour remains one of cinema’s most joyful moments. Relive the majesty of the musical classic Singing In the Rain on the big screen at the Valentine Theatre. This 1952 classic tells the comedic-yet-tinged-with-tragedy story of a film production company at the end of the Roaring ‘20s

Campfire Cooking with Metroparks Toledo

Roasting hot dogs and s’mores over a fire pit is just so last season. The Toledo Metroparks are cooking it up a notch with Campfire Cooking: Make It A Date, an evening devoted to creating delicious dishes via the majesty of the great outdoors. Learn to prepare scrumptious squash soup and flaky apple crisp over