Archive | December, 2017

Advice Goddess: 12/26

Alice In Wanderland I follow you on Twitter, and I was disgusted to see your tweet about marriage, “No, humans aren’t naturally monogamous – which is why people say relationships ‘take work,’ while you never hear anybody talking about what a coal mine an affair can be.” If a person finds fidelity so challenging, they […]

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What not to put in your mouth

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Worst food trends of 2017 Bacon belongs on a plate with eggs, not in jam or ice cream By Paula Johnson Since this is our ‘worst of’ issue, I will gleefully plunge into that steaming vat of food and restaurant trends I despise. I’ll dredge it all up for your consideration, and I dare you […]

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Beer is the new juice

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Craft beer’s mullet The craft beer trend of fruity beer must stop. By Tom Morgan   We are living in tumultuous times, my friends. And I’m not talking politically, I’m talking in regard to craft beer. Never have opposing sides of the beer world been so intimately aligned. We’ve all got our secret shames, those […]

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Health, Wellness, & Fitness: 12/26

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Winter Solstice Review   From Dark to Light to Well-Being By Marilynn Preston It’s time for my end-of-the-year roundup, a merry and maddening mix of noteworthy trends, predictions and possibilities, partial at best. The thread throughout is about personal well-being and how you can choose to make health and happiness a priority in 2018, leaving […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 12/26

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  Home makeover Two sisters, one apartment, one vision…this could be an opening line to an HGTV show but that’s not the case for this crime. Last week two sisters got into an altercation in the apartment when one of the sisters came over and didn’t like how her sister had her apartment set up. […]

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Through generations

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The Carols of Christmas on display at Hayner Center Hayner Center’s halls elaborately decorated for the holidays By Tim Smith No trip to Troy during the Christmas season would be complete without a stop at The Troy Hayner Cultural Center to marvel at the various decorated rooms. Anyone who has ever visited the center this […]

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Run for Cover

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Invasion of the stink bugs By Tim Smith The Miami Valley has been besieged by a plague, and it isn’t salmonella or Funk music. The pestilence in question is the stink bug, that creepy flying insect that somehow manages to get into your home without you knowing it until you see one. You really know […]

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If there’s a rock ‘n roll heaven,

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Well you know they’ve got a hell of a band Tom Petty. Photo: Sam Jones By Tim Walker 2017 is leaving us, and it’s taking with it some big names from the music business. A surprising number of well-known and beloved artists and musicians passed away too early over the past twelve months. Some had […]

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Lend me your earplugs

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2017’s albums worth avoiding Missio’s “Loner” By Alan Sculley It’s a misnomer to call this column the worst albums of 2017. As in any year, there were plenty of positively wretched releases, but they mostly were by obscure acts whose albums thankfully came and went without notice. There’s no need to pile on about albums […]

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Not too swift, Taylor

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Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster team up to rip off fans Taylor Swift has started the Taylor Swift Experience with Ticketmaster. Photo: GabboT By Tim Smith There seems to be an attitude in the pop music world that the more famous you are, the more you’re entitled to pick the pockets of your fans. No one […]

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The worst of Netflix in 2017

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Streaming movies and a glimpse at the future Idris Elba plays Commandant in Netflix’s ‘Beast of No Nation’ By T.T. Stern-Enzi Regular readers and movie fans throughout the region who catch my Friday morning reviews of the Cincinnati Fox affiliate (WXIX) will undoubtedly recognize that Netflix is my streaming service of choice. I count myself […]

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Words, words, words

2017’s big English language changes By Ron Kozar It was the first year of the Age of Trump. It was a year marked by a new militancy among blacks, pink-hatted feminists, and campus leftists. And it was the year the T in LGBT took the spotlight. As our culture begins clearing the wreckage from these […]

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Dating apocalypse

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Why I will never find a husband. The Internet has a myriad of dating apps that has changed the atmosphere of the dating world By Megan Garrison I need you to take a seat. Wherever you are. Whomever you are. Male, female, gender neutral. I am about to throw down some heavy words. Once you […]

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Squandering wealth

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Dayton government’s most wasteful deals Sitting as an idle eyesore since 2014 and originally destined to be subsidized Sinclair College student housing, City of Dayton bailed-out and owned most of the old Dayton Daily News building until recently handing it over as debt payment to the demolition contractor. By Mark Luedtke It’s not taxes that […]

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News of the Weird: 12/26

The Passing Parade (1) Simon Berry, 24, of the English village of Bray, was recently acknowledged by the Guinness Book people for his bungee drop of 246 feet to precision-dunk a biscuit into a cup of tea. (2) A sign posted recently (apparently without fanfare) at the Castle House Inn hostel in Stockholm, Sweden, warns […]

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Sign Language: 12/26

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Surprise, surprise. One of those people who’s always opposed you has decided to speak up again this week to tell everyone how wrong you are. You’re used to this by now, so hopefully you’ll be able to defend yourself without getting huffy or petty. Making a good impression right now is […]

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]