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Photos: Highball Halloween 2014

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Highball Halloween 2014

Highball Halloween returns this weekend to unseasonably (yet welcome) warm temperatures. The party kicked off on High Street next to the Convention Center last night with an 80s-centric theme featuring costumes, contests, drag shows and live music from favorite local bands including The Wet Darlings, MojoFlo and Lydia Loveless. The party continues today from 6pm […]

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100-Year-Old Underground Bowling Alley Reopens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans 100-Year-Old Underground Bowling Alley Reopens Downtown

If you’ve ever walked down the sidewalk on East Broad Street past The Athletic Club of Columbus, then you’ve stood on top of a bowling alley. The five-lane facility was constructed in the basement of the clubhouse back in 1915, and after an 18-month closure for renovations, is ready to reopen again to members of […]

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Film Review: Annabelle

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Annabelle

Who doesn’t love a creepy-ass doll? Someone must, right? Doesn’t everybody’s old auntie keep a display case of them right in the guest bedroom where you have to sleep when you visit? And you really want to close the windows because the curtains are blowing in that menacing way, but you’d have to walk right […]

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Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

I once trapped myself down my vacationing neighbors’ basement, having let myself in to snoop around and then snagging my hair inside a piece of exercise equipment. The other neighborhood rugrats who’d accompanied me on this B&E left me there to die. But my twin sister marched next door to our dad and said, “Come […]

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Major League Gaming Opening Columbus Arena

Walker Evans Walker Evans Major League Gaming Opening Columbus Arena

Professional video game competitions (also known as eSports) have become a huge global business. Reports indicate that in-person and virtual viewership of tournaments surpassed 71 million in 2013, with over $25 million in prize money distributed that same year. Players battle regularly in popular games such as StarCraft II, League of Legends, and of course… […]

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9 Films Worth Watching: Fall Movie Guide 2014

Hope Madden Hope Madden 9 Films Worth Watching: Fall Movie Guide 2014

Summer blockbuster season is behind us, as is the season of dreck that immediately follows. Between now and the holidays – when cinemas will again wow us with big budget wizardry – we have the good fortune of perusing some independent, character-driven, autumn gems. Some even have a good shot at Oscar. Here’s a quick […]

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Photos: Independents’ Day 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Independents’ Day 2014

The annual Independents’ Day festival took place this weekend with over 65 local musical performers ranging from indie rock to hip hop to dance party djs. The event continues today through 5pm, though the bulk of the festival took place yesterday in its new home in East Franklinton. For more information, visit www.thisisindependent.com. Matt Ellis is […]

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