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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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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]