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Debate Forum: 09/30

Forum Center: If it walks like a duck …  By Paul Noah Illustration: Jed Helmers Imagine the following scenario: You live in a state were firearms are legally sold in major department stores such as the one within which you’re currently shopping. As you turn to walk down an aisle there is young African American man casually […]

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Unexpected virtuosity rears its head

East Coast sax-driven trio Moon Hooch grinds cave music at Oddbody’s By Paul Noah Photo: [l-r] Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch will perform at Oddbody’s Sept. 12; photo: Shervin Lainez Listen to any Moon Hooch track and you’re instantly insulted by blatantly dissonant timbres and dance-beat-driven two-note chords – yet you’re […]

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Boarding a roller-coaster

Unpredictable puppy, unknown past, uncertain future By Paul Noah Photo: A boy and his dog Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs. But I’m also realistic. Though my wife’s and my childless lifestyle narrowly avails responsible cat ownership (I take him to work on a daily basis), it doesn’t justify dog cohabitation because we’re nearly never […]

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Bringing Back the Witch’s Broom

The “Yellow Brick Road Map” to the Dayton Arcade Library  ARCADE LIBRARY COVER STORY: PART A By Paul Noah Publisher, Dayton City Paper Just after the $187 million library levy passed, Hollywood storyboard artist and long-time friend J. Todd Anderson met with me in early December 2012 and insisted I permit him to proceed and […]

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Tell the library board of trustees you want them to consider the Arcade!

If you wish for the library board of trustees to consider the Dayton Arcade as the possible future home of the main Downtown Dayton branch of the Dayton Metro Library, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION! NOTE: Your personal email address will not be shared whatsoever. However, your name, city and state WILL appear at the bottom […]

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Experience Hendrix tribute tour better than expected

I had a bit of an idea that I was I was going to experience by witnessing some of the world’s greatest axe grinders perform in the course of a single show.  I suspected it was going to be good.  Instead, I was blown away.  I’ve been impressed just from listening to the likes of […]

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Circulation and Website visits continue to grow

We’re not only seeing a spike in website visits (over 240,000 hits so far in October where all of September barely reached 30,000), we’ve been receiving more requests from businesses seeking to distribute the Dayton City Paper than ever before. Thank you to everyone reading our paper and online! P

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Website reaction has been overwhelming

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our new upgraded website. Our hosting company almost suspended our service because of the bandwidth spike that took place yesterday (Wed 10/13/10). More of our writers will be coming on board with blog pages. Thanks again for being a loyal reader. P

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QR Codes

You may have noticed numerous interesting looking square boxes with geometric shapes within it. These “QR” codes are scannable by your smart phone provided that you already have the app to perform the task. If you have a smart phone but you don’t have the app yet, make sure to read next week’s edition on […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]