Buy a virtual ticket, the Toledo Rep is back— online

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is hosting its first show in months for a virtual audience. The theatre’s Young Rep program will present live performances of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible beginning July 9. The show will be broadcast online through the Toledo Rep’s official website, with “access passes” to see the performance available for only


© Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Marge Piercy writes, “The people I love the best, jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows.” The Aries people I love best will do just that in the coming days. Now is not the right time to wait around passively, lazily hoping

Free Will Astrology: Week of June 18

© Copyright 2020  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): My Aries friend Lavinia told me, “The fight I’m enjoying most lately is my fight to resist the compulsion to fight.” I invite you to consider adopting that attitude for the foreseeable future. Now and then, you Rams do seem to thrive on conflict, or at

Made in Toledo Awards

Recognizing Local Craftsmanship. Toledo City Paper celebrates the local makers, small-business owners and inventive entrepreneurs who forge their own path following their creative interests. Nominate crafters, makers, or just general do-ers, in one of six categories— food, drink, home, style, outdoors, or crafts. To nominate: 1. Submit a photo a. of the person you are

Free Will Astrology: Week of June 4

©Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Paul Verlaine wrote “Autumn Song” in 1866. It became a well-known French poem, and eventually played a role in a historical turning point. In June 1944, a top-secret British spy organization used the poem as a code to communicate crucial information to the French Resistance,


© Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Excellence does not require perfection,” wrote Aries author Henry James. Now I’m conveying this brilliant counsel to you—just in time for the season when it will make good sense to strive for shining excellence without getting bogged down in a debilitating quest for perfection. Have fun


© Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to Aries author and mythologist Joseph Campbell, “The quest for fire occurred not because anyone knew what the practical uses for fire would be, but because it was fascinating.” He was referring to our early human ancestors, and how they stumbled upon a valuable addition

Where to Buy Face Masks Locally in Toledo Area

Toledoans are resilient. We aren’t strangers to struggle, and we face challenges head-on. With face masks in low supply, local artists, moms, designers and seamstresses stepped up and began sewing, donating, and selling face masks for those in need.  Buying local is more important now than ever, so if you’re looking for face masks as

Toledo-Area Restaurants Offering Carry-out, Delivery, Curbside and More

Local restaurants need our support.  If you want to take advantage of curbside pickup, special discounts, family meals and other creative options— read on. We’ve rounded up more than 200 local restaurants offering carry-out, delivery, and more.  Please note— Due to this rapidly-changing circumstance, this is not an exhaustive list. Many restaurants are operating within limited

City Talks #11 – US Senator Sherrod Brown

Tune out the “Breaking News” for boots-on-the-ground commentary from Toledo-area business owners, service providers and government officials braving our current climate of uncertainty. As a new audio series, City Talks provides a brief local take on our situation, as well as advice and ideas for how to spend the new downtime foisted on us by circumstance.