Isabel Allende and Writing from the Gut

Isabel Allende and Writing from the Gut

I'll be honest. I thought I was going to cry throughout Isabel Allende's entire lecture in Columbus last night. But I immediately learned that Allende is a "very strong Chilean woman" (as she was introduced) and pulled myself together. Because strong women don't cry at book lectures. That, and I forgot my pack of tissues.

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Live from Columbus, it’s Monday Night

Live from Columbus, it’s Monday Night

There are lots of different kinds of laughter, from the guffaw and snicker to the cackle and snort. And that one where your face swells up like a doofy peach and you start crying, but the harder you try to control it the worse it gets, and you double over clutching your stomach because you forget to breathe. The latter version happened to me recently at Monday Night Live.

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Potential Juggernaut: The Future of Columbus Comics

Potential Juggernaut: The Future of Columbus Comics

I don’t know much about comics, but I enjoy reading them and am inspired by the local creators who work hard to build a strong scene. When I heard there was a panel called “A Voltron That Has Yet to Assemble: The Columbus Comics Scene Past, Present, and Future” at CCAD’s Mix comics symposium, I had to attend.

 

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The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

There are three shelves of My Little Ponies in my (pink) office. With accessories. Right by the box of Strawberry Shortcake Colorforms and unicorn coloring book, near my Smurf glass. I don’t necessarily broadcast this behavior, but after visiting The Art of the Brick at Discovery Times Square, I realized that there’s absolutely no shame in playing forever. 

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The State Library: A Theme Park of History from Ohio and Beyond

The State Library: A Theme Park of History from Ohio and Beyond

I didn’t believe it was possible to hold a letter that George Washington wrote in 1788. Or flip through a 15th-century medieval manuscript. I definitely didn’t think I could do so less than a mile from home. The State Library of Ohio rules. 

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