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The Path of Totality

Ask around. By all accounts, last season was a letdown. Not an unmitigated collapse, perhaps, but certainly nothing close to success. Not for the players, not for the coaching staff, and certainly not for the…

Food & Drink

Simple Done Right

For the residents of German Village, the decades-old Easy Street Cafe filled a niche—somewhere between the (relatively) upscale environment of Barcelona and the visitor’s guide dive vibe of The Thurman Cafe, there was Easy Street….

Competitive Veg

Food fads come and go, but eating a plant-based diet has been around for almost all of history—dating back to 580 BC. That’s real “vintage.” Eating a plant-based or semi-plant-based diet offers many health benefits,…

A & E

Fall Arts Preview

September Parallel Connections Where: Mershon Auditorium When: Oct. 20 – 21 How Much: Prices vary Web: BalletMet, The Ohio State University and The Wexner Center for the Arts have teamed up for this triple…

Art Wire

Three Voices Through August 13 • Decorative Arts Center Three women artists from three Ohio cities, three mediums, and three visions—each artist tackling a similar subject matter while keeping to their unique, individual form. Running…

Illustration by Dustin Goebel

Heavy Metal Bummer

June 17, 1997. Polaris Amphitheater. Ozzfest. Some 18,000 fans taking in a gazillion bands on two stages. Columbus Dispatch Music Critic, Bill Eichenberger has assigned me, apprentice concert reporter, to cover the metal scrubs on…


Black & White

Winter in Ohio isn’t gray. It’s actually black and white. Yes, the two can often create the muddy, murky hue that consistently covers our skyline, but this month, (614)’s fashion section breaks down the root…