Archive | September, 2013

Debate Forum 09/24

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Debate Center: Perfection in simplicity or rare delicacy? Illustration: ElliotWard    By Alex Culpepper   Somewhere deep in the shadowy past of humanity, someone discovered the starchy, wet grains sitting in the corner of a mud hut rendered a mushy drink that left him or her relaxed, tingly and euphoric. This unlikely genius further found he or she […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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Gluten-free beer  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Once upon a time, not too long ago, the pairing of the words “beer” and “gluten-free” was somewhat of an oxymoron. People who had celiac disease or a gluten intolerance were forced to forgo their favorite alcoholic beverage and opt instead for wine or hard cider. But who pairs wine with […]

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Conspiracy theorist

Drunk driving laws make roads less safe  by Mark Luedtke  Security expert Bruce Schneier said Americans need to relearn how to assess risks and their costs: “We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So, we turn to technology to protect us. The […]

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On the beat

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Dayton beer memorabilia … or lack thereof  By Jim Bucher   Photo: A vintage bottle from Dayton’s Olt Brewing Company The Buchers and beer history in the Miami Valley go way back. I’m the proud descendent of Robert Edgar. “Who is Robert Edgar,” you say? Well, first, he’s my great-great grandfather, with maybe a great added […]

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The next Portland

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A brewery explosion in the Miami Valley By: Kevin J. Gray Photo: At Lock 27 in Centerville, enjoy craft beer and high-end cuising in a hip, modern setting If all goes according to plan, over the next six to 12 months the Miami Valley will have up to 12 breweries. With four active breweries and eight […]

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Crawling along towards ‘The World’s End’

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What celebrates beer more than a pub crawl? An apocalyptic pub crawl! By T. T. Stern-Enzi   Films about imbibing alcohol invariably take on the characteristics of the spirits in question. Wine maintains itself as the upscale choice, ensconced in the finery of vintage, the regionalism of the grapes, the aging process. Expense and exclusivity […]

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The art of the beer dinner

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Pairing beer and food in an upscale setting By Kevin J. Gray Photo: Pairing a Belgian-style ale with steamed mussels would be an excellent combination at your own beer dinner You’ve been to the various beer festivals around town. You’ve started frequenting the breweries and beer bars around town. Maybe you are picking up mixed sixers […]

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Albums & alcohol

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A guide to music and beer pairings By David C. Obenour   Photo: Choose your weapon: Editor Dave Obenour walks you through beer & music pairings; Photo credit: Tracey Obenour At the end of every night, after downing drinks and watching bands up and down the Oregon District and then loading into someone’s car for greasy […]

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Progressive traditionalism

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Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby find common ground at Taft Theatre  By Rusty Pate   Photo: [l to r] Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby will perform at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Oct. 4 On the surface, a Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby collaboration might not seem to make much sense. Skaggs has spent the […]

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The epitome of cool

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10 personal impressions of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring  By Neal Gittleman   Photo: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky [above] Sept. 26 – 28; photo: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) Just over 100 years ago, on May 29, 1913, a sophisticated Paris audience went nuts […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]