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Through The Looking Glass Of American Life

One-on-one With NPR’s Ira Glass By J.T. Ryder Through his nationally syndicated NPR radio show This American Life (which airs bi-weekly on WYSO), Ira Glass has become an inspirational ideal within the journalism community: A journalist’s journalist. This American Life, whose first broadcast aired on November 17, 1995 under the name Your Radio Playhouse, is […]

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Urban nights springs forward

Celebrate the season with family, friends and fine arts By  Emma Jarman Everyone loves a block party. There’s good music, great food and all the neighbors come out to dance in the street. However, not all blocks have parties, and not all parties invite the entire block. But, if you are reading this page, you […]

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A Theme For Humor

Having a cocktail with Larry Miller By J.T. Ryder Life is the one constant of our planet and life is the deep well that comedian, writer and actor Larry Miller draws from. It is life’s glimpses into a larger truth that has made Miller’s comedy much more than fanciful routines and commonplace bits. Miller, who […]

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Miss Maha & the City

May 2011 By Maha Kashani It’s official. Miss Maha is FINALLY a resident of downtown Dayton. After six months of searching and patiently waiting, I finally found the perfect loft in the city. I have been a resident of the Dayton region for 16 years but, besides my undergraduate years at the University of Dayton, […]

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Best Bang for Your Buck

Busting the myth that the suburbs are the better option By Dayton Mayor Gary D. Leitzell As Mayor, one of my key goals is to help alter long-term misconceptions and untruths that have become generally accepted as fact. Whether it’s the falsehood that downtown Dayton is unsafe or that recycling doesn’t really save taxpayers much […]

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Sculptures on the Square

Troy art exhibition opening doors to visitors, art lovers By Tim Walker The doors of perception will be wide open in Troy this summer. Visitors to Troy’s downtown district, as well as long-time residents of the city, will be pleasantly surprised to discover a different look to the square when they’re out through the coming […]

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You’re so vanity

Sizing Up a Fashion Industry Phenomenon By Sara McKinniss So, none of the girls here eat anything? – Andy Not since two became the new four and zero became the new two. – Nigel Well, I’m a six … – Andy Which is the new 14. – Nigel This line from the 2006 hit movie […]

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Mixed Media

Fine Arts and Crafts at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve By Matt Clevenger Searching for the next Van Gogh or just a truly unique Mother’s Day gift? Fine artists in more than a dozen different mediums will gather at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve in Troy on Saturday, May 7, offering their one-of-a-kind works for sale during […]

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Get out and plant!

Annual plant sales enhance your garden or landscape By Valerie Beerbower Five Rivers MetroParks are made possible through citizen support of a tax-based levy, but local foundations also supplement two facilities. The Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation and James M. Cox Jr. Arboretum Foundation were created to enhance Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, and Cox Arboretum MetroPark, respectively. Between […]

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Mind the nuptials

Royal wedding fever takes over the Miami Valley By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In a land far, far away from Dayton, there is a royal wedding to be had. Sure, there will be all of the typical wedding fodder: music, cake, dancing, food, photographs and more. But for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]