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Etching Columbus tattoo history with Hell City founder Durb Morrison. When I was growing up, the cool kids weren’t wearing designer clothes, or scoring on a sports field. They were hanging out behind a tattoo…

by Collins Laatsch

A House United

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams. – Zora Neale Hurston You can count LC Johnson as one of those dreamers. When she moved to Columbus…

Byrne's Pub by David Heasley

Going Green

A h, St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday where everyone can be Irish for a day. There are many styles of celebration, from reveling in your emerald isle roots, to getting schnockered on green beer. (614)…

Photo by Tariq Tarey

Guiding Spirit

It’s hard enough to be 16. The angst, the hormones, the awkwardness of navigating a rapidly shifting social strata. Now, imagine adding to that the stresses of a foreign language, a different culture, and public…

by Collins Laatsch

Level Up

Columbus is full of hidden gems that offer a variety of different learning experiences. Whether you’re looking to pick up a new hobby, take a current one to the next level skills-wise, or are just…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Members Wanted

We often see “neighborhood” and “community” used synonymously, even though they’re not. The former is just a place, but the latter has a purpose. A neighborhood is where you live, but a community is where…

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…

Produce to the People

Despite the city’s standing as a culinary capital, Columbus still sadly has its share of food deserts—neighborhoods where fresh fruit is foreign and the shelf-life for groceries at the corner store is scary. Suburban farmers…

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,…

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