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Q&A: Designer Katelyn McClain

For fashion designer and former Substance Boutique employee Katelyn McClain, fantasy is always better than reality. The self-proclaimed “Lord Of The Rings” nerd is excited to debut her elf-inspired fashion line at Alternative Fashion Week (April 18-25). Featuring modern fabrics and billowing silhouettes, the Kent State grad has shown with the Alternative Fashion Mob since it began three years ago, and believes this will be her best work yet. We caught up with McClain to talk about her line and how the Alternative Fashion Mob inspired her to bring her fantasies to life.
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Sketch in the City: Band Antics #5

Wherein a barfly's date gets hit on by a musician
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Things We Love: DJ O Sharp’s picks

O Sharp is the epitome of a Columbus hip-hop OG. As a DJ for more than 20 years and a radio host for the last few, O’s opinions about inner-city culture makes those wanting to learn, stop and listen. A member of The Usual Suspects Crew, DJ O Sharp’s ability to scratch vinyl is perhaps more known than his desire to help the younger generation grow, but he’s trying to change that. Alive recently spoke to the legendary Columbus cutter about a few of his favorite things.
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Q&A: Designer Katelyn McClain

For fashion designer and former Substance Boutique employee Katelyn McClain, fantasy is always better than reality. The self-proclaimed “Lord Of The Rings” nerd is excited to debut her elf-inspired fashion line at Alternative Fashion Week (April 18-25). Featuring modern fabrics and billowing silhouettes, the Kent State grad has shown with the Alternative Fashion Mob since it began three years ago, and believes this will be her best work yet. We caught up with McClain to talk about her line and how the Alternative Fashion Mob inspired her to bring her fantasies to life.
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Fashion: What are you wearing, Diego Ruiz?

For busy graphic designer Diego Ruiz, style has to be about function. Taking style cues from various Instagram accounts, Kurt Cobain and living in New York City, Ruiz effortlessly transitions from work to play with an arsenal of tried-and-true classics.
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Sketch in the City: Band Antics #4

Wherein our band learns that following in the footsteps of your idols isn't...
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Street Fashion: Spring is for suede

When I think of spring fashion, for some reason my mind always goes to suede. In particular, suede footwear. Spring is the perfect time to invest in some suede bucs. The classic Oxford style works well with jeans or brightly colored chinos. Just avoid those April showers because suede and water are a terrible mix. Don’t limit your suede to just shoes though. This spring suede skirts and dresses will be very popular.
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Downtown Abbey: Suicide Ball fills Columbus’ dark-wave void

For spooky-leaning party-goers in Columbus, there is a way to get your industrial fix without alienating your day-walking friends. Suicide Ball, the (almost) monthly party at Bossy Grrl’s Pin Up Joint (2598 N. High St.), is a no-fuss Goth/industrial party that peppers user-friendly dance tunes among deep industrial cuts to appease newbies and die-hards alike. With no cover, no dress code and no bullshit, your tender-skinned friend will have no excuses.
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Q&A: Eli Eley of SoHud Fools Parade

For members of the SoHud neighborhood block watch, a little nonsense has come a long way.
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14 things you didn’t know about baseball in Columbus

Baseball plays a huge role in America’s shared past, and Columbus has played a huge role in baseball’s.
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Things We Love: Picks from Cara Mangini of Little Eater

After working as an executive in the cosmetics and fashion industry in New York for a decade, Cara Mangini quit her job to pursue her dream of opening a vegetable-based food business. She enrolled in a culinary arts program, traveled extensively to gather inspiration for recipes, and worked as a vegetable butcher. In 2012, Mangini settled in Columbus and launched Little Eater, a pop-up restaurant that also sold packaged vegetable salads at local grocers. In February, Mangini expanded the concept with a restaurant in the North Market. She also recently announced plans to open Little Eater Produce and Provisions at the North Market, and she’s writing a cookbook — an A-to-Z guide to vegetables — that’s due out next year.
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