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Liner Notes: Topher James

Chris Shaw is the first to admit there isn’t a damn thing about soul music and video games that go together. But, hey, if a veteran multi-instrumentalist can reinvent himself as a shiny-suit-wearing, falsetto-crooning soul…

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Remake. Revise. Reward.

One could say Jeff and Rachel Danziger have a penchant for ground-up thinking. That’s probably why their friends thought they were crazy to purchase and completely overhaul a sprawling Worthington home—only five years after having…

Opening Volley

Most of you don’t know what the B.I.B.O. Index is. That’s because even though it sounds like some outdated meteorological system, it was invented by none other than Jordan Hoewischer. The man who shares my…

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Opening Volley

Columbus is a “Yes” city. Leave it to Larry Smith, the pied piper of six-word sentiments to simultaneously sloganize our city so well, while still leaving himself one word short of the magic number. Yes,…

Come Together

Thank God for TimeHop. Save for a handful of first-gen smartphone photos taken in a dimly lit Tree House in 2010, we wouldn’t have much proof of the first Beatles Marathon. Now that it’s turned into…

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Next Man Up (Again)

While they may be calling this season “The Edge,” it’s the above headline that’s been OSU Football’s unofficial motto for the last three years. Initially, it took root after the then-devastating injury to Braxton Miller…


In Columbus, it’s not just the chefs and cocktail artists and writers pushing our palates forward, it’s the everyday folks who via social media are leaving a trail of crumbs for the rest of us…

Zack Brown, the man behind the potato salad Kickstarter campaign is photographed on Sept. 18, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, an all-ages, charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus featuring bands, food trucks, beer vendors, potato-sack races and definitely potato salad. His effort on Kickstarter in early July to buy potato salad ingredients took on a life of its own and attracted worldwide attention as the amount grew. The 31-year-old eventually raised $55,492. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Chris Russell)

(Potato) Salad Days

Look, Zack Brown is a goofball. The dude who helped create one of the more hilariously stimulating crowd-funding campaigns of all-time (“I plan to make potato salad”) gave Columbus—and the Internet—a true gift. But ole…