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Sign Language: 11/7

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) One year I decided I was bored with my summer birthday and resolved to be a Scorpio for a year. I chose your sign not only because I wish I was as sexy as all of you, but because I’ve always had tremendous respect for Scorpios—mostly because of your conviction, passion, […]

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The House hits home

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Human Race Theatre raises questions of attachment, morals, and humor Human Race Theatre’s cast of The House (l-r) Vince Gatton, Alex Sunderhaus, Caitlen Larsen and Scott Stoney. Photo: Scott J. Kimmins By Jerome Yorke One of the many gifts of live theatre is the revealing and unraveling of character through relationships and circumstance. As soon […]

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Great eats. Geographically challenged.

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Riverside’s Linh’s Bistro hits Vietnamese, but partially misses too Photo: Lihn’s Bistro’s Rau Cai Xao Sa Ot (mixed vegetables with lemongrass) By Warwick Kensington In my travels to Southeast Asia, one of the most exciting aspects of the adventure is experiencing the local cuisine.  There is something about the food that drives me to visit every […]

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Not your typical take-out

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CJ Chan astonishes with culture and cusine Photo: CJ Chan’s Triple Delight By Warwick Kensington When I learned I was reviewing CJ Chan, I immediately summoned Paula, DCP’s very own epicurean empress, to share the good news. Unfortunately, she was out of town and couldn’t accompany me on this assignment, so I called one of […]

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Words Behind Worlds : Local Children’s Authors Tell Their Stories

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Big Ideas, Small People Photo: Illustration by Jed Helmers Tales of Local Children’s Authors By Tim Walker If you’re a book lover like I am, then chances are your love of reading began during childhood. You may think back to a parent or grandparent who loved to read to you at bedtime, or maybe you […]

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Working Pets

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My stepbrother Baloo has held the annual Pet Issue baton for too long. So now it’s my turn. Though he’s not yet retired, he sleeps a lot more than I do! And that’s the point. Who gets to sleep at work? We do! For some stupid reason I have yet to understand, our human makes […]

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Enduring the rancor of ‘The Dinner’

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Writer-director Oren Moverman assaults our sensibilities with ideological posturing Photo: (l-r) Steve Coogan as Paul, Laura Linney as Claire, Richard Gere as Stan, and Rebecca Hall as Kate in ‘The Dinner’ Rating: R; Grade: B By T.T. Stern-Enzi “The Dinner” challenges assumed political and cultural sensibilities, presenting a progressive history teacher named Paul Lohman (Steve Coogan) […]

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Coming to terms

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The Grove grows up and moves on at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 By Justin Kreitzer Photo: (l-r) Matt Holt, Matt Forsthoefel, Jeff Voegele, and Adam Forsthoefel of The Grove bring roots rock to Jimmie’s on Feb. 24; photo: Eric Rutherford Rising Cincinnati-based roots rock band The Grove is led by the smooth vocals and smoking lead […]

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On Your Marc: 1/24

A woman for baseball Alyson Footer makes strides for women in sports By Marc Katz It is 2017, and we’re still grappling with race, gender, and sex issues, although from what Alyson Footer told me the other day, progress has been made, especially in locker rooms. I wish we could treat the chancellor of Germany […]

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Collateral damage

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A cautionary heroin tale By A DCP Writer Photo: A heroin addiction can be a mental, emotional, and financial drain on resources, even if you’re not the one using Editor’s note: Dayton was rated the worst U.S. city for drug overdoses, with an approximate 50 percent death rate, by ArrestRecords.com last May. Data was gathered […]

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Recurring nightmares

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DCP writers and staffers revisit 2016’s darkest moments Photo: On the Beat columnist Jim Bucher ruminates on his local worst of 2016, the closing of Hara Arena; photo: Jim Bucher   The return of ‘The Matrix’ By Morgan Laurens We here at DCP heard a lot about the Matrix—the philosophical construct and the movie—this past year. […]

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Visions of soldiers and sugar plum fairies

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The Nutcracker, recollected by the DPAA Photo: Kirk Henning (left) and Paul Gilliam as dueling soliders during the party scene in DPPA’s 2003 production of The Nutcracker; photo: Andy Snow Hallie Slack – Dancer with the Dayton Ballet I’ve been doing The Nutcracker now for a little over 30 years and I’ve performed just about […]

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Tooth decay

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Wright State professor exhumes forgotten histories By Wright State Media Team Photo: Wright State anthropologist Amelia Hubbard reads teeth to learn about past peoples; photo: Will Jones Teeth aren’t used just for chewing food or smiling. For Wright State anthropologist Amelia “Amy” Hubbard, teeth tell stories about the lifestyle, family, and cultural influences of earlier […]

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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 […]