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Thinking outside the ‘white cube’

Dayton’s Blue House redefines creative spaces By Susan Byrnes Photo: The Blue House on Catalpa Drive is a gallery and studio space for local and visiting artists; photo: Nicholaus Arnold The Blue House is exactly that: a nice, conventional house on Catalpa Drive with a welcoming front porch and bright red door. Though you might […]

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This town loves America

Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival, including a 100-unit parade, begins with a concert and flag ceremony on July 3 From a 1972 sidewalk sale to a mile-long party, the Centerville-Township Americana Festival now expects over 75,000 people Independence Day weekend. For 41 years, the people of […]

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Shape and be shaped

Meet the artist: Kevin Tunstall By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kevin Tunstall, untitled, porcelain, 2014 I’ve got the ceramic bug. Not for the chunky, wheel-thrown glazed mugs I’ve collected from country craft fairs for years, but the contemporary ceramic art, from porcelain that riffs on global trade routes to clay heads that have been decked out […]

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Welcome to the barony

Society for Creative Anachronism is more than LARPing By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Society for Creative Anachronism partakes in activities including armored combat, fencing and archery as well as embroidery, weaving and dyeing In Civil War and World War II reenactments, each costumed actor recreates famous battles. In an Adrian Empire reenactment, players can dress […]

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Asking tough questions

SunWatch Native American exhibit goes beyond the mascot By Emma Jarman Photo: Wright State University public history graduate students Mitchell Dorsten and Fayelee Conley prepare a component of the More Than a Mascot exhibit at SunWatch Indian Village SunWatch Indian Village—a reconstructed Fort Ancient Native American village and museum next to the Great Miami River—presents […]

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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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Success on the streets

Yellow Springs Street Fair helps local business thrive By Tara Pettit Photo: Yellow Springs Street Fair takes place June 13 in downtown Yellow Springs Small business owner and Yellow Springs resident, Molly Lunde, began her entrepreneurial journey with two things: a passion for travel and a collection of beautiful trinkets she acquired from her time […]

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Get the dirt

An insider’s guide to exploring your MetroParks By Kristen Wicker Photo: The tucked-away Sunderland Falls is located at the edge of a Vandalia neighborhood With nearly 16,000 acres of land, 160 miles of managed trails for the likes of hiking and mountain biking and 270 miles of river corridor, there’s plenty to discover in your […]

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Marching with a mission

Dayton’s annual Pride celebration By Erin Callahan Photo: Dayton Pride 2015 begins Friday, June 5. The annual Pride Parade begins at 11 a.m. on June 6 “The LGBT community, historically, has not been the favored community by any means,” Randy Phillips, president of the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, says. “But through Pride, people can show […]

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Out and in focus

Catherine Opie at Wexner Center By Susan Byrnes Photo: Catherine Opie, Mary, 2012 Photographer Catherine Opie was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1961. She gained national recognition for her studio portraits of gay, lesbian and transgender men and women, often part of the sadomasochistic leather subculture in San Francisco and Los Angeles, that were featured […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]