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November 2014 Edition

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Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-0'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-0" and upcoming big-screen movies.

Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-O'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-O" and upcoming big-screen movies.

Bar bites at Rigsby's Kitchen

Sitting at the bar at Rigsby's Kitchen has always been cool. Maybe it's the white marble-top bar or the sleek black-leather seats or the mirrors back-lighting liquor and wine bottles behind the bar. The space has energy. Plenty of fun can be found on the bar menu, which has a mix of old favorites shifted from the dinner menu and larger plates priced for a casual night out.

First look: Ramen at Meshikou on Bethel

It's funny how sometimes the best ideas stare you straight in the face. That's what happened with Mike Shek, co-owner of Meshikou, a new ramen-focused eatery in the Bethel Centre strip mall. Every time Shek and his silent business partner would travel, they'd seek out ramen joints.

Park Street Cantina unveils largest whiskey bar in Columbus

It took Fadi Michael the better part of six months to build what he says is the largest whiskey library in Ohio-and he's not done gathering bottles yet. In addition to sharing his passion for whiskey, Michael hopes the new 300-bottle bar will distinguish his Arena District pub.

A second book for Hamilton _ this time, recipes

NEW YORK (AP) - "I can't believe I have to say this," Gabrielle Hamilton admonishes us in an asparagus recipe, "but please arrange with all the tips facing the same direction. Not in a chaotic jumble."

'McCarthys' inspired by creator's modern family

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the sitcom "Happy Endings" was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: His own family inspired "The McCarthys," a new CBS comedy about sports-obsessed brood with one gay son.

Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year.

Wisconsin studies music and memory program

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) - Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients.

Chefs collaborate for charity dinner

They call it cause cuisine-food created with a purpose that goes beyond nourishment. At nonprofit catering company Freedom a la Cart, they are crafting food that gives the victims of human trafficking a second chance. On Nov. 15, you can sample some of this food for a cause.

What's Coming to Grandview Yard

Granview Yard is only a quarter of the way finished, with several new establishments opening this fall and more slated for the next few years. Here's what's open now and what's coming next.

New Batman Affleck backs bat-protection efforts

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Two of the stars of the upcoming movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" have added some Hollywood heft to a Detroit-area group's efforts to protect bats.

Going inside Tyler Florence's 'Test Kitchen'

If you think of Tyler Florence as the cook next door, the guy you can count on for classics like burgers and onion rings, you may be surprised by his latest effort, "Tyler Florence: Inside the Test Kitchen."

Sarah Ruhl on her new play and book of essays

NEW YORK (AP) - Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl's latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the baby sitter.

Man Overboard: The Story of the SS Central America

Its treasure, touted as America's greatest, is the once-lost vessel's claim to fame, but the tragic story of the SS Central America's demise is a tale of heroism and a captain's valiant effort to save his ship.

Tech accessories to make everyday life more stylish

If your tech is looking a little drab, dress it up with any of these stylish accessories in today's story. From a funky eye-print phone cover to a sleek leather laptop case, you're sure to fall in love these pieces.

Museum tells Helena Rubinstein's story in art

NEW YORK (AP) - Judgmental, autocratic and wholly self-made after fleeing pre-war Poland and the prospect of arranged marriage as a teen, Helena Rubinstein built a cosmetics empire on the notion that beauty is power.

No trick-or-treaters? Buy Halloween candy anyway!

NEW YORK (AP) - Don Stewart and his wife will be home with the lights on Halloween night, waiting for trick-or-treaters. But like a lot of folks who stock up on candy, they'll probably end up eating it themselves.

3 below-the-radar films to catch this fall

By all means, see David Fincher's gloriously pulpy "Gone Girl," the elegant, surreal comedy "Birdman," the percussive and intelligent idie "Whiplash" and the staggering Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour." But before Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" arrives and wipes everyone's brains, here are three films not to forget amid the increasingly crowded fall movie season:

Gourmet toast: the latest from Dan the Baker

Seriously, artisan toast? "I totally anticipated that reaction," laughs Daniel Riesenberger, who announced over the weekend that he will reopen his Dan the Baker storefront as Toast Bar-a breakfast and lunch spot serving up gourmet toast-on Friday, Nov. 7.

Your No-Fail Wedding Timeline

Take a deep breath and use this step-by-step guide-courtesy of our friends at Columbus Bride and Groom-and you'll be on your way to a gorgeous day in no time.

NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches.

Museum show tells story of father-son collection

BALTIMORE (AP) - William Walters made a fortune in rye whiskey, railroads and banking in the 19th century, and along the way he also developed a passion for collecting art and antiquities. His son Henry was an avid collector, too, and built a memorial to his father in Baltimore to display their treasures.

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.

P.D. James' riff on Jane Austen comes to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of "Pride and Prejudice."

Roots Conference: Crickets, bootleggers and sexy veggies

Allow me to get my super food geek on here in this post. I'm still happily reeling from the two days I spent this week at a conference called Roots: Connect and United Through Food. The Chef's Garden was filled with James Beard and Michelin Star winners, expounding their expertise. Here are five things I learned.

Burns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone

NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Burns' series "The Roosevelts" earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker's third most popular film after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery."

Exhibition at Atlanta's High features Cezanne

ATLANTA (AP) - An exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art showcases a group of impressionist and post-impressionist works amassed by a private collector who described the pursuit and acquisition of the pieces as an adventure.

Sneak Peek: Hofbrauhaus Columbus

Hofbrauhaus Columbus is still in the final stages of construction, but the team behind the Munich-transplanted brewpub plans to officially open the doors for lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 28-one week behind schedule.

Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

NEW YORK (AP) - The actress playing Cinderella on tour has something much more precious than a pair of sparkly slippers waiting backstage. She's got a bouncing baby boy.

Investors Ask: Will the Gold Ship Ever Dock?

When Battelle-geek-turned-treasure-hunter Tommy Thompson and his Columbus-America Discovery Group astonished the world by lifting more than two tons of gold from the bottom of the ocean in 1988 and '89, scores of Columbus high rollers celebrated what they thought was the investment of a lifetime. Estimates of the ultimate take ranged as high as $1 billion.

Treasure Hunt on the High Seas: The Grand Obsession of Tommy Thompson

How a quiet Battelle engineer assembled a who's-who of Columbus investors, found the sunken ship Central America and began to lift from the ocean floor untold millions of dollars' worth of gold. This story written by Herb Cook Jr. was originally published in the December 1989 issue of Columbus Monthly.

Flip Side releases $350 burger and fries

Lobster, foie gras, caviar and fresh truffle can be some of the most expensive ingredients chefs use. As of today, Columbus diners can get all of the above-and then some-all on one plate as Flip Side at Easton reveals a $350 burger.

Oscar de la Renta remembered for fun, romance

NEW YORK (AP) - Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.

40 years later, 'Power Broker' is standard reading

NEW YORK (AP) - Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro's "The Power Broker."

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

Sherri Geldin talks Transfigurations at the Wexner Center

Image credit: Pablo Picasso; Nu au fauteuil noir(Nude in a black armchair), 1932; Oil on canvas 63 1/2 x 51 in. (161.3 x 129.5 cm); Wexner Family Collection © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New...

Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) - Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

A New Cocktail Speakeasy Pops Up in German Village

At any given moment, Annie Williams has cocktails on the brain. On Oct. 26, The Sycamore bartender and cocktail consultant will share her latest creations by way of new pop-up speakeasy Four Thieves Thirst Parlour.

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

NEW YORK (AP) - Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?

Meatless Monday: Pumpkin French Toast at Angry Baker

"Is this breakfast or dessert?" I had the feeling I wasn't the first person to ask this question when staring down a plate of The Angry Baker's Vegan Pumpkin French Toast ($8.75)-a seasonal favorite at the perennially packed Olde Towne East cafe.

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

NEW YORK (AP) - Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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