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From the Editor

Last month, I ate small-batch beef jerky. You have questions, I assume. I do, too. Freely consuming such a thing leads one to question plenty about themselves and their purchases. What constitutes a small batch?…

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Wake Up and Smell the Snark!

The decline in traditional newspaper readership has done more than separate the populace from the powers that be, it’s also fractured the connection between two former morning-time partners: Coffee and comics. Which is why Columbus’s…

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Opening Volley

Think about the last time you had a great idea. Think about that overwhelming feeling, no matter how humble you might be, that you’ve just unlocked something that must be immediately shared with the world….

Photo at The Crest By Nick Fancher

From the Editor

It’s Saturday, and I’m alone in my office, combing through a stack of galleys for this, our second edition of Stock & Barrel. In a few days, these black-and-white pages enlarged on 11 by 17 stock…

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Sharp Art

Steel is in Terry Afortiori’s blood. And now, in his eye. The third-generation metal worker became engrossed in a new hobby of hand-crafting knives earlier this year, his ADD and family history fueling a new obsession…

Bluestone, 2012 Photo by David Heasley

Kings of Queen

The greatest arena rock band of all time was formed in 1970, at London’s Imperial College. The greatest arena rock cover band in Columbus history was formed just outside of a college bar, in an…

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Opening Volley

You don’t typically have moments of ringing self-actualization at a yard sale. Yet, there I was, feeling so satisfied in my savvy wheeling and dealing that I hadn’t noticed I was internally critiquing the marketing…

From the Editor

I had Popsicles for breakfast today. A grilled cheese from Melt for lunch, Marcus Meacham’s hanger steak for dinner, and a calimocho (wine and cola) at Ace of Cups for dessert. I am Columbus’s developing…

Editor-in-Chief Travis Hoewischer gets a bird's eye view of his own nightmares. Photo by Jerrod Pingle

Opening Volley

April 17, 1964: Jerri Mock becomes the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world – from Columbus to Columbus. July 13, 1978: Walter Poenisch becomes the first person to swim from Florida…

A still image from 'Til Death.

Depth of Field

Columbus filmmaker Jason Tostevin is like a brilliant chef. Only in his case, a master who spends thousands of hours meticulously preparing a meal destined to be devoured briefly, or perhaps discarded altogether. “You’re so…

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A Great Strange Dream

Mike Conley is espousing his goals for Kafe Kerouac, the off-campus-but-not-campus-like coffee/club house. Keep the doors open, pay the bills, make sure the employees are compensated reasonably…it’s a pretty standard spiel for a small business…

History on a Bun

What’s available early in the morning, late at night, and blue-and-white all over? According to Time Magazine, the most influential burger in history. The winner: America’s beloved White Castle “slider,” the fourth meal staple for generations…

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Big Bang

Jay Moffett is a lot of things. A long-time local artist, with a personal palate as eye-catching as his work, you can see his signature mutton chops coming from a mile away. Oh, and he’s a licensed…

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