No Place Like Home

The imaginary illustrated
world of Charlottesville

Outside In

Meet artist Wallace Peck, an inspiration to the people who together ushered him out of a life of pain and distress and into one of happiness and color. Lots of color.

Talking Music and Mentoring
with Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland talks about her 
love of music, advocating for diversity 
and inclusion in ballet and more.

From the Ground up

An art collaboration brings 
public fruit parks to Columbus.

Interviews with 
Columbus Bands

Meet the creatives behind the music through personal interviews about inspiration, influences and more.

New Kids on the Block

The bold creators of the
Fashion Meets Music Festival

Make Yourself at Home

Take a DIY art tour at the Joseph Hotel.

Q&A: Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman talks music, 
movies and Tim Burton.

The Dojo

An above-ground basement space


Think Big!

Dreaming up the 
Columbus of our future

Best Schools

Columbus' top-rated schools

Great Neighborhoods

Where to live in Columbus

Inside Heart of Africa

Jack Hanna's passion project opens 
at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

The Rising Price of Parking

How a growing parking-availability 
problem led to spiked costs

For Love or Honey

Go behind the screens
of urban beekeeping.

Q&A: Bashar Salem

A former refugee now helps other 
immigrants get settled in Columbus.

Test Marketing at
the Farmers Market

Farmers markets have become a 
launchpad for small businesses.

Columbus-Area Downtowns

Get to know the 
downtowns around town.


Joseph Diaz Jr.

An Olympian's fight for a better life

The Story of Us

Inna Kinney's journey, 
from Moscow to now

The Olivia Popes
of Columbus

Crisis communication gurus
share their battle stories.

Spud Money

Potato Salad Guy and the 
prank that raised $55,000

The Road to Freedom

Two students handcuff
themselves together and film 
a documentary on a road trip.

Q&A: Deb Roberts

Meet Mz. Doo Dah of
the Doo Dah Parade.


Repeat Restauranteurs

Meet the couple behind some of 
Columbus' best casual restaurant concepts. 

Season’s Eatings

A guide to Columbus farmers markets

Holiday Cheers

How Watershed Distillery 
makes its rare black walnut liqueur


Hassayampa Inn

This 1920s hotel in downtown 
Prescott, Arizona, is said to be haunted.

One Arch City to Another

Check out St. Louis for a cultural escape 
that won't break the bank.

Head for the Hills

The Smoky Mountain region’s lesser-known — and more peaceful — alternative 
to tourist-filled Gatlinburg

We Tried It: ClassPass

A month of the subscription service 
to fitness studios around the city

Pretty in Pink

How to incorporate pastels 
into your wardrobe

Deck the Door

Seasonal wreaths for three
different decorating styles


Saving Green Lawn Cemetery

After vandalism cost $1.25 million 
in damages at the cemetery, a group of students stepped in to help.

Special Ops

How veterans are developing 
next-generation warfare at 
Battelle Memorial Institute

Star Struck

The new planetarium at the 
Center of Science and Industry


Franklin Art Glass Studios

Through the Depression and Recession, 
a fourth-generation stained-glass 
company still thrives.

Curious Cbus: 5 Questions
You Always Wanted to
Ask About Columbus

From the selection of Ohio's 
capital city to "cowtown" and more

The Ohio Women who Changed History as Marines During WWI

In 1918, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 
began accepting applications 
from women for the first time.

Ask an Archaeologist

What’s your favorite ancient Ohio artifact?

Columbus Migration 101

How historical population shifts 
shaped the Columbus of today

Back to the Drawing Board

The former Ohio School for the Deaf 
gets a new lease on life as a high school.


Hi there! I'm Emily Thompson.

I’ve written for The Huffington PostU.S. News & World ReportWashingtonian MagazineWOSU Public Media
Columbus MonthlyColumbus Neighborhoods, NUVO Newsweekly, Columbus Alive, Columbus Weddings 
and more.

When I'm not writing and editing, I’m making lists, daydreaming about globetrotting adventures and exploring the arts and dining scenes of different cities.

Photo: Tessa Berg/Starling Studio