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Columbus’s Somali Culture Shines at Hoyo’s Kitchen

Somali cuisine at Hoyo’s Kitchen (Credit/Pixabay). Columbus houses around 60,000 Somali people, the second largest concentration in the country. Yet this population didn’t have its cuisine properly represented in Columbus’s food scene until Hoyo’s Kitchen opened up in its first location in 2014. It didn’t catch fire until adding a location at North Market in

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Academy Stages “The Glass Menagerie”

Colin Harrison’23 as Tom Wingfield and Ryan Reagan ‘as Jim O’Connor. (Courtesy/Grace Harrison 19)  Academy staged a cast of powerful performances of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie on January 21-23 in our Schoedinger Theatre, directed by Scott Dillon, who cast the show with understudies to account for any delays-per the pandemic. Thursday’s understudies of juniors Rosie Gruber, Raaghuv

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Movie Review: Death to 2020

(Pixabay) 2020 was long and exhausting. Death to 2020 may make some viewers laugh at it. But for others to not. Released to Netflix on December 27, 2020, running for an hour and ten minutes and rated TV-MA, it stars Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Keery, and Hugh Grant.  The plot begins in January and captures factual

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AHS 1984, Overdoing the 80’s

(Wikimedia Commons)   In its tribute to the campy 80’s slasher films, American Horror Story: 1984 covers ghosts, serial killers, and bloodshed in an overwhelming rushed season.  The plot follows five friends in the summer of 1984 as they escape to Camp Redwood to work as counselors, but the camp’s murderous past comes to light

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Bly Manor: A romance not a horror

(flickr.com)   When viewers plan to watch Netflix’s new series, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and expect to see a horror show-they will find quite the opposite.   The Haunting of Bly Manor is about a young woman named Dani (Victoria Pedretti) who takes a job as an au pair at an English manor, caring two

Arepazo is locally famous for its traditional fried plantains. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Arepazo: “The Taste of Latin America”

Arepazo is a family-owned restaurant whose name stems from the Venezuelan cornmeal dish, the arepa. With locations in Gahanna and the Brewery District Neighborhood, Arepazo boasts authentic cuisine that merges Latin American culture with fine dining.  Arepazo features classic Latin American appetizers, including papa criolla ($6), Venezuelan tequeños ($6), and Venezuelan empanaditas ($12) with shredded

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Revisiting 2000’s Rom-Coms with Easy A

Emma Stone and Penn Badgley lead characters in Easy A ((Flickr.com) There are many teen dramas produced around the 2000’s that are arguably unrivaled by any new teen dramas. For example, Clueless and Mean Girls, and Easy A is up there with them. Easy A stars a high schooler named Olive Pendergast (Emma Stone), who within her school

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The Queen’s Gambit: A Story of Power, Passion, and Belonging

(Flickr) As someone who has played chess for over a decade, I couldn’t be more pleased with The Queen’s Gambit. Producer Scott Frank captures the intensity of the game and the internal battle Beth Harmon faces, all on a sixty-four square board. Set in the 1950s, Beth Harmon ( Anya Taylor-Joy), an orphan after a

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Emily in Paris: Controversial, Cliche-ridden

(Wikimedia Commons)   Netflix has been coming out with a plethora of new shows and movies this week, including The Haunting of Bly Manor, Yes God Yes, new episodes of Unsolved Mysteries, The Queen’s Gambit, Rebecca, and Emily in Paris-with  weak writing that manages to tether viewers to their screens and keep watching.  Emily in

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Hubie Halloween: One of Netflix’s Worst

Home of Halloween fanatic, Hubie Dubois. (flickr.com) Halloween is known for some classic films such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Beetlejuice, and Coraline.  But Netflix’s new movie Hubie Halloween will not be added to the canon: it is a major misfire. Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) is the unpopular but devoted community volunteer in the