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Shadowbox Live’s Jimmy Mak Releases First Book, “Daddies Shouldn’t Breakdance”

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Shadowbox Live’s Jimmy Mak Releases First Book, “Daddies Shouldn’t Breakdance”

Jimmy Mak always saw himself writing a book. The 1994 Ohio State English graduate and current head writer for Shadowbox Live had planned to go on to attend graduate school, become a professor and write a book, but got sidetracked during his gap year. “I saw there was this little theater company that wrote their […]

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Trini Foundation Looks to Save Lives Through Yoga

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Trini Foundation Looks to Save Lives Through Yoga

A lot of people talk about yoga being life-changing, in Taylor Hunt’s case, yoga was life saving. Hunt, voted one of the best yoga teachers in Columbus in 2013, survived drug and alcohol addiction with the help of yoga. Now he and other members of the yoga community in Columbus have started the Trini Foundation […]

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Book Review: The Black Lens Captures Hidden Reality of Domestic Sex Trade

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Book Review: The Black Lens Captures Hidden Reality of Domestic Sex Trade

Sex crime victims live on one side of the two-way mirror. All around them is the violation — the hotel attendant who diverts his eyes, the cop getting paid to keep quiet. Women and children in many American communities are exploited, shuffled around, silently observing the ignorance of the community on the other side. Since […]

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Author Tracy Chevalier to Appear at Upcoming Thurber House Event

Andy Ross Andy Ross Author Tracy Chevalier to Appear at Upcoming Thurber House Event

It’s not often that trees, orchards, and apples find themselves at the center of a conflict, but that is exactly the case with Tracy Chevalier’s newest novel, At the Edge of the Orchard. The book follows the saga of the Goodenough family in 19th century America from a northwest Ohio orchard to Gold Rush Era […]

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Book Review: Lost Restaurants of Columbus Ohio

Mackenna Swing Mackenna Swing Book Review: Lost Restaurants of Columbus Ohio

Columbus has been called the crossroads for people of all walks of life. It’s the metropolitan melting-pot of the Midwest; alive and thriving with a vibrant culture. This diverse nature has allowed Columbus to become birthplace and launch pad for many big names in the restaurant industry, such as Cameron Mitchell, Marzetti’s, and Wendy’s, just […]

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Reading List: Crime Cats Sequel

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Reading List: Crime Cats Sequel

Wolfgang Parker never planned on being a children’s book author. He’s a punk singer and recording artist. He’s a photographer and a graphic novelist. But he’s also a guy with nineteen nieces and nephews; he did a little writing for them. Then one thing led to another, and somehow he’s sold over 3000 children’s books […]

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Jeff Shaara Brings Famous Faces, New Stories on Thurber House Visit

Tyler Clementi Tyler Clementi Jeff Shaara Brings Famous Faces, New Stories on Thurber House Visit

“I enjoy telling a story you haven’t heard,” says Jeff Shaara. The historical fiction author will be at Columbus’s Thurber House on June 3 for an Evenings With Authors session, where he’ll read from his new book and answer readers’ questions. Shaara enjoys telling those unfamiliar stories with familiar faces. His newest release, The Fateful […]

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