• Home
  • /
  • Tag Archives:  Editors Picks

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…

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 Megan Leigh Barnard

Sour Batch Kids

It’s all tart on tap at Pretentious Barrel House It wasn’t all too long ago that you couldn’t be pretentious if you were a beer drinker. In America, the can-crushing culture of cheap beer—cracking open…

Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

A Primary Goal

Looking for a doctor? The Bartlett Medical Clinic and Wellness Center won’t accept your insurance. Heather Bartlett, M.D., the clinic’s founder and owner, sees a hidden health care crisis in America, one which led her…

Suite Dream

Catherine and Bryan at Mix Design Collective like to think a little outside the walls of traditional home remodeling. For example, turning a tight space on the third floor of their own home into a…

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…

Heir Apparent

Despite the general consensus, the Lost Revival, the decade-old Columbus rock band led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Collins, never broke up. You couldn’t even really call it hibernation, as they are a collective of…

By David Heasley

Square One

It felt a little bit like Civil War medicine, the way it all went down. The program was wounded—bleeding and in danger of infection. The doctors in charge had two options: try to treat the…

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…

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…

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…

By Tommy Feisel

Deep Dish Dilemma

It’s a lovely casserole, but it’s not a pizza,” quipped an equally opinionated eater as we disputed the defining design of a true Chicago pie. The Gold Coast isn’t alone in its claim of a…

Raising the Bar

There’s something intoxicatingly wonderful about the perfectly placed cocktail: a cold gin and tonic on a humid summer night, a glass of rye whisky on the rocks around the fire, or an ambitious coconut rum…

614 on 740

Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls innatcedarfalls.com By Lesley Jenike Upscale without the pretension, the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls in Logan is located right in the heart of the Hocking Hills, close to…

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…

Fashion: La Vie Boheme

Sometimes, if you wait long enough, the things you dream of wearing will come into the eye of the current season’s fashion. This fall, lovers of vintage and texture will be thanking their lucky style…

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…

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….

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images

The Wild Blue Yonder

Expectations are funny. One would think that after a season in which the Blue Jackets finished third in the conference (they’d never finished higher than seventh before that), tallied 108 points (they’d never recorded more…

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…

By brian kiser

Heaven on a Bun

This summer I made it a mission to travel the depths of the Midwest in search of the region’s best burger. There was Pete’s (since 1901) in downtown Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, which boil their…

Root System

Grilled Eggplant with Pesto & Tahini Yogurt Sauce Cooking eggplant on the grill may have forever changed my perspective on the sometimes-mushy globes. Eggplant parmesan can be greasy or soggy and ratatouille is really all…

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…

No Coast, No Problem

Okay, I’m hooked. It wasn’t until I finally tried the “gumbo,” that I was entirely convinced about Frank’s—the new seafood carryout opposite the long-standing Frank’s Seafood Market. Of course, those on the far west side,…

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…

By Collins Laatsch

Axes Up!

I gave myself the name Ragnar. Joining me for my first experience with the nascent “sport” of axe throwing was Maple, Axe Bomber, and Hoss Funk. Before we were to train with the hefty and sharp…

X