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

AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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.

Your Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

Amazon's Sunday Delivery Might Be Coming To A City Near You

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is expanding its Sunday package delivery service to 15 more cities across the country, including Philadelphia, New Orleans an...

A Little Piece Of Africa... In Ohio

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says its $30 million, 43-acre "Heart of Africa" exhibit will open to guests on May 22. The zoo s...

Swing State's Big Cities Make Major Play For 2016 Conventions

The Dayton Daily News | Anthony Shoemaker | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Ohio's three largest cities want to host one or both of the major political party conventions in 2016, events that could elevate the state's already h...

TaKeysha Cheney: An Entrepreneur's Quest for More Sleep

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
TaKeysha Cheney

By sleeping more, I suddenly have more energy to exercise, which in turn is giving me more time to think and problem solve, which is helping me expand on new ideas and solutions for my company.

Can't Make It To Munich?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel

Unless you're a study abroad student or a wealthy jet-setter, chances are you don't have the time or money to hop over to Munich for Oktoberfest. ...

Reflecting on Al Andalus: Living Legacies and the Power of Myth

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Probing the history of Al Andalus is a reminder that myths have powerful holds on cultures and identities, both good and bad.

Mimicry? Mockery? Mimic. Cry.

Deepak Sarma | Posted 07.16.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

By performing the play of the pilgrim, does the Indian-American elementary school student inadvertently become the oppressor? Or confirms the oppression? Or conforms to the oppressor?

Gay Men Harassed While Waiting For Pizza Discuss 'Life-Changing' Experience

Posted 01.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The two gay men who were harassed by a customer for holding hands while waiting for a slice of pizza in Columbus, Ohio are speaking out about that exp...

Things This Indian-American From Cleveland Is NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While I am indeed thankful for some things this Thanksgiving Day, such as my family, my job, and so on, there are things I'm NOT thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Son Of Madoff's Accountant Kills Himself In Ohio

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 11.18.2012 | Crime

-- The son of Bernard Madoff's longtime accountant, who himself pleaded guilty to securities fraud in the scandal centered on the disgraced financier...

A Cross-Country, Post-Election Pub Crawl

Fathom | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Fathom

El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.

Dan Froomkin

Search For Mythical Voter Fraud Leads To False Sighting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

Right-wing activists bent on exposing the alleged epidemic of in-person voter fraud suffered a major misfire over the weekend when anonymous pollwatch...

The Children Of Columbus: The Multinationals And Their Courtiers

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As the nation commemorates the life and adventures of Christopher Columbus, let's not forget his 21st Century descendants: the multinational corporations who span the globe in search of wealth.

Goodbye Columbus? Celebrating Old Christopher Falling Out of Favor

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

There needs to be a middle ground. While a lot of bad happened in the creation of the Americas, a lot of really good good has come of it.

This Columbus Day... Time to Break the Silence

Bill Bigelow | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
Bill Bigelow

Corporate textbooks and children's biographies of Columbus are filled with misinformation. After all, Columbus did not merely "discover," he took over.

Italian-Americans Angered By Columbus Statue Art Project

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A Japanese artist is inviting the public to have an intimate view of Christopher Columbus high above a hectic intersection in midtown Manh...