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True Stories Top the Watch List

Hope Madden Hope Madden True Stories Top the Watch List

There’s a lot of nonfiction worth looking into in new streaming films this week, from documentaries to true war stories. Alien encounters (if you want to believe) are a little weaker, but if you’re looking for a familiar riff on the old exorcism classic, we might have a more make believe winner. The Outpost Streaming […]

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Best Films of the First Half of 2020

George Wolf George Wolf Best Films of the First Half of 2020

by Hope Madden and George Wolf We can all agree on one thing: 2020 blows. It hasn’t been great for movies, either, what with every major film being pushed back until at least autumn. But, as is always the case, these challenges have created opportunities—in this case, for spunky little movies ready to come into […]

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Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

After six years in business, board game venue Kingmakers is closing their doors. Founder Malika Jacobs posted on social media yesterday that they had reached a decision to close both their original Short North location as well as a second location that launched in Indianapolis in 2017. “At the time of the pandemic shutdown, we […]

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Juneteenth Drama, Pride Docs, Bad Hollywood

Hope Madden Hope Madden Juneteenth Drama, Pride Docs, Bad Hollywood

Dude, so many movies come out this week! A few are really great! A couple really blow! It is a minefield out there, but we are here to keep you safe and on the path to enjoyable movie viewing. You’re welcome. Miss Juneteenth by Rachel Willis When Turquoise (Nicole Beharie of TV’s Sleepy Hollow) enters […]

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Some Great Home Viewing this Week

George Wolf George Wolf Some Great Home Viewing this Week

Leave it to Spike Lee to know exactly what to say and when to say it. His Da 5 Bloods leads a mostly solid pack of streaming movies this week. Although, if you are itching for the real theatrical experience, remember Studio 35 and Grandview Theater are open! Da 5 Bloods by Hope Madden Leave […]

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Coronavirus Update: Columbus Zoo Reopening & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Columbus Zoo Reopening & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Friday, June 5, 5,011 cases and 234 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 6,604 cases and 307 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 37,758 cases and 2,355 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Great Movies to Watch Past Curfew

Hope Madden Hope Madden Great Movies to Watch Past Curfew

Whether it’s the weather, the virus, or the curfew that’s keeping you indoors this weekend, at least there are a lot of very decent viewing options. You can start with a quick tutorial on how we got to this moment in our cultural history. Then, you can sift through a bunch of fine new digital […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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