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How 934 Fest is Planning an Even Bigger Event Virtually

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman How 934 Fest is Planning an Even Bigger Event Virtually

Early on in the pandemic, 934 Fest started preparing for a hybrid festival, without knowing what September would bring. Now that the realities of the pandemic have become more clear, they’re taking things all-virtual. However, that’s far from bad news. The festival is trying to provide everything for viewers virtually that they would come to […]

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Spoiler-Free Tenet Review

Hope Madden Hope Madden Spoiler-Free Tenet Review

Is it Labor Day? No? So why is the biggest film of 2020 opening on a random Monday in August? Because Christopher Nolan cares not for your concept of time!   Tenet by Hope Madden and George Wolf A not-at-all funny thing happened to the movie calendar this year. And now, instead of kicking off the […]

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Big Screen or Small, Movies for Everyone

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big Screen or Small, Movies for Everyone

Wait, there are superheroes on the big screen? My God, it almost feels like pre-apocalypse summer, doesn’t it? Does it even matter if the movie’s any good? Sure it does, and if you don’t feel like superheroes or you aren’t quite sure how safe it is to return to the multiplex, fear not. An absolutely […]

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Bossy Grrl’s Performer Comes on as Co-Owner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Bossy Grrl’s Performer Comes on as Co-Owner

After seven years in business, Bossy Grrl’s Pinup Joint, 2598 N. High St. in Old North, is under new ownership, and has been purchased by one of its performers. The popular burlesque bar also hosts music and drag shows while serving up local beers and craft cocktails. “I fell in love with the bar the […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Goes Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Goes Virtual

One of many adjustments 2020 has required affects film festivals. Even though theaters across Columbus are now beginning to screen films to live audiences, the pandemic has made the planning and execution of large festivals all but impossible. It’s a wild new world, isn’t it? Not to Cristyn Steward. She’s a veteran, having navigated these […]

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Theaters Open, Streaming Still Thrives

George Wolf George Wolf Theaters Open, Streaming Still Thrives

Theaters across the city are officially open. Studio 35 has two new releases, plus a few months’ worth of managing in post-apocalyptic times, but if it’s multiplex you want, Russell Crowe and his road rage waits for you there, too. Or you can always stick around the house and watch a remarkable piece of history—one […]

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Rock Doc Has Local Ties

Hope Madden Hope Madden Rock Doc Has Local Ties

JJ Kramer was 4-years-old when he became chairman of the most dangerous rock magazine in America—not that he remembers that, or much of anything about his father, Creem Magazine publisher Barry Kramer. That was part of the allure of making the documentary Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, which screens right now via the […]

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