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June 2013 Edition

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10 ways 'All in the Family' tested Edith

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Edith Bunker had to deal with her trying husband, Archie, and more. Here are challenges that faced the "All in the Family" character played by Jean Stapleton, who made the most of these series highlights. The actress died Friday at age 90.

Jean Stapleton, TV's Edith Bunker, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) - Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV's groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," has died. She was 90.

'Warhorse' director brings puppets to Spoleto

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Director Tom Morris uses the phrase "happy accident" to describe the success of his Tony-award-winning play "War Horse," whose central character was a puppet.

CFDA Fashion award can give entre to up and comers

NEW YORK (AP) - The top tier of the fashion world keeps its ranks pretty tight, filled mostly with established names known to fill retail racks and shoppers' closets. But the Council of Fashion Designers of America each year gives three designers a chance to break through with prizes in womenswear, menswear and accessory design for emerging talent.

'PLL' star plays single military mom on 'Lauren'

NEW YORK (AP) - Troian Bellisario's two most recent roles have her playing women at very different times in their lives who have reached their breaking point and are trying to move forward.

'Truly Boston Strong' at show for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) - As performers sang the Beatles' "Come Together," thousands of people at a benefit concert for victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing cheered a city that has pulled together to overcome adversity.

Smoked wings at Ray Ray's

I'm not the biggest fan of chicken wings. Especially the standard spicy bar wings, which are 90 percent bone, skin and hot sauce and 10 percent actual meat. Too much work and not enough reward to eat through a basket of that! But I have been enjoying a wave of what I'll call "artisan wings."

Disneyland worker charged in dry-ice blasts

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A Disneyland employee accused of being responsible for explosions of two dry-ice bombs at the theme park has pleaded not guilty to felony possession of a destructive device in a public place.

Aerosmith, others set for Boston benefit concert

BOSTON (AP) - Bostonians were ready to rock Thursday at a benefit concert for victims of the April 15 attack at the city's famed marathon that left three people dead and more than 260 others wounded.

Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider solo parenthood

As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child.

What will it be in kid books: cupcakes or carrots?

NEW YORK (AP) - Leslie Patricelli didn't keep junk food in the house when her three kids were toddlers, but the goofy, bald baby in her board book "Yummy Yucky" grins from ear to ear over chocolate sauce and cookies.

Local music acts set for Boston benefit show

BOSTON (AP) - Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett are returning to Massachusetts to join artists with ties to the state for a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Charities see influx of aid after Okla. tornado

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Donations are pouring into Oklahoma as people around the country look to help residents affected by last week's violent tornado outbreak, but charities also are receiving plenty of items they don't need - tons of used clothes, shoes and stuffed animals that take up valuable warehouse space and clog distribution networks.

Justin Bieber investigated for reckless driving

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives are investigating Justin Bieber for reckless driving after witnesses - including former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson - complained about the pop-star's alleged freeway speeds in their gated community in north Los Angeles County.

Openings: Si Senor's new location

The teensy Peruvian sandwich shop Si Senor has long been one of my favorite go-to Downtown lunch spots, so I've been anxiously awaiting its reopening in a new Pearl Alley storefront.

Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city's South-Western schools.

Rare Superman comic found in house insulation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.

Actress Bynes accused of bong toss out NYC window

NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Amanda Bynes appeared disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats Friday in a criminal court where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she heaved a marijuana bong out of her Manhattan apartment building.

Squash pancake at G. Michael's

I'd like to take the time to give props to an outstanding vegetarian dish, the kind of thing that makes me believe that I could (one day, theoretically) do the whole vegetarian thing without going into withdrawal. It's G. Michael's Roasted Spaghetti Squash Pancake, and it's the best thing I ate all week.

Rare Superman comic found in house insulation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a wall in a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.

Rolling Stones exhibit opening in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) - Over the years, curators at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum have occasionally had trouble coaxing reluctant stars to help put together major exhibitions. Not so with members of The Rolling Stones, who made time in their packed anniversary schedule to help.

Photographer and forester Wayne Miller dies at 94

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) - Photographer Wayne F. Miller, who created a ground-breaking series of portraits chronicling the lives of black Americans in Chicago after serving with an elite Navy unit that produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II, died Wednesday at his home of six decades in Orinda, Calif. He was 94.

Breakfast With Nick: Goetta in Columbus

Goetta is one of those regional delicacies that means very little to outsiders, but it's a taste of home to someone who ate it growing up. First things first: it's pronounced "get-uh." As the sign says at The Diner in Powell: "The O is silent, until you try it."

Get the summer hair you want _ until it's hat time

NEW YORK (AP) - Looking out the office window, wearing a tight, slick bun to go with that skirt suit and heels, do you long for the other side - the one where your hair could be tousled, wavy and full from the salt and humidity that comes from a day at the beach?

Get the summer hair you want _ until it's hat time

NEW YORK (AP) - Looking out the office window, wearing a tight, slick bun to go with that skirt suit and heels, do you long for the other side - the one where your hair could be tousled, wavy and full from the salt and humidity that comes from a day at the beach?

Fox show brings messy workplaces to television

NEW YORK (AP) - This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week.

Gilberto Santa Rosa leads 'Forever Tango' to B'way

NEW YORK (AP) - The singer known as the Gentleman of Salsa is temporarily turning to tango: Gilberto Santa Rosa will make his Broadway debut in the musical "Forever Tango," which returns to New York in July for a 10-week stand featuring some of the Puerto Rican singer's hits.

Gold becomes a theme at glitzy Cannes amfAR gala

There's always glitz and glamour at Cannes, France, during its annual film festival, and it's no different this year. But there's still a heavy infusion of gold to come this week at Thursday's amfAR gala, which will treat its celebrity guests to 40 of the world's top models in "The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show," curated by Carine Roitfeld.

Rosie Pope helps navigate exotic baby gear

NEW YORK (AP) - Amid the purveyors of belly casts and placenta pills, sonogram art and cord banks at a recent baby gear extravaganza stood a smiling Rosie Pope, pregnancy advice guru, mommy concierge to the rich and, with any luck, the Martha Stewart of maternity.

'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations.

Crave Tastemakers 2013

Get ready to be inspired. These rising chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs have big ideas that could forever change the Columbus dining landscape.

Fire & Ice: Spicy cocktails for summer

In our enlightened city in our enlightened era of drinking, there seem to be libations suitable for every persuasion and every occasion. This got me thinking about quaffs that could cool you off even as they heated you up.

Regular: Tai's Asian Bistro

Tai's Asian Bistro's Lane Avenue location, midway between Upper Arlington and the Ohio State campus, makes for a diverse clientele that ranges from college students to families. The menu is diverse, too, from Thai noodle dishes to classic Chinese entrees to sushi rolls. That diversity keeps Ron Anfone and his wife, Denise, coming back.

Crave Tastemakers: That Food Truck chef Dan Kraus

That Food Truck made its debut in July of last summer, which means it missed gigs at the city's first two food truck festivals and just about the entire summer festival season. And yet chef Dan Kraus' snout-to-tail food made such a splash during that inaugural shortened season, That Food Truck won multiple best food truck of the year accolades.

Crave Tastemakers: Roake founder Nicolene Schwartz

There are two roads to becoming a great bartender. The first is obsessively studying cocktail recipe books and reinventing the classics. The second is having an innate knowledge of which flavors work well together and playing with them.

Date Night: Actors' Theatre at Schiller Park

Good food, live theater and a warm summer evening. Sound like the perfect combo? Then grab a blanket and join the Actors' Theatre of Columbus at Schiller Park for their always-popular summer theater season.

Perfect Pairings: Cooper's Hawk

It's a cinch to select the right wine at Cooper's Hawk. The menu is annotated with recommended pairings for every dish, and if you'd like to explore beyond those picks the servers will gladly guide you through a tasting tour of their three dozen varieties.

Bars: Da Levee's Derecho cocktail

In New Orleans, one drink reigns supreme: the Hurricane. You'll see that bright pink rum punch in the hands of every other reveler along Bourbon Street. So when Da Levee, our own little slice of New Orleans in Columbus, outfitted their Short North space with a new bar, they needed an equivalent signature cocktail.

Food Porn: Destination Donuts

At first glance, you can tell Destination Donuts aren't going to be your garden-variety cream-filleds. From their neon berry glazes (look at these gorgeous Blueberry Crisps and Cranberry-Oranges) to sophisticated flavor pairings like lemon curd-cardamom and maple-sausage, these are artisan treats. Heather Morris started her donut business because she couldn't find the kinds of donuts she loved locally.

Food Porn: Hubbard Grille's new menu

At Hubbard Grille in the Short North, the menu has gotten an ambitious makeover. The original Southern comfort food lineup has been replaced with a collection of diverse small plates-only a few standbys, including the famed buttermilk fried chicken, remain.

Photos: Short North Gala Hilton Columbus Downtown

Fourteen chefs came together April 21 to celebrate the Short North, one of the city's most exciting neighborhoods, at the food-filled Short North Gala. Guests gathered in the ballroom at the Hilton Columbus Downtown for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before the evening's highlight-a four-course seated dinner prepared by top chefs.

Photos: Crave reader party at Manifesto

The majority of the menu at the cozy new Manifesto is made up of small plates, so we knew it would be the perfect spot to celebrate our spring issue, an exploration of the small plates dining trend that's changed the way we eat out.

Photos: Chefs Collective Dinner

Eight of the city's highest-profile chefs shared kitchen space March 13 at Gallerie, the restaurant inside the new Hilton Columbus Downtown, for the first Chefs Collective Dinner.

Photos: Celebrity Chef at Huntington Park

Animal lovers gathered April 18 at Huntington Park for an evening of food and fun to raise money for the Capital Area Humane Society. Local celebrities were paired with chefs from 46 local restaurants to serve up signature bites, while adorable animals up for adoption scampered around the stadium. VIP guests enjoyed a reception in the Hall of Fame Bar featuring special treats from about a dozen restaurants.

Q&A: North Market's new director

You may recognize the face of the North Market's newest executive director from his most recent role, owner of the gourmet grilled cheese-slinging Cheesy Truck. Before returning to his hometown of Columbus in 2011, Rick Harrison Wolfe spent two decades in the retail and branding industry, working for Cole Haan and Skechers in Los Angeles.

Openings: Mozart's newest location

After serving up sweet and savory European goodies for 18 years, Mozart's cafe owners Anand and Doris Saha are making a move. The pair will open a second Clintonville location in mid-June that will bring Mozart's and Vienna Ice Cafe, their European-inspired sweets shop, together under one roof.

Shopping: Ohio-made mustards

So many specialty mustards are produced in Ohio, we could easily rebrand ourselves as the Mustard State. Here are a few of our favorites, which can be found at specialty grocery stores like Weiland's.

Editor's Note: Heart of it All

As we put together this year's Tastemakers issue, a celebration of rising talent that's become my very favorite issue to work on, the news came that Kenny Kim and Misako Ohba, the couple featured on last year's Tastemakers cover, were closing Freshstreet.

Tim McGraw recasts ACM's TV special, airing Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When the producers of the Academy of Country Music's annual television special approached Tim McGraw about the 2013 edition, the country music star immediately flashed on the program's format.

Pint House's food menu

As its name indicates, the new Pint House Beer Garden is, for the most part, all about the beer. But there is a food menu, and I quite enjoyed pairing some nibbles with a couple beers during a happy hour there earlier this week.

OJ back in court; Day 4 of bid for new Vegas trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer who represented O.J. Simpson during the appeal of his armed robbery conviction to the Nevada Supreme Court testified Thursday that he's convinced that Simpson's lead trial lawyer made decisions in the case based on his own conflict of interest.

'Glee's' Lynch and dog go to bat for shelter mutts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jane Lynch doesn't mind being upstaged by her latest co-star, Olivia - after all she "has no bad side, she is always ready to pose and she sits perfectly still when you put her in your lap.

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