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Take a Dip

Sitting among the offhand hipsterdom of Fox in the Snow Café, Dara Schwartz, in her brilliant pink and orange, is a shiny flamingo in a sea of monochromatic tones and black skinny jeans. Matching the…

Just Jay

It’s hard to imagine your parents as young people. Like your Hermés scarf-swathed stepmother once sporting bellbottoms and traveling via hitchhiking.Or famous people picking up hitchhikers, like a certain classic car-hoarding comedian who once chauffeured…

The Big Gig

If you follow Columbus comedian Sumukh Torgalkar on social media (@SumukhComedy)—and you should—you’ll see just as much funny observations about the actual experience of being a comic (the shitty gigs, the confused audience members, the…

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Golden Girl

Not many teenagers can boast of gold in the Olympics. The list of Americans who can claim gold in both the team and individual all-around gymnastic competitions is far shorter. Gabby Douglas is the only…

#TheLongThaw Event

Get over the hump day with an enjoyable pairing of Harpoon Long Thaw White IPA and appetizers at Bar Louie (504 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215) on February 25th from 6-8p. Once the night is…

Wanderlist

It’s winter and your relationship is suffocating. The looming Columbus skyline has an icy cold grip on you and your significant other’s motivation to smile at each other. Escape is mandatory but seems unattainable due…

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The Man-Machine

If there is a contention among those in the underground that rock is indeed dead, then said theory would dictate that the possibilities available for electronic artists—or anyone off-format—are currently infinite. It was once hard…

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Wake Up and Smell the Snark!

The decline in traditional newspaper readership has done more than separate the populace from the powers that be, it’s also fractured the connection between two former morning-time partners: Coffee and comics. Which is why Columbus’s…

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Beer Country

Most breweries have a distinct steampunk vibe—with their tanks, and pipes, and valves, and important-looking gauges. When you visit a brewery, you expect an industrial experience. If there’s food, it’s going to be some pretzels…

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Cold-Blooded

Greg Butauski’s 23 years of experience in ice carving have resulted in a 2005 World Championship, a position as captain for Team USA at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, a title of Certified…

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Brewing Up

The universe is in a state of expansion, and that’s the name of the game when it comes to craft beer in Columbus. While Stone spurned us in favor of the former capital of the…

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Toy Story

“When you’re a kid, when you’re playing with your toys, there is this world that your toys are in and nobody else can see it—that world.” “I wanted to recreate that,” Michael Murtha said. So…

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Breathe it in

Early evening light creeps through the windows, dancing across plush black leather, wood, and brick, revealing the haze that fills the room. Jazz piano riffs break through the conversations swirling around you like the smoke…

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Bar Bet

Bartenders, while a friendly bunch, can sometimes be a bit competitive. Each season, as new menus roll out across town, there is a bit of cocktail envy that inevitably takes place. With a seemingly endless…

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High Bräu

Years ago, German immigrants in Columbus—many of them getting off a long day of brewing or building carriages—might have found their way down to one of a number of traditional beer halls that used to…

Body of War

War is never over, or so they say. Though war as a global phenomenon, as a human condition, does not appear to be losing strength, individual wars do end, as do tours of combat. Yet…

Diss-Course

Apparently, taking on Batman – even without the suit – is a dicey proposition. Bill Maher was the subject of a recent viral debate on his HBO show, Real Time, when he characterized Islamic culture…

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Guided by Voices

When we first started, we instantly wanted to hit the fast-forward button and make a record,” says Blake Skidmore of the humble, somewhat green, folk-rock endeavors of Old Hundred back in 2009. “That record came…

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