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Personal and awkward

Mike Birbiglia thanks God for jokes at Victoria By Gary Spencer Photo: Comedian Mike Birbiglia will perform at the Victoria Theatre on Sept. 12;   According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “religious” has a few synonyms, two of which are the words “devotional” and “sacred.” Most comedians could be said to feel religious about their […]

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Flank steak, salty chemistry and South African wine

Celebrating a delicious braai tradition By Mike Rosenberg Photo: Mulderbosch 2011 Chenin Blanc Steep op Hout I love flank steak. Love it. It’s perhaps my favorite cut of meat. Think about it. You walk into a grocery store with a $20 bill. You grab a beautiful two-pound wad of cow from which you can serve generous […]

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Gear up for good

Artemis Gone Riding combats domestic violence By Alyssa Reck Photo: Members of the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton stop for swag during the 2013 Artemis Gone Riding event; photo: Peter Wine Teams of bike riders dressed up in jail outfits and boas pedal their way along the bike path, stopping every few miles to […]

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Retro and relevant

A review of Human Race’s Miracle on South Division Street By Jacqui Theobald Photo: [l-r] Lauren Ashley Carter as Ruth, Wendy Barrie-Wilson as Clara and Kyle Nunn as Jimmy in “Miracle on South Division Street”; photo: Scott J. Kimmins. A miracle of big laughs and knowing chuckles occurred at the Loft Theatre opening night as […]

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Research. Re-pour. Repeat.

An historical brewery experience at Carillon Brewing Company By Kevin J. Gray Photo: Katie Nowack, program manager of the Patterson Homestead, stokes the fire under a large copper kettle used for hearth cooking demonstrations for the historical food-ways programming; photo: Haylie Schlater Walk into any modern brewery and the scene is awash with stainless steel. From […]

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Let’s face it

Variations on Likeness at DVAC By Joyell Nevins Photo: Julie Renee Jones, “Mere” A portrait can be more than just a picture of what a person looks like on the outside – it can be an insight into their soul. That insight, coupled with the diversity of the human condition, is what Dayton Visual Arts […]

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Prepare to get Night-ed

Urban Nights takes over downtown Dayton By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Comet Skippers perform at Urban Nights in May; photo: Andrew Thompson Part festival, part block party, part sparkling nebula shining bright enough to draw crowds from the farthest reaches of the Miami Valley, Urban Nights is downtown Dayton’s bi-annual open house and will […]

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Neck and neck

Guitarist Mark Kroos wows at Canal Public House By Gary Spencer Photo: Mark Kroos will perform Sept. 5 at Canal Public House Some things have to be seen to be believed. That certainly seems to be the case with North Carolina guitarist Mark Kroos, who has played every style of music from ska to country, […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Goodbye summer, hello fall by Maha Kashani Photo: Enjoy authentic brats and metts during Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute; photo courtesy of DAI I hate to break the news, but with Labor Day now behind us, summer is technically over. That being said, don’t fret! Summer was here and gone in a flash, but […]

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The Big Easy in the Queen City

Trombone Shorty takes on the Ohio River Throwdown By Alan Sculley Photo: Trombone Shorty and New Orleans Avenue will perform on Sept. 6 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati; photo: Jonathan Mannion There’s no telling how Trombone Shorty’s latest album, Say That to Say This, will be remembered in the future. The CD was released in […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]