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Naturally Impactful: Registration For CRPD Spring Swimming Lessons Approaching

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: Registration For CRPD Spring Swimming Lessons Approaching

It’s never too early to learn how to swim, not even at the end of February, when it may seem impossible to think about long days at the swimming pool. Starting March 5, anyone can begin registering for spring swimming lessons at the Columbus Recreation and Parks Aquatics Center. CRPD offers lessons for anyone from […]

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TV Review: “The Alienist” is Too Basic to Binge

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: “The Alienist” is Too Basic to Binge

If you’re looking for a hit show about the psychology of a serial killer, you’ve probably seen it already. TNT’s The Alienist follows the well-worn pattern of this genre: the team leader who obsessively researches the characteristics of a serial killer in order to find the suspect, and a motley crew to help them see […]

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Nite Owl Theatre Producer Starts David Lynch Program in Miamisburg

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nite Owl Theatre Producer Starts David Lynch Program in Miamisburg

Mike McGraner has been populating local theaters with interesting special programming for years. Whether it’s the long-running and much-beloved Nite Owl Theatre, or his more recent effort, Terror from the Eighties, the Columbus native is always looking for new ways to entertain local filmgoers. But he takes his talents a bit outside the area for […]

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Cinema Revival Returns to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Cinema Revival Returns to the Wex

The Wexner Center for the Arts has always been a passionate advocate of film preservation and restoration. David Filipi, Director of Film/Video for the Wexner Center for the Arts, says there are several reasons for that. “Part of our mission is to present some of the great films in history,” he says. “This is a […]

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Theatre Review: Edge of Your Seat Fun With JACK and Phil. Slayers of Giants INC.

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Edge of Your Seat Fun With JACK and Phil. Slayers of Giants INC.

The Columbus Children’s Theatre latest production brings the regional premiere of JACK and Phil. Slayers of Giants INC. to the Park Street Theatre. It’s a modern retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale set in present day and includes a new addition – Jack’s friend and next door neighbor Phil. The play starts […]

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Neil Goldberg Brings Inhibited Bites, Life Improbable as Science Fiction, to the Idea Foundry through the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Neil Goldberg Brings Inhibited Bites, Life Improbable as Science Fiction, to the Idea Foundry through the Wexner Center

Time Out New York said artist Neil Goldberg “imbues familiar visions with unexpected associations and unforeseen grace.” In collaboration with CCAD, where Goldberg is both teaching and giving a public lecture on February 22, the Wexner Center brings his beguiling one-man show Inhibited Bites to the Idea Foundry on February 21. I spoke with Goldberg […]

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Photos: Awolnation, Nothing But Thieves and Irontom

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Awolnation, Nothing But Thieves and Irontom

A triple-hitter of cd102.5 spun alt-rock bands hit the Express Live! stage on Saturday night as Awolnation, Nothing But Thieves and Irontom swung through Columbus. Exuberant indie-rock act with bits of Awolnation, Irontom opened the night with an enjoyable set, while England’s Nothing but Thieves delivered a fairly no-thrills collection of radio-ready rock numbers. Silhouetted, […]

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