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Roe Rollback | Criminalizing Miscarriage

**Editor’s note: This is the third article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn. The first piece looks at current and future threats to the right to privacy and autonomy. The second piece examines how a post-Roe Ohio would look.** Few stories make headlines, but since 1973, women across the U.S. […]

Beyond Kavanaugh | The Dwindling Right to Privacy

**Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn. The second piece examines how a post-Roe Ohio would look. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** As the United States awaits the confirmation of judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conversation […]

Majority-Conservative SCOTUS | Post-Roe Ohio is Dismal but Doable

**Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn.The first piece looks at current and future threats to the right to privacy and autonomy. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** Pro-choice activists are in a state of triage. Since their major offensive move […]

National Park(ing) Day Installation Highlights Olentangy River Plan

On Friday, September 21, Park(ing) Day took over urban spaces across the country and around the world. Started in San Fransisco, the global event is designed to implement “miniparks” in parking lots and around metered parking, to call attention to a need for more open public spaces. In years past, Columbus has followed the established […]

New Plan Calls for Demolition of Four-Story Building Downtown

A month after presenting a new plan for the renovation of the Madison Building at 72 N. High St., the team behind the project was back before the Downtown Commission today with a request to demolish the building next to it. The four-story building at 78 N. High St. would be torn down to allow […]

The Confluence Cast: Columbus Open Studio & Stage

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow do artists work, both alone and together? I sat down with organizer and artist Stephanie Rond to preview this weekend’s Columbus Open Studio and Stage and learn how she herded cats to get here. Shownotes for this episode This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus […]

Own This Gorgeous Sears Catalog Home in the University District
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Anyone looking to own a piece of history would be interested in this Sears Catalog Mail Order Kit Home, No. 167 “The Maytown,”coming onto the market soon. The house at 164 E. Maynard Ave. has much of the original elements that made this home special, as well as tasteful updates and thoughtfully renovated spaces. According to […]

Available Light’s Hilarious, Rapturous [Porto]
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Available Light starts their 2018-19 season with a sweet, subtle explosion. Their production of Kate Benson’s Off-Broadway hit [Porto] directed by Eleni Papaleonardos is a distillation of everything wonderful this company has brought to Columbus stages and the rare piece of art that leaves the viewer more hopeful for the world than when we walked […]

Photos: Columbus Crew SC’s Win Against Colorado Rapids

Goals from Gyasi Zardes and Federico Higuain were enough for Columbus Crew SC, as the home side held off a 10-man Colorado Rapids 2 to 1 on a very fall-like night at MAPFRE Stadium. Columbus dominated for most of the first half and created several chances, yet couldn’t get the ball past ex-USMNT ‘keeper Tim […]

Otterbein’s Dazzling Big Fish
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Otterbein opens their 2018-19 season with a dazzling production of John August (book) and Andrew Lippa’s (music and lyrics) Big Fish, the 2013 Broadway adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s film, directed by Thom Christopher Warren. As in the book and film, this Big Fish traces Edward Bloom’s (Matt Gittins) life through the […]

New CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed

New CoGo bike share stations are being installed throughout Columbus, as well as in Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights and Bexley. Many of the two dozen-plus new stations are already stocked with bikes, and the attached kiosks – which feature touch-screens that enable users to buy one or three-day pass – are online and ready to […]

Orton Geological Museum Mounts Antarctic Dinosaur Skeleton

You know T-rex and raptors and Dilophosaurus, sauropods and theropods and Ankylosaurus. But do you recall the coldest dinosaur of all? Ohio State University geologist David Elliot was not looking for dinosaurs when he went to Antarctica in 1991. There wouldn’t have been much reason to — very few dinosaur fossils have ever been recovered […]

Ticking Clocks, American Criminals and Puppies – Which to Watch?

Are we approaching Halloween or April Fool’s Day? Hardcore horror director Eli Roth has a new kids movie. Provocative. And if that’s not your bag, indie filmmakers rethink the whole Lizzie Borden story. Meanwhile, puppies! The House with a Clock in its Walls by Hope Madden Eli Roth made a family film. That’s weird. Although […]

Cleveland-Based Barrio Sues Condado Owners After Announcement of Cleveland Location

Build-your-own tacos, a checklist ordering method, and a Day of the Dead motif — Cleveland’s Barrio is accusing Columbus’ Condado Tacos of misappropriating these service marks in a recently filed lawsuit. The story starts back in 2012, when Condado founder and CEO Joe Kahn was co-creator at Barrio with Thomas Leneghan. Leneghan knew he wanted […]

Veritas Goes Tasting Menu Only Next Week

Starting Tuesday, September 25 Veritas diners will be greeted with two options to enjoy the culinary prowess of Chef Josh Dalton. The Downtown fine dining restaurant will offer a smaller, four to five course tasting menu or a larger version, consisting of eight to 11 courses. The restaurant made its way to 11 W. Gay […]

Generosity Embraces Belonging: The Nina West Fund

Andrew Levitt, also lovingly known as Nina West, has a booming voice and a big heart to match. From volunteer opportunities and service projects in high school and college, to becoming involved in the Columbus community during his adult life, helping others was, and is, an important part of what makes him who he is […]

Mega Weekend: Top Things to Do For Your Weekend
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Cultural institutions begin their season this weekend, CSO, JAG, CBJ, and more. Fall is here! Take a look at some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists below. If you would like to attend CoffeeFest, don’t wait, there are only tickets left for the Afternoon Session, and the Brewed event where […]

Restaurant Review: Windward Passage

Windward Passage has been around for awhile. It is not retro or vintage, as such terminology usually suggests reproductions. Windward Passage is the real thing, with a history of its own that dates back to 1971. So, the real thing is dark. Perhaps suspiciously dark. But between the darkness, the woodwork, and the nautical themes, […]

Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

A plan to run a self-driving shuttle bus in a loop between the Scioto Peninsula and the new Smart Columbus Experience Center was first announced last summer. Today it was revealed that Michigan-based startup May Mobility will be operating the shuttles, and that other routes could be added in the future. Testing of the all-electric […]

Turner’s Barbershop & Shaving Parlor Announces New Location

Chris Turner of Turner’s Barbershop & Shaving Parlor celebrated his fifth anniversary of taking over the shop at 1249 N. High St. just last year. Now, Turner celebrates a steadily growing clientele with the announcement of a new shop at 405 E. Mound St. Turner has been working on securing a second location since March, and […]

Gravity 2.0 Project Moving Forward

The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project is moving forward. The East Franklinton Review Board yesterday voted to approve the overall plan, just a month after the five-acre development was first proposed. Some changes to the design of the four new buildings proposed for the site were made: a new outdoor area was added […]

Café Napolitana Announces Second Location, Aracri Pizzeria, Coming to the Gateway

Downtown’s long-standing pizzeria, Café Napolitana, will open a second location in the University District this fall. Under the same ownership of Dee and Palmo Aracri, the new spot will take up a new name: Aracri Pizzeria. Located at 1607 N. High St., it’ll reside in the Gateway building once occupied by PizzaRev, the LA-based franchise […]

Columbus to Invest $400 Million in Neighborhood Programs

On Monday, Columbus City Council passed ordinances to authorize a new bond sale totaling just under $400 million, which would be invested into infrastructure, public safety, public housing and other neighborhood-centric programs throughout the city. “Our 2018 capital investments enhance the quality of life for all our residents by upgrading critical infrastructure needs and neighborhood […]

Unusual Eats: Streb’s Pork Cracklins

After this summer’s challenging encounter with pickled pork skin, it seemed like the pork industry deserved another chance. After all, the animal that gave the world bacon and and ham was surely entitled to an opportunity to create a better impression when it comes to its own “variety products.” And so, we have Streb’s Hickory […]

Center Street Market to Bring 12 Local Vendors & Florida-Based Brewery to Hilliard

A North Market-style concept is coming to Hilliard, under the name Center Street Market. Located at 5354 Center St., the to-be-built 16,000 square foot facility will house between 10 and 12 food vendors alongside the Florida-based brewery Crooked Can Brewing Co. Crooked Can co-owner Andrew Sheeter is part of the overall project, as well as […]

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