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by Megan Leigh Barnard

Splitting Image

Megan Leigh Barnard, as photographer and co-founder of Creative Babes, sees the beauty in other women—and in her fellow photographer. Which is probably why she and Autumn Theodore weren’t afraid to enlist the help of…

Fall Arts Preview

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

photo by Joshua Howey

Get Rhythm

It starts with the sound. [People] have a sense that tap is about making noise, or making rhythms, but I don’t know that they get—from traditional representations or mainstream representations—a sense of how complicated or…

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…

Stage Right

Conservative Theater in Columbus sets the stage for debate Remember when theater legend David Mamet “came out” in 2008? Not as gay, but as conservative. Well, in a theatrical universe largely populated by the left—where…

by Dylan Stanley

Block Party

Inside the city’s latest arts-based co-lab Everyone knows “a guy.” Someone who is well connected, makes things happen, and can get you set up with anything you may need. For the Columbus arts community, Adam…

Art Without Borders

Wildflowers color the hilltop meadows… open air art These words—emblazoned on a goliath stone resting alongside a zigzagging woodland trail—reverberate through the trees as they are read aloud. The Japanese translation of the haiku, along with the…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

A Better Shot

Just south of downtown, through an unassuming gated entrance and up a curious staircase, time stops. The address, 199 S High St., serves as a nexus of past, present, and future. Having been used for…

Avant-Anna

Amongst a psychedelically patterned backdrop enter five dancing fembots. Their faces are brushed white with dense makeup, contrasting fervently with bright red lipstick, cobalt eyeshadow, and fluorescent, multicolored wigs. Four of them move and sway…

The Big Short

Comedy knows no limits—and neither does Patton Oswalt. His work is honest, and with honesty comes indecency and, in Oswalt’s case, vicious self-deprecation. “My circle of friends has always been funnier than me,” Oswalt jeered…

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