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Jennifer Reeder Brings Feature Knives and Skin to Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Jennifer Reeder Brings Feature Knives and Skin to Wex

Filmmaker and Columbus native Jennifer Reeder returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts Friday, September 13 to screen her first feature, Knives and Skin. The film has been picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight after its successful festival run, landing screenings at the Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca, Fantasia, Fantastic Fest and Deauville American […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Devastating and Hopeful Fine Not Fine

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Devastating and Hopeful Fine Not Fine

Anyone who’s read more than two my reviews can map out my pet peeves: insufficiently dramatized; too literal; monochromatic. A new work checks off every box I’ve deducted points from other pieces for and stands as one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen on a stage all year: MadLab’s Fine Not Fine. Fine Not […]

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Artist-Run Festival Creates a City Within a City

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Artist-Run Festival Creates a City Within a City

Summer in Columbus has included weekend after weekend of festivals, from the new and obscure to decades-long veterans. You may consider it festival overload or a much-needed change of pace. Regardless, residents having so many festivals to choose from can make it hard for organizers to stand out from the rest. Cloud City, an inaugural […]

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Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire

Columbus Crew SC’s slim play off hopes took a major knock on Saturday night as a last minute equalizer saw points dropped to Eastern rivals Chicago Fire, as the game ended 1-1 at MAPFRE Stadium. Pedro Santos gave the home side the lead midway through the first half with a driven shot that beat Chicago […]

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Comedy Spotlight: Get to Know Matt Rife

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Spotlight: Get to Know Matt Rife

Born and raised a Buckeye, the comedian and aspiring actor has found a national audience as a contestant on NBC's "Bring The Funny"

Comedian and Columbus area native Matt Rife may have traded the wide open spaces of Champaign County for the perpetual buzz of Sunset Boulevard a few years ago, but he’s quick to offer praise for his Buckeye roots. “Ohio’s just such a fun place to grow up because everybody played outside, and [we lived in] […]

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Indies Worth a Look in Theaters This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Indies Worth a Look in Theaters This Weekend

School is back and the summer movie season ends with a whimper. That means there is still time to study what you missed: Blinded By the Light, Peanut Butter Falcon, Ready or Not, The Nightingale. Well, there is this one movie out this week that’s really worth your time. Luce by Hope Madden It’s appropriate […]

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Yoga on the Green Event to Support Cancer Research

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Yoga on the Green Event to Support Cancer Research

A day of wellness, including yoga sessions by the famous Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee is coming to Huntington Park. On Saturday, September 14, Huntington Park will host the first-ever Yoga on the Green and will raise money for Ohio Cancer Research. “The primary goal of Ohio Cancer Research (OCR) is to provide seed funding […]

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