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‘The Soup’s’ Joel McHale talks Abercrombie & Fitch emergency room, Ohio weather

April 15, 2014
What do Ohio’s weather, OSU’s basketball team and the Wexner Medical Center’s emergency room all have in common? Joel McHale has mocked them all. The Ohio Union Activities Board hosted the comedian and actor, best known for his roles acting in NBC’s “Community” and as host of E!’s “The Soup,” Monday evening at Mershon Auditorium. McHale doled out jokes throughout the evening in reference to OSU, celebrities, and his own family and life. He even joked about the Wexner Center’s emergency department, which was named after Central Ohio-headquartered clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch in September. “And they (Abercrombie & Fitch) are so powerful that there’s the Abercrombie & Fitch emergency… Read more

George Takei to lead Columbus Pride parade

April 15, 2014
Since coming out in 2005, “Star Trek’s” George Takei has been an example to the LGBT community on how to “live long and prosper.” Now the actor, author, activist and “Star Trek” alumnus is set to serve as the grand marshal of the 2014 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade, which is to have the theme of “created equal.” The festival, which is set to take place June 20-21 at Goodale Park, is sponsored by Stonewall Columbus, a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender support organization. Takei is set to lead the parade June 20 and attend the closing brunch June 22. How Takei spends the rest of the festival… Read more

Coffee Roast Brunch to cover grounds of Columbus’ North Market

April 9, 2014
The grounds of the North Market are being prepared for a celebration of Columbus’ local coffee scene. The market is set to hold its third annual Coffee Roast Brunch Sunday, featuring 13 roasters from Central Ohio set to provide samples of their brews. Alongside the wide variety of local coffees to be available, there are several events, ranging from the educational Espresso Drinks 101 to a panel competition to judge participants home roasted coffee. Sheila Hunt Rossiter, director of marketing and development for the North Market, said local roasters and the Columbus community are the driving force behind the event. “In some industries, sometimes you find a lot of people… Read more

Monster trucks to rev engines, crush each other in Columbus

March 27, 2014
Rev your engines, ladies and gentlemen, because the Monster Truck Nationals are barreling toward Columbus for the last stop on their “Monster Nite Out” tour. “Basically, it’s just destruction and madness and lots of noise,” said Emily Boden, marketing manager for the event’s promotional firm, Family Events. “It’s a crashin,’ bashin’ good time.” With an assortment of five vehicles weighing more than 50,000 pounds altogether, the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals are set to take over the Schottenstein Center Saturday, but it won’t just be the cars taking center stage for the evening. In addition to the behemoth vehicles performing wheelies, racing and even getting some air around the arena… Read more

‘The Soup,’ ‘Community’ star Joel McHale to make Ohio State appearance

March 27, 2014
One comedian is set to serve some humorous soup for the student soul. Actor and comedian Joel McHale is set to visit Ohio State at 8 p.m. April 14 at Mershon Auditorium, OUAB announced Thursday. The comedian began hosting E!’s weekly satirical show “The Soup” in 2004, highlighting ridiculous segments and clips from television the week prior. In 2009, he began playing his role as failed lawyer Jeff Winger in NBC’s “Community.” The show, which is known to have a loyal fan base, details the daily lives of a group of students and faculty at a fictional community college in Colorado. Tickets for the event are set to be released… Read more

Cassadee Pope to bring her voice to Columbus

March 26, 2014
Cassadee Pope is looking to bring the voice to Columbus. “Bring your A-game Columbus, and be ready to rock out,” said Pope, the first female winner of NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice.” Pope, 24, has seen fame in the country music scene after her victory on season 3 of “The Voice” in 2012. The show is now in its sixth season, and Pope is set to perform at The Bluestone Thursday. In an interview with The Lantern, Pope said her Columbus performance would be especially exciting because she is set to film a live version of her newest single, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” The singer first… Read more

‘Walking Dead’ second assistant director to provide behind-the-scenes look in Ohio State visit

March 24, 2014
Students are set to have the chance to meet one of the brains behind the flesh-eating undead when Matthew Goodwin, second assistant director for “The Walking Dead,” visits campus this week. Fans will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of television production. Goodwin is set to speak on his background in filmography, the process of filming an episode of “The Walking Dead” and will also provide commentary following a screening of an episode of the show. In a post-apocalyptic world dominated by zombies, “The Walking Dead” revolves around the character of Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, a sheriff’s deputy who searches for his family and… Read more

Rock The Cause aims to raise money for cancer, smiles

March 23, 2014
Some Ohio State student organizations have collaborated to rock for a good cause. Rock the Cause, a free benefit concert, is designed to support two fronts: the American Cancer Society and Operation Smile, an international charity dedicated to treating children with cleft lip or cleft palate facial deformities. “People should go to the concert because it’s a great feeling to see live music and even a better feeling doing something good for a good cause,” said Timothy Zhu, the co-founder and president of the student organization Operation Smile Club and a second-year majoring in economics. Rock The Cause is set to take place at Newport Music Hall March 25 at… Read more

Opinion: LCD Soundsystem, Built To Spill, Ron Jeremy among albums on Record Store Day wishlist

March 23, 2014
I remember the first Record Store Day. It was in 2007, and I was right around 15 — an impressionable age for music tastes. I was probably still listening to Coldplay and defending My Chemical Romance, but the concept of a day dedicated to the support of local, mom-and-pop record stores piqued my interest. For those who don’t speak music-geek: RSD serves as an exclusive release date for unreleased, reissued or reworked music, sold solely by independent record stores (you’re not gonna find these at your Target or Best Buy). This year, the special day is April 19. I doubt I actually purchased anything on that first RSD, but, about… Read more

Adam DeVine takes break from work, talks of getting weird behind the scenes

March 21, 2014
Thursday night does not seem like an ideal night for people to get weird, but with Adam DeVine, anytime seems like the right time to be weird. Performing in front of an Ohio State crowd, the the Ohio Union Activities Board sponsored the event titled “Getting Weird with Adam DeVine” in the Archie Griffin Ballroom. DeVine told stories ranging from guys in clubs who you don’t want to mess with to the time when his mother found a used condom of his and claimed he was no longer her baby boy. DeVine’s popularity can be attributed to his show “Workaholics,” but since his rise to fame on the show, he… Read more