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Dead Celebrity

Chuck Lamb clutched his mother’s hand as the steady stream of mourners approached his father’s casket. He recognized a few faces from the family’s infamous backyard poker parlor, attracting traveling card sharks eager to ante…

Aftermath, 2017. Photo By Brian Douglas/Courtesy Lionsgate Premiere

Q & A(rnold)

It’s no surprise action heroes are Hollywood’s single greatest export. Amid wildfires, mudslides, drought, and rolling blackouts, it’s a wonder the filmmaking capital of the world has survived any better than its on-screen alter ego,…

Damn Girl by Megan Leigh Barnard

Dance Party, USA

Columbus club culture has gone the way of the dodo—but that doesn’t mean you can’t get down in this town. Which means it’s about time we updated your dance card for you—use this handy guide…

Limited Run

Quick: Picture Eddie George. He’s lowering his shoulder and trucking through middle linebackers with no regard; it’s 3-yards and a cloud of dust like the good old days; it’s him hoisting that highly coveted Heisman…

Square One

What would you say if I told you that you could talk to your television? That you, the viewer, could digitally participate in political surveys, game shows, football broadcasts, children’s programming, the local news, talent…

Art For All

My first visit to Art Outside the Lines was sensory overload—a beautiful mess. In every nook and cranny of the Livingston Ave. storefront, there were canvases and paints, tools and hardware, mammoth sculptures of yarn…

Face Value

Let’s keep it real: while a necessary component of a strong civic plan, convention centers aren’t typically the source of excitement in a city. Even in Columbus, where Peter Eisenman’s off-kilter, colorful menagerie of brick…

Feature Act

Whether they be headliners in their own right, or just those setting new comedy standards in Columbus–From improv t stand-up to everything in between– (614) introduces a new series on the people handling the city…

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…

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