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Polished rubies in a city of rough gems

The Rubi Girls present a benefit for ARC Ohio By J.T. Ryder Since mankind adopted gender specific clothing, through Shakespearian time and into modern times, the entertainment world has had a titillating fascination with jocks in frocks. Even within the realm of drag queens and divas, there are countless layers and visions of drag, from […]

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All in a golden afternoon

The Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum showcases native moths and butterflies By Valerie Beerbower Did you know Montgomery County is home to one of Ohio’s first native butterfly houses? The Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike, is open now through August 28. “Each species of butterfly or moth has slightly different timing […]

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Where the artists come to play

The Dayton Arts Project comes to fruition By Khalid Moss Daniel Karasik is a bright-eyed, 20-something with a winning smile and the lean, muscular build of a dancer. It makes sense, because he is a member of the Dayton Ballet Company where he has been employed as a dancer since 2008. But his artistic aspirations […]

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Miss Maha and the City

August 2011 By Maha Kashani Given my Middle Eastern descent, I’m no stranger to the heat, but even I had a hard time braving the elements last month. Besides the heat wave, July provided great entertainment with events like CityFolk, Americana, the Temptations at the Fraze and the 37th Dayton Air Show. Plus, our own […]

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Conversational Convictions

Anthony Barwick’s Conversation Piece: A reality exchange By J.T. Ryder I was so excited about being a part of the Conversation Piece that I did something I rarely do: I arrived early. I had a week to reflect my opinions and the psychology behind them, which made me come to some rather startling epiphanies. Anthony […]

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Taking it all in

The sights and sounds at Miami Valley Music Fest By Tim Walker   The summer is here, the weather is hot and the sounds of laughter and outdoor live music will be filling the air in Troy in August. And it’s all being done to raise money for local charities.   Local residents have always […]

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Gaelics storm the streets of Dayton

The 10th annual Celtic Festival alights By Emma Jarman The sentiments of St. Patrick’s Day ring loud and true through the streets of Dayton during the United Irish of Dayton’s annual Celtic Festival. People dressed in green drink Celtic ales in the beer gardens, eat Celtic foods from street-side vendors, absorb Celtic melodies at the […]

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Street seen: Yellow Springs

Your monthly fix of other people’s kicks By Emily McDermott Despite the humidity and blistering sun, there are ways to dress fashionably in the summer without dying of heat exhaustion. Many people took advantage of the opportunity to display their summer style at the Yellow Springs Street Fair in June; from octogenarian hippies to adorable […]

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Put on your boots and get back to your roots

The Miami County Fair is sure to bring some memories back By Emily Kaiser Growing up in Ohio, I didn’t have the luxury of being near a beach with salt water waves and the ability of building a sky high sand castle. I wasn’t near a beautiful waterfall or snowcapped mountains to explore my imagination. […]

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A trip to Don’s Pawn Shop

The trash, treasure and characters found in a Dayton pawn shop By Khalid Moss If you’re into Hardcore Pawn, American Pickers, Oddities, Auction Hunters — or the granddaddy of them all — Pawn Stars, it speaks to your tenuous relationship with reality. Because you have unfortunately fallen victim to that rare, TV-induced syndrome called Acute […]

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News of the weird: 11/18

With Chuck Shepherd The other world series In October, another premier world sports event reached its climax, with one team […]

Advice Goddess 11/18/14

Along came polygraph by Amy Alkon   I’m an aspiring comedian – seriously aspiring – so I’m out most nights […]

The Docket: 11/18

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove A new trend? A 36-year-old woman […]

Advice Goddess: 11/11

By Amy Alkon Scold rush  I try to be direct, but my girlfriend often sees this as meanness. For example, […]

The Docket 11/11/14

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hail seizure! Officers responded to a […]

news of the weird 11/11

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Baby beauty Amanda Collins, 28, took “beauty pageant mom” to the next level (down) […]