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A Country Divided

Local author Raul Ramos y Sanchez debuts his provocative, eye-opening second novel, ‘House Divided’ By Nicole Wroten Miami Valley author Raul Ramos y Sanchez paints an almost-too-real picture of revolution in the sequel to his critically acclaimed first novel, “American Libre,” in “House Divided.” Ramos y Sanchez’s second novel picks up where the first left […]

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PechaKucha Night in Dayton

The coolest thing you haven’t heard of and can’t pronounce By Nicole Wroten PechaKucha. (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [pet͡ɕa ku͍̥t͡ɕa][1], chit chat) Funny word, right? So, what does it mean? Sounds kind of like Pikachu. No, that’s not it. A new sushi place? The latest model from Toyota? The eternal partner of Hello Kitty? It draws […]

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Editor’s Pick – 01/19/11

Comedy at Wiley’s By Nicole Wroten That’s right. The world’s only conservative Republican Jewish comedian from Kentucky is coming to Dayton. Appearing at Wiley’s Comedy Club, Jan. 20-22, Mark Klein is “one of those acts you just have to see” like a carnival sideshow. He is Jewish, conservative, entrepreneurial and most importantly, hilarious. Mark’s act […]

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Here Comes Santa Claw

Real Art’s latest project for kids (and clients) at heart By Nicole Wroten So, what does Santa do with all of those left over presents that nobody included on their wish lists? Ask Dayton’s own Real Art Design Group. On January 3, Real Art unveiled a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime project with the Santa Claw. Yes, Claw. […]

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Editor’s Choice – 01/12/11

Editor’s Pick By Nicole Wroten The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs offers two of my favorite things together for one low price: brunch and a movie. Every Sunday, you can enjoy an absolutely delicious brunch at The Winds Cafe, followed by a movie at The Little Art Theatre for only $15 per person. This […]

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Living Vicariously

Beavercreek native helps establish ‘eco-contemporary’ fashion brand By Nicole Wroten As a kid growing up in Beavercreek, Eric Adams never really dreamt he’d one day have a career in fashion. In fact, for most of his childhood, he never really knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. After graduating from Beavercreek High […]

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Editor’s Pick – Foxy Boxing at The Harem

Foxy Boxing at The Harem By Nicole Wroten Every Wednesday night, The Harem Gentleman’s Club holds “Foxy Boxing,” where girls from the club host a “no holds barred” boxing match for all to see. “It’s like a UFC fight in a thong,” said owner Kevin Fox. Recently, the fights have morphed into more of a […]

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Orange Willard at Canal Street Tavern

Orange Willard at Canal Street Tavern By Nicole Wroten According to, well, themselves, Orange Willard has been called “the toast of Dayton,” a “local phenom,” and “a band to watch out for.” Come find out if they’re all those things yourself on January 1, at Cana Street Tavern where they’ll be performing with Authors and […]

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Go Rue for New Year’s

Editor’s Choice By Nicole Wroten Ring in the New Year with Chef Anne Kearney and Tom Sand with Rue Dumaine’s exclusive New Year’s Eve menu. Kearney is well-known for using ingredients that are bought locally and seasonally used. For New Year’s Eve, there will be one seating at 7:00 p.m., $125/person. The menu will include […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]