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Hanif Abdurraqib on Decoration, Aminah Robinson and Lifting Up the Writing of Others

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Hanif Abdurraqib on Decoration, Aminah Robinson and Lifting Up the Writing of Others

Hanif Abdurraqib is having an impressive year, though he’s not making a big deal of it. In what he has called the “everything-at-once”-ness of the past few months, Abdurraqib has expressed much gratitude, as well as disinterest, in accolades and decoration in a general sense. In June, his words were used in a celebration of […]

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Aficionadough: Jimmy Corrova, R.I.P. (Restaurateur, Italian, Poor Boy) and the End of the Old School

Jim Ellison Jim Ellison Aficionadough: Jimmy Corrova, R.I.P. (Restaurateur, Italian, Poor Boy) and the End of the Old School

Jimmy Corrova passed away in his home surrounded by his family and in peace this past July. When you have to go, that is the preferred way for most of us. However, I think if he could have called all of the shots and it was not year two of a global pandemic, he would […]

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The Confluence Cast: Greater Columbus Arts Council

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Greater Columbus Arts Council

What’s the difference between being an arts advocate and an artists’ advocate? Look to the policies and missions of the Greater Columbus Arts Council for an idea. This week, I spoke with Jami Goldstein, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Events. We discussed the organization and how it’s funded, their non-competitive grants programs, their new […]

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Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

Grant Walters Grant Walters Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

CD92.9 FM owner and president Randy Malloy discusses how the 'local gem' evolved from a startup to a singular slice of Columbus culture.

Growing up in the ’80s and becoming an adult in the early ’90s, much of what I learned about music and the industry came from the airwaves. I was the only teenager I knew who ran to HMV once a week to read the latest singles and albums charts in Billboard magazine so I could […]

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The Confluence Cast: Poet Maggie Smith

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Poet Maggie Smith

Everyone has the opportunity to document their lives in their own ways. On the eve of the release of her latest collection of work, I spoke with Columbus-based poet Maggie Smith. We discussed how she writes, how the publishing industry works, the inspirations for her work, and why she chooses to stay in Columbus.

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The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

As we navigate change, how can we create actionable plans for the future? Futurist Rebecca Ryan has a few ideas. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, her past work in Columbus led to the advent of the city’s young professional initiatives. We discussed the work of a futurist, the tangible things that can be done to improve […]

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Kaleidoscope’s Erin Upchurch on Threats from Legislature, Standing With LGBTQ Youth

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Kaleidoscope’s Erin Upchurch on Threats from Legislature, Standing With LGBTQ Youth

With a mission to serve LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults, Kaleidoscope Youth Center is one of Columbus’ premiere LGBTQ+ community advocates. Every day, their priorities consisted of providing safe spaces, basic needs, a sense of belonging and access to a supportive community. But over the pandemic, the way Kaleidoscope met those needs changed. Instead of […]

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