Small Talk: Letters and Chatter About Columbus Monthly

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Just Our Type

This is our fourth issue since our fresh design debuted in March, and we're so grateful you keep sending us feedback about the changes to the magazine. We've heard lots of compliments (always nice) and some terrific constructive criticism, too. Know that we're listening and that we're willing to tweak things to make the magazine better. One longtime reader wrote to say: "I am a fan of the content of Columbus Monthly. You do a terrific job of bringing a true variety of interesting topics, perspectives and news to each issue. As someone over 60, I have to say, though, that I am finding the new type fonts in the last couple of issues a challenge. They're nice looking, but I don't find them easy to read." That sentiment has been echoed a few other times, as have opinions about other aspects of the design and content. Keep 'em coming. Send feedback to editor Kristen Schmidt at, or send letters to the editor for publication to

Winners' Circle

This month, several Columbus Monthly staffers will trek to Cleveland for the annual Press Club of Cleveland awards. We'll return to Columbus triumphantly, clutching some awards for our work in 2013. Tessa Berg's photography (including her September 2013 portrait of former OSU president E. Gordon Gee) won multiple awards. Former illustrator Michaela Schuett was recognized for her illustrations for our September 2013 cover story ("Save Our Schools"). Dining editor Beth Stallings won a feature-writing award for her August 2013 story about Roy Hall and other former pro football players ("The Crowd Falls Silent"), and editor Kristen Schmidt won a news-writing award for her story about Whitehall's efforts to revitalize ("Do Or Die," May 2013).


Celia Crossley's name was misspelled in a May 2014 story that offered tips on job hunting in a tough economy. Crossley is a veteran career counselor and founder of consulting firm Crosworks. We apologize for the error.