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Identity, on film

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2016 Dayton Jewish Film Fest By T.T. Stern-EnziAs both a film critic and, more fundamentally, as a passionate lover of film, I stand behind the belief that movies serve the purpose of gathering and sustaining a sometimes-disparate community of viewers. We enter that darkened space as individuals, locked inside our perspectives, but those flickering frames […]

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No drunk uncles

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14th bluegrass reunion plays Wilmington By Tim Smith The arrival of milder weather in the Miami Valley usually means one thing—the return of music festivals. The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, a two-day celebration of all things bluegrass, will take place in Wilmington on March 18 and 19. This is the 14th year for the […]

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What’s in the box?

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Connecting consumers to Community Supported Agriculture at 2nd Street Market By Lisa Bennett If you’re looking for some farm-fresh groceries and a little good old-fashioned fun, you may want to treat yourself to a visit to the CSA fair. This year, local farmers will roll up their sleeves and cook up delectable dishes for fair-goers […]

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Savor and sip

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Culinary delights, craft beer harmonize at AleFeast By Hayley Fudge English cheddar. Fried Chicken. Pork belly. Pot roast crostini. Four cheese grilled cheese. Bavarian soft pretzels. Dark chocolate sea salt caramels. Barrel-aged stout. Belgian quad. Gueuze. Scotch ale. Imperial IPA. Gose. Doppelbock. Do I have your attention yet? Thought so. That’s just a snippet of […]

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Year of the Monkey

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Lunar New Year explained By Joyell Nevins In America, a new year is often celebrated with a big party, some resolutions and kisses, and then by Jan. 2 we’re back to work or school. However, in Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is often a weeklong holiday and huge celebration, with a plethora of ways […]

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What the heck is Kwanzaa?

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Answers to a question you may have been afraid to ask By Lauren Adams Photo: Larry Crowe performs tambiko—the ritual of pouring libation is an essential ceremonial tradition and a way of giving homage to the ancestors It is a question many of us have. Like most holidays, many think Kwanzaa is a religious celebration, […]

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Saucy Santas

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Ten years of the Santa Pub Crawl By Lauren Adams Photo: The Santa Pub Crawl takes place Saturday, Dec. 12 in the Oregon District; photo: Geek with a Lens Photography If you see hundreds of elves stumbling around the Oregon District on Saturday, Dec. 12, don’t be alarmed. It’s just Daytonians celebrating the holidays, and […]

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Handmade from the heart

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Annual Handmade Holiday at Yellow Cab By Gary Spencer Photo: Handmade drink coasters made by A-Round Dayton, one of many unique items available at Handmade Holiday, Dec. 4-5 at the Old Yellow Cab Building; photo: Erin Vasconcelos The holiday gift-giving season is upon us once again, and us would-be Santas face choices when it comes […]

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Par for the cause

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Annual Barstool Open returns to the Oregon District By Emma Jarman Photo: The Annual Barstool Open will take place Nov. 14 in the Oregon District If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what it may be like to play putt-putt golf in nine different bars in one afternoon with a couple hundred of your very closest […]

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Seize the dia

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Dia de los Muertos returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: Gabriela Pickett, a Dia de Los Muertos Dayton organizer, and her husband stroll the streets during the event last year. Dia de Los Muertos will take place Nov. 1; photo: Bill Franz Life, love and loss. These are things that affect us all. Death doesn’t care […]

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Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]

Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that […]

Spring into comics

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Comic culture in Yellow Springs By Josher Lumpkin The village of Yellow Springs is a quaint college town that manages […]