Archive | April, 2013

Michael Bay brings ‘Pain & Gain’ with each outing

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Is the director’s new release a career reboot? By T.T. Stern-Enzi photo: [l to r] Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Mark Wahlberg star in Michael Bay’s “Pain & Gain” “Pain & Gain” won the weekend box office race, earning the pole position with a smidge less than $20 million dollars. Not exactly a blistering opening weekend […]

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Courage of the knife

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Senses Fail visits Thomspon House By Alan Sculley photo: Senses Fail will perform at the Thompson House on May 1; photo credit: Jonathan Weiner Buddy Nielsen, frontman of Senses Fail, says he went into the group’s new album, Renacer, with the attitude that there was nothing to lose. That might seem like an unusual outlook considering […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Government predators love their spy cameras  By Mark Luedtke The City of Dayton issued a record number of speeding tickets in 2012. Excuse me for discussing numbers, but they are astounding. The Dayton Daily News reports, “The number of speeding tickets issued in Dayton increased nearly 1,400 percent to 58,325 since the city added speed […]

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Punk rock to the prairie

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Quiet Hollers discover their roots on debut LP  By Zach Rogers photo: Louisville quartet Quiet Hollers bring punk-infused alt-country to Dayton on May 4 As the saying goes, there’s only one constant in life: change. One person who can probably relate to this concept more than ever is Shadwick Wilde. A few years ago, Wilde was […]

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You pick 2!

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The Dayton City Paper Mayoral Candidate Debate Introduction by Alex Culpepper Photo: [l to r] Dayton Mayoral Candidates: Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell, A.J. Wagner and Nan Whaley; photo credit: Andrew Thompson   In November, Daytonians will have the opportunity to decide who will take the helm as mayor of Dayton. Before that can happen, though, […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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Stop and smell the flowers, but don’t let them distract you By Maha Kashani Photo: Having Fun with Recycling at Green Fest in 2012 Is it summer yet? What ever happened to actually having four seasons? I miss those days. Now it seems as though fall and spring just mesh into winter. But, why am I […]

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The naked taste

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A look at Naked Wines By Mike Rosenberg Photo: Da Da Da Chardonnay available online through Naked Wines Not long ago, my father-in-law sent me a voucher for $100 off a case from Naked Wines that he’d received in one publication or other. A Benjamin off a case? A name that already makes me feel like […]

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Law and Disorder

Hide and seek: Considering Fourth Amendment protections By A.J. Wagner The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath […]

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Debate Forum, 4/30

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Debate Forum Center: Columbus teacher dismissed by Catholic Church By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Sam Rhoden In March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the U.S. v. Windsor case, which will decide whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is constitutional. The media reports and polling numbers surrounding the case revealed Americans are truly softening their stances […]

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Jazz blues in the city of funk

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Wade Baker at Jazz Central and Tumbleweed By Benjamin Smith photo: Wade Baker bridges the gap between jazz and blues on May 2 and 3; photo credit: jcaptures.com On April 28, 1960, jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan recorded a seminal four-track album entitled Leeway. Not only did this record earn contemporary critical acclaim, but decades after its […]

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Faces of Iran

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Dayton International Peace Museum’s must-see exhibit By Stacey Ritz photo: Iranian boy in the Faces of Iranexhibit at the Dayton Peace Museum; photo credit: Steve Fryburg “The public will learn more than they probably know about Iranians,” shared founder of the Dayton International Peace Museum, Christine Dull. The Faces of Iran exhibit currently featured at the […]

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Back on the Beat with Jim Bucher

Buch looks back  By Jim Bucher I got to thinking (that’s twice in a week, my poor brain) with the Dayton City Paper on it’s quest to save the Dayton Arcade in a practical way as the new location for the Dayton Metro Library and quite possibly the Arcade’s last chance before the wrecking ball […]

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Shredding home

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Marnie Stern with Dayton’s Nithin Kalvakota plays Canal Street  By Leo DeLuca Photo: Marnie Stern brings her distinctive brand of guitar-centric bubblegum pop to Canal Street Tavern on May 8 Marnie Stern, frequently referred to as “the lady who shreds,” will play Canal Street Tavern Wednesday, May 8, with local favorites The Motel Beds and Dear […]

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Through a modern lens

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Centerville Library’s Lincoln exhibit By Kevin J. Gray photo: The Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil Warexhibit at the Centerville-Washington Public Library runs through May 31 Abraham Lincoln presided over arguably the most turbulent period in American history. The decisions made during Lincoln’s tenure still affect our lives today, from the freeing of the enslaved peoples […]

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Bringing Back the Witch’s Broom

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The “Yellow Brick Road Map” to the Dayton Arcade Library  ARCADE LIBRARY COVER STORY: PART A By Paul Noah Publisher, Dayton City Paper Just after the $187 million library levy passed, Hollywood storyboard artist and long-time friend J. Todd Anderson met with me in early December 2012 and insisted I permit him to proceed and […]

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‘Decadence’ comes to Dayton

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Author Eric Jerome Dickey visits Books & Company By Benjamin Smith Photo: Eric Jerome Dickey visits Books & Co. on Saturday, April 27 in support of his new book, “Decadence”; photo credit: Joseph Jones Photography According to his most recent author bio, Eric Jerome Dickey “lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]