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Local Life Coach Publishes First Book

Randi Walle Randi Walle Local Life Coach Publishes First Book

Local life coach Lisa Baird Panos recently published her first book, Big Girl Pants. After traversing several major life changes herself, Panos realized she had a story to share with others. Following her “If I can do this, anyone can!” logic, she embraced the calling to help other women find the life they crave. “Putting […]

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Book Preview: HolyJuan’s Doug Powhida Writes Ode To The Past

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Book Preview: HolyJuan’s Doug Powhida Writes Ode To The Past

For Doug Powhida, stories are everywhere. Between his time spent working at an Alaskan salmon cannery and his days traveling the country for COSI’s basketball-playing rats exhibit, Powhida has had his fair share of peculiar experiences, and what a brilliant thing he thought it would be to share those stories with the world. But Powhida […]

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Gramercy Books is the First New Local Book Store in 12 Years

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Gramercy Books is the First New Local Book Store in 12 Years

Kittie’s Cakes of German Village is adding a second location in Bexley this week, and they won’t be alone. Gramercy Books, Central Ohio’s first new independent bookstore in 12 years, will also open their doors on Friday. It’s the classic combination. Books and a cafe. Patrons can sip on wine, beer or Stumptown coffee, and […]

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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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