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by Brian Kaiser

“I Am America.”

Escaped war; war never escaped me. Larry Smith’s six-word memoirs are an exercise designed to cut through the extraneous, and find the fundamental truths at someone’s core in a provocative, intriguing, and immediate way. So…

by Brian Kaiser

Candid Cameron

Let’s be honest. You’re probably better off not knowing what happens behind the scenes in most restaurants. But sometimes you should. And that’s the case with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, whose bona fide empire of Columbus-based…

Photo by Brian Kaiser

Human’s Best Friend

Columbus charity forges community service through low-income pet aid In some cases, it’s just a small bag of kibble. But what people take away from their interaction with Faithful Forgotten Best Friends is much larger—and…

Buckeye Donuts by Collins Laatsch

ColumBest 2018

This is the time of year that we at (614) anxiously await the announcement of our yearly “best of” Columbus reader poll. The floodgates open in anticipation of a torrent of responses to various iterations…

Aftermath, 2017. Photo By Brian Douglas/Courtesy Lionsgate Premiere

Q & A(rnold)

It’s no surprise action heroes are Hollywood’s single greatest export. Amid wildfires, mudslides, drought, and rolling blackouts, it’s a wonder the filmmaking capital of the world has survived any better than its on-screen alter ego,…

Are We sCREWed?

Buckle up, Crew fans. This season’s drama—a fascinating mix of monstrous greed, riveting play and plucky community spirit—seems headed for extra time. Take a deep breath and take off your “Columbus Til I Die” scarf…

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)…

The Path of Totality

Ask around. By all accounts, last season was a letdown. Not an unmitigated collapse, perhaps, but certainly nothing close to success. Not for the players, not for the coaching staff, and certainly not for the…

by Anastasia Markova

ColumBest 2017!

Eight years and counting. That’s how long we here at (614) have been categorizing, grouping, voting, ranking and awarding the best of the best here in the capital city. The tastemakers, the faces of media;…

The Trending Issue

A – Activism Hey, what can we say? It’s a weird world out there right now, and Columbus, long a haven for active progressives has spent 2017 taking to the streets in Trump’s America. Whether…

Poutine @ Blind Lady by Julian Foglietti

Brunch Battle!

Ya’ll remember when “brunch” was basically just picking around the last of the buffet trays before the greasy spoon shut down for the afternoon? Okay, well, we know brunch isn’t that new. But considering that…

The Big Day

Janean + Andrew Date: 10.15.16 Venue: Glen Echo Ravine Photography: Rachel Joy (racheljoybaransi.com) We’re pretty sure Janean and Andrew have the wedding some couples dream of: ohmygodjustgointhewoodswithafewfriendsanddoit! But their wedding wasn’t just a get-it-over-with quickie—it…

Made in Columbus

Look, Christmas shopping isn’t hard, per se. Anyone can make a last-minute trip to your neighborhood big box and find something in every aisle that makes sense to buy for your favorite folks. But, the…

Make Columbus Great Again

We love Columbus. You love Columbus. But when rent is starting to hit many’s personal economic ceiling and your city is still named after an increasingly despised tyrant, you’ve still got a ways to go….

Photo by Meg Mantia

Behind the Buckeye Makeup

When John Chubb speaks, the rest of the world stops. He speaks with unbridled passion, his voice bellowing throughout the century old stadium towering behind us. The questions I prepared are immediately proven worthless and…

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