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Parting Shot: H8-BIT

“Nobody pays people to play video games.” — parents of the ’80s and ’90s How wrong was that?! Some of those gamers ended up making crazy money. Hell, there are people who just commentate on…

Illustration by Alix Ayoub
Illustration by Alix Ayoub

We are so SMRT

Huzzah! Columbus was just named Intelligent Community of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum. It’s an international award, so that makes us the smartest community in the world. The whole thing. We’ve been in…

Photos by Megan Leigh Barnard
Photos by Megan Leigh Barnard
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A Song of Fire and Swine

Before molecular gastronomy, before sous vide, before fusion—hell, even before spices…there was the kill and grill. A band of men, sitting around a fire, charring whatever was so unfortunate as to find itself under their…

Photos by Chris Casella
Photos by Chris Casella

Rock & Relaxation

Mount Parnassus, which looms over the ancient city of Delphi, was believed by ancient Greeks to be the home of the muses—where artists and musicians and poets drew the divine inspiration that created one of…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard
Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

High Bräu

Years ago, German immigrants in Columbus—many of them getting off a long day of brewing or building carriages—might have found their way down to one of a number of traditional beer halls that used to…

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Nerd Moon Rising

Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, nerds – as a collective – have won. It was a long, weezing struggle up the ladder, but in the end, we were triumphant. Hollywood drops more money on comic…