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Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Regarding 1831 Tavern: thank heavens they changed the name. The Balls idea, though punny, was maybe better for a Hooters type of establishment. And since the staff at 1831 seems to be well-covered during visits, you’d hate to disappoint aficionados of exposed body parts. As consolation, there’s still lots of room for balls references on […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s The Final Table Grapples With Power

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: CATCO’s The Final Table Grapples With Power

Herb Brown is a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, professor, and acclaimed novelist. CATCO is to be commended for presenting the world premier of his new play, The Final Table. New plays presented with this kind of a robust budget and professionalism and seriousness are always to be cheered on and taken seriously. You will not see […]

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Restaurant Review: Brunch at Nada

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Brunch at Nada

Weekend Brunch is the time to hit up Nada. First, because you don’t have to fight the crowds. Second, because its brunch menu goes beyond boring-but-fabulous egg and bacon options, and finally, because those Nada options are delicious. Before a food discussion, it’s best to begin with a discussion of the striking Nada decor. After […]

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Film Review: It Follows

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: It Follows

David Robert Mitchell invites you to the best American horror film in more than a decade. It Follows is a coming of age tale that mines a primal terror. Moments after a sexual encounter with a new boyfriend, Jay discovers that she is cursed. He has passed on some kind of entity – a demonic […]

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Concert Review: Sylvan Esso

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: Sylvan Esso

On Friday, March 13th, Sylvan Esso energetically occupied the Promowest stage at The Newport Music Hall. It was one of the first dry days of the Spring season, and the sold-out venue was elated to host the North Carolina based group. Sylvan Esso’s self titled release in 2014 managed to attract worldwide attention quickly, thanks […]

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Restaurant Review: Fox in the Snow Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Fox in the Snow Cafe

Italian Village is well on its way to gentrification. Although gentrification itself has been a controversial subject of late, there is reason to rejoice when it comes to expanded eating opportunities. In Italian Village, the process includes a Fourth Street stop called Fox in the Snow, and there you can score a good doughnut for […]


Concert Review: Bush

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Bush

I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive about seeing Bush play live for the first time 18 years. After the recent surge in 90′s nostalgia tours I was half expecting a lazy performance from a band happy to sit on it’s pile of no-longer-aired-radio-hits. Thankfully, what I, and Columbus, got was a […]

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