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Sign Language Astrology: 1/30

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You think you’re an astute observer of human behavior, but at the next dinner party, watch out for whatever’s happening beneath the table, just out of sight, instead of above it. Is your lover toe-fondling your neighbor’s crotch? Is there a gun (or similar-type threat) pointed your way? A dog begging […]

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Free Speech: 1/30

Busting Brock Turner Re: “Debate: Should California elected Judge Persky be recalled because of his sentence to convicted rapist Brock Turner; January 23, 2018; Vol 15: No 4 Every time I see Brock Turner, I throw up a little in my mouth I wish he had gotten the death penalty so I’d know the woman […]

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Sign Language: 01/23

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re succeeding beautifully, congratulations! Please ignore the rest of this horoscope. If, however, you’re off to a rocky start, continue reading. Let’s say you already fell off the wagon, or perhaps even under it. Never fear, because this week is actually the ideal […]

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Dr. Sketchy Dayton, not your average “drink and draw” At a recent Dr. Sketchy event: Ileana Gray in her traditional Dia de los Muertos outfit and make-up. By Gary McBride When artists gather for Dr. Sketchy, they’re treated to something different every time. It might be Lara Croft, or maybe Bogie & Bacall, or Dia […]

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Perfectly Responsible

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Kevin Hart brings “Irresponsible” tour to Nutter Center Kevin Hart is serious… seriously funny. By Sarah Conard Kevin Hart has always been the funny guy. Starting out in film in the early 2000s and having his first big tour in 2009 with “I’m a Grown Little Man,” Hart has been getting laughs from the beginning. […]

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Free Speech: 01/23

Sound Ideas Re:”Squandering Wealth” by Mark Luedtke; January 26, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 51 Hi Mark, I read your article in the City Paper.   I have no direct knowledge regarding Dayton’s politics and spending but I do have interest in the proposed Levitt Pavillion.  I am a avid music fan and I have a […]

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Destination: Yellowsprings 01/16

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A community onstage Yellow Springs Theatre Company hosts 10-Minute Play Festival Chuck Dunn, Aiden Shakleford, Carlos Lamdauru, and Brian Upchurch rehearsing for Pizza Western By Victoria Ferguson The Yellow Springs Theatre Company is holding its annual 10-Minute Play Festival at the end of this month. The festival is a collaborative effort between the theatre company […]

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New year, new you, new app

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Venue brings activity-based matching to Dayton Venue can help singles meet through mutually-enjoyed activities happening in Dayton By Victoria Ferguson What generally follows an interaction on Tinder, Bumble, and other dating apps, is a sub-par conversation with someone who probably sent the same cheesy pick-up line or lackluster “hey” to ten other people. You send […]

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Sign Language: 01/16

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’ve heard all about how weaknesses can be strengths, and vice versa, but you haven’t quite mastered putting the idea into practice. This week, let’s change all that. By trying to hide or protect that vulnerable spot of yours, you’re perpetuating it as a weakness, and setting yourself up for failure, […]

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Free Speech: 01/16

Farewell, friend Re: “OTB, so long, but not goodbye” by Jim Bucher; January 2, 2018; Vol. 15, No. 1 I can’t believe Jim Bucher is leaving! I saved Erma Bombeck’s articles about parenting to give to my kids someday, to show them how much I love them. I saved Buch’s columns to show my kids […]

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Sign Language: 01/09

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Cancers may be frequently inflexible sticks-in-the-mud, but you Capricorns are 50% more intractable. There’s nothing wrong with finding someone or something you like and sticking to it—as long as it works out. But what happens when whatever you’ve become attached or accustomed to simply isn’t available (like this week, for example)? […]

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Free Speech: 01/09

An impressive job Re: “The high stakes of ‘Molly’s Game’” by T.T. Stern-Enzi; January 2, 2018; Vol. 15, No. 1. It would never occur to me to watch the movie “Molly’s Game,” because it isn’t a part of my usual viewing. T.T. Stern-Enzi isn’t tied to a particular aesthetic though, and that’s what makes his […]

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Sign Language Astrology: 01/02

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Medical science doesn’t have all the answers. But neither does acupuncture or homeopathy, or whatever New Age claptrap you might ascribe to. But let’s be fair and realistic here; they probably all have some of the answers, and perhaps, when put together in the right way, you might get something like […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 01/02

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Playing chicken Two sisters were arguing when one sister decided to leave. She got into her car, but hesitated in leaving. The sister looked at her sister standing on her apartment steps. She then decided to put her car in drive to start creeping up towards the apartment. The sister stood her ground. The sister […]

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Free Speech: 01/02

Christmas Re: “It’s beginning to look a lot like solstice” by Tim Walker; December 19, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 51 I was glad to see an irreverent cover story about celebrations of the winter solstice, because I think irreverence is the only suitable emotional reaction to the holiday season. Not that a solstice is truly […]

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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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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]