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Great sexpectations


Couple sheds light on swinging lifestyle By Katie Christoff Photo: Local couple Diana and Tony McCollister were briefly featured on A&E’s series Neighbors With Benefits Tony and Diana McCollister have been together for almost 12 years, and have been married for close to five. They have three children and live in a suburban community in […]

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Commending Coffy


Pam Grier: The sexiest woman in the movie universe By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Pam Grier as Jackie Brown in “Jackie Brown,” 1997 Olive Films is releasing three classics of the Blaxploitation era—“Coffy” (1973), “Foxy Brown” (1974) and “Friday Foster” (1975)—featuring the undeniably tough and beautiful Pam Grier. As a child in the early 1970s, my […]

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On a roll


Ariake Sushi is the real deal By Paula Johnson Photo: One of the many sushi offerings available at Ariake Surrounded by the subdued chatter of Japanese conversation in the bustling yet relaxing dining room of Ariake Sushi Bar and Restaurant, you might feel you’ve been transported to Tokyo. Sitting in a comfortable booth, PIP (Palate […]

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Gone phishing


The Daytonian’s guide to dating technology By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Apps like Tinder allow users to swipe through photos before selecting a potential match Looking for love? How about a hookup? Perhaps you simply require the illusion of a significant other to get your well-meaning but over-reaching friends and family off your back? There’s […]

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Addicted to love


Local author’s new memoir about sex addiction’s silent sister By Tara Pettit Photo: “Insatiable: A Memoir of Love Addiction” is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, IndieBound.com and in all major bookstores Crazy in love. Fool for love. Addicted to love. We’ve all heard, seen and even experienced from time to time the intense emotional highs and […]

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Making a scene


Vancouver’s Hawking deliver enigmatic post-indie rock By Tim Anderl Photo: Vancouver will perform at South Park Tavern June 26 Vancouver-based progressive indie rock band Hawking is an enigmatic and sophisticated band that admittedly still struggles to find its “scene.” Too musically academic for punk rock, but a little too punk for indie sets, the band […]

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Where you from, you sexy beer?


Locally available options to sex up your beer game By Hayley Fudge Photo: According to Toxic Brewing Company, patrons on the balcony at a neighboring establishment used to play a game to guess if passersby were going to the Annex (porn store) or 5th Street Pawn (now the brewery). This inspired the Porn or Pawn […]

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Rock and roll circus


Tedeschi Trucks Band Wheels of Soul tour with old friends at Rose By Rusty Pate Photo: Tedeschi Trucks Band will play Rose Music Center on June 27 as part of the Wheels of Soul tour; photo: Mark Seliger The husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have won Grammy Awards, critical praise […]

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The talk


Local musicians divulge sexy secrets By Tim Anderl Photo: “Trying to make out with my neck while I’m playing, as funny and strange as it may be, is unwelcome.” – Christian Roerig, The Nightbeast; photo: mikecimages Music, and the alluring nature of the people who make it, have long provided a fertile ground where steamy […]

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Let’s talk about …


Sex, health and personal questions, in a room full of strangers By Katie Christoff Photo: Contini and team member Amber do an exercise at a Pure Romance training session Lindsay Contini gets paid to talk about sex. As a local consultant and team leader for Pure Romance, the world’s largest in-home party company specializing in […]

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Smoke? Or just hot air?


Regional vapor shops here to stay By Tim Walker Photo: According to the CDC, the number of adults and teenagers who smoke cigarettes is Page steadily decreasing, while e-cigarette use is on the rise Modern-day fad or not, “vaping” is going on everywhere you look these days. In bars and restaurants, at the mall and […]

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Sucking to inspire


Thirty years later, Green Jellÿ still suxx By Gary Spencer Photo: Green Jellÿ has developed a cult following for its outrageous live performances; photo: Melina Dellamarggio Most musicians don’t set out to suck. But most musicians aren’t Bill Manspeaker, founding member of comedy rock band Green Jellÿ (pronounced “Jello”; the band was originally named Green […]

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Looking forward to ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’


Love and sex in the twilight years By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Blythe Danner as Carol Petersen in “I’ll See You In My Dreams”; Rating: PG-13, Grade: B+ American cinema has a problem with depictions of the lives of mature (read: older) characters; though, to be completely honest, the point could be argued that the industry […]

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All beats, no bread


Dayton Jazz Festival wails into downtown By CC Hutten Photo: The Dayton Jazz Festival will take place June 21 from 1-9 p.m. On June 21, the Dayton community is set to rally behind jazz music. Dayton Jazz Festival will be the first event of the summer music festival series hosted by the Dayton Department of […]

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Moanin’ the blues


Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Jonny Lang at Rose By Rusty Pate Photo: Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform with Jonny Lang at Rose Music Center on June 24 It may be hard to believe, but Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been making music for nearly 20 years. He first burst onto the blues scene […]

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Human Race rocks “Crowns”


An amazing ensemble of singers and hats By Jacqui Theobald Photo: [l-r] Jasmine Easler as Velma, Torrie Wiggins as Mabel, David Jennings as Man and Joy Lynn Jacobs as Wanda in “Crowns,” which will be performed by The Human Race Theatre Company through June 28; photo: Scott J. Kimmins An interview with Set Designer Tamara […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]