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GCAC Presents: OHIO-WHATTA?

David Weaver David Weaver GCAC Presents: OHIO-WHATTA?

The 85-year old library – with a somewhat confusing name – presents its annual book festival celebrating Ohio authors. I knew I had a challenge on the first call I made after the Ohioana Library hired me in 2005. Connecting with the man in charge of contributions at a local company, I introduced myself: “Hello, […]

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Amy Turn Sharp releases collection of poetry, Hold Me Like Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Amy Turn Sharp releases collection of poetry, Hold Me Like Ohio

Locally lauded poet Amy Turn Sharp has amassed quite a collection of poems and has decided this is the year to pull together a selection for a book. She has selected forty poems for her new book, Hold Me Like Ohio. “I write a poem nearly every day,” says Sharp. “In 2012 I did a […]

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Launching New Cookbook this Spring

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Launching New Cookbook this Spring

Few will argue that Jeni Britton Bauer is one of the great entrepreneurs of our city. She took what was essentially a dream – to make flavorful and artistic ice cream using the best ingredients and flawless technique – and turned it into a multi-million, multi-state business. Along the way, Britton Bauer has won numerous […]

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Review: 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

While not an exhibition in the traditional sense, Kelly Grovier’s newest book 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age functions like one. It’s a coffee table tome wherein the author positions himself as curator. His charge? Identifying and making sense of those “artistic achievements that have managed so far to remain afloat amid […]

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North Market Cookbook Available in Time for the Holidays

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson North Market Cookbook Available in Time for the Holidays

This year has seen the beginning of an epic revitalization for the North Market, Columbus’ last public market, located at 59 Spruce Street. There’s a new Executive Director, revamped layout, and now, a new cookbook, chock full of recipes from your favorite merchants, as well as stories about the history of the market and its […]

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Ohioana Book Awards Include Central Ohioans

 Doug Dangler Ohioana Book Awards Include Central Ohioans

What connects a book about the tragic, century-old story of a Circleville family’s literary labor of love and a Korean War-era love story by an Ohio Wesleyan professor? Along with three other books, they received an Ohioana Book Award last night at the Ohio Statehouse. The story of Circleville resident and amateur ornithologist and artist […]

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GCAC Presents: Celebrating a Local Literary Legacy

 Anne Touvell GCAC Presents: Celebrating a Local Literary Legacy

The author of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the creator of numerous New Yorker magazine cover cartoons was born in Columbus on December 8, 1894. The son of a civil clerk, no one would have guessed that James Thurber would grow up to become one of the foremost American humorists of the 20th […]

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