Best of Columbus 2016: Editors' Picks

From knife fights to boozy book clubs to Olympic hopefuls, the city’s greatest features from this year are on display, along with flashbacks to some Bests of the past and perfect days, as described by a few of Columbus’ notable residents.
From the Editor

Letter from the Editor: First to Best

Welcome to Columbus Monthly’s “Best of” issue. It’s always one of our favorites, not only because we get to hear what thousands of our readers think about this city we all call home, but also because we, as a staff, get to collaborate and bounce ideas off one another and mock, laugh and praise each other—boiling all of that down into what you now hold in your hands. It’s a true team effort among our readers and our entire staff—not just editorial, but designers and photographers and sales team members all chip in with ideas.
From the Magazine

The Making of a Supercar

Meet the team of Central Ohioians who designed the Acura NSX, the most expensive car built in the U.S.

The changing face of Clintonville

Residential development is springing up all over 
this North Side “suburb,” returning it—for better or worse—to its urban-neighborhood roots.

Cheryl Brooks, the accidental candidate

Cheryl Brooks Sullivan had no hope of winning a primary race for the county treasurer’s office. Until she did. Then the skeletons came out, along with her resolve.

Death of a Titan

John Walton Wolfe’s death in June signaled major change in the city’s power structure. Wolfe enjoyed power, its use and its effects. His successor as head of the family and its media empire, cousin John F. Wolfe, is likely to operate much differently.

Central Ohio Parks: Five tranquil outposts within the urban core

Jeffrey Mansion Park, the Clintonville Ravines and other places to discover nature in the city

Central Ohio Parks: Finding the ideal park for you

Discover the best Central Ohio park suited to your idea of adventure.
Special Advertising Sections

Faces of Columbus 2016

A Special Advertising Section highlighting real estate, home design and finance.

2015 Top Doctors in Central Ohio

A comprehensive guide to Central Ohio’s most respected physicians, with more than 400 doctors across a wide range of specialties listed.