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Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

Last month, when Sarob released “Fear & Impermanence,” he announced it by saying, “I hope this work speaks to you.” And while there’s clearly a message to be taken from the album, it isn’t a hollow PSA or soundtrack to an after school special, so much as his troubles laid bare. Sarob says the album […]

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January Movies – Choose Wisely

Hope Madden Hope Madden January Movies – Choose Wisely

Man, it sure is January. Everybody’s out there trying to make that Paul Blart “there’s nothing to see, guess I’ll just go to this” money. Well, Dolittle is a little better than the trailer would lead you to believe. Bad Boys for Life is even worse the trailer makes it seem. There are some awfully […]

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Mega Weekend – Winter Beerfest, Winter Hikes, Women’s March & More

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend – Winter Beerfest, Winter Hikes, Women’s March & More

Here’s to the weekend! Tickets are sold out for the Big Bacon Bash! Don’t miss your chance to be at the Sweet Treats Dessert Festival! Here are some local ways to help Australia. Below are some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists. MOVE THAT BODY! -Dance to Motion Drum ‘n Bass-Go on the 55th Annual Hocking Hills Winter […]

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Tarantino’s 9 + Some Coming to Studio 35

George Wolf George Wolf Tarantino’s 9 + Some Coming to Studio 35

Who’s hungry for a Royale with Cheese? Mike McGraner hopes you’re down for a dozen. “Literally everything Quentin Tarantino’s directed, acted in or written is going to be shown over twelve months,” McGraner says. Coming off a successful showcase of David Lynch’s film history last year, McGraner didn’t have to ponder too long for his […]

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J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Film critic and author J. Hoberman makes a return trip this weekend to the Wexner Center for the Arts. The frequent Wex collaborator and longtime Village Voice reviewer shares excerpts of his latest book, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan to kick off a weekend-long series of films that fit the […]

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First Look: Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce

Burgers by day, burlesque by night. Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce is now open at 3959 Brighton Rose Way as a part of Easton’s expansion. Spanning two levels, the ground floor hosts the burger side of the operation, offering lunch, dinner and late-night eats seven days a week. Upstairs burlesque is on the menu, along with […]

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Oscar Noms and Surprises

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Noms and Surprises

by Hope Madden and George Wolf Any year as strong as 2019 is going to see its share of snubs in the Oscar race because there are just too damn many worthy films and performances. It’s a blessing, really. But we will complain anyway. First, though, we’ll celebrate Scarlet Johansson for finally getting a nomination, […]

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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!