iOS app Android app


The Wet Darlings Set to Celebrate Columbus Daze With the Rest of America

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If she had a Scottish accent, Lute could be the millennium's Shirley Manson and the Wet Darlings would be this year's Garbage. These Midwesterners, though, don't seem to mind keeping their name to themselves, avoiding crucial details on an album cover revealing only one mysterious image that's open to interpretation. 

Happy Columbus Day! Let's Live Just As Columbus Did!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.12.2015 | Comedy

Happy Columbus Day! Take that greeting as you want. Take anything you want! That's what Columbus Day is all about! Vine created by Alyssa Sp...

How Columbus Day Actually Became a Holiday

Map Happy | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Map Happy

The irony in all of this--the one bit of irony in a very ironic holiday and story--is that, now, of course, it's widely believed that Leif Erikson actually was the first European to set foot in America.

People Claiming #ColumbusWasAHero Are On The Wrong Side Of History

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Christopher Columbus was a cruel colonizer who enslaved thousands of people and decimated the native populations he met. He killed, raped and plundere...

Italian Americans Who Fought for Justice

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

In the fight to abolish Columbus Day, we invariably hear from people who defend the holiday because it recognizes a historic figure of Italian heritage. Our response is that there are many other people of Italian heritage worthy of attention.

O.S.U. Swimmers Agree: Cancer Also Strikes People Living With Disabilities

Jim Luce | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men's Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio's Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation's best college swim programs.

'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses, Yearning to Breathe Free.' Do We Still Believe It?

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free." So reads The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statute of Liberty -- that beacon of freedom and opportunity for millions of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. But do we believe it anymore?

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

David Lohr

'These Girls Knew Each Other' ... And Now They're Gone | David Lohr | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- One-by-one, at least four women have disappeared or turned up dead in this small city, where family and friends fear a serial kil...

Dogs and Underdogs Before and After Degrassi: The Next Generation

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Abbott

I met Imali years in the dog park where she was tossing Frisbees to Quincey, her sleek Doberman Pinscher. Quincey was one lucky dog!

The Cathedral Builder in Columbus, Ind.

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's a fascinating story about a humble Renaissance Man who left behind the best kind of legacy -- one that's articulated in human relations and in modern architecture.

Infant's Missing Urn Rescued By Junk Yard Worker

AP | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who thought he'd lost the boxed ashes of his deceased infant daughter has them back thanks to the efforts of several str...

Missing Maryland Toddler's Body Found In Ohio Creek

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - The body of a missing 14-month-old Maryland boy was found on Wednesday in a central Ohio creek after his mother claimed she had abandoned ...

No, Erdogan, Muslims Didn't Discover America Either

Craig Considine | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Craig Considine

Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish politician, recently claimed that Muslims discovered America before Columbus. It's a pretty stupid statement -- "we discovered America" -- and one that people and groups continue to make.

Taking the Columbus Out of Columbus Day

Rev. David Felten | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Rev. David Felten

It's long overdue that more of us get serious about doing something different with Columbus Day.

Columbus "Discovers" Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Christopher Columbus and his crew were the first Europeans to have contact with cocoa beans.

David Lohr

Wanted Woman Arrested After Demanding Police Remove Unflattering Facebook Photo | David Lohr | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

Ohio Police say a woman was so upset by the unflattering photo detectives posted to Facebook that she called them and demanded that it be removed, lea...

Man Behind $55,000 Potato Salad Kickstarter Throws Epic Potato Party

AP | Posted 11.28.2014 | Technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a hug...

Man Behind Potato Salad Kickstarter To Throw Party, Fight Hunger While He's At It

Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up rai...

Hearing Set For Ohio Man Jailed After 4 Deaths

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was charged with aggravated murder Thursday in the slayings of four men who were found in separate homes in one sma...

Columbus Hopes To Lure Democratic National Convention With Ohio Stadium

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Columbus, Ohio, officials are touting the 'Shoe as their major selling point in hopes of snagging the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Visiting...

Why the Iran Negotiations Matter in Columbus

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

Hardliners in the United States may claim that the extension buys Iran time. That is simply not the case.

Attorney Allegedly Raped Woman Who Refused Sex With Judge

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime

An Ohio attorney is accused of raping a woman in a courthouse conference room after she refused to have sex with a judge. Columbus-based criminal d...

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

Georgia Peaches

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

These Georgia peaches have contributed to the culture and economy of their state and the U.S. I have profiled two amazing Georgia women in recent blogs: Coretta Scott King and Juliette Gordon Low, both of whom have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Of course, there are many other accomplished Georgia women. Let's learn about a few.