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A Whole New Animal

In the classic scenario, going to see your co-worker’s band is a dicey proposition at-best, especially when that co-worker is the relatively soft-spoken Mary Lynn Gloeckle. “People I work with come to my shows and…

Turn Out The Light

Motels are mysterious. Carved into the American imagination, these by-the-road pit stops with bright neon signs glaring out of the vast darkness between clusters of city lights are in turns places of anonymous rendezvous, murders…

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…

Truckin’

Nothing brings hordes of hungry people downtown like the Columbus Food Truck Festival. From its debut five years ago, the eatery-on-wheels celebration has grown into one of the biggest events of the summer. The convoy…

Hoppin’

In his years as a statewide USDA agency head, Steve Maurer could recite agricultural data from decades past. He could also appreciate a good beer; he noted that a century ago, German farmers grew a…

Epic Flail

I am atop a 70-foot wooden landing, the timbered horizon of Butler, Ohio set before me in full view, a scenic panorama flanked by low, rolling hills and a buffet of marshmallow clouds in my sights….

Best. Week. Ever.

Six bucks doesn’t get you much in life anymore. Well, for an entire week, six crumpled Washingtons gets you something you can really sink your hungry teeth into. September 19-24, Burger & Beer Week will deliver…

We Have A Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alexandria D, our Restaurant Week Grand Prize winner! The only thing better than dining out for Restaurant Week (July 18-23, 2016) is dining out during Restaurant Week on us. We want you to win:…

Snowballin’

SNO-OH brings southern treat north “The Malone Sisters” sounds like an Irish-girl gang movie; however, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Instead of ruling the city with fists of Éire fury, Amber, Kayla, and…

Restaurant Week Is Back

The rumors are true. Save the date, Restaurant Week is back: July 18-23, 2016. Calling all foodies & Columbus lovers. From July 18th-23rd you can try an array of selections from more than 100 of the city’s…

(614) Day 2016

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Photo by Randall L. Schieber

Down By The Riverside

Editor’s Note: Last summer, (614) published a three-part series about the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, and their shared journey through time and the city. After an uncontrolled sewage overflow issue, and under threat of lawsuit…

Illustration by Dustin Goebel

Clergy and the Closet

“It became difficult to preach a particular authenticity… that I did not feel safe to return,” said Rev. John Girard, associate pastor of Worthington United Methodist Church, who attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and became…

Photo by Rachael Barbash

Californication

Plenty has changed about the capital city since Brian Swanson was part of a successful three-headed Park Street empire alongside Chris Corso and Mike Gallichio. One thing that hasn’t: if you’re promoting a place with…

Photographed by Chris Casella and Nick Fancher

Why I Came Back

These days, there’s much brighter lights in our little big city. Long-gone are the days of Columbus hemorrhaging creative talent, as the magic of Midwest hospitality and low cost of living has now merged with…

Photographed by Chris Casella

Brick By Brick

Robert Mason Grimmett was on-brand before there existed such a term. You could say that a young boy in ’80s Appalachia in a necktie, inspired by fedoras and fountain pens, had a keen sense of…

Photo by Chris Casella

S.T.E.A.M.

Around the year 230 CE, Zhuge Liang, Chancellor of the Northern Chinese state of Shu Han, equal parts famed politician, adroit strategist, and feared warrior, returning with his army from a rout of the Nanman…

Photographed by Maggie Holmgren

The Ties that Grind

Can something as simple as a cup of coffee really save the life of a child? Sisters Victoria Calderon Nunes and Virginia Nunes Gutierrez think so, and they’re ready to put their passions to the…

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…

Pro ‘Grammers

As a society, we love taking photographs. Who doesn’t have hundreds, if not thousands, of images on their phone as they read this? Each of these Columbus “’grammers” are skilled at this practice, and we…

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