In which Hanif Abdurraqib and Rob Harvilla spend an afternoon together eating ice cream
It’s early, but at 2-0 following a 42-0 thrashing of the University of Cincinnati, it appears as if the Buckeyes are again setting themselves up to get wrecked in the College Football Playoffs (I kid, sort of). Quarterback Justin Fields and running back/guy with a name that sounds like it exists within the Harry Potter universe J.K. Dobbins both showed out in the OSU win. Next up for the Bucks: a road game versus Indiana University on Saturday.
In professional football news, and we use the term “pro” loosely here, the Cleveland Browns opened the season by reminding fans that they’re still the Cleveland Browns.
Hard rock band Nebula kept it short and sweet, er, brutal, at Ace of Cups on Sunday, according to Dispatch reviewer Curtis Schieber, who described the set as “a celebration of the fever possible with just three essential instruments: guitar, bass, and drums.”
In future concert news, Bob Dylan, best known to most as a pitchman for Victoria’s Secret, just announced he’d be returning to Columbus for a concert at Mershon Auditorium on Nov. 4.
And, finally, one of Columbus' best writers, Hanif Abdurraqib, spent an afternoon eating ice cream with another of the city's best writers, Rob Harvilla, who documented the afternoon in this must-read for the Ringer. Abdurraqib's essential new poetry collection, A Fortune for Your Disaster, is out now.