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Three to Go: An Art Field Trip in Columbus

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Three to Go: An Art Field Trip in Columbus

I cleared out some space on my calendar on Friday so I could enjoy a mini art field trip. My intention was to catch up on some area artists and venues, both old and new. The fact is there are a lot of great places to see art in Columbus, certainly more than I typically […]

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Review: Forceful Perceptions at The Elijah Pierce Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: Forceful Perceptions at The Elijah Pierce Gallery

Here’s a thing about art: it requires engagement. It needs to be actively pursued. Once found, it needs to be, well, thought about. Maybe that’s obvious, but it’s a point worth making explicitly from time to time. In this era of immediate answers, instantaneous updates, and increasingly short attention spans, art is rarely given the […]

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Ohio’s Own: Ballreich’s Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Ballreich’s Potato Chips

Ballreich’s Potato Chips aren’t just rippled, they’re “marcelled”. Spellcheck doesn’t like marcelled. It keeps trying to make it something ridiculous: “mar celled”. Look up the word “marcelled” on Google, and the first couple of matches are from the Ballreich’s website itself. Online dictionaries define “marcell” as a wavy hairstyle, popular in the 1920s. The people […]

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Film Review: Selma

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Selma

Every year Oscar season sees a healthy number of well made biopics for the Academy’s consideration, and those efforts are very often rewarded: 12 Years a Slave, Lincoln, The Iron Lady. But in the 14 years I’ve been covering film in Columbus, none has been as painfully relevant as Selma. Ava DuVernay’s account of the […]

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Restaurant Review: Laughlin’s Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Laughlin’s Bakery

Laughlin’s Bakery has quite a backstory. It was once a home-baking operation run by a disabled opera singer (a casualty of a broken vocal chord). In August of 2014, it launched a Kickstarter bid for $35,000 to open a storefront business. If you know anything about Kickstarter, you know the profile of successful projects. While […]

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NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today at Pizzuti Collection

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today at Pizzuti Collection

Before we get too far into 2015, I’ve got some unfinished business from 2014 that I need to attend to; namely a review of NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today currently on view at the Pizzuti Collection. The exhibition opened in mid-2014 and remains up through June 20th of 2015. So while I might be a little tardy […]

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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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