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The Confluence Cast: Barbara Fant

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Barbara Fant

Slam brought poetry out of academia in the early 1990s. Since then it has grown and become an outlet for performers around the globe. Local poet and performance artist Barbara Fant sat down to talk about the finer workings of the medium and her evolution in it. We also focused on the importance of mentors, […]

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The Confluence Cast: April Sunami

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: April Sunami

Art and artists don’t evolve in a vacuum. That’s certainly true for Columbus-based mixed media artist April Sunami. We sat down to discuss her work, how she translates the identities of women of color in her work, working with and without support of those around you, her influences, the importance of finding communities, and the importance […]

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The Ask: Persuasion without Coercion!

  The Ask: Persuasion without Coercion!

Mason’s latest comedy / self-help fusion event~ Life can be challenging, especially if we do it alone. That’s why it’s important to ask for support. If you never ask, the answer is always no. However, even if you ask really hard, the answer may still be no. The way we ask and what we say […]

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Nappy Hour

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Nappy Hour

Ambient music. Lights out. Projector magic. Nap time!! The goal of this event is to make you forget earth for just a bit before you go on to your dream of next week. It’s the 3rd Nappy Hour! All new lineup! Our founding artists asyla and levitation center have each selected two artists so we […]

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How to Fake Having Confidence

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill How to Fake Having Confidence

In today’s society (and yesterday’s and probably tomorrow’s) there is a lot of pressure to be confident. Unless you have “confidence,” you are unlikely to get anyone other than your mother to love you. Unless you are confident and stare your prospective employer in the eyes during your job interview, you are likely to not […]

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What’s Playing? Rare Music Series: Nordiq at Kafe Kerouac

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill What’s Playing? Rare Music Series: Nordiq at Kafe Kerouac

What’s Playing? is a rare music only listening series, mixed by some of Columbus’ top DJ and music digging talent. These aren’t dance parties so much as kickbacks designed to broaden the musical palate of its audience, though we never rule it out either. Bring some friends and chill out to music you’ve never heard […]

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Holler: 31 Days of Black Art Starts March 1

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Holler: 31 Days of Black Art Starts March 1

Scott Woods has never shied away from an ambitious project. Reading poetry for 24 hours not once but six times and never repeating a poet. Running Columbus’ second-longest-running poetry night ever. All his contacts, all his passion for Columbus and black art, all his organizational skills (Woods served as president of Poetry Slam, Inc, for […]

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