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We are and always will be the United States

I didn’t care for the first Obama girl video, but this one tickles me. Fish and live bait, heh. And that chorus is really catching. “Red states… and blue states.” That could be a hit.

Politics aside, it is an incredible day for the country, in that so many say they didn’t think they’d live to see this day. Yet here it is. So movies can no longer signal that they take place in the future by having a black president.

But despite all of that, politics as usual will resume in 3.. 2.. ?

This is kind of cool. It’s like the Columbus version of Koyaanisqatsi. Bexley’s in there too. (Via RetroMetro.)

Byrne/Eno

The name of my favorite band is Talking Heads. (Hah.) After 30 years, David Byrne and producer Brian Eno have a new record out. “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.” Here’s the single:

I’m not sure what I think about that yet. Definitely a different sound from their other collaborations. Oddly, it reminds me of the 1974 Hollies classic “The Air That I Breathe.”

I like that song. (Via Lefsetz Letter.)

CAPA’s new season is now on the web. Here’s a post about it.

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Living in Columbus, Ohio in the Summertime

Things to do this weekend. Most interesting to me is Art al Fresco in the Short North tomorrow. I’m not quite sure what that is.

Columbus Zoo trip.

Wexner Center’s 15 minutes

The Wexner Center for the Arts is going to present Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms starting September 13. I caught Andy Warhol: A Retrospective at MOMA in 1989, just a couple years after his death. Great show. Pop Art, unlike a lot of art these days, is immediately accessible (as they say). That’s what makes it “pop.” Make sure you go, if you’re into that kind of thing at all. (Via Mad-Cow Town Forum.)

A look at Clear Creek Metro Park, near Lancaster.

Cool, the Brewery District. I feel like a beer.

The Olympics have started- they’re something like 13 hours ahead. Anybody going to watch?

Oktoberfest moving is

German Village’s Oktoberfest is moving again:

Oktoberfest will take place Sept.5-7 at Genoa Park and Amphitheater, between the banks of Scioto River and COSI. It will run from 5 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 5, noon to midnight Sept. 6 and noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 7…

That’s not even in German Village. (Via RetroMetro.)

Vinyl isn’t dead in Columbus. Or is it coming back like a zombie?

Lisa the Waitress has things to do this weekend. There’s a Waterfire on the Mile event this Saturday. Never been. Maybe I’ll go.

Eric’s found an interesting web app. I’ll need to play with it later.

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Olde Towne Tavern Owners Launching The Walrus Downtown

The South Fourth Street corner of Downtown has become its own mini-district in recent years with the success of multiple local bars and restaurants....

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Oct 19, 2014 9:56 am

NGA Human Resources – Katowice

NGA Human Resources – Katowice

Columbusite

Oct 19, 2014 6:24 am

Columbus Crew Heading to 2014 Playoffs

The Columbus Crew has officially clinched a spot in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, returning to the postseason for the first time in three years. With....

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Oct 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Treat to Try: Hazelnut Pumpkin Praline Dacquoise

In the mood for pumpkin, but don’t want to have another pumpkin roll? Try the Hazelnut Pumpkin Praline Dacquoise at Pistacia Vera. This....

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Oct 18, 2014 3:55 pm

Strut the Salon Opens on Parsons Avenue

The new Village Point building on Parsons Avenue has had little trouble attracting new tenants. The Fitness Loft and Alchemy Juice Bar opened earlier....

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Oct 18, 2014 10:58 am

Blue Jackets Douse Flames 3-2 at Nationwide Arena

By Rob Mixer – BlueJackets.com The Calgary Flames were determined to make this a far more interesting outcome than it appeared after 40 minutes....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 18, 2014 9:49 am

Treat to Try: Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies

Lots of people don’t like cake, but it’s hard to find a person who won’t eat a brownie. Always the first to disappear at potluck....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 18, 2014 9:30 am

Wot I Fink About: HUMAN RESOURCES

Wot I Fink About: HUMAN RESOURCES Links to this amazing game here! Kickstarter:....

Columbusite

Oct 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Library seeking approval of main branch renovation plans from Downtown Comm

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will bring its plans for the renovation and expansion of the main library at 96 S. Grant St. before the city's....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 17, 2014 3:02 pm

Three Crosswoods sold at sheriff’s sale

There's been another office property transfer in the Crosswoods Center mixed-use park north of Worthington. Three Crosswoods at 200 E. Campus View....

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Oct 17, 2014 1:08 pm

Climate change is a national security issue, analyst says

Climate change is threatening national security, and states like Ohio are not helping, according to the head of think tank who spoke at Ohio State....

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Oct 17, 2014 12:43 pm

Ranking Ohio’s biggest shopping centers – COUNTDOWN

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, shoppers in Central Ohio have no fear. The region is home to four of the biggest shopping....

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Oct 17, 2014 11:43 am

The Smithery Showcases the Handmade Aspect of Artist-Made Gifts

What does it take to open your own storefront, filled with many of your own handmade items? Persistence and dedication, say Anne Holman and Jen....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 17, 2014 10:17 am

Columbus airport officials outline 10-year, $91M capital plan for Rickenbac

Rickenbacker International Airport may not have a well-defined strategic direction, but it has a spending plan. Columbus airport officials are....

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Oct 17, 2014 10:10 am

Crew Signs New 17-Year-Old Player Ben Swanson

The Columbus Crew today announced that it has signed midfielder Ben Swanson as a Homegrown Player. Swanson’s career with the Black & Gold....

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Oct 17, 2014 9:53 am

Morning Roundup: OSU investigated its Office of Compliance, Columbus Marath

In today's roundup: Ohio State investigated its Office of Compliance, parking app can help Columbus Marathon runners, a bank that waited 130 years to....

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Oct 17, 2014 7:06 am

Ebola update: Northeast Ohio businesses and schools closing, Frontier Airli

Several northeast Ohio businesses and schools have closed temporarily because of feared exposure to Ebola patient Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who....

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Oct 17, 2014 6:52 am

Restaurant Roundup: 10 Restaurant, Beer and Hot Sauce Updates

Day in and day out, Columbus Underground brings you the latest in local dining and restaurant news. But sometimes there are smaller updates worthy of....

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Oct 17, 2014 6:10 am

Exit your business on your terms. Here’s how.

If that M&A activity comes to fruition, it may spell opportunity for the owners of private freight companies who are ready to transition out of their....

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Oct 17, 2014 5:51 am

Theatre Review: The Lion King Returns Triumphant

The Lion King returned to the Ohio Theatre this week for its second run in Columbus, having enjoyed a sold-out run in 2004. Absolutely a breathtaking....

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Oct 16, 2014 10:39 pm

Concert Review: The Airborne Toxic Event

Sometime ago, way back in early 2011, I remember declaring on my Facebook page that Airborne Toxic Event were going to be a hugely famous band that....

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Oct 16, 2014 8:59 pm

Have you voted yet?

Early voting has started but the hours are shortened because of Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's attempt to discourage voters. Make certain....

Ohio 15th District

Oct 16, 2014 6:42 pm

SuperChef’s Breakfast & More expands to Village Square in Gahanna

The new SuperChef's Breakfast & More puts the emphasis on more. "It's an expanded space, expanded hours, a full bar, a bigger menu," owner Ryan....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 3:58 pm

After extensive renovations, Prohibition Gastro Lounge opens in Powell

A more than 100-year-old building in Powell may have inspired Prohibition Gastro Lounge, but that same building kept the doors from opening months....

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Oct 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Crawford Hoying, F2 Development start construction on Hilliard apartments

Dublin-based Crawford Hoying Development Partners has started construction on a suburban apartment project with the partners of F2 Development. ....

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Oct 16, 2014 2:57 pm

Ohio State sophomore named a finalist in $5M 43North business plan competit

An 18-year-old Ohio State University sophomore is vying for a $1 million prize but his biotechnology startup gets healthy funding for a year in any....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 2:28 pm

Theatre Review: Evo Takes You on an Emotional Journey

The company of Shadowbox Live dazzles in their reincarnation of the 90s off-broadway rock musical Evo. Many of the banners throughout the stage were....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 16, 2014 2:23 pm

Another blow to the solar industry as PUCO nixes in-state sourcing rule

It's official: Ohio power companies no longer have to get half of their renewable energy from in-state providers. A law signed in July made clear....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 1:35 pm

Short North building boom continues, developer adding 150 apartments – of

Columbus developers Michael Schiff and Mark Wood expect to get started next spring on their Hubbard Park Place and Parkside on Pearl apartment....

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Oct 16, 2014 1:29 pm

Good summer has Ohio’s mid-sized companies feeling good

A closer look at Ohio's mid-sized companies suggests they're doing much better than previously thought. The majority of those businesses with....

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Oct 16, 2014 1:27 pm

Meet the new man in charge of Ohio State’s investments

Ohio State University has hired away the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System's investment director to manage its $3.4 billion investment....

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Oct 16, 2014 1:16 pm

Diley Ridge standalone ER more than doubles margin to 47%

Freestanding ERs don't just do well – they can do really, really well. Diley Ridge Medical Center, the first standalone emergency department to....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 1:04 pm

Mega Fall Weekend 2014 – Vol. 4

Happy Weekend! Pumpkin time! Have you gotten yours carved yet? This weekend, I’ll be checking out The Lion King, heading to the Circleville....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 16, 2014 1:00 pm

The Atlantic magazine checks in on Cheshire 12 years after AEP buyout

What happens to an Ohio town 12 years after it's bought out by a power company? Almost everyone has left, and emotions still are high – and mixed....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 12:32 pm

Chesapeake Energy sells Appalachian shale acreage for $5.4B

Ohio's biggest oil and gas driller has sold a huge chunk of Utica and Marcellus shale acreage and wells in neighboring Appalachian states for $5.375....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 12:02 pm

Lewis Center Business Association leveraging its Polaris ties

The business networking group representing Lewis Center has spruced up its logo to bolster ties to the high-profile Polaris commerce center. The....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 11:37 am

Land-Grant Brewing: We’ll trade swag for pennants

If you have a Rutgers University pennant, you should stop into Land-Grant Brewing Co. Saturday prior to the Ohio State University game. The new....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 11:30 am

Ebola update: Ohio issues stronger quarantine guidelines; OSU says it’s r

The Ohio Department of Health wants health-care providers and public-health officials to treat suspected Ebola cases more seriously. The department....

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Oct 16, 2014 11:03 am

Interview: Newest City Councilman Shannon Hardin

Last week, Columbus City Council appointed Shannon Granville Hardin to fill the seat left by outgoing council member A. Troy Miller. Before his....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 16, 2014 9:51 am

Columbus spent $110K on SharkMeet pitch contest – did it work?

The city of Columbus spent more to produce the pitch competition added to this year’s KickStart Columbus than any of the participating startups....

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Oct 16, 2014 9:50 am

GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

I remember when The Geto Boys 1991 hit Mind Playing Tricks on Me came out. Yeah, I’m old. And yeah, I’m so old it was back when MTV showed videos....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 16, 2014 8:31 am

Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office....

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Oct 16, 2014 6:15 am

COTA Looking at Raising Fares, Charging for CBUS

The Central Ohio Transit Agency (COTA) is looking into raising fares and charging to ride the CBUS downtown circulator. A standard bus ride would go....

The Walker Evans Effect

Oct 16, 2014 6:10 am

Morning Roundup: Nationwide Arena bailout loans going unpaid, Hollywood Cas

In today's report: Nationwide Arena's public owner doesn't have the money to pay its loans, Frontier Airlines stays busy despite Ebola scare,....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 16, 2014 5:50 am

Central Ohio banks hammered amid Wednesday’s stock market pullback

Wednesday wasn’t a pretty day for global markets and Central Ohio banking stocks felt the pain. Major indexes tumbled more than 2 percent after....

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Oct 15, 2014 4:04 pm

Value Place extended-stay hotel chain adding 4th location

The budget-oriented Value Place hotel chain is opening its fourth location in the Central Ohio market with plans for a fifth set for early 2015. An....

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Oct 15, 2014 1:56 pm

More companies replacing lower-skilled employees with temporary workers, Fe

More companies in Ohio and surrounding states are choosing to replace permanent lower-skilled employees with temporary workers to save on costs,....

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Oct 15, 2014 1:54 pm

Energy solicitors facing tougher rules statewide, ban in Euclid

An Ohio city wants to ban door-to-door solicitation of companies seeking to sign up new electric or gas customers. The city council in Euclid, which....

Business First of Columbus

Oct 15, 2014 1:33 pm

Top of the List: Central Ohio’s biggest foundations

The No. 1 foundation in Central Ohio got its start in 1943 and was led by a man named Harrison Sayre who acted as an unpaid director and worked....

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Oct 15, 2014 1:15 pm

Anchor Hocking parent targeted in class-action lawsuit

Anchor Hocking’s parent company is being targeted in a class-action lawsuit that claims executives were mum on the company’s flailing....

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Oct 15, 2014 1:06 pm