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Prepare to get Night-ed

Urban Nights takes over downtown Dayton By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Comet Skippers perform at Urban Nights in May; photo: Andrew Thompson Part festival, part block party, part sparkling nebula shining bright enough to draw crowds from the farthest reaches of the Miami Valley, Urban Nights is downtown Dayton’s bi-annual open house and will […]

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The Goddess is IN

Amy Alkon’s consummate counsel By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck,” by Amy Alkon, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014 Advice Goddess Amy Alkon has been dispensing her brand of guileless guidance for years, from humble beginnings on New York City street corners to her much-lauded syndicated column that […]

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Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

Canal Street Tavern legend Mick Montgomery tells all By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Mick Montgomery, former owner of Canal Street Tavern After more than 30 years as the owner of Canal Street Tavern, Mick Montgomery knows well the impossible-to-resist tonic of good music, larger-than-life musicians and carnal urges. Dayton City Paper sat down with the celebrated […]

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Taste this!

Annual foodie festival leaves a good Taste on your palate By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Participating restaurants include Arepas & Company, Ashley’s Pastry Shop, Brio, Butter Café, Christopher’s Restaurant and Catering, Dixie Dairy Dreem, Figlio Wood Fired Pizza, Sweet P’s Handcrafted Ice Pops and Young’s Jersey Dairy Thursday, Aug. 28, at Fraze Pavilion the Kettering Moraine […]

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Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the Baum Opera House; photo: Jay Robinson For such a seemingly simplistic device, the top has a vast history and teeters on the edge of mechanical impossibility at every turn. A physicist might evoke Euler’s equations […]

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Take me out to the beer tasting

Great American Beer Tasting at Fifth Third Field By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Great American Beer Tasting will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Fifth Third Field; photo courtesy of the Dayton Dragons This Saturday, Fifth Third Field will play host to the seventh annual Great American Beer Tasting (GABT), brought to […]

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Not your typical Latina

Aida Rodriguez at Dayton Funny Bone By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Aida Rodriguez will perform July 24-27 at Dayton Funny Bone Aida Rodriguez has known she would be a comedian since she was a child. As a girl growing up in Miami, Fla., she listened to funnymen like Alvarez Guedes and Richard Pryor, often having to […]

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Working pets of Dayton

Forward by Baloo T. Cat Photo: Kratos and family at Hick’s Barber Shop; photo: Serif Cinar The pet issue again? Deadline? Why are stupid humans always in such a hurry? What is this deadline thing? They know I can only type one word per hour. Humans are always in such a hurry. Editor Sarah Sidlow asked […]

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One scoop or two? Or three?

20th annual Banana Split Festival in Wilmington By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Banana Split Festival takes place June 13-14 at J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington A little more than a hundred years ago, if you’d walked into a soda shop and asked for a banana split, at best you would have gotten an […]

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Cut footloose!

Prime Time Prom at DAI By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Prime Time Prom will begin at 7 p.m. on May 30 at the Dayton Art Institute What are your memories of prom? Was it a corsage or a boutonnière you were trying to affix while your date stood there, trepidation in their eyes as you fumbled […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

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 […]