COVER STORY

Lost, but now found

by Mya Frazier

As children, Bol Aweng and Jok Dau survived lion attacks and death squads as they fled their village in Sudan. Today, the Ohio State students have built new lives. Their friendship is deep and abiding.

FEATURES

Urban oasis

Photography by Ben French, Tim Johnson and Jeffry Konczal

Escape the concrete jungle by slipping away to these often overlooked peaceful places inside I-270.

Mom, blogging

by Susan Owens

The practice of mothers sharing their stories online continues to grow, with corporations taking notice. Here's one Columbus mommy blogger's inside look at this virtual parenting world.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS

Elder care and retirement living

by Kristin Campbell

Tips on working with aging parents in deciding whether to stay in their homes or move into assisted living facilities-plus, a directory of Central Ohio senior communities.

Colleges & Universities

Profiles of schools of local interest.

DEPARTMENTS

Upfront

All about our new website

City Journal

Chihuly overexposure and sidewalk surfing on a Segway.

Insider

Andrea Cambern's birthday bash.

Parties

The CAPA Gala and the Cesida Cugini Benefit, among others.

Columbus Calendar

Appearances by the Jonas Brothers, Jamie Foxx and the American Idol top 10 finalist, plus a few other things.

Sports

Kirk Herbstreit's mission

by Martin Rozenman

The ESPN broadcaster and former quarterback has big plans to turn Upper Arlington into a happening again.

Workplace

Wooing the Millennials

by Rhonda Koulermos

Six talented young professionals explain what motivates them-and how Central Ohio businesses can keep them happy.

People

The Halo twins

by Jared Chaney

How Tom and Dan Ryan dropped out of Ohio University to make big money playing video games. Yes, big money playing video games.

Nightlife: After Dark

Meet a security guru at a popular downtown venue and more.

Bargain Bits

Deals on luxury cars and full-figured clothing.

Columbus Classified

A directory of professional and business services.

Finale

Adventures at the state fair

by Hope Madden

RESTAURANTS

Reviews

Montgomery Inn and Bel-Lago

Dining Notes

Tomatoes are in season, meet a local server and more.

Guide to Dining Out

Columbus Monthly's top recommendations.

Fresh Look

Martini Modern Italian

Columbus Monthly Homes: Guide to Remodeling

Columbus Monthly's renovation winners

by Sherry Beck Paprocki

Winners include two suburban kitchens, a Clintonville bathroom and an Italian Village living room.

A shaded garden

by Josie Rubio

A home's vintage landscape keeps many of its original components while its caretaker expands its colors and textures under towering trees.

Victorian Village's home and garden tour

by Teresa Woodard

The newly named Short North Tour of Homes, scheduled for Sept. 20, offers plenty of selection in architectural styles and renovation tips.

A hosta primer

by Teresa Woodard

The president of the Central Ohio Hosta Society gives tips and advice for creating gardens thick with this beloved perennial plant.

Ibiza adds diversity to Short North

by Lawrence Houck

Developers of this Short North building plan a residential mix for people of all ages and financial levels.

TIPS & TRENDS

Back-to-school apartment finds, late-summer garden tips, Kitchen Kapers, Columbus art and more.