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May 2013 Edition

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Jack's Steakhouse in Logan

During a quick jaunt to Hocking Hills over the weekend, my traveling companions and I found ourselves famished after a morning hike. We wanted to try something authentic to the area, and we definitely found it in Jack's Steakhouse.

Model Erin Wasson aims to make the flash last

NEW YORK (AP) - Erin Wasson was doing the model workout: a mix of dancing, running and jumping. And she was doing it fully dressed - in heavy fall clothes on the first truly warm day of spring - with her hair and makeup done.

Report shows persistence of TV violence

NEW YORK (AP) - Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting.

PepsiCo pulls Mountain Dew ad after criticism

NEW YORK (AP) - PepsiCo is once again learning the risks of celebrity partnerships after an ad for Mountain Dew was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women.

Jackson's private life on display in civil trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors in the civil case between Michael Jackson's mother and concert giant AEG Live got another glimpse of the singer's private life on Tuesday through the eyes of a paramedic who described the singer's bedroom and the frantic efforts to revive the King of Pop on the day he died.

That Food Truck brunch at Seventh Son

Seventh Son Brewery continues to find new ways to delight. Not only is the Italian Village bar now tapping its own fantastic brews, they're also now offering brunch on Saturdays via That Food Truck.

Dark but funny turns in new derelict mom books

NEW YORK (AP) - These moms curse a lot, drink to excess, reveal scary truths and draw twisted little stick figures of their kids pooping and whining relentlessly. And this Mother's Day, they're bringing their derelict parenting to you.

Lawyer details Jackson's struggle with drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert promoter AEG Live.

Drama Desk Award nominations are unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) - The off-Broadway show "Giant" and the quickly shuttered Broadway musical "Hands on a Hardbody" lead the Drama Desk nomination race this season, with the British import "Matilda," the audience-friendly "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and a revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Passion" close behind.

Bob Hope items to be auctioned for Calif. charity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of personal items, including antiques, artwork and furniture once owned by Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, will be auctioned to benefit a Southern California charity.

'Iron Man 3' rules world, 'Pain & Gain' takes US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Iron Man 3" was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.

Obama jokes about radical 2nd term changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from a "strapping young Muslim Socialist" to retiree golfer, all with a new hairstyle like first lady Michelle's.

Ex-Ms. magazine editor Mary Thom dies in NY crash

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while riding on a highway and was killed, her nephew said Saturday. She was 68.

Obama readies for annual correspondents' dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual gathering not far from the White House brings together journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities for what's usually an evening of light-hearted banter and celebrity gawking.

Thrifty fashion

A pair of rustic cowboy boots. A flowered spring frock. A designer purse.

Correction: In Cold Blood-Records story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - In a story April 23 about a legal dispute over investigation materials from the 1959 murder case in Kansas that inspired the book "In Cold Blood, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a Seattle forensic psychiatrist in one of three references to him. The correct spelling is Adler, not Alder.

SD museum adds Elvis' guitar to vast collection

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - A 16th-century Amati violoncello displayed in the National Music Museum has long been nicknamed "The King," but the ghost of a legendary rock 'n' roller has arrived in South Dakota to reclaim his regal moniker.

Due Amici's Lamb Bacon Mac-N-Cheese

It's that in-between time of year when a lot of restaurants haven't yet switched over from their fall/winter menus to their spring/summer ones. So I'm recommending Due Amici's gloriously decadent mac and cheese as a try-it-while-you-can treat.

Espadrilles: Go-to shoe on fair-weather days

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're craving a little more summer in your springtime wardrobe and you're hesitant to break out the white pants (it's OK, but that's another conversation), try espadrilles.

SD museum adds Elvis' guitar to vast collection

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - A 16th-century Amati violoncello displayed in the National Music Museum has long been nicknamed "The King," but the ghost of a legendary rock 'n' roller has arrived in South Dakota to reclaim his regal moniker.

Hilary Rhoda hosting glittery Met Gala red carpet

NEW YORK (AP) - Red-carpet arrivals of celebrities such as Beyonce and Rooney Mara at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit in New York City will be streamed live on

Sanchez, Herrera, de la Renta show bridal looks

NEW YORK (AP) - Elegance and simplicity with a touch of risk: They are the basic ingredients in the newest bridal collections by Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Angel Sanchez that emphasized voluminous skirts, sharp pleats, sparkles and floral motifs.

Dine Originals dinners at Decorators Show House

There's a neat new dining component to this year's Decorators Show House, a Columbus Museum of Art fundraiser that showcases the work of local interior designers. Dine Originals Columbus has partnered with the event to throw elegant outdoor dinners catered by local restaurants at the Bexley mansion chosen as this year's Show House.

ABC's Robin Roberts hospitalized again

NEW YORK (AP) - Robin Roberts spent two days in the hospital fighting off an infection as part of her recuperation from a rare blood disease, and is off "Good Morning America" this week to rest.

Chicken Philly at Flip Side

When Flip Side first opened at Easton last summer, I found myself heading there fairly frequently for a burger and milkshake. I was happy to see on a recent visit that they've beefed up the non-burger portion of the menu.

Alternative Fashion Mob: Couture Cuisine

Alternative Fashion Mob, a new fashion collective here in Columbus, has planned an event that I am imagining (and hoping!) will feel like a mashup of two of my favorite reality shows, Project Runway and Top Chef.

'Burger Land' show host dishes on best US burgers

NEW YORK (AP) - If you love a good burger, you might think George Motz has the best job ever. He crisscrosses the country as the host of Travel Channel's new series "Burger Land," looking for the best burgers in America.

Chipotle-style sushi at Fusian

My first thought after trying my customized spicy tuna roll at Fusian was "these guys are gonna be rich." If you don't know the backstory, Fusian is a fast-casual chainlet created by two Ohio State grads with an appreciation for budget-minded sushi.

Prom fashion turns into red carpet moment

NEW YORK (AP) - You might as well roll out the red carpet in front of the school gymnasium or hotel ballroom and line it with parental paparazzi: Prom season provides many girls a chance to have their moment in the spotlight.

On screens, familiar images of terror flash

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Marathon explosions and their aftermath were captured in chilling images that ran as relentless tape loops of terror online and on TV networks Monday, a sickeningly familiar routine in an age of violence designed for maximum impact.

Alaska author wants to build writers' retreat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A best-selling mystery writer from Alaska wants to establish a residency retreat for female writers, hoping to offer women the same help she received more than two decades ago.

Inmates, orchestra members perform behind bars

CHICAGO (AP) - The Italian-born director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, has attended a concert in a jail performed by a group of the orchestra's musicians as well as inmates.

Jonathan Winters, man of many faces, dead at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Winters was a crowd all by himself, guaranteeing that his multitude of characters, breakneck improvisations and kinetic clownishness kept generations of fans laughing.

Rare Russian vases sell for $2.7M in private sale

DALLAS (AP) - Randy Buttram never gave much thought to the two 4˝-foot tall ornate vases that graced the elegant main entrance of his grandparents' Oklahoma City mansion and later were displayed around a fireplace facade at his parents' home.

Dinner at Lola's in Gahanna

Lola's is one of those places I've been meaning to check out forever, and as soon as I made it in, I immediately hated myself for not discovering it sooner. This little Italian trattoria is almost too charming to be true.

New menu at Bodega

Bodega unveiled a new menu of gastropub fare last night. Chef Marcus Meacham, who we named a Crave Tastemaker last year, makes some impressive and creative food.

Model Vodianova's jet-setting ways help others

NEW YORK (AP) - Model Natalia Vodianova was honored as an inspiration to women at the annual DVF Awards, in part because as a globe-trotting jet-setter, she hasn't forgotten her roots in Russia.

Rogers, Bare, Clement in Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Country Music Hall of Fame recognized pioneers who are responsible for the genre's growing diversity by selecting its new class of Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement.

Faulkner heirlooms going to auction in New York

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Manuscripts and personal letters of the late William Faulkner, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace, can be viewed Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York - an event to whet the appetites of scholars ahead of a June auction.

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