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Central Ohio Film Critics Pick Best of 2014

Hope Madden Hope Madden Central Ohio Film Critics Pick Best of 2014

The Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA) announced its choices for best in film, 2014 last night at a private awards ceremony held at the Gateway Film Center. It was the 13th such gathering of Columbus-area film critics, aimed at recognizing excellence in film, from acting to writing, cinematography to break out performance, foreign language […]

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2014 Year in Review: Month by Month

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2014 Year in Review: Month by Month

2014 was a big year in Columbus. Lots of ups and downs… but mostly ups. Big announcements were made, new businesses and nonprofits were launched, and many existing establishments saw expansion this year. We’ve broken down a lot of the biggest news articles month-by-month below for your recapping and reviewing pleasure. Of course, if you […]

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2014 Year in Review: The Best Food in Columbus

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott 2014 Year in Review: The Best Food in Columbus

The problem with “best” lists, at least for a fickle person, is that they’re so absolute. The BEST dining, the BEST entree, the BEST trend. A little reality check says that most of the new joints will be gone inside of five years. Heck, at least one of my Bests of 2013 is already gone. […]

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Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2014

While the popularity of specific news articles and features here on CU doesn’t necessarily dictate their overall importance, we do take our site analytics pretty seriously as an indicator of what types of reading material our visitors are searching for. To that end, we always like to take a big-picture look at those statistics at […]

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Over 60 New Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over 60 New Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2014

At the end of every calendar year, we compile a list of all of the restaurants that opened (as well as those that closed). It’s a CU tradition that dates back to 2009, and while some lists have been pretty robust (we counted 50 new restaurants in 2011), 2014 takes the crown with the most […]

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Year in Review: The Best Films of 2014

Hope Madden Hope Madden Year in Review: The Best Films of 2014

The year offered a lot of great films and several unusual trends, like the abundance of exceptional movies with one word titles. Weird. We also had a banner year in great independent horror, excellent blockbusters, some exceptional movies from first time filmmakers (Rosewater, Nightcrawler, Dear White People, Obvious Child and more), and a promising number […]

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Best Salon/Spa of 2014: Salon Lofts

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Salon/Spa of 2014: Salon Lofts

Columbus is home to many different salons, barbers, day spas and other types of places for personal grooming services. When we polled our readers on their favorite place in Columbus they picked one that is also one of the most plentiful: Salon Lofts. With 18 locations throughout the region and multiple stylists within each location, […]

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