Archive | September, 2016

Me Myselfie and I


Looking at DAI’s Portraiture: Mirror or Mask? & ourselves by Amanda Dee When we look in the mirror, we can’t always change what we see, nor can we when someone else does the looking. But when we hold a camera to ourselves, we wield complete power. With angles. And lights. And filters polishing blemishes like […]

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Not bogged down


Activity abounds at Cedar Bog by CC Hutten Photo: Walk back a mile through time on the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve boardwalk and spot some of Ohio’s most diverse plant species “Diversity” is a buzzword most of us probably hear or read every day, but Cedar Bog Nature Preserve has the rank to prove it is […]

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1,001 stories and a jealous king


Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical journey in Scheherazade By Pat Suarez Photo: Piano prodigy Anastasia Rizikov, 16, performs in Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s opening concert Sept. 30 at the Schuster Who doesn’t like a fascinating story? Who wouldn’t like 1,001 of them, especially if you had to make them up, one each night, just to save your life? Such […]

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Debate Forum: 9/27

Hands up Protesting shooting death: is it the right response? By Sarah Sidlow Charlotte, North Carolina, erupted last week in response to the shooting death of a black man outside an apartment complex. Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer who believed he was armed. Detectives have said they recovered […]

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On The Beat: 9/27

Sculpting a local legacy by Jim Bucher So, it’s true. You do learn something new every day. Well, at least the subject of this column is new to me. Let me explain. As a kid, I always looked forward to a trip downtown to the main library branch. I’m old enough to remember when it […]

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The love craft


Dayton scribes twist reality in new books By Tim Walker Photo: “Eat the Night” by West Milton’s Tim Waggoner, coming out this November; “A Natural History of Hell” by Jeffrey Ford; and “Squirm With Me,” the newest novel from Andersen Prunty It happens every year at this time—the days get shorter and nights grow cooler, […]

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Sinking into the mire of ‘Deepwater Horizon’


Explosive action alone cannot tell the tale of historic catastrophe by T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Mark Wahlberg as Mike Williams in ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Rating: PG-13; Grade: D+   The story is true, and should be fairly well-known to most, because it made headlines and dominated the news cycle back in April of 2010, when an explosion […]

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Money where your mouth is


Investing in Italian wine and earthquake relief By Dr. Mike Rosenberg Photo: Montefalco is best known for cultivating the Sagrantino grape The good folks in Umbria must have had a couple of good recent harvests. I keep seeing more and more wine from there, specifically from the Montefalco area, showing up on my doorstep and […]

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River monsters


Wade War V hits Troy By Matt Clevenger Photo: NAPRA founder Pete Ziehler prepares to reel one in; photo: Amy Ziehler Anglers from all across the state of Ohio will meet in Troy Oct. 7, ready to spend a full weekend fishing the Great Miami River for charity as part of the annual Wade War […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/27

Terror up the streets Government highways test self-driving cars by Mark Luedtke Imagine you owned your own road, and your children, family, and friends all drove on it. Now, imagine some multi-billionaire asked if he could test his self-driving car on your road next to your family. The billionaire could build his own roads and […]

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Stomp ‘n holler


9th Street Stompers swing us back a century By Rusty Pate Photo: (l-r) Skip Frontz, Jr., Sampire, Lon Eldridge, and Dalton Chapman of 9th Street Stompers take their audience to a time before war in America; photo: Amy Kenyon The 9th Street Stompers do not consider themselves preservationists. While their style of music features a blend […]

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Rock royalty


King’s X rocks the throne By Gary Spencer Photo: Doug Pinnick of King’s X belts out for loyal followers Sept. 29; photo: Jimmy Fuson Music can be therapeutic. For many, music is a conduit for hope, a way to cope with life. One band that many diehard fans believe in, almost like a higher power, is […]

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On Your Marc: 9/27

Guaranteed rate by Marc Katz A lot of people got a lot of laughs when the Chicago White Sox sold the naming rights to their stadium to Guaranteed Rate, a lending company whose name does not sound all that much better than U.S. Cellular Field, the replacement park for the old Comiskey Park – which […]

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Killing (it) in the name of

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 31:  (L-R) Musicians Tim Commerford, Chuck D, Brad Wilk, B-Real and Tom Morello of Prophets of Rage perform onstage at Whisky a Go Go on May 31, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tim Commerford; Chuck D; Brad Wilk; B-Real; Tom Morello

Rock/rap super-group Prophets of Rage fight the power By Gary Spencer Photo: (l-r) Tim Commerford, Chuck D, Brad Wilk, B-Real, and Tom Morello of Prophets of Rage; photo: Kevin Winter Rock super-groups are hardly a new thing. Cream was arguably the first back in 1966, and they might have set the precedent, only lasting a […]

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What’s in store?


Big bites at Jerardi’s Little Store By Paula Johnson Photo: The Triple Decker sandwich at Jerardi’s Little Store; photo: Amanda Dee When I was a little kid, I went to a little store. The one in my neighborhood was called Paterni’s, but I knew it simply as “The Little Store.” It was where moms would send […]

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Heathens and herbs


Pagan Pride survives By Lisa Bennett Photo: A group joins hands in a ritual at Pagan Pride Day, this year at Taylorsville MetroPark Oct. 1 Their beliefs span thousands of years of history and dozens of traditions. Who are they? The intrepid souls, who continually forge ahead, undaunted by the turmoil of history are Pagans, […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]