DLECTRICITY

In one of the most vibrant and fun up-and-coming Detroit districts, over 90 museums, art galleries, non-profits and agencies are teaming up to bring the first annual DLECTRICITY. For two days the neighborhood on the outskirts of Wayne State University will light up to form a collective, freewheeling art venue. Representing Toledo, WORK — a

You will do better in Toledo

TEDxToledo "Ours is a city unlike any other. Some of the best artists, skilled laborers, and brightest minds you'll find anywhere call this home. There are many among us who remain hopeful, many who remain proud to be here. Indeed, we've had our challenges. I was born and raised here. I've seen how great we

2012 Touchstone Nominated Stories

Congratulations to our amazing editorial writers! The following stories from the Toledo City Paper were nominated for the Press Club of Toledo's Touchstone award for Excellence in Journalism.   Julian Garcia – August 2011 A Decade to Remember, One Day in September   Matt Desmond – December 2011 Simply Bacik   Scott Recker – October

A decade to remember, one day in September

2012 Touchstone Nominated Story. The following story from the Toledo City Paper was nominated for the Press Club of Toledo's Touchstone award for Excellence in Journalism. The entire soundscape of New York City echoed with the desperate pleas of ambulances and police sirens; Carolina Wishner, armed with a video camera and very limited English-speaking skills,

Simply Bacik

2012 Touchstone Nominated Story. The following story from the Toledo City Paper was nominated for the Press Club of Toledo's Touchstone award for Excellence in Journalism. Father James Bacik wrote those words 25 years ago, in an essay reflecting on the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a 
Roman Catholic priest. It was a moment

The fishy war on the homefront

2012 Touchstone Nominated Story. The following story from the Toledo City Paper was nominated for the Press Club of Toledo's Touchstone award for Excellence in Journalism. It was probably just another carefree day on the lake. A laughing 15-year-old Seth Russell was riding the wake of a speedboat on an inner tube, enjoying a beautiful

Tales from the dark side

2012 Touchstone Nominated Story. The following story from the Toledo City Paper was nominated for the Press Club of Toledo's Touchstone award for Excellence in Journalism. Donald Ray Pollock writes fiction. Thank God. The characters contained in his two highly praised books, the short story collection Knockemstiff and the recent novel The Devil All the

Chuck Amok

Not only is Chuck Klosterman one of the most talented and wittiest writers working today, he’s one of the classiest. A few hours before I’m supposed to call him at his New York apartment, my voice recorder decides to crap out and since I’m in the middle of an especially busy work day, I will