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

Urban beekeeping
is trending.

Q&A: Bashar Salem

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 in Columbus.


Joseph Diaz Jr.

An Olympian's fight for a better life

The Story of Us

Inna Kinney's journey

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

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


One Arch City to Another

Head to 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

Sticker Shock

A bridal-budget reality check

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 a string of vandalism resulted in 
$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

Star Struck

COSI's new planetarium


Through the Depression and Recession, Fourth-Generation Family Stained-Glass Co. Thrives

Franklin Art Glass Studios has been 
creating handmade stained-glass 
designs the same way for a century.

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 Post, Washingtonian MagazineWOSU Public MediaColumbus 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