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Mural with a train and peace signs for the wheels and a hand with two fingers up in a peace sign
06 August 2019

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens wrote in his 1972 hit song, Peace Train, “Peace Train soundin’ louder, glide on the Peace Train.” Those lyrics may have summed up the growing artist community in the Hilltop, especially right as the...

Very serious faced Asian people posing at a table all dressed up
05 August 2019

As a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy said long ago, there’s no place like home. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is one of the questions addressed in The Farewell.

Like last year’s Crazy Rich Asians,...

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...

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