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Film Review: Foxcatcher

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Foxcatcher

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher. The film follows the events that unfolded as Olympic gold medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz, and later his older brother, gold medal winner Dave (Mark Ruffalo), get involved with sinister millionaire John DuPont, who’s looking to bankroll 1988 US Olympic […]

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Concert Review: Gwar

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Concert Review: Gwar

Pantomime liquid-thrash-rock band Gwar stopped into Columbus on Sunday night to deliver their trademark blend of blood-soaked speed metal from intergalactic space. This time, however, missing the part that most people thought would end the band: Founding member and driving force, Dave Brockie. Gwar’s future was in question since their writer and lead singer died […]

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Concert Review: CD102.5FM Holiday Show with Alt-J and Cage the Elephant

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: CD102.5FM Holiday Show with Alt-J and Cage the Elephant

“Twas the night of December 1st, when all through the town, Columbus folks piled into the LC, only minutes past sundown. The 102.5 banners hung on the railing with care, while Scene Teamers and DJs had high-fives to share. The Holiday Show welcomed the last month of the year, with four (inter)national acts, Mikey’s pizza and beer! A show […]

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Restaurant Review: Cravings Carryout Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Cravings Carryout Cafe

Cravings Carryout Cafe isn’t necessarily a carryout establishment. There’s a little table out front, and another one inside. If you get there at exactly the right moment, you might have a seating option – but it’s close quarters indoors. The bulk of its real estate is an expansive kitchen and prep area with an order […]

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Film Review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

What makes the Hunger Games franchise so much stronger than the rest of the adolescent lit series out there? Perhaps more than anything – more than a compelling hero’s quest, more than the peril and drama, more than director Francis Lawrence’s eye for action and sense of pacing – it’s that each new film expands […]

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Concert Review: Interpol

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Concert Review: Interpol

Formed in 1997, New-York-based band Interpol has been releasing records since 2002. The band has been headlining festivals and sporadically releasing records for more than a decade, maintaining their loyal fan-base, and in the process becoming legendary musicians. Interpol turned heads immediately upon their 2002 release, Turn on the Bright Lights, aggressively shoving Paul Banks […]

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Restaurant Review: Black Point

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Black Point

Black Point is… ritzy. That would be expected in a Hyde Park project. The bartenders hustle around in old school vests, the servers wear classic white shirts. Still, since seafood is a headliner here, there was a faint but earnest hope of a restoration of the walk-over aquarium from the Liu Pon Xi days. No […]

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