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Photo by Chris Casella & Rachael Barbash
Photo by Chris Casella & Rachael Barbash

Stage Left

At Hashtag Comedy’s Who Is Lying? live game show, the hot seat was burning for the first contestant when improviser Joe Moorer grilled him about his date, who was watching from the audience. “How long…

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Sleazy to Soulful

The first time Har Mar Superstar entered my life, he was in tighty whities, flawlessly crooning Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” surrounded by beautiful women in matching frilly pink pajamas. For 2003, this was damn good…

Photo by Rachael Barbash
Photo by Rachael Barbash

Fitness in Flight

I am suspended upside down 10 feet in the air. Two long, shimmering white sheets rigged to the ceiling are holding me up—one wrapped carefully around my left foot and the other nestled tightly underneath my…

Photo by Chris Casella
Photo by Chris Casella

Stage Moms

One weekend a year, the second largest bodybuilding competition in the world is held right here in Columbus. Thousands of competitors compete in the Arnold for a chance at a trophy and a moment of…

Photo by Chris Casella
Photo by Chris Casella

In Good Company

Matt Scantland has an Uber-sized problem to solve. But he needs your help. “No one’s really talking about it, but every day we’re seeing thousands of patients who aren’t getting the drug they need to…

Photo by Chris Casella
Photo by Chris Casella

Sugar and Spice

Visiting a friend lately, I mentioned that I was stopping by Sweet Carrot, a newcomer to the Grandview restaurant crawl. Before she had a chance to answer, her son piped up, “They have great macaroni…

Photo by Maddie McGarvey
Photo by Maddie McGarvey

Gaming During the Game

Sometimes you throw a couple of random, good ingredients together and find that they work surprisingly well—kettle chips on a chili dog or poutine with French fries. You can count Clintonville’s new Old Skool in…

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Nooze: March

Over in Franklinton things are going just swimmingly for Land Grant Brewing Co., now in its second year of operation, so it seems fitting that they would release the second addition to their (life) aquatic…

Photo by Chris Casella
Photo by Chris Casella

Distinct Hoofbeats

It’s a balmy January morning. 11:30 to be exact. My companion and I thought we’d arrive early—only to park a literal half-mile away on a rural stretch of Marengo and enter a queue that snaked…

Illustration by Dustin Goebbel
Illustration by Dustin Goebbel

No Tomorrow

You know how sometimes when you say a word over and over again out loud, it starts to become unfamiliar and disjointed and meaningless? That’s the best way to describe the experience of the 24-hour…

Photo by Rainer Ziehm
Photo by Rainer Ziehm

Gunk Rock

In his 2010 tome We Never Learn, author Eric Davidson didn’t set out to write a history book. His mission was humble; he wanted to devote ink to the “undergut” of punk and bands like…

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Black & White

Winter in Ohio isn’t gray. It’s actually black and white. Yes, the two can often create the muddy, murky hue that consistently covers our skyline, but this month, (614)’s fashion section breaks down the root…

Image courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Image courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Before the League

On February 7, people all over the world will gather around televisions to see the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. They will watch to see who prevails, the aging…

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