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September 2013 Edition

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Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

NEW YORK (AP) - In the end, Hollywood made it through a precarious minefield of summer box-office bombs with a heftier wallet. The summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue despite much maligned flops like "The Lone Ranger," ''After Earth" and "White House Down."

Maria Pinto launches new collection on Kickstarter

CHICAGO (AP) - Fashion designer Maria Pinto - famous for dressing first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey - is back with a new, more affordable collection that she plans to launch with the help of an online funding campaign three years after a poor economy forced her close her Chicago boutique.

No injuries after hard landing at Colorado airport

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) - A plane's landing gear collapsed as it arrived at the Telluride Regional Airport in Colorado on Sunday and skidded to a stop, but no injuries were reported among the 12 people on board, who included members of the team behind an upcoming book and documentary about famed author J.D. Salinger, officials said.

No injuries after hard landing at Colorado airport

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) - A plane's landing gear collapsed as it arrived at the Telluride Regional Airport in Colorado and skidded to a stop. But no injuries were reported among the 12 people on board, who included members of the team behind an upcoming book and documentary about famed author J.D. Salinger

Fashion at your fingertips

Decades ago, girls and women who wore nail polish could select mostly from a few basic options: reds, pinks, and creams that shimmered, gleamed, and glittered.

Jury hears of Jackson's requests for anesthetic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:

Total Gem

This custom Pluma Jewelry piece is cage-wrapped in gold

Laser Chic

Local laser-cutting business embraces its fashionable calling

Fox's O'Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Czech treats from Kolache Republic

Getting ready for my family bridal shower this weekend, my soon-to-be mother-in-law uttered two amazing words: "We'll bake." "We" means the extended network of grandmothers, aunts and cousins will craft all kinds of amazing Czech and Polish goodies typically only made for celebratory occasions. In Northeast Ohio (where I am from), attend an ethnic wedding and there's sure to be a cookie table or two filled with ethnic sweets. (If you need to find me at one of these weddings, chances are I'll be...

Hip-hop version of 'Othello' resonates behind bars

CHICAGO (AP) - Act I, Scene 1: Four actors in well-worn coveralls and baseball caps take the stage at the county jail. They're here to tell a tale of love, friendship, jealousy and betrayal. It's the stuff of Shakespearean tragedy. The names and themes haven't changed over the centuries, but the language has a modern beat:

Liberace mansion buyer plans to restore

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The British businessman who bought Liberace's 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion says he plans to work on it relentlessly to restore it to its former glory.

Hip-hop version of 'Othello' resonates behind bars

CHICAGO (AP) - Act I, Scene 1: Four actors in well-worn coveralls and baseball caps take the stage at the county jail. They're here to tell a tale of love, friendship, jealousy and betrayal. It's the stuff of Shakespearean tragedy. The names and themes haven't changed over the centuries, but the language has a modern beat:

Love TV? Power watchers date favorite shows

NEW YORK (AP) - Maggie Edinger, 26, is in a cozy relationship. It's predictable and relaxing. She's in that phase, she said, "where you start wearing sweatpants and completing each other's sentences."

Voight worked for scale for 'Midnight Cowboy' role

NEW YORK (AP) - It was Jon Voight's portrayal of male prostitute Joe Buck in the 1969 film "Midnight Cowboy" that put him on the path to becoming an acting legend. Now he says he was paid a pittance for the part.

'Mad Men' star Christina Hendricks talks her passion for fashion

CHICAGO - Christina Hendricks' Joan Harris may be the soul of the AMC drama "Mad Men" as she maintains control and her moral center amid a 1960s workplace all too happy to treat women as eye candy. Likewise, the 38-year-old actress, who this year received her fourth supporting-actress Emmy nomination, finds herself balancing her love of the fashion world with some ambivalence about being judged on her appearance.

Love TV? Power watchers date favorite shows

NEW YORK (AP) - Maggie Edinger, 26, is in a cozy relationship. It's predictable and relaxing. She's in that phase, she said, "where you start wearing sweatpants and completing each other's sentences."

Colorful Kors delves further into world of beauty

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Kors can't really be called just a fashion designer anymore. He's a full-fledged lifestyle brand, and that lifestyle is about to add color cosmetics and several new fragrances.

Terra Cotta Warriors to get a show and a theater

NEW YORK (AP) - Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment on Wednesday agreed to manage and produce a live show in a specially built $65 million theater in central China that will celebrate the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors, a high-profile step for America's live theater giant into the world's most promising consumer market.

Terra Cotta Warriors to get a show and a theater

NEW YORK (AP) - The Nederlander Organization has agreed to manage and produce a live show in central China that will celebrate the world-famous Terra Cotta Warriors, a high-profile step for the live theater giant into the world's most promising consumer market.

'Simpsons' creator finds funny in his cancer fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since word got out about Sam Simon's cancer, this co-creator of "The Simpsons" and fervent philanthropist has heard from many people online asking to help rid him of his sizable wealth.

Bass says no 'N Sync reunion tour; dishes on Cyrus

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second 'N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least for a while.

Robinson pays tribute to Motown's chief of charm

DETROIT (AP) - She didn't sing a note or write a lick of a lyric, but Smokey Robinson contends that Maxine Powell was as essential to Motown Records' operation as the legendary label's songwriters, producers and musicians.

Timberlake, 'N Sync take over Video Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Miley Cyrus' foam finger, Lady Gaga's thong, Taylor Swift's mean streak and the look on Rihanna's face while Drake performed will surely be remembered, but these MTV Video Music Awards belonged to Justin Timberlake.

Correction: Obit-Julie Harris story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Aug. 24 about the death of Julie Harris, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the play "The Member of the Wedding" was from 1950. It was from 1952.

Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) - Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday. She was 87.

Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) - Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most honored performers, whose roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," died Saturday. She was 87.

Sides agree to drop Paula Deen discrimination suit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath that she had used racial slurs in the past.

Sides agree to drop Paula Deen discrimination suit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath that she had used racial slurs in the past.

Breakfast at South of Lane

Weekend breakfast is like a religion in my family. When all of the kids are home, we all linger around the kitchen table as my dad makes omelets to order and my mom serves up slices of her signature pistachio coffee cake. Still in our pajamas sipping coffee long after the meal is over, we'll sit and catch up, sometimes for hours.

What's the workout wardrobe for the Mudder?

NEW YORK (AP) - Participation in mud runs and obstacle courses such as the Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder is growing by leaps and bounds. With that come some carefully plotted training schedules, with extra sprints up neighborhood hills and well-balanced diets that revolve around trail mix and vitamin-infused water.

What's the workout wardrobe for the Mudder?

NEW YORK (AP) - Participation in mud runs and obstacle courses such as the Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder is growing by leaps and bounds. With that come some carefully plotted training schedules, with extra sprints up neighborhood hills and well-balanced diets that revolve around trail mix and vitamin-infused water.

NJ judge allows taping of Snooki MTV series

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A judge won't stop production of the MTV reality show "Snooki & JWoww" in a New Jersey shore town that's rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy.

After 'Smash' crash, songwriters savor success

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have strong opinions about the demise of "Smash," the highly anticipated but ultimately much maligned TV series about the making of Broadway musicals.

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) - Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and conman, has died. He was 87.

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) - Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and con man, has died. He was 87.

Good Deals: Fine dining for less

A night out at a fancy restaurant doesn't need to pair with a hefty price tag. Here's how to dine inexpensively at some of the best spots in town

Guide: Indian dining in Columbus

We love a great Indian buffet, too, but never ordering off the main menu means you're missing out on some of the best ethnic eats around town. We make it easy to explore local Indian offerings

Guide: Three fish tacos to try

Not that long ago, it was tough to find a decent fish taco in decidedly landlocked Columbus. Fortunately, the classic SoCal/Mexican fare has been surging locally in recent years. Here are three beach-worthy variations

Shopping: Specialty olive oils

Green Olive Company sells imported olive oils and balsamic vinegars from a sleek storefront in the Short North. Owner Lisa McCormack fills us in on a few of her best-selling specialty oils.

Regular: Sidebar 122

On almost any given Tuesday, there's a table at Sidebar 122 packed with employees from Ross & Midian, a Downtown law firm just a short walk away. Associates from the firm encourage business partners and friends to join them in this weekly tradition they've dubbed Tapas Tuesday. We stopped by to see why this group of co-workers picked this former Brownstone space that specializes in small plates and classic cocktails as their weekly go-to spot.

Q&A: Izzy & mo's new pastry chef

Till Dynamic Fare owners Magdiale Wolmark and Cristin Austin recently tapped Brooklyn pastry chef Perrie Wilkof for Izzy & mo, their deli and artisanal doughnut shop. Wilkof, who studied pastry arts at the French Culinary Institute, most recently worked as a baker at Brooklyn hotspot Pies 'N' Thighs. She arrived in Columbus in July.

Photos: ZestFest Midwest

Spicy food lovers flocked for a three-day celebration of heat, featuring exhibitors and products from around the country. Along with samples of hot sauces, barbecue sauces, salsas and snacks, the Midwestern installment of the popular Texas festival featured cooking demos from local celebrity chefs, including The Pearl's Peter Chapman, and spicy-wing eating contests.

Photos: Taste of Dine Originals

The city's independent restaurant community joined together for a food-filled bash to benefit the Buckeye Ranch. The 50 Central Ohio restaurants that make up Dine Originals Columbus offered samplings of their signature dishes, while 30 vineyards, three craft breweries and two micro-distilleries shared complementary sips.

Photos: Crave reader party at Mezzo

We invited the rising culinary stars featured in our annual Tastemakers issue to help us celebrate the magazine's release at Mezzo in Dublin. Lucky readers got to mix and mingle with the Tastemakers as we all sampled dishes from Mezzo's new executive chef, Connor O'Neill. Favorites included cherry-chocolate lamb chops and white bean-and-shrimp crostini, all paired with a fab cherry cocktail made with Oyo Stone Fruit Vodka.

Photos: Apron Gala

The North Market's biggest annual fundraiser doubles as a fashion show of sorts, with attendees donning elaborately decorated or hand-embellished aprons in a bid for best-apron honors. Those aprons help conceal bulging bellies as guests wander the market, devouring three courses of culinary offerings from merchants.

Perfect Pairings: Rivage in Worthington

When Rich Flagg moved here from South Carolina, he didn't just bring the recipe for Lowcountry shrimp and grits. The Rivage chef still imports a key ingredient: coarse-ground grits from the century-old Adluh Flour Mill in Columbia, South Carolina.

Opening: Eating diner style at Philco

Restaurateurs Randy and Tina Corbin made over classic Columbus haunts Club 185 and Little Palace to massive success. Now they're taking on a Short North landmark-the old Phillip's Coney Island, rebranded as Philco Bar & Diner.

Meet Dan the Baker

Daniel Riesenberger has a dream: that all restaurants will eventually invest in gorgeous, artisan breads, whether they're served in bread baskets, used for sandwiches or incorporated as part of the main entree. You'll know he's succeeding when you see his Dan the Baker logo emblazoned on menus all across town. He's already well on his way.

His breads were so popular when Alana's served them on Saturdays that the North Campus restaurant quickly decided to offer them every night of the...

In/Out: Fall dining trends

Till started the trend with its lamb burger capped with smoked goat cheese. Now 101 Beer Kitchen has one topped with tzatziki, pickled red onions and tomato jam, and Crest Gastropub does one with mint, feta, tzatziki, onion and cucumber.

Editor's Note: The Passion Effect

Around 10 a.m. on a 90-degree, cloudless day last summer, farmer Val Jorgensen sat at a patio table shaded by a trellis covered in hops. She'd already been up for hours. Talking to me was a short break during what would be no less than a 14-hour day.

Drink Better: Luna Kombucha

Looking to imbibe but don't want to hate yourself tomorrow morning? Give Luna Kombucha a whirl. This light and crisp fermented drink has the effervescence of Champagne plus a high concentration of healthy bacteria and probiotics said to help digestion and boost the immune system.

Dessert: Cool off with J-Pops

Popsicles aren't just for kids. The classic summer cool-down treat has gotten a decidedly grown-up makeover with J-Pops, a Columbus-based gourmet ice-pop company.

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