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Q&A: Su Flatt of Women Aloud

The Dude Locker (527 E. Hudson St.) might sound like a boys club, but on Saturday, March 28 women will take center stage at the second annual Women Aloud event. With roughly 24 acts ranging from music to poetry, and comedy to art, organizers Betsy Clark, Courtney Hammond, Ella Tyler and Su Flatt have packed a full day of girl-power to benefit Grrrls Rock Columbus, a non-profit musical day camp for teen girls. Festival-goers will get to see Columbus’ finest female-fronted acts (like The Girls! Betsy Ross, and Damn The Witch Siren) as well as the city’s best female poets and comedians. We talked to Flatt about the fest’s humble beginnings, and why women deserve a festival all their own.
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Things We Love: Picks from Alexis Joseph of Hummusapien and Alchemy Juice Bar

Alexis Joseph is so busy she has to leave herself notes in her phone to remind her to drink water. Joseph wears all the hats at Alchemy Juice Bar, located inside the new Fitness Loft on Livingston Avenue. She’s the executive chef, general manager, customer service rep and general solver of all problems. When she does find a day off, she stays active by working on new recipes for her blog, hummusapien.com.
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Street Fashion: It’s leather weather, baby

In the words of Columbus punk band Pretty Pretty, “It’s leather weather, baby.” It’s time to shed those heavy winter parkas and put on a black leather jacket. Chris wears his leather jacket with a hoodie underneath, and a large chunky scarf. Kelli wears hers with a low-neckline sweater and some Ray-Bans. To quote Pretty Pretty once more, “The seasons pass and the times will change, but we’ll wear leather every day!”
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Q&A: Su Flatt of Women Aloud

The Dude Locker (527 E. Hudson St.) might sound like a boys club, but on Saturday, March 28 women will take center stage at the second annual Women Aloud event. With roughly 24 acts ranging from music to poetry, and comedy to art, organizers Betsy Clark, Courtney Hammond, Ella Tyler and Su Flatt have packed a full day of girl-power to benefit Grrrls Rock Columbus, a non-profit musical day camp for teen girls. Festival-goers will get to see Columbus’ finest female-fronted acts (like The Girls! Betsy Ross, and Damn The Witch Siren) as well as the city’s best female poets and comedians. We talked to Flatt about the fest’s humble beginnings, and why women deserve a festival all their own.
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Downtown Abbey: Sad Boyz like to dance too

Full disclosure: I am a not-so-closeted pop-punk fan. Like, the first CD in my first car was New Found Glory’s Sticks and Stones [pause for laughter/judgment]. The good news is I’m definitely not alone.
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Best of Columbus 2015 Readers’ Poll: Dining winners

Though undoubtedly unscientific, you’d be hard-pressed to dismiss Alive’s readers’ poll as meaningless, particularly since it’s easily the largest of its kind in the city.
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Sketch in the City: Band Antics #1

A comic about being in a punk band
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Fashion: What are you wearing, DJ Whit Taylor?

DJ Whit Taylor didn’t come into her own until she cut off all her hair.
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Things We Love: Picks from Knock Five’s Josh Miller

Life is good at the moment for Josh Miller. His monthly hip-hop music and art event, Knock Five, has been around now for 14 months, and his weekly hip-hop event, The Break, recently found a new, permanent home at Rehab Tavern. His visual art, marketing, videography and photography business is doing well enough to pay some bills. And it’s almost summer bike season. We caught up with Miller prior to this weekend’s Knock Five at The Summit to chat a little about his favorite things.
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Q&A: Candace “Chainsaw” of the Ohio Roller Girls

Ohio Roller Girl Candace “Chainsaw” Moser-Stafford lives and breathes roller derby. The 32-year-old wife, mother and photographer considers playing roller derby the only way to quench her thirst for winning, while simultaneously purging herself of stress with every hit she takes. In recent years, “Chainsaw” and fellow Ohio Roller Girls have moved up in national rankings and continue to beat powerhouse teams both in the U.S. and internationally. Catch them in action at their next home game on Saturday, March 28 at the Ohio Expo Center.
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