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By Brian Kaiser

All American

Armchair quarterbacks are nothing new, and it turns out it’s even easier to be an armchair pundit. The NFL’s willingness to kneel and unwillingness to yield has moved the national pasttime from the football stadium…

Spitting Image

For these local families, it’s not hard to see the love in their lives, and those of their children. But e­verything—and everyone—looks a little more lovely through the lens of Rachel Joy Barehl. One of…

Thanks!

The Dalai Lama says that there is no secret to happiness, but that the path toward it is paved with gratitude. Since it is the season of drawing loved ones near, and giving thanks, (614)…

Mob on a Mission

Kimberly Rottmayer is going to make you an offer you can’t refuse. The photographer by trade is as snappy as her shutter, fierce as her fervor, and undeniable as her freckles. She’s disarming, yet demanding….

Sister Cities

Family dynamics can be complicated — yet sibling relationships are amongst the most trying, and enduring. That’s why after the initial angst of adolescence, similarities are often revealed that bind them together despite the years…

Creep Show

I was 8 years old. The TV was 14 inches. That day, in my grandmother’s living room with Scream on the screen, was the day I became obsessed with fear. I love the rush of scared…

by Meghan Ralston

Beyond the Bones

Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my children. The world…

By Megan Leigh Barnard

No Quarters Required

“We are in between your mom’s basement and a Major League Gaming facility.” Like most things, it all started in a bar. Well, an arcade bar to be exact. Meet Blake Compton, a competitive gamer…

10 Years Later

You can’t really call Independents’ Day the festival that “could.” It’s the festival that just “did.” Personal checks, credit cards, a massive amount of volunteer labor, and sheer creative will launched what has now become…

Backyard Venue

Just one final sound check as fans shuffled in. Even with the rain, parking was tight as a few latecomers found their floor seats. No one seemed to mind. It was an exclusive, one-night-only performance…

by Panda Moore

She’s Got Brains

Alright, it’s getting a little bit over-zombied around here, we’ll admit. But, that does not apply to the charming, campy Ms. Living Dead pageant, creeping out audiences and raising cash for charity since 2014. We…

Hey, Neighbor: New Albany

When billionaire Les Wexner decided to break-ground and build his mansion, rapid progress followed. And even though the city lacks deep history, New Albany flew to the top practically instantaneously. Who knew the outskirted boons…

614 on 100

Reflections from our writers on 100 magazines and eight years of monumental change—in 100 or so words For eight years, (614) has been chasing stories around the capital city, and watching massive changes play out…

by Kate Sweeney

Kindness and Courage

Editor’s note: For TGNC citizens and allies alike, find out more about the issues facing the community this month at The 9th annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium, slated for April 28–30 at The Ohio…

by Kate Sweeney

Kindness and Courage: Trey

AGE: 30 Pronouns: He/Him/His What has been the most surprising aspect of transition for you? All of the resources and support systems in the LGBT community geared toward people of trans experience. In your experience,…

Nations, United

In collaboration with Peace Catalyst International, an organization that generates peace specifically (though not exclusively) with Christians and Muslims, (614) contributing photographer Nick Fancher captured the friendships of many Muslims and non-Muslims in the city…

One For The Books

I was one of millions at the march that made history. Everyone’s experiences were different and came from beautifully unique perspectives. As a straight, cisgendered, white woman, it was humbling to stand in Washington D.C. amongst…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Home = Less

Does a house make a home? It was that burning question that sent Cam Williams looking for answers. His solution: live inside the box. Which, as it turns out, is a result of thinking outside…

Calling all Mini Makers

UPDATE: WOW. Thank you, Columbus! Our hearts are full of nearly 900 of the cutest cards donated and made by some of Columbus’ most generous kiddos including: Amelia Elementary High Point Elementary The Evans Family Ellie,…

Freelancers Assemble!

What used to be the exclusive domain of cash-strapped startups is becoming increasingly common for micro-businesses and full-time freelancers. More than just cubicle farms for coding or mutual meeting spaces, the collective interaction of complementary…

Photo by Andrew Spear

No Limits

Brian Kellett is a racecar driver. He just happens to be entirely paralyzed from the waist down. “When I think about how I deal with everything, it all comes back to just being thankful that…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Crowdfunded Cupcakes?

Startups are small by necessity. Banks are wary and borrowing is burdensome for businesses that don’t fit into the traditional boxes. Friends and family financing only goes so far, and venture capital comes with significant…

Wrestle Mania

Kyle Snyder is not average. He isn’t even exceptional. Rarely does a person transcend these things—rarely do these words fail to describe the magnitude of accomplishments of a single human being, but Kyle Snyder fits…

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