Meet the New Columbus Monthly

By Columbus Monthly Staff

Have you received your new issue of Columbus Monthly? You will love the new format - be sure to subscribe here. We’d like to introduce you to some of the new regular features in Columbus Monthly and let you know where we’ve moved some of your longstanding favorites. 

Arch City

A new section dedicated to people, ideas, conversations and issues. This is where we’ll tell stories about development, transportation, education, politics, city life and more. New to the magazine is a monthly page called Property that takes you inside a home for sale that has a great story, whether or not you’re in the market. We’re photographing an additional event in Columbus each month, giving you more People photos to check out. And our monthly Q&A has a new look, with an emphasis on a photograph giving you insight into our interview subject’s personality.

Why Arch City?

Columbus earned this nickname in the early 20th century for the wooden arches spanning High Street that lit the street and powered streetcars. The original arches were taken down in 1914, but the metal ones you see today in the Short North and elsewhere mimic their design.


This one’s easy—just follow its direction. In this new section, find stories about the best in arts, culture, sports and, well, fun in the city this month. Get up close and personal with the people and places behind the visual and performing arts, author events, museum exhibitions, shopping, holiday happenings, annual traditions and music that fill weekends (and weeknights, too) in Columbus with agonizing choices. We’ll help you decide what’s worth the ticket price and show you hidden gems along the way. One new feature in this section is Top 5, a list of editors’ picks for the best of the city this month.

Where’s the calendar in my print edition?

We’ve moved this favorite to the back of the magazine (it starts on page 140 in this issue), where it won’t get lost between the front sections and our long features. Each month, hunt around for extra tidbits on select events in the margins of the calendar. You might find a good reason to head out.


In our renewed Dining section, find the authoritative restaurant review you look for each month, now with more space for our delectable photography. We’ve revamped our restaurant listings, creating a list of places our editors recommend. New to the section is Short Order, a casual review of a little-known or underappreciated eatery. And new column Buzzed ushers you into the latest trends in beer, wine and cocktails in the city.


City Quotient

Our back page has a new tenant: a question-and-answer column all about Columbus. Ask City Quotient anything you’ve always wondered about the way things work in Columbus, and we’ll do our best to dig up the answer for you. If you’re curious about it and it’s in Columbus, chances are it’s a good question for this column—just send an email to 

Where does the City Quotient column name come from?

City Quotient is a play on the term “intelligence quotient,” or IQ, and a proofreader’s mark CQ, which means “correct.” We hope you’ll be smarter and more correct about Columbus after reading the column each month.