Write to the Short North Gazette
PO Box 8071, Columbus OH 43201

Independent newspaper serving the Short North neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, since 1987
Editor and Publisher, Margaret Marten
Founder and Publisher Emeritus, Tom Thomson (1924-2015)

Welcome to one of the fun spots of the U. S.
Right here in Columbus, Ohio!

Contact/Press Release Information


Business/Galleries: A-Z List

Closed/Moved Archive: A-Z List

Dining List

Regular columns listed below
Archive of Feature Stories


September/October 2017 Issue


Dis N Data Editor
Events List & Classified Ads
Art Shows

Neighborhood News/Events (Select Writeups)
I Can't Believe You Said That! (Jokes)
Letters to the Editor


Dis 'N' Data
Openings: Jolie Occasions, The Optical. Co, Vamp Official Coming Attractions: Angry Baker, Belgian Iron Wafel Co., Thread, Babalu Tapas & Tacos, Hai Poke, Junction Cookhouse and Bar, Cameron Mitchell restaurants • BrewDog • Fuzzy's Taco Shop • Mikey's Late Night Slice • Candle Lab. Departures: Groove U, Elena's Specialty Cakes, Spring Cleaners Laundry

Neighborhood News/Events (Select Writeups)
Fall Tree Tour, 43rd Annual Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens, Art on High, Italian Festival, Italian Parade, Harrison West Jazz Stage, Darren Calhoun Talk, Columbus Open Studio and Stage

Superheroes, Sunglasses, Celebrities, and Villains
The 34th Somehow-Annual Doo Dah Parade
by Allex Spires

Doo Dah Parade Photos
by Larry Hamill p. 16 and p. 17
by Michael Gruber p. 24 and p. 25

Rivet Designer Toy and Art Gallery
passes 10-year mark

by Karen Edwards

Urban Philosophy:
Always leave them wanting more
by Eric Anderson

Restaurant Review: Drunch Eatery + Bar
by Jan and Ralph Rosenfield

Jolie Occasions Dresses Up the Short North
by Margaret Marten

The Fiction Works of Marilynne Robinson:
Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, Lila

by Christine Hayes

A Dabster for Rats
Jack Russell Terrier, a terror to rodent life
by Ralph Whitlock

Getting Green for Halloween
Earth Talk

Italian Village Society
Complete Streets Implementing Committee
July & August 2017 Meeting Minutes

Thurber Connection:
Rosemary Thurber Born
by Tom Thomson

Regular Columns
See also "Columnist Archive" listed lower

Eric Broder (Humor)

Christine Hayes

Joel Knepp

Michael Stinziano

Thurber Connection (Series)

Tom Thomson essays

Ralph Whitlock

Earth Talk ®

Features Archive
Feature Stories Index

Cover Story Archive
Cover Story Archives
Check out these cover stories from past issues

Creative Writing


Listing by subject of Short North offerings
Complete Short North restaurant list links
Directory of our real estate advertisers/friends
Selection of correspondence published in the Gazette
Remembering those who've come and gone
An attempt to define the magic of this wonderful event.

Places to stay in and around the Short North

Folks who go the extra mile to make this neighborhood unique


Your pass to a whacky world of political/social satire


Columnist Archive
See also "regular columns" listed above

Clinton J. Buhler (Art Reviews) [2011 - 2012]

Community News Archive

Pedal Pusher (cyclist column) (Greg Knepp) [2007 - 2010]

Tom's Corner

Publisher emeritus
talks about this and that and fairly frequently blasts some hapless person or institution out of the water

Fritz the Nite Owl [1999-2009]
Fritz Peerenboom, aka Fritz the Nite Owl, broadcasts some of the coolest jazz

Jared Gardner (Pop Renaissance) [2009 - 2011]

Betty Garrett Deeds

Elizabeth Ann James
rt news - in the Short North -and all around the town

Karen Edwards
In the Wings - A look at the theatre scene in Columbus [2005]

Thurber Connection
Series on one of Columbus' most famous native sons

Legendary Tales
Fancy-free meanderings by Tom Thomson

C.B. Findlay's Dining Notes Archive [2003-2005]

Kaizaad Kotwal Film Archive
Film Review Archive: Kaizaad Kotwal [2000-2003]

Kaizaad Kotwal (Art, Features)

Kotwal Comment Archive
Straight Talk Archive : Kaizaad Kotwal [2000-2003]

Comic Strip (Matt Wyatt)
the heebie-jeebies? Go to :

Sex Quotes of the Rich and Famous
. . Pithy remarks on the foibles and follies of the human condition from the mouths of such icons as Gloria Steinem, Jayne Mansfield, Groucho Marx, Jay Leno, Lucille Ball, Shelly Winters, Errol Flynn, Woody Allen, Albert Einstein, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Hugo, Norman Mailer, Mae West, Joe Louis, Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Rivers, Anais Nin, and hundreds of others!

Sam's Poetry Tree
Some coooool stuff here

The Memoirs of Tom's war years
Go to Searching for the U.S.S. LSM 245

"Hey, if you're not doing anything else, come visit one of my web pages. I'm not amongst the living anymore, but what the heck, we'll probably get along. Just click on my gallery or my letters, or what Thomson wrote about me. Ain't these computers somethin!"

Emerson Burkhart
He was one cool artist

More Burkhart Stuff
DORAL CHENOWETH, aka The Grumpy Gourmet, knew Burkhart
and wrote a play
about him. The script came from some six hours of tape recordings produced between 1956 and 1966. The Chenoweth tapes and script provide you with an artistic view of a great American painter.
Doral's website includes photos, the play, and more

Go back to start


© 2017 Short North Gazette, Columbus, Ohio
All rights reserved

Rivet Designer Toy and Art Gallery passes 10-year mark
by Karen Edwards Photo © Gus Brunsman III

Visit www.columbusitalianfestival.com

Late night Gallery Hop
© Photo | Gus Brunsman III



Seventeen arches now span High Street from
the Convention Center to just north of Fifth Avenue

We're just north of the Greater Columbus Convention Center

Doo Dah parades draw big crowds


The story of one of the city’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods includes the tale of the arches, the rise—and abrupt fall—of the Columbus Union Station, an incredible reunion of Civil War soldiers, the circus magnate who mesmerized a town, and the emergence of local festivals and traditions that have become a part of the Short North’s character. It’s a story of how a grassroots movement transforms a run-down, forgotten neighborhood into Columbus’ center for arts and culture.

Bonus material include maps, a slideshow of remarkable buildings and a brief description of their history, a Flytown reunion feature, and a video that shows how you can contribute to the Columbus Neighborhoods website.

Purchase the WOSU DVD $19.95 • Click image to transfer to the WOSU website

Beautiful Goodale Park is a Short North treasure

There's no place like the Short North!

If you are a visitor and need information, try the Short North Arts District website
or send the Short North Alliance an email at info@shortnorth.org
or call the SNA at 614-299-8050
or please contact us! Even if you live in Columbus,
and want to know something about the fabulous
Short North, call us at 614-251-0656
Write: PO Box 8071, Columbus OH 43201
info@shortnorth.comAnd pick up a Gazette!