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Miss Maha and the City

April 2011 By Miss Maha Spring is finally here! Oh, how I’ve waited so patiently for warm weather to grace me with it’s presence. This is my favorite season and April is always an exciting month. We’ll pull pranks on April Fools Day, find out if Dayton will land a NASA shuttle at the Air […]

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A New Palette

Creating art out of vacant spaces in downtown Dayton By Nicole Wroten Have you ever seen a dreary landscape or a dull, naked painting you didn’t like? Have you ever wanted to just take a paintbrush and wipe it with color and life? Well, currently underway in downtown Dayton is a project trying to make […]

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Throw me somethin’ mister!

How to celebrate Mardi Gras (yeah you) right By Nicole Wroten Before I wrote this piece last week, I posted the following status on my Facebook page: “Trying to write an article about Mardi Gras. How in the world am I going to explain it to Ohioans?” A college friend of mine simply said, “You […]

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Miss Maha and the City

March 2011 By Maha Kashani I love that spring is almost here. This is an especially exciting time of year for me as I will be celebrating the Iranian New Year, called Norooz, on the first day of spring and my birthday just happens to follow on March 31, officially the 11th of Farvardin. All […]

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The M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

Dispelling the myth that downtown Dayton is unsafe By Mayor Gary Leitzell You hear it everywhere you go in Montgomery County, particularly in the suburbs: “You can’t go into downtown Dayton. It’s unsafe! You’ll get mugged, robbed or worse!” The idea that downtown Dayton is unsafe has become accepted as fact by thousands of people […]

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Turning the beat around

Miss Maha does the Tango … By Maha Kashani   When Stephanie Ricker from A Special Wish Foundation approached me at a Generation Dayton event and asked, “Hey Maha, can you dance?” I laughed and responded, “Give me a couple cocktails with some good music and sure I can dance!” I did NOT expect to […]

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Love is in the ‘ugh’

An Anti-Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Those Who Have Really Had It Up to Here With This Fake-Ass Holiday By Jason Webber If there is a more universally reviled holiday than Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t exist on this planet. How many people do you know who will actually stand up and admit that they are […]

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Miss Maha and the City – February

February Happenings By Maha Kashani Happy New Year Daytonians!! My 2011 has taken off with a bang since returning from Iran. I had an amazing time visiting with family, reconnecting with my roots and being immersed in Persian culture. I’d love to share my journey with you, so please check out the photos from my […]

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Luck of the Irish coffee

In search of the perfect alcohol/caffeine duo by Mark Luedtke In a lighthearted protest of the Four Loko ban, which banned alcoholic beverages pre-mixed with caffeine, my girlfriend Devin and I decided to enjoy Irish coffee at local Irish bars for this happy hour column. Dublin Pub enjoys a prime location on the southeast corner […]

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‘Press’ing the boundaries

Changing Dayton’s conceptions about coffee, one cup at a time By Lara Donnelly Brett and Janell Barker are coffee people. Brett has worked as a barista at Pacchia in Dayton and Gimme! Coffee in Brooklyn and opened a Gimme! Coffee franchise location in Ithaca, New York. The couple recently returned from a tour of “coffee […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]