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Retro Gamers Celebrate Bygone Era of Video Game Classics

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retro Gamers Celebrate Bygone Era of Video Game Classics

Remember the good old days? Back when you had to blow into a cartridge to get your console to work? Back when controllers had cables that needed to be untangled and plugged in? Back when pixelated 8-bit graphics were state of the art and not just a fashionable find on a t-shirt from Hot Topic? […]

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Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman work well together. The writing/directing team produced two new era superhero movies – Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class – and now they want to create a new kind of spy movie with Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on comics by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, their screenplay hips up the […]

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Tavernesque Bar and Restaurant Coming to South Fourth Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tavernesque Bar and Restaurant Coming to South Fourth Street

When the renovation of the five-story Stoddart Building at 260 South Fourth Street was announced last May (along with the two story buildings next door) it was mentioned that the ground floors of these buildings would be home to new retail tenants. Two of those tenants have been announced today: Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Tavernesque. While […]

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The Historic Grand Valley Dale Ballroom Closes Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Historic Grand Valley Dale Ballroom Closes Doors

Columbus Underground received an anonymous tip several days ago that the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom, located at 1590 Sunbury Road, was canceling scheduled events and appeared to be closing. The owners confirmed today through an electronic press release: “It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that VDB Enterprises must announce we will not be […]

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From Standup to Punch up: Erin Foley on Writing

Tyler Clementi Tyler Clementi From Standup to Punch up: Erin Foley on Writing

What is it like to make the transition from writing and delivering stand-up jokes to punching up sitcom scripts for a friend’s upcoming NBC sitcom? “It’s sort of like this new form of stress that you have to get through,” says comedian Erin Foley, who is bringing her talents to Columbus’s Woodlands Tavern on January […]

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#Hashtag Comedy Launches New Improv Night at Shadowbox

Walker Evans Walker Evans #Hashtag Comedy Launches New Improv Night at Shadowbox

Did you happen to make a New Years Resolution about seeing more local comedy performances in 2015? Then you’re in luck! Improve troupe #Hashtag Comedy is launching a brand new weekly night at the Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live. The first night takes place this Wednesday, and we got a chance to check in with […]

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32 Stops for Gallery Hop – January 2015 Edition

Walker Evans Walker Evans 32 Stops for Gallery Hop – January 2015 Edition

It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s miserable outside. But Gallery Hop marches on into the new year! The Short North was recognized many times over in our annual reader’s survey of 2014 across a wide variety of categories, so we thought it would be fitting to showcase those results to make your January Gallery Hop experience […]

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