Beating the house

by Ray Paprocki

How the deal got done to persuade gambling giant Penn National to move its proposed Arena District casino to the west side.

Sneak preview

by Jon Craig

We take a road trip to check out the model for the proposed Columbus gambling joint: the Hollywood Casino in southern Indiana.

MISCELLANY

Best of Columbus ballot

It's your chance to vote for your favorite Columbus people, places and events. Visit columbusmonthly.com to make your picks and also become eligible to win a $100 gift certificate to one of the restaurants chosen by voters. See page 32 for more details.

Home Building 2010

A special section highlighting the evolution of the mudroom, homes prepared for any weather and the BIA Parade of Homes in New Albany.

FEATURES

Weird museums

by Dave Ghose

Interested in mastodon teeth? Harboring a fascination with bloodletting tools? Curious about the world's smartest rooster? There's a museum for that.

Fitness freaks at 50

by Rhonda Koulermos

Age is just a number to these amateur adventurers, who at 50 and beyond are dedicated to mountain climbing, grueling marathons and world-championship triathlons.

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Surviving Cancer: Living in remission

by Kristin Campbell

Beating cancer is just the beginning-adjusting to life as a survivor is a journey all its own.

COLUMNS

Culturewise: A different view of Whitehall

An artist celebrates the east-side community with colorful works.

by Jory Farr

Around town: Lennie and me

About a dog born to run, and an owner out of breath.

by Molly Willow

Welcome to my world: Exiled on High Street

A look back on some record store customers who got the boot.

by John Petric

DEPARTMENTS

Letters

A state senator weighs in on our story about the Ohio Historical Society.

Upfront

A cool video.

City Journal

Prayers answered for a local man who had family working in Haiti.

Insider

Buckeye hoops great Clark Kellogg goes one-on-one with President Obama.

Parties

Scenes from the Buckeye Ranch Bash and the Food for Good Thought Silent Auction.

Columbus Calendar

Media

Former Dispatch columnist Ann Fisher brings journalistic chops and a fondness for biographies to her new gig as Fred Andrle's replacement.

by Hope Madden

Sports

Sammy Prahalis and Jantel Lavender may have little in common-except for a scintillating on-court chemistry that could lead the OSU women's basketball team deep into the NCAA Tournament.

by Aaron Marshall

Nightlife: After Dark

An experimental concept lands in Pickerington.

Bargain Bits

Make your own family heritage documentary.

Columbus Classified

Finale

Personal shopper

by Hope Madden

RESTAURANTS

Reviews

Sushi Rock and Cabo Cocina

Dining Notes

Asparagus never looked so good.

Guide to Dining Out

Fresh Look

Bon Vie