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Commentary Forum: 10/10

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Sex sells Did Hugh Hefner affect American society? If so, how? By Sarah Sidlow The first issue of Playboy, published in 1953, contained no date. That was just in case it wasn’t successful enough for a second issue. Twenty years later, his business would be an empire including a string of TV shows, a jazz […]

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A backyard party

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Joan Soriano brings Bachata to Dayton The duke of Bachata, Joan Soriano; photo: iASO records By Tim Smith Travel the world, and you’ll discover many variations on traditional native music. One such form is Bachata, which is defined as a hybrid of Latin American music with European, Indigenous, and African musical elements. It originated in […]

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Debate Center: 10/3

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Title IX 101 How should schools handle sexual assault cases? Artwork: caglecartoons.com By Sarah Sidlow Education Secretary  Betsy Devos has been busy. Last month, her department announced that it would be calling a mulligan on an Obama-era policy regarding sexual assault on college campuses. Quick refresher: Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 […]

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Celebrating our musical heritage

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Rhythm and Roots Festival at the Troy-Hayner Center Photo: Cincinnati band Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle headlines the festival By Tim Smith  It’s been said that the soul of man is in his music. Throughout our country’s history, music has always been a vital part of American culture. The Troy-Hayner Center in Troy […]

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Bluegrass brews in Miamisburg

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Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival Photo: The Repeating Arms, with Max Nunery; photo: Max Nunery By Tim Smith The Dayton area boasts ardent fans of many types of music, but none has a following quite like bluegrass. Each year there are concerts and festivals devoted to bluegrass music across the region, but local musician and […]

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Use it up, wear it out

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Up-Cycled Art Show in Yellow Springs Photo: Sara Gray, slumped wine bottle; photo: Sara Gray. By Tim Smith If you’re of a certain age, you may have heard the terms junk sculpture or found art in reference to art objects fashioned from everyday items that have outlived their usefulness. The art form had its origins […]

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Debate Forum: 9/12

Don’t call it a comeback Dayton green-lights the traffic camera revival By Sarah Sidlow Everyone loves a good comeback story: Michael Jordan’s heralded return to the NBA, Aerosmith’s late ’80s Permanent Vacation re-debut, City of Dayton’s traffic camera reboot… Well, maybe not that last one. In July, the City of Dayton announced it would re-introduce […]

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Debate Forum: 8/22

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Which right write is right? In Charlottesville, what isn’t the debate? By Sarah Sidlow Overwhelmed by the Charlottesville news cycle recently? Likewise. Let’s catch up. On Saturday, August 12, white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a “Unite the Right” march. Turns out, a few other people were there as well: counterprotesters, opposed to the […]

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Reading one-handed: e-book erotica

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Local writer Tim Smith scores online with his sexy stories Photo: Local author Tim Smith By Tim Walker Remember the plain brown wrapper? There’s no denying that the digital revolution has changed the way the average person consumes his or her entertainment, and adult entertainment is no exception, especially when it comes to the written […]

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Street art

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Art in the City takes over downtown Dayton Photo: Dancers perform on Main Street for Art in the City, a square-mile celebration of the arts in downtown Dayton, this year on Aug. 4 By Tim Smith Take a walk through downtown Dayton Aug. 4 and you’ll see art everywhere, from building lobbies to posters advertising […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]