Category Archives: Events to attend

Billy Boyd: Art imitates life

One of my favorite exchanges in the first Lord of the Rings movie occurs after Aragorn tells the hobbits to stop eating and get walking: Aragorn: Gentlemen! We do not stop ’til nightfall. Pippin: But what about breakfast? Aragorn: You’ve … Continue reading

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Thomas Ian Nicholas: From actor to producer to musician

Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas has appeared in many films, starring in Rookie of the Year and playing Kevin Myers in the American Pie franchise. He’s also a musician, producer, and writer. His latest work in production involves magicians and vampires, … Continue reading

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Steven Wright’s favorite joke

Steven Wright is one of a handful of comics I’ve paid to see perform live, although that says more about how cheap I am than it does about comics. At any rate, it was great to talk to him and … Continue reading

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John Gorka: The past never dies. It comes back as songs

For legendary singer-songwriter John Gorka’s new album, True in Time, he casts his mind back to the past, with songs that explore memories and those we’ve lost. Join us as we discuss his songs and his songwriting. John Gorka will … Continue reading

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Visual Trumpery or How Alberto Cairo Confronts Fake News and Statistics

Like many of us, Alberto Cairo is a polls-junky. Whenever election season comes around, he gets locked into the numbers. But for Cairo, it’s not just a seasonal passion; he’s devoted his academic studies to graphical representations of data in … Continue reading

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Loudon Wainwright III returns to Columbus

In the summer of 1992, I had  moved to Columbus with my wife so she could attend medical school. I was working odd jobs, including a lunch and dinner shifts at a seedy Italian restaurant I was convinced was run … Continue reading

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Ohio State University Professor Ruchika Prakash on mindfulness

I’ve tried to meditate, but never got it to work. I’ve focused on my breath, let ideas go past unnoticed, and still haven’t gotten to the peaceful state described in writings about meditation. Serenity now! Ohio State University Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Wild Goose Live Returns! June 6th

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And the winner is…Colson Whitehead!

Life is made up of surprising coincidences. Examples: Colson Whitehead was awarded the  2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction on April 11  for his book Underground Railroad, and he’s in Columbus on April 28 with the Bexley Library. AND he’s this … Continue reading

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Cara Malek: How to zip a two-headed dragon

Character riggers create digital puppets for animation, the code that brings to life your favorite personalities like Po in Kung Fu Panda or Toothless in How To Train Your Dragon. Cara Malek worked as a rigger on both of these … Continue reading

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