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by Megan Leigh Barnard

A Different Cloth

I once heard a bit in which the comedian walked into a boutique to shop for clothes, only to find one t-shirt on a hanger and a DJ playing music. The exchange was something to…

by Dustin Goebel

One in a Trillion

“You have read this first sentence of the first blog, so you might as well just keep reading.” — intro to Club Trillion, October 24, 2008. For a guy who doesn’t like writing, Mark Titus has…

by Collins Laatsch

Angst im Dorf

German Village’s popular Schiller Park celebrates the neighborhood’s German influence by honoring one of the country’s most famous poets. It hasn’t always. This May will mark 100 years since the park was renamed Washington Park…

by Collins Laatsch

A House United

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams. – Zora Neale Hurston You can count LC Johnson as one of those dreamers. When she moved to Columbus…

Bareburger by Collins Laatsch

Meatless Wonder

Veggie Burgers are, dare we say … hip? While mad scientists have done the “impossible,” by cooking up a plant-based burger that bleeds, meatless menu options are popping up all over the country. Of course,…

Maggie Daley Park

Family Spring Break

It’s time to hit the road—and this time the fam is coming with. Who else better to be your trip advisors than (614) readers who’ve vacationed with the kids without burning up the Family Truckster…

Byrne's Pub by David Heasley

Going Green

A h, St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday where everyone can be Irish for a day. There are many styles of celebration, from reveling in your emerald isle roots, to getting schnockered on green beer. (614)…

Damn Girl by Megan Leigh Barnard

Dance Party, USA

Columbus club culture has gone the way of the dodo—but that doesn’t mean you can’t get down in this town. Which means it’s about time we updated your dance card for you—use this handy guide…

BLunch by Megan Leigh Barnard

On the Sunny Side

Clintonville is lovely this time of year. Columbus, on the whole, isn’t. Rain, snow, or shine, you can always find some charm in the little “sub-’burg”—Walhalla Ravine still topping the annual unofficial poll for best…

Photo by Collins Laatsch

Kyle and the Gang

Any local fan of vinyl has no doubt spent some time digging through the crates of Lost Weekend Records. And anyone who has spent time digging through the crates of the store has been audience…

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…

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