12 March 2015

Feminism has a crucial role to play in modern life, but I sometimes wish it would leave our fairy tales alone. The results of its revisionist meddling are too often unconvincing and unsatisfying.

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Black man turning to look behind him
18 June 2019

Columbus-based bestselling author Astone Jackson’s second volume of poetry, “Hoping For The Best, Just Hoping Nothing Happens,” was released June 14 and is a follow-up to his first collection of poetry, “The Secrets We Keep That Keep Us...

Half of a drama mask smiling and words Columbus Black Theater Festival
10 June 2019

The Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) celebrates its seventh year this July. As an African American playwright myself, my goal for the CBTF is to showcase original plays by other Black playwrights – especially new playwrights – to...

Black woman standing next to a large film reel that says No Evil Eye on it
04 June 2019

Cinephiles and movie lovers are treated as passive and apolitical consumers in the profit driven commercial film industry. The new leftist, radical, and underground micro-cinema, NO EVIL EYE, offers audiences and artists in Columbus a...

Two reptilian monsters with mouths open seemingly yelling at each other with a murky blue background
31 May 2019

It was back in 1954 that Japan gave us Godzilla, the story of an ancient monster reawakened by tests of the hydrogen bomb. The original movie (though toned down for its U.S. release) was a grimly compelling morality tale. Like...

Orange photo of woman with long black hair belly dancing and words Habeeba's Belly Dance
29 May 2019
Something old is new again – alternative exercise for women who are bored with the same fitness routines. Instead, come shimmy with us at Habeeba’s Belly Dance Studio.   Bellydancing at Habeeba’s is the fun way to build strength, stamina,...

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