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Jad Abumrad of Radiolab: We can all swim through the gut churn together

November 25, 2014
Jad Abumrad, founder of the popular radio show and podcast Radiolab, made an appearance at the Ohio Union Monday to recount some of his struggles through the creative process and what they’ve taught him about finding ideas, questions and answers. Radiolab airs on more than 450 National Public Radio stations in the U.S. and is hosted by Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, according to its website. Abumrad’s background in music production shines through Radiolab’s style, as he takes sound bites from interviews, conversations, sound effects, music and more and  strings them together in a fast-paced, stream-of-consciousness form to shape a coherent story, usually on topics surrounding science and philosophy. “There’s something… Read more

Effort to Beat Michigan gets crafty

November 25, 2014
While many Ohio State students take pride in the Mirror Lake jump in anticipation of Saturday’s football game against Michigan, others choose to stay inside and craft with their Buckeye pride in mind.  On Sunday, OSU football fans gathered in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom West at the Ohio Union to attend the Beat Michigan Craft Night, an Ohio Union Activities Board-sponsored event. The craft night had a great turnout, said Gabby Palombaro, special events chair and a third-year in integrated language arts and English education.  Admission was free and open to the public. “We invest a lot of time in creating extraordinary experiences such as these for the students… Read more

Opinion: Pop’s leading ladies show realness, some too much so

November 25, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Super Bowl needs Katy Perry more than vice versa It’s official: Katy Perry is set to perform the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. Rumors about the pop star’s involvement have been swirling for months, and were confirmed during Sunday Night Football. During the earlier stages of negotiations, the NFL not-so-subtly asked Perry to pay for the opportunity to play at the nation’s most famous sporting event, to which she politely responded, ”I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.”  (Rock on, KP)… Read more

Opinion: BET’s decision exemplifies end of televised music era

November 25, 2014
Black Entertainment Television announced Nov. 14 that “106 & Park,” its music video countdown show, will air its last on-air episode Dec. 19. The music video countdown program will become digital only. Well, it finally happened. It’s the end of an era. As a former viewer of the show, I do not find it surprising that cable television has lost yet another (and probably final) program dedicated to showcasing the hottest music videos of the week. When I was younger, I used to watch MTV to find out what mainstream America was listening to, which artists were popular and which newcomers were catching buzz. “106 & Park,” which premiered in… Read more

Restaurant review: Cheesy High St. dive overstates simplicity of sandwich staple

November 25, 2014
With a heavy heart and solemn stomach, I bade farewell to Pera, a Mediterranean eatery nestled at 1980 N. High St. It was just a stone’s throw from campus, and because of that, students like myself buried midterm woes beneath generous troughs of tzatziki, rice and feta cheese. But with the closure of Pera (and subsequent end to gyro-fueled stress-eating) came a gaping hole in the hearts, souls and stomachs of OSU students — a hole that Tom+Chee, an up-and-coming Cincinnati franchiser, could perhaps fill. Based on a simple premise — the tomato soup and grilled cheese love affair — the aptly-titled Tom+Chee opened its doors on Nov. 14 where… Read more

Opinion: AMAs show trajectory for music fame in America unpredictable

November 25, 2014
The 2014 American Music Awards highlighted “the melting pot” that is America. Most every style of music was displayed, and many different nationalities were honored. Latino icon Pitbull was the host again this year, and he did exactly what you would expect him to do. He called himself “Mr. Worldwide” and “Mr. 305”, said “Dali” a handful of times, and did a huge performance with about 30 scantily clad women. That aside, he did a good job with his hosting duties. He was comfortable speaking and he brought attention to the Latino community, something that often doesn’t get as much attention as it should. Taylor Swift opened the show with… Read more

Columbus shops collaborate to create coffee trail

November 24, 2014
For the love of coffee. That’s what it all brews down to on the Columbus Coffee Trail. “We all love coffee and we all love each other’s coffee,” said Mick Evans, co-owner of the Short North’s One Line Coffee and co-founder of the Columbus Coffee Trail. And it’s because of that love that a total of 12 Columbus coffee shops owned by seven “competing” companies have teamed up to make the Columbus Coffee Trail. The concept of the trail is relatively simple: customers pick up a card at one of the participating stores and then buy a drink or food item at four or more locations. At each stop, customers… Read more

Restaurant review: DareDevil Dogs offers big taste in small location

November 24, 2014
It’s a small restaurant, but DareDevil Dogs made a big impact Friday with its grand opening just south of campus. When I say small, I mean it. The hot dog joint’s dining room has a total of 12 seats, all lining the walls of the restaurant. In months leading up to the opening, co-owner Tomos Mughan said he and his partners were aiming to bring a vintage feel to the 1437 N. High St. location — and I believe they did just that. The exposed brick and raw metal materials on the walls go hand-in-hand with the restaurant’s “be daring” concept.  It was bustling with eager customers. With the amount… Read more

Opinion: Cane’s, Eddie George’s Grille among the best of gameday fare

November 24, 2014
As a sophomore, I am now more than halfway through my second Buckeye football season. Every week, I put on my colors and place a sticker my face and get ready for the heart-pounding action at game time. However, I have been surprised to find that the noise from the stands and the noise from the field sometimes don’t compare to the loud rumbling from my stomach on gameday. When I’m hungry, my stomach is the only thing I hear. Feeding that need set me on a search for the perfect gameday food spots that can satisfy me and get me ready for kickoff. So, here are my top five… Read more

Movie review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ funny as a sequel, falls flat as a standalone

November 24, 2014
Some of the problems that come with trying to make a successful sequel stem from trying to live up to the standard set by the original, while also providing something fresh to the audience. “Horrible Bosses 2” doesn’t really accomplish either of these objectives, but it still generates enough laughs to make for a good trip to the movies.  Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day reprise their lead roles from the original “Horrible Bosses” (2011) as Nick, Kurt and Dale. This time around, the guys have decided to leave their old jobs behind to start their own business with a homemade product they like to call “The Shower Buddy.” … Read more