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Stranger things


Metal in Strange Places Conference magnetizes natives and travelers By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Gabby Riches from Leeds Beckett University in England examines women’s participation in extreme metal as a form of feminism Oct. 22 “The metal research community is very welcoming,” explains Bryan Bardine, Ph.D, and associate professor of English at the University of Dayton. […]

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In Nomine Daytonas


A haunted hootenanny of dark arts and music By Gary Spencer Photo: Lurking Corpses, among others, will wreak their mayhem at In Nomine Daytonas Oct. 8 Dayton, Ohio, seems to be a place where people like to stage inaugural events. Whether it’s Sideshow, Ladyfest, or, more recently, the Amplified Humans Festival, the city loves first-time […]

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Heathens and herbs


Pagan Pride survives By Lisa Bennett Photo: A group joins hands in a ritual at Pagan Pride Day, this year at Taylorsville MetroPark Oct. 1 Their beliefs span thousands of years of history and dozens of traditions. Who are they? The intrepid souls, who continually forge ahead, undaunted by the turmoil of history are Pagans, […]

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Ashes to ashes


Pet cremation options in the Miami Valley By Tim Walker Our pets, the loved ones to whom this annual issue of the Dayton City Paper is dedicated – what can be said about our beloved animal friends that hasn’t already been echoed many times before in these and other pages? They allow us to share […]

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Battle of the voices


Dayton’s spoken word collective Metaphorically Speaking turns three By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin If you’ve ever been privy to the intensity of a spoken word poetry slam, you know the spine-tingling effect that the power of well-chosen words can have on your very being. Metaphorically Speaking does just that. A collective of local artists, creatives and […]

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Booze and body mods


Science of tattoos, taboos and more at Boonshoft By Lauren Adams Wine? Check. Hors d’oeuvres? Check. Tattooing and makeovers in a science museum while drinking wine and eating hors d’oeuvres? Check. On Feb. 27 the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will deliver it all with the Eureka!: Sip, Savor, Science event. The experience will give guests […]

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Welcome to Night Vale 


Popular cult podcast, live in Cincinnati By Tim Walker  Photo: Cecil Baldwin will narrate as Cecil Palmer in a live performance of Welcome to Night Vale, May 13 at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati; photo: Whitney Browne Actor Cecil Baldwin has found his dream job, and thousands of regular listeners around the world are infinitely […]

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Music, magic and mayhem


Cap’n Johnny’s Whiz Bang brings the burlesque  By Benjamin Smith   Photo: [l to r] See Sunny Wonderland and Cap’n Johnny Business during the Cap’n Johnny’s Whiz Bang at Gilly’s on Sept. 13; photo: Jennifer Taylor Clarke Let’s face it: we’re all jaded. Hardly anything surprises us, entertains us. The present can be dull, maybe even […]

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No Suitcase. No Problem.


Discover Tiki Culture at The Call of the Tropics Festival By Jennifer Hanauer Do you remember the movie Joe Versus the Volcano? Perhaps not the best in Tom Hanks’ body of work, but Hanks’ Joe does powerfully and immediately connect with every viewer who has ever felt like a drone, or even just had a […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]