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April 2015 Edition

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Sara Bareilles show, Mark Rylance highlight A.R.T.'s season

NEW YORK (AP) - Sara Bareilles' musical based on the film "Waitress," a play co-written and starring Mark Rylance and a stage adaptation of Eve Ensler's "In the Body of the World" are among the highlights of the American Repertory Theater's upcoming season.

Discover Peruvian chicken at El Pollo Perucho

In our strip mall laden city, hidden-gem eateries are tucked into shopping plazas all over town. Here's one more to add to the list: El Pollo Perucho, a Peruvian rotisserie that's been quietly operating on the city's West Side since October 2013.

Correction: Obit-Walk Away Renee composer story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story March 20 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that The Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee" rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee" rose to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Prosecutor-turned-commentator has long history with Durst

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - None of the three killings linked to real estate heir Robert Durst happened on Jeanine Pirro's watch, yet the New York prosecutor-turned-talk show host has managed to get involved in each investigation.

'A.D.' creators reach globally to round out diverse cast

NEW YORK (AP) - You may know the characters in "A.D. The Bible Continues" - but if the actors are less familiar, the creators of the upcoming series aren't complaining: They say they cast a wide, international net to find a group of diverse actors to tell the story.

Catching up with J Hot Fish in Olde Towne East

KC Edwards wants to make one thing clear: the cornmeal breaded and fried tilapia he's selling out of a takeout window in Olde Towne East is not spicy. The hot in his pop-up eatery's name-J Hot Fish-refers to the fact that food is served fresh out of the fryer. Edwards opened his seafood-only J Hot Fish last month, and has spent this time tweaking his recipes and product.

PBS' 'Wolf Hall': 16th-century powerbroker makes his play

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sure, "Downton Abbey" is easy to love with its romance, high fashion and Ye Olde McMansion. But PBS' "Wolf Hall" boasts its own seductive strength, courtesy of a 16th-century powerbroker who would be at ease in "House of Cards" and the dashing English king he serves.

NBC's 'American Odyssey' deals in corporate conspiracy

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - North African rebels, private mercenaries, greedy corporations and activists demonstrating against the 1 percent - the scenes from NBC's new drama "American Odyssey" are torn straight from today's headlines and address a growing national sense of paranoia that all is not right with the country.

Fired host Rodner Figueroa replaced by Univision

MIAMI (AP) - Three weeks after Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired for remarks he made about first lady Michelle Obama, Carlos Calderon and Jomari Goyso were named the new hosts of "Sal y Pimienta."

Fast, furious, unstoppable: Franchise stays in high gear

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Neither Vin Diesel nor producer Neal Moritz wanted a sequel to "The Fast and the Furious." The 2001 film about a group of East Los Angeles street racers and the FBI agent (Paul Walker) who infiltrates their ring just wasn't "that kind of film," according to Moritz.

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.

'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format.

Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Correction: Arab Museum-Little Syria story

DETROIT (AP) - In a story March 27 about a 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island, The Associated Press, due to incorrect information from the Arab American National Museum, erroneously reported the date the exhibit will open. It opens Oct. 1, 2016, not Oct. 1 of this year.

Barbara Walters making series for ID network

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Walters resisted using the word "retirement" when she left "The View" and here's one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery network.

Questionable tweets by new 'Daily Show' host Noah draw fire

NEW YORK (AP) - A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and victims of the Ebola virus are causing a social media backlash.

Just 7 more episodes of 'Mad Men' as its creator looks back

NEW YORK (AP) - How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. Now, as if in the blink of an eye, the '60s are waning as "Mad Men" nears the end of its glorious run.

Review: In 'Lambert & Stamp,' the backstage story of The Who

The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing and mods were gyrating. It was London's Swinging '60s, with its subculture explosion and stylish youths.

South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

NEW YORK (AP) - The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.

Nice guys finish last

Chris Redfern doesn't care if anyone finds him abrasive or sarcastic. His Ohio Democratic Party has gone from a joke to a force, and now he thinks he's going to elect the next president of the United States.

Review: In 'Lambert & Stamp,' the backstage story of The Who

The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing and mods were gyrating. It was London's Swinging '60s, with its subculture explosion and stylish youths.

Review: 'Woman in Gold,' a remarkable story lifelessly told

"Woman in Gold" has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann's fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by Austria after the war, is laced with riveting history, deep and complex emotion, and fascinating bureaucracy. Yet director Simon Curtis's rendering of Altmann's tale, though respectful and pretty, is somehow lifeless.

Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on 'Daily Show'

NEW YORK (AP) - Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.

Central Ohio Suburban Smackdown

We pit 17 burbs in a statistical match to determine winners in such categories as Brains, Housewives, Party animals, Fast-food fiends and 40-year-old virgins. Plus: Which one is the most indecent and which one is going to the dogs?

2009 Best New Restaurants in Columbus

From a casual gem in the Short North to an upscale steakhouse at Polaris, we honor eight establishments that do it right, including our choice for Best of the Best: DeepWood.

Talking points & predictions for 2009

Get in the know about the coming year, from Huntington Park to the best and worst scenarios for the city budget (tax hikes?) and the housing market. Plus: Will Mayor Mike Coleman shave his mustache?

Restaurant Review: Chile Verde Café

Chile Verde, a little strip-mall restaurant on Sawmill Road just off Bethel Road, has been humming along for years because it makes the food fresh and keeps it boldly flavored-essentials of good Mexican cooking.

2006 Person of the Year: OSU's Troy Smith

For the first time, Columbus Monthly names a Person of the Year. Our choice for 2006-who performed magnificently under unrelenting pressure and overcame his troubled past to become an inspiring leader-is OSU's Troy Smith.

Schwarzenegger's back for high-octane 'Terminator: Genisys'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine - Arnold Schwarzenegger - are back this summer for another go in "Terminator: Genisys," and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own - the publicity kind.

Schwarzenegger's back for high-octane 'Terminator: Genisys'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a rare case when a film's most iconic line practically preordains its franchise. As promised, The Terminator, and the man who originated the steely machine - Arnold Schwarzenegger - are back for another go-around in "Terminator: Genisys."

Easter brunch: Where to Head in Columbus

Easter Sunday is coming up quickly. You've got just over a week to snag reservations for brunch or dinner if you plan to eat out. Here's a quick look at a few area restaurants open and still taking reservations (for now!) on April 5. Tables are going quickly, so hop to it.

Review: 'Get Hard' plays with stereotypes with mixed success

While the stereotypes in "Get Hard" may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: A place where the chasm between rich and poor is vast and growing; where black men are disproportionately jailed and white-collar criminals often evade punishment.

Lineage Brewing is now pouring pints in Clintonville

Lineage Brewing, Clintonville's first microbrewery, is now serving at its High Street taproom. For this week's soft opening, Lineage has tapped its cream ale, Berliner weisse, coconut porter and English-style rye ale. By this weekend, an IPA should also be on draft.

Carlile's music captures her life changes

NEW YORK (AP) - She still has friends who work at Columbia, so singer Brandi Carlile isn't gloating about her first disc after being dumped by the label becoming her fastest-seller.

Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

LONDON (AP) - Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

Review: Despite its star power, 'Serena' has no spark

The arithmetic on "Serena" is fascinating. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world plus an Oscar-winning director and a best-selling novel somehow add up to a forgettable, under-the-radar video-on-demand release.

Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it.

Stiller, Baumbach unite again in 'While We're Young'

NEW YORK (AP) - In Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg," there's a scene where Ben Stiller, playing a prickly, neurotic 40-year-old, gazes fearfully at teenage kids around him at a Los Angeles party. "You're so sincere and interested in things," he sneers. "I hope I die before meeting any of you at a job interview."

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