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Sit. Stay. Help us.

Tackling Ohio’s toughest animal-related issues By Caroline Shannon-Karasik For more than a decade, faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have spent millions of tax dollars on staging violent fights between animals in their laboratories for cruel aggression experiments, according to a recent news release by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Last month […]

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Sunshine on My Spandex

How to beat the heat (and the sweat) with the latest in workout gear technology By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Dress for success” is a phrase we liken to men in sharp business suits or women with perfectly coiffed hair and a refined ensemble as they step into a meeting. But it’s not exactly one that is […]

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Let’s hear it for the boys

The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus chimes in By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s a fact: The popular boy bands New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys have partnered up and are preparing to hit the stage once again much to the excitement of shrieking fans across the globe. But in Dayton, there’s a collaboration all […]

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Come to the Red Hot Cabaret

DCDC presents last local show of the season By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Whoever said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too” has apparently never made the acquaintance of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC). Because unlike a mother who cuts off her child’s supply of lollipops at one, the company is similar to the silly, […]

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Mind the nuptials

Royal wedding fever takes over the Miami Valley By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In a land far, far away from Dayton, there is a royal wedding to be had. Sure, there will be all of the typical wedding fodder: music, cake, dancing, food, photographs and more. But for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on […]

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A Frugal Future

The habit of clipping (or clicking) coupons has no expiration date By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In an age where e-books are pushing bookstores into bankruptcy and communication has strayed from a good old-fashioned phone call to a text message, it would seem the tradition of clipping coupons from newspapers is long lost. Not so, says Stephanie […]

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Click n’ cook

Online grocery shopping gives new meaning to the term “shopping cart” By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Make no mistake: the Internet has generated technological advancements, business opportunities, successful (and not-so-successful) personal relationships and a social media storm. And those are just a few of its conquests. But for some people, the advantages of online accessibility has also […]

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Feast with your eyes

Navigating the ‘big business’ of your local grocery store By Caroline Shannon-Karasik A pretty girl in a curve-hugging dress or a shirtless man with sturdy biceps have eye appeal. So do photos of a sandy, sunny beach or a gorgeous sunset. But how about a basket of red, juicy apples? Or a just-made burger with […]

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New Music for New Dance

Dayton Ballet’s newest production at Victoria Theatre By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Great pairs have consistently withstood the tests of everyday life, performing stronger side-by-side and turning out better results because of a common kinship. These bonds are forever evident in some of entertainment’s most beloved couples: Thelma and Louise, Abbott and Costello, Cheech and Chong, heck, […]

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Broadway gets ‘Forbidden’

‘Forbidden Broadway: Dances with the Stars’ premieres By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Erase every single notion and understanding you have about the popular television show, “Dancing with the Stars.” The Pasodoble, Fox Trot, sequined costumes and scathing judges. Come on – do it. [Pause.] Alright, are you set? Then, here we go: The Victoria Theatre Association will […]

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Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]

Miamisburg goes to the dogs

Canine Carnival returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Canine Carnival takes place Sept. 21 at Riverfront park; photo: Casey Harshman The […]

Advice goddess

 Beard-death experience This adorable, smart, funny guy I’m dating was clean-shaven when we first met, but for the past three […]

Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]