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Spunky Claudette Returns in Dragons Beware

Anne Evans Anne Evans Spunky Claudette Returns in Dragons Beware

Giants Beware has a sequel, and you’ll be happy to discover all of your friends from the first book are back, fearless Claudette, princess-in-training Marie, budding chef Gaston, and their cute pug Valiant. Dragons Beware is loaded with adventure, battles, and magical creatures. When Claudette and Gaston’s father Augustine goes off alone to retrieve his […]

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Parking Lot Booths Transformed into Public Art Installations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Parking Lot Booths Transformed into Public Art Installations

Last summer we announced a new public art program that would replace five simple parking lot shacks with more interest visual pieces that would add a public art component into the middle of these surface parking hardscapes. The program, known as Bold Booths, has officially launched with the first of those five booths now installed […]

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Art Review: Nick George’s Degrees of Freedom

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Art Review: Nick George’s Degrees of Freedom

Contemporary photography, maybe epitomized in the popular consciousness by Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall, seems to discard Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” in favor of a vivisection of the moment, something pushing against the limitations of the box of the camera and the box of the print. How much can you pour into the light captured by […]

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School Issues: All About the Slam

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues:  All About the Slam

Even if you don’t like poetry; even if you don’t like high culture and academic pursuits, you probably like slam poetry. It’s Henry Rollins’ territory. Slam poetry has the rhythm and intensity of a rap. Videos featuring slam poetry go viral with upwards of 15 million hits on YouTube. And the very best in local […]

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Amy Turn Sharp and alison rose Collaborate to Create Visual Poetry

Anne Evans Anne Evans Amy Turn Sharp and alison rose Collaborate to Create Visual Poetry

The Indianola Stroll returns for its second season this Friday. Inspired by the Short North’s Gallery Hop and Gay Street’s Moonlight Market, the Indianola Stroll is an evening where businesses stay open later in the evening, artists join storefronts for special shows, musicians wander the street, and many of the businesses offer specials. For Friday’s […]

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MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Anything that lasts 20 years is going to attract its share of passionate adherents and passionate detractors. There will be a refocusing: interests and passions are subject to change, and in the way of things, it’s inevitable that the once-anarchic and freewheeling will become solidified. MadLab Theatre, since producing their first show in 1995, is […]

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Short North Alliance Relaunches ShortNorth.org Website

Walker Evans Walker Evans Short North Alliance Relaunches ShortNorth.org Website

Visitors to ShortNorth.org today may have noticed some changes are afoot. The official website of the neighborhood got a relaunch thanks to efforts by the Short North Alliance (SNA) and their design team at Cement Marketing. The new site includes a responsive (mobile/tablet friendly) design, new branding and a new events calendar among other features. […]

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