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Living off “The Grid”

Martha Moody’s dystopian vision of Dayton in “Sharp and Dangerous Virtues” By Tim Walker Imagine: the year is 2047. In Dayton, Ohio, in a future not so far away, the United States has had to adapt in order to survive. After hundreds of years reigning as a global superpower, the U.S. is still recognizable, but […]

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The Armageddon Bucket List

Things you should do … while you still can! By Stacey Ritz You’ve always dreamed of … what? If you’ve dreamed of doing it, why have you been putting that one thing off? Is it time, money, guts? What’s holding you back? Emma Cline explained that she’s always wanted to float in the Dead Sea […]

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Radiohead, singing children and synthesizers

OK KID: Worst of all albums, end of all culture  By Benjamin Smith As the proud father of a precocious 10-year-old, I feel I have the experience and wisdom to proclaim, with impunity, that children are terrible. Seriously, they ruin everything. Children piss on your shoes, eat all the cupcakes, vomit at operas. Children ruin […]

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Seeking a film for the end of the world

When it all ends, what will you be watching?  By T.T. Stern-Enzi The end is … We’ve heard it all before. If not from Nostradamus or the Mayans or some other Psychic Friends Network associate who lost their connection to the mainframe, then it was likely that we’ve seen the end unspooling before us onscreen. […]

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Apocalypse! Now!

For all of humanity’s achievements, the past hundred years or so witnessed incredible acceleration of technology that put unparalleled access of transportation and information at our fingertips. While the speed of life arguably got a little out of control, who can argue that it didn’t get a little easier at the same time? Let’s take […]

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End of the world?

Making sense of the Mayan prophecy  By Megan Garrison So today is Dec. 12, 2012. And in precisely 9 days the end of the world is supposed to occur on Dec. 21, 2012 all because of a prediction made by the Mayans. A prediction that honestly has no real scientific merit other than some loosely […]

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… And the first post-apocalyptic Grammy goes to?

Local musician Dutch Peters readies album to be released in event of Apocalypse  By W.C. Ruffnel “War is just a war/A Ford is just a Ford/When fire rains from the sky/You’ll wish you were in my bunker.” -Dutch Peters, “I’m Prepared” Dutch Peters is no stranger to extenuating circumstances. When was 12, he claims that […]

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The last drop

Beer pairings for the Apocalypse By Kevin J. Gray If you are reading this, the Mayans were wrong and the world didn’t end. But that doesn’t mean the Apocalypse isn’t still coming. And when it does, one of the most important decisions you will be facing is what to drink when the end comes. After […]

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I feel fine

Songs for the end of the world By Tim Anderl So, the Mayan calendar is running out of days. Does this mean we can quit sweating the “fiscal cliff”? Does it mean that our coupons for buy one, get one free Big Macs will remain unused in 2013, because there won’t be a 2013? My […]

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Apocalypse Survival Guide

A how-to for the end of days By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin As the end approaches, you may find yourself experiencing some anxiety regarding the perils that wait for you during the Apocalypse. To help put your mind at ease during this hectic time of doom, the staff at the Dayton City Paper has compiled the […]

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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]