Celebrating Valentine’s Day #Inthe419

Valentine’s Day is pretty weird. We know. There’s something about being romantic because Hallmark told you to that feels totally uncomfortable. But hey, there’s also something about being romantic— it totally rules. Weird or not, Valentine’s Day has asserted itself as a “real” holiday, and we’re glad. Love is fun. We love it, and so

Toledo According to Carla Thomas

Carla Thomas Age: 53 Occupation: Specialty Leasing Coordinator, Franklin Park Mall and Photographer at CYT Images Toledoan since: Birth The local artists and musicians I love are Ramona Collins, Fusion and all things live music. If money wasn’t an object I would quit my job in a heartbeat and focus full-time on turning my passion, photography, into my

Fashion Show Reveals A decade with Style

Transport yourself back to the fashion of the1980s. Bello Cosé Boutique presents a fashion show to unveil new designs from Autumn Gineen. Men and women both will find something to love in her designs, ranging from casual to formal. Designer Denise Baldwin-Davis will complement the show with a collection from Jamilah wRap Zone. Models present

Author Tracy Chevalier brings tale set in Ohio’s Black Swamp to TMA

When her historical fiction novel, Girl With A Pearl Earring became a bestseller, author Tracy Chevalier knew she’d found her calling. The book, her second, detailed a handmaid-turned- art muse for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, bridging real world charac- ters with fiction, ultimately becoming a 2003 Oscar-nominated film starring Scarlett Johansson. It’s been a style

Zayledo pays tribute to the Glass City

Zayledo pays tribute to the Glass City Toledo Rapper Philly B set to release collaboration with Zaytoven Cornell Rice (aka Philly B) is proof that the City Paper knows what we’re talking about. In 2012, TCP listed him as an artist to watch. The last several years have taken Philly through life’s ups and downs,

Glass lecture: Joanna Manousis

Manousis, who now lives in Toledo, is a British native who was nominated for the Bombay Sapphire Award for Excellence in Glass in 2008 and later received the first Hans Godo Frabel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Glass in 2010.

Celebrate Black History Month with Angela Davis

The University of Toledo will begin Black History Month by inviting political activist, scholar, author and academic Angela Davis to cam- pus. Davis, a counterculture leader and advocate against the Prison Industrial Complex, will speak during a Black History Month Kick Off Luncheon. Hear the woman who reminds us of an important, and always timely,