There will be blood

by Jon Craig

As the tight race for the governor's mansion heads into the home stretch, we highlight what Ted Strickland and John Kasich each must do to win in November. Prediction: Whatever happens, it's not going to be pretty.


Beyond boundaries

by Kendra Hovey

At the opening of a retrospective of his work, friends and admirers of digital artist Charles Csuri gathered to celebrate his remarkable career.

Rating the judges: Inside courtroom 9A

by Steve Wartenberg

For two days, Columbus Monthly followed Dan Hogan, who was named in a lawyers' poll as the top judge in the criminal and civil division of Common Pleas court.

Fading away

by Rhonda Koulermos

Richard Groat died this year after wrestling with the monster that is early-onset Alzheimer's since 1994. He leaves a wife who served as his primary caregiver while also running a small business and keeping tabs on their aging parents. This is her story.

Perfect pairs: Fall fashion 2010

by Taylor Swope

Photography by Michael A. Foley/Rycus Assoc.

Five stylists are matched with high-profile Central Ohioans, from COSI's boss to a popular news anchor, to model the season's hottest trends.


Culturewise: Matters of the spirit

A playwright channels Elijah Pierce.

by Jory Farr

Around town: Big Day vs. Game Day

Nuts about nuptials.

by Molly Willow

Welcome to my world: A floral throw down

Antagonism in full bloom.

by John Petric


Health trends and technology

by Kristin Campbell

Technological advances, both large and small, in the healthcare field have improved our quality of life, from slowing the pace of aging to saving lives. Here's a look at some recent examples in Central Ohio.



In defense of the flash mob.


The Main Street Bridge.

City Journal

Checking in with Daequan Cook.


Molly O'Neill's big book.

Bargain Bits

A store where nothing costs more than $5.


Scenes from the Columbus Wine Festival.

Columbus Calendar


The former attorney general has emerged as a strong and unlikely champion for the wrongly convicted.

by T.C. Brown


The truth is medical marijuana is a dead issue in Ohio. But a band of dedicated supporters-including two legislators-refuse to give up on the idea.

by Jo Ingles

Nightlife: After Dark

Designated drivers for hire.

Columbus Classified


The boot

by Hope Madden



Tadka and Little Palace

Dining Notes

Cheesecake in a jar.

Guide to Dining Out

Fresh Look

Thai Orchid