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Downtown Abbey: What I loved and loathed about Rock on the Range

There are few things in Columbus as polarizing as Rock on the Range. The line in the sand is pretty clear: To some it’s the best reason to blow an entire month’s pay on over-priced beer and merch, and for others it’s the best reason to lock your doors and avoid North Campus at all costs. Admittedly, I was the latter; that is, until I actually went. Here is my assessment of the best and worst parts of the best worst festival in Columbus.
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Street Fashion: Fashion Nostalgia

They say fashion is cyclical. That fact, along with our generation’s nostalgia for all things ’80s and ’90s, makes vintage clothing a perfect choice for spring. Columbus offers so many good vintage clothing choices, which makes finding a good vintage look that much easier. Zak, Nella and Bridget, all styled by Shayla Fite of Styled by Shayla, are all wearing vintage tops. The contrast of the colors, patterns and cuts with more contemporary pieces makes for a really interesting juxtaposition and unique style.
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Things We Love: Picks from John Russo

If you were one of the 6,000 or so who voted for Hot Chicken Takeover to visit your ‘burg in its tour of Columbus, you have John Russo to thank for the impending coup. Russo runs the cult-like chicken eatery’s social media and helped owner Joe DeLoss devise the marketing strategy. “Joe was trying to use this to gauge interest in future locations, so where we’re getting good concentrations of votes that is nice for him to have,” Russo said. Though Russo is somewhat new to Central Ohio (he and his wife moved to Granville a little less than a year ago), the Brooklyn ex-pat is loving what he’s found so far, including HCT and Roosevelt Coffeehouse, where we met to discuss a few of his favorite things.
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The List: 8 creatures we wouldn’t mind seeing go extinct

Inventive Atlanta metalheads Mastodon visit LC Pavilion for an outdoor concert alongside fellow sluggers Clutch on Sunday, May 24. Considering the band’s namesake has long been extinct, we thought we’d take a look at eight creatures we wish would join it in permanent exile.
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Downtown Abbey: What I loved and loathed about Rock on the Range

There are few things in Columbus as polarizing as Rock on the Range. The line in the sand is pretty clear: To some it’s the best reason to blow an entire month’s pay on over-priced beer and merch, and for others it’s the best reason to lock your doors and avoid North Campus at all costs. Admittedly, I was the latter; that is, until I actually went. Here is my assessment of the best and worst parts of the best worst festival in Columbus.
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Q&A: Steven White of J-POPS

Steven White never had any intention of turning his hobby into a business, but now the owner/founder of gourmet ice-pop company J-POPS is looking to expand. Admittedly, White didn’t know the first thing about starting a small business or gourmet desserts when he started playing with recipes while living in Atlanta in 2011. Fast-forward and J-POPS (named for his love of Japanese culture and ice pops) can barely keep up with demand. We talked to White about building a business in Columbus and why he can’t stop giggling about his new job title.
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Fashion: What are you wearing, Cecil Moore?

Once bartender and vocalist Cecil Moore became comfortable in his own skin, he decided to show as much of it as possible. The 32-year-old Memphis native has no qualms about his barely there shorts or his love of all things Beyonce, proving it isn’t what you wear; it’s how you wear it.
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Q&A: Dave Carty of Longview Barber Shop

Longview Barber Shop is reinventing what it means to be a “traditional barber shop.” The Clintonville mainstay has survived while many others have fallen to the wayside, and is now experiencing something of a renaissance. Owner David Carty credits former owner Jim Pack’s hard work to keeping the shop afloat, but it’s new blood that is allowing Longview to thrive. Growing in both number and diversity, Longview’s young-gun staff has transformed the nostalgic spot into a go-to destination. On Saturday, May 16 the shop celebrates the arrival of its newest barber, Vice’s Mitch Geiser, and the completion of its renovation with live music, food trucks and Barley’s Brewing Co. giveaways.
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Things We Love: Picks from Andy Willis

This seems to be an ever-changing topic in my life. Things and people come and go throughout life, once loved and then forgotten. So, I have set out to share the things that I am in love with, right now at this moment in time.
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