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Roger (Ebert) & Me How Roger Ebert’s “Life Itself” has inspired me By Jason Webber You must remember this — a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, but a memoir is never just a memoir. Especially when it’s written by Roger Ebert. I tore through Ebert’s just released, 417-page (index […]

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Fire walking through my past in Twin Peaks By Jason Webber Tom Wolfe can bite me. You can go home again. And sometimes — just sometimes — it can even be rewarding. Especially when you get to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in 17 years, drink rivers of hardcore Pacific Northwest coffee, kiss a […]

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Tears of an Insane Clown By Jason Webber Somewhere between the first burning splash of Faygo hitting my eyes and realizing that the median age in the room was 25 or younger, it suddenly hit me — I was not having any fun and I wanted to go home. My 14-year stint as a fan […]

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Piping Hot Martin Bevis celebrates his seventh decade as organist with Victoria Theatre film series By Jason Webber Martin Bevis has encountered many amazing sights and sounds during his nearly 20-year tenure as the organist for the Victoria Theatre. He still remembers the woman in the balcony who could yodel like a Swiss mountaineer during […]

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When Jason Met Steph … in Dayton By Jason Webber So there we are, sitting in Elsa’s, and she’s working on her second Bad Juan, which let me tell you is making her even badder by the minute, when she half-drunkenly slurs the question: “So why do you like Dayton?” I’m a bit floored by […]

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Bachelor’s Pad–The Musings and Misadventures of a Single, 30-Something, Dayton Transplant

Time-Warping Through Adulthood On Charm By Jason Webber It’s 10 minutes to midnight on May 7 at the reputedly haunted Sorg Opera House in Middletown, and I am beaming from ear to ear. For I have now officially earned my stripes as a corrupter of youth. There they are — my friends Zeke and Allie […]

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How Feathers Gave Me Wings

Life comes full circle in Oregon District vintage shop By Jason Webber It could have been an ordinary overcast summer day in Ohio, but it just so happened to be July 25, 2009, and it just so happened to be my very first time in Dayton. I was on a blind date with a girl […]

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I heard it through the News Feed

Surviving a break-up in the wacky world of Facebook By Jason Webber Like Alvy Singer and Annie Hall long before us, our great love died at a restaurant. Instead of alfalfa sprouts and mashed yeast, we opted for mediocre burritos at a chain Mexican eatery for our last meal as a couple. We sat down, […]

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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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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]