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Q&A: Maritt Vaessin of MINT Art Collective

Just as the members of MINT Art Collective were getting comfortable at their South Side digs, their world was turned upside down. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the building at 42 W. Jenkins Ave. was burglarized. Pipes and plumbing were destroyed, and more than $3,500 worth of power tools were taken in what appeared to be a professionally executed crime.
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sketch in the City: Heraclea: The Hydra; Part 5: Witch's Fire

Wherein Heraclea teaches Hydra to not swallow people whole
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Things We Love: Rachel Baran’s picks

The Rachel Baran Photography page has 31,339 likes on Facebook, but Rachel Baran has never taken a photography class. Flickr featured her at the top of its 20 under 20 list, a spot envied by thousands of aspiring young photographers around the world, but one would never know by Baran’s humble attitude. The 20-year-old self-made photographer recently graduated from Capital University, and aspires to work in social services before she heads off to graduate school someday. These are a few of her favorite things. For the full list, head to columbusalive.com.
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Street Fashion: In praise of zip-up hoodies

An often overlooked clothing item I have been thinking of a lot lately is the zip-up hooded sweatshirt. The hoodie is an essential piece, as it serves the function of keeping you warm, but is also super versatile. For example, you can wear a hoodie under a denim jacket or barn jacket for a casual work-wear look. For a slightly more refined look, pair a hoodie with a cardigan or trench coat.
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The List: People to avoid this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve gets a lot of hype, but all that buildup puts the evening on a pedestal, and, unfortunately, NYE parties can often fall flat before the ball drops. The start to your new year might never look like a romantic comedy, but you can still have a good time and dodge the evening’s downers. Whether you’re hosting or party-hopping, pour yourself another glass of punch and avoid these clichés.
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Downtown Abbey: Night Mode

On a recent Saturday at The Summit, party-goers gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the Columbus dance party that goes “thump” in the night.
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New Year’s Eve Columbus: What to wear to the party

’Tis the season to be jolly — and that means it’s time to break out the booze and cheers to another great year. But with all the last minute shopping, schmoozing and the never-ending Christmas music, finding the perfect look for each event can become expensive and stressful. Luckily, Columbus’ local boutiques can help with all your mounting outfit anxiety. Whether you’re toasting with coworkers, having a cozy celebration with family and friends, or plan on attending the blowout bash of the year, the Arch City’s shops can ensure you’ll be the bell of the ball.
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Q&A: Maritt Vaessin of MINT Art Collective

Just as the members of MINT Art Collective were getting comfortable at their South Side digs, their world was turned upside down. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the building at 42 W. Jenkins Ave. was burglarized. Pipes and plumbing were destroyed, and more than $3,500 worth of power tools were taken in what appeared to be a professionally executed crime.
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New Year’s Eve Columbus: No sleep ’til 2015

In the midst of the rollercoaster that is Thanksgiving through Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, who has time to figure out what to do for New Year’s Eve? The options can be daunting, so we’ve done the research for you and compiled a sampling of NYE (and other holiday-related) parties happening in the next two weeks. From strobe lights and pulsing beats to masquerade balls, Columbus has so many hot party options it would make Stefon’s head spin.
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Sketch in the City: Heraclea: The Hydra; Part 4: Inside Job

In which our protagonist summons strength from the Mother of Queens.
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Land Grant Brewing Co. turns vandalized logo into fundraiser for local non-profits

Proceeds from T-shirts featuring defaced logo to benefit The Harmony Project...
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Fashion: What are you wearing, Rebekah Fox?

Eye makeup: “I’ve done cat-eye eyeliner for so long, I considered getting it tattooed on.”
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