By now you’ve probably heard about the impending demise of The Other Paper, the Columbus alt-weekly I’ve contributed to for more than five years. Rumor has it TOP’s website is getting the ax, too, which means all those stories won’t be accessible after February (though I hope the overlords change their mind about that).
It got me thinking about some of my favorite stories I’ve written for TOP over the years. Here are five I’m particularly proud of:
‘And all who believed were together’ (how a hippie commune became a megachurch)
Family reunion (the story of the Gibson Bros. and how a one-off reunion came about)
Processing grief by hitting the ‘record’ button (the story of The Black Swans’ album Occasion for Song, inspired by the death of violinist Noel Sayre)