In their DVD concert film released in April, the Milk Carton Kids pluck guitar strings (and poke fun at each other) in a place familiar to central Ohioans: the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus.
“That was the nicest theater we ever played up to that date,” said singer-guitarist Joey Ryan, recalling the October show on the Near East Side. “Mostly, we were playing in tiny little rock clubs and dive bars.”
Ryan still can’t explain the warm reception he and Kenneth Pattengale, the other half of the twosome, received on E. Long Street.
Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on “microbeads” — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways. But instead of resisting, leading companies quickly collaborated on a ban that was enacted by the state legislature this spring.
The extinction of microbeads is taking shape as one of the unlikeliest events in the politics of nature: a low-stress compromise by interest groups that are often at each other’s throats.
Photo, by Dispatch Photographers Adam Cairns, Chris Russell, Kyle Roberston, Eamon Queeney: Hideke Matsuyama high-fives his caddie, Daisuke Shindo, after clinching his 2014 Memorial Tournament win at Muirfield Village Golf Course in Dublin, Ohio.