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June 2015 Edition

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By the Decade: 2010s

"World-class cuisine" in Columbus, Monthly's new look and the the 25th anniversary of Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas-here's what we covered in the 2010s.

National Lampoon to pay $3M to settle suit over transfers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - National Lampoon Inc. has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that a financier convicted of swindling investors in an Ohio company fraudulently transferred millions of dollars from those investors to the entertainment company known for movies such as "Animal House."

Paddy Wagon opens Jailhouse kitchen at Rambling House Soda

Paddy Wagon, the law enforcement-themed food truck, will open its second permanent location inside Rambling House Soda in Old North. The Appalachian-inspired eatery will be called Jailhouse | Roots, a sister to Jailhouse | Rock inside Little Rock Bar in Italian Village.

Jenner's change a high-profile step for transgender movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset.

Review: Dano, Cusack hit the right notes in 'Love & Mercy'

Brian Wilson's life is too big for a movie. The story of the brilliant and troubled co-founder of The Beach Boys barely lends itself to a coherent linear narrative, let alone a single film. Thankfully "Love & Mercy" doesn't attempt to cover it all, or even most of it.

New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers," ''Star Wars" and "Frozen."

By the Decade: 2000s

E-mail changes our lives, Alana's receives highest rating and mommy bloggers build up their audiences and income-here are some highlights from the 2000s.

By the Decade: 1990s

From "20 qualities Columbus needs to ditch the cow-town reputation" to Jeni's first scoop shop, here's what we covered in the 1990s.

Blurring Hollywood fact and fiction in 'Entourage'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - It was still early afternoon outside the Beverly Hilton on January 11 - the day of the Golden Globe Awards - when the lines of press noticed something out of place: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, and Jeremy Piven, all in tuxes, unfashionably early, walking the not-yet-open red carpet.

High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.

World War II's 'Ghost Army' Lands at COSI

Historian Rick Beyer is bringing the story of the Ghost Army to COSI this month (June 4 to 7) as part of the museum's Top Secret: License to Spy exhibition, open through Sept. 7.

We'll Toast to Negroni Week

Negroni Week returns to Columbus from June 1 to 7, with more than 60 participating bars and restaurants in the city and surrounding 'burbs.

'San Andreas' shakes way to top spot at domestic box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was Johnson's biggest debut for a non-sequel as the top-billed actor, according to box office tracker Rentrak.

'San Andreas' shakes way to top spot at domestic box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as Warner Bros.' earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was his biggest debut for a movie where he's the top-billed actor, according to box office tracker Rentrak.

Plus-size fashion brand Eloquii puts focus on Web

If plus-size fashion brand Eloquii were to write its autobiography, chapters could be titled " Birth, Death, Rebirth," "Why We Hired Our Biggest Merchandise Returner" and "The Day the Roof Caved In."

CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

By the Decade: 1980s

Columbus Monthly reviews "The Shining," the city sees a rise in arcade game rooms and Cher eats a Nonni's while in town. Here's what went down in the 1980s.

Soccer: Can the Crew make it in Columbus?

Major league sports arrives in Columbus at last, but it's not exactly what people had in mind. This April the Crew takes the field. Can you scream, "GOAAALLLL!!!"?

Suge Knight returns to court to try to dismiss murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marion "Suge" Knight's lawyer argues that a murder case against the former rap music mogul should be dismissed because one of the men he is accused of running over with his pickup truck did not identify him in court.

Plus-size fashion brand Eloquii puts focus on Web

If plus-size fashion brand Eloquii were to write its autobiography, chapters could be titled " Birth, Death, Rebirth," "Why We Hired Our Biggest Merchandise Returner" and "The Day the Roof Caved In."

Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC event

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.

Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC event

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.

By the Decade: 1970s

From the first-ever issue of Columbus Monthly to a 1979 article featuring John Kasich as one of our "People to Watch," here are some highlights from Monthly in the '70s.

Restaurant Review: Barcelona

In its heyday, Spanish fusion restaurant Barcelona was one of the hottest spots in Columbus. Almost 20 years and a chef change later, it's still a worthy destination.

40th Anniversary sneak peek

Our 40th anniversary edition is on newsstands! Here, a sneak peek of a few tidbits from our 40-year timeline.

The Hustler goes to Bexley

Rumors and speculation notwithstanding, Larry Flynt says his new $375,000 mansion in a quiet corner in Bexley will not become another Playboy Mansion

Meet Silas Caeton, Rigsby's New Chef

In March, Kent Rigsby announced his son, Forbes, would be moving to Colorado and vacating his post as executive chef of venerable Short North restaurant Rigsby's Kitchen. Kent's first choice for a new chef? Silas Caeton, formerly of Delaware's modernist-leaning Veritas.

Review: Say goodbye, not hello, to Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha'

Cameron Crowe loves a good failure story, and specifically what happens after a disastrous fall from the top. If Crowe were a character in his own film, the fiasco of "Aloha," and nearly all of his post-"Almost Famous" movies, would provide the perfect intro.

Meet Miam Cake

Learn more about Scarlett Kilzer's intricate wedding cakes

Review: Bujalski bulks up with a starrier cast in 'Results'

In Andrew Bujalski's directorial debut "Funny Ha Ha" - the film often cited as the first "mumblecore" movie - its aimless protagonist Marnie, recently graduated from college, writes a to-do list charming in its modest ambition: "Make friends with Jackie." ''Learn to play chess?" ''Fitness initiative!"

Q&A with Food Network's Simon Majumdar

This Saturday, Food Network's Simon Majumdar will bring his no-nonsense style to The Commissary, where he'll host a cooking demo and judge perhaps the biggest Columbus Knife Fight showdown to date.

Review: Dwayne comes to the rescue, but he forgot the script

It's sure been a rough year for Hollywood. First there was the stinging Sony hacking scandal. And now we have the humbling image of the Hollywood letters themselves toppling to the ground, as most of California is pulverized by an earthquake - make that earthquakes, plural - in "San Andreas."

Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he's worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish political moves, background on upcoming guests.

The Rock faces off against the Big One in 'San Andreas'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwayne Johnson has played his share of outsized heroes over the years. His characters have taken down crazed criminals and evil empires. He's crushed an army of fire ants with his chin. He's even flexed his way out of a plaster cast.

CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together again for new album

NEW YORK (AP) - Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other.

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86.

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