Thy Art Is Murder Interview

Lisa Sanchez

"There's always drunk people getting on stage and trying to hug you. It's always a concern." 

Anberlin Final Tour Preview

Kathleen Finley

AO: As it is your final tour, what kind of tone/atmosphere do you hope the tour to have?
Deon: We just hope everyone enjoys the music we’ve made through all the years. For us, this isn’t a funeral; it’s a celebration of 12 years of music and community.

 Interview w/ 
Cory Branan

Darren C. Demaree

Very true. I wanted to ask you about your writing process, and you how write the songs you’re performing now.
You know, to call it a process would be very generous. It’s pretty nebulous. 

As Blood Runs Black

Ground Zero

Steve Allanson

As usual for As Blood Runs Black the drums show the most promise as Hector De Santiago still shreds like a human octopus on his drum set.

Cold War Kids

Hold My Home

Lisa Sanchez

At one point, [the record] channels a bit of the atmospheric, wide-open sound I associate with 90’s U2. The only difference is that I liked it. God help me if I enjoy anything resembling anything close to U2. Clearly, Cold War Kids are necromancer’s warlocks for this reason alone.


.5 The Gray Chapter

Lisa Sanchez

.5 The Gray Chapter falls solidly in the middle of Slipknot's sound progression. Somewhere between Iowa and Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) which I'm sure pleases pretty much no one at this point.

New Found Glory


Lisa Sanchez

You can't go wrong with four dudes jumping up and down while singing about love, loss, and getting older. We can all relate to that.

Music Showcase

Bear Hands - Agora

Cleveland Cavaliers 10-game Recap

Chad W. Lutz

Ten games into the 2014-2015 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking modest, at best. Not bad, but modest. They aren’t firing on all cylinders yet. It’s like watching a champion swimmer in the pool without goggles. By feel alone they can make it to the other end of the pool, but, when you get down to it, they’re still just feeling around.

Flavors Eatery


Chad W. Lutz

Would I make this a staple place to eat out? Probably not. But what the restaurant does offer is options for those with special dietary needs, which may, in effect, make Flavors a bit more than a casual place to eat. It may become your favorite.

Fall Fests, Fun, and Frights 2014

Hallie Kosovich

Light those bonfires and tell those ghost stories because fall has arrived and is just waiting to be enjoyed!

"Rock Is Dead"

Chad W. Lutz

It doesn't take a Facebook post by Dave Grohl to know that artists like Father John Misty, Gary Clark Jr., Bon Iver, and even pop-associated acts like Imagine Dragons still carry the same torch handed on from Holly to Hendrix to Harrison and the many other H acts since. The light might not shine as bright, but rhythms of the fires still move us in the same ways. 

On John Kasich, Commencement Speaker

Darren C. Demaree

Kasich walked in just as it was time for the directors and faculty to enter the auditorium, he milled about silently until it was our turn to enter in front of the soon-to-be graduates, and he sat down, not on stage with the other leaders of the school, but with his aids in a seat in the corner of the room.

The Flaming Ice Cube


Chad W. Lutz

If you don’t like plants, this place probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re plant-curious and looking to pop that culinary cherry, I’d say give The Flaming Ice Cube a try.

For A Better Buckeye

November Schedule

Chad W. Lutz

Attention Athletes! It might be time to gobble gobble, but don't get carried away. Your summer weight might still be with you…for now. Up ahead lie trying times in the form of turkey, stuffing, and grandma's apple pie. And with Christmas and New Year's right around the corner, you're going to need all the help you can get. Check out our listings to find the right events tailored around your busy schedules. For your HEALTH!

Whether you’re a full-time pro or just getting into the swing of things, these events offer a wide variety of competition for every age and every level of athletic ability.

The Bookshelf


Kathleen Finley

It may take a bit of searching, but you can find some real gems there.

In My Ohio

On A Good Fire, 1990’s Baseball Players, and A Competitive Sexy Time

Darren C. Demaree

Let’s say you don’t remember a single player from fifteen to twenty years ago, but you still want to have an adventurous and hilarious night of sexy time. Don’t make this weird, but I can help.

On Leaves and Their Napoleonic Tendencies

Darren C. Demaree

We are outnumbered again, but why do they always show up right before winter?

On the Very Poor Writing of Ohio's Democratic Party

Darren C. Demaree

There were many flaws in our 2014 plan, but all of them began with the writing.

On the Costumes of Every Team

Darren C. Demaree

Our assumptions are supercharged when it comes to our fandom, and this creates a season-long crisis of what are teams actually are.
Find the entire column all here...

Empress Taytu


Lisa Sanchez

There were huts constructed inside the building, which provided your own private shelter when you settled for dinner. The chairs were squat stools pulling your knees close to your chest. There are common tables as well, but I like to be adventurous upon entering a foreign land.