Grandview Avenue newcomer Phy Phom Pho is a nice, pared down stop. Open a few weeks, it replaces Jobu Ramen as a neighborhood outlet for some pho. The new joint doesn’t try to do a whole lot of things, it sticks to the basics: noodles or rice with meat. That said, what it does do, it does […]
The best-selling female artist in country music history brought her "Rock This Country!" tour to an ecstatic Columbus audience on September 30th.
If you lived in Canada in the mid-to-late 1990s like I did, it was difficult to avoid hearing Shania Twain on the radio at least once an hour. Then again, when an artist amasses thirteen number one singles on the Canadian country charts in the span of just five years, it was probably also difficult […]
How versatile is Emily Blunt? Who’d have thought, back when she caught our attention in Devil Wears Prada or The Young Victoria, that she’d step so easily into the role of badass? But between her shotgun-wielding protector in Looper and her Sigourney Weaver-esque role in Edge of Tomorrow, she’s proven as compelling a figure in […]
Upon entering the Fort Hayes Shot Tower, I was struck by the airy spaciousness and simplicity of the environment. There was artwork hung up on the walls carefully, while the light shining in from the windows made its own art on the polished wooden floor. The Ohio Art League is here for its Fall Juried […]
If you look at a map of the world, you’ll find Somalia down on the horn of Africa. It’s right on the coast, which explains lots about its cuisine. A historical exposure to ocean-traveling trade goes a long way in accounting for the presence of spaghetti and meat sauce in traditional cooking. Meanwhile, if you […]
Johnny Depp is a remarkable talent whose film choices can be frustrating. Who’s to complain, just because he often buries his unique take on human foibles underneath quirky caricatures in wigs and eyeliner or a handlebar moustache? I am – but not today. In Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, Depp may undergo a physical transformation, but […]
Compared to gallery and museum shows, writing about graffiti presents some pretty unique challenges. For starters, no one has ever provided me with a press release about new graffiti in our area. I’ve never been invited to a wine and cheese reception featuring graffiti writers or their assembled works. No obliging gallerist has ever taken […]