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An exploration of college couples that decide to shack up together while in school.
A trend piece on the revival and reliability of flatforms, Tevas, and Birkenstock sandals.
How four Ohio colleges are reaching further than the typical campus tour to attract prospective students.
A colorful, in-depth review of Athens, OH brewpub Jackie O's
Inside the historic shopping district of Marietta, OH and five stores that are essential stops
Time Out New York
Thomas Kletecka/BringIntoBeing Thomas Kletecka/BringIntoBeing Celebrating 15 years in NYC, this British handbag designer replaces the original Upper East Side location with a larger flagship store, hawking quirky purses ($320-$12,000), leather accessories ($120-$2,880) and travel gear ($175-$2,500). The interiors of the 2,000-square-foot townhouse were designed by Ilse Crawford (studioilse.com) and take inspiration from Hindmarch's own workshop with studio lighting and trestle-bench display...
Opened in 2001 on Spring Street by industry vet Nick Arrojo, whom you may recognize as the go-to hairstylist from the first seven seasons of TLC's What Not to Wear, this sun-drenched salon has since expanded around the corner. The high-ceilinged, 36-chair space lies adjacent to its namesake cosmetology school-hardly a surprise, considering Arrojo's focus on hairdressing education.
French hairstylist Adel Chabbi has been working at hot spots throughout the city since 2000, such as Frédéric Fekkai and Pierre Michel. He opens his own three-chair salon, adorned with custom-made gilded mirrors and gothic black chandeliers. Walk-ins are welcome, but the small space lends itself to booking an appointment.
Photograph: Arthur Greenberg Kate Spade Saturday pop-up Geekiness and girl power unite at the first female-operated comics store in the five boroughs. Former HR administrator Joy Ghigliotti aims to make the shop chick-friendly by offering quirky jewelry ($3-$50) and bags ($4-$45), alongside comics ($1-$20), action figures ($2-$70) and memorabilia ($5-$20).
Southeast Ohio Magazine
A web-extra that details the ancient lore surrounding the dragon boat.
For Parents' Goodyblog, a post about the all-time low in U.S. confidence in public schools
For Parents' Goodyblog, a post about lemonade stands for charity
For Parents' Goodyblog, a post about contributing editor Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
Academic Blog Posts & Articles
A blog post about studying abroad in Zambia, Africa and the women I met during my time there.
A blog post about how Christiantity and culture are tightly intertwined throughout Zambia, Africa
A profile of Nadine Ajaka, an Ohio University student that interned consecutively in Kenya, then New York City
A preview of Lydia Loveless's show in Athens, OH
A Q-and-A with Mount Moriah's lead vocalist Heather McEntire
A feature about pro-ana and pro-mia social media sites
A blurb about popular style blog SF Girl by Bay
The Athens NEWS