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40 things to know about Oktoberfest

DCP’s complete guide to DAI’s 40th Annual Oktoberfest By Kevin J. Gray This year marks the 40th Annual Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest. In honor of that tremendous milestone, Dayton City Paper presents you with 40 things to know about Oktoberfest. Consider it your comprehensive guide to DAI’s Oktoberfests, past and present. 1  Oktoberfest is an […]

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On the edge

September’s Urban Nights will be over the top By Jennifer Hanauer Raise $1,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley (BBBSGMV), and you get the chance to rappel down the side of Dayton’s 27-story KeyBank Tower during September’s Urban Nights. This was the proposition put forth to the adventuresome faction of Daytonian […]

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The 8th Annual Dayton Music Fest

Clean out your ears: Dayton Music Fest is throwing down with two days of local music By Benjamin Dale   It all boils down to religion. The Catholic Church invented the chords. The pagans invented the festivals. The exuberance is uniquely human. Some people go to church; others go to the synagogue. Still others trek […]

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Life is so strange when it’s changin’

A look at life, liberty and lucidity with Lynyrd Skynyrd By J.T. Ryder We may view our lives as a linear passage of time, as if we were tiredly gazing through a car window as the lackluster landscape of our lives flies by, a vista of relatively repetitive sameness that is only occasionally broken by […]

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A fall curtain call

DCP’s guide to the Fall 2011 arts season By Emma Jarman and Nicole Wroten Autumn is known for many things: The leaves change colors and float to the ground, the air goes crisp and cool, candy apples and cider replace elephant ears and snow cones and the City of Dayton gears up for another season […]

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Shot in the dark

A 10-step guide that proves bar owners are crazy and that opening a bar is probably not for you. By Christopher Schutte It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting in the corner booth at your favorite bar with a few friends. After a few drinks, the juices start flowing. Everyone’s laughing, having a great […]

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The pig says, “Let’s learn!”

How the Learning Tree Farm is getting local kids back to nature By Emma Jarman The speed limit is 50 miles per hour down a two-lane road. Fresh eggs sit unattended at the end of the driveway, waiting for purchase on the honor system. When the sun goes down, this place sleeps; it’s unlike the […]

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No fracking way?

Debate over controversial extraction technique divides Ohioans By David H. Landon The Village of Yellow Springs recently passed a resolution calling for a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, is the process of initiating and propagating a fracture in a rock layer by employing the pressure of a fluid as the […]

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Simply the best

DCP’s top picks for the best bakeries around the Miami Valley By Brian P. Sharp I’ve never met a baked good I didn’t like. It took lots of research and reminiscing, one too many sugar rushes, maybe a few pounds around my waistline after hours in the car on the ultimate quest for the best […]

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Arts getting axed?

A look at the struggle for arts funding in Ohio By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In a nation where a nicely padded savings and retirement are an all-too-often distant memory, stealing time away to indulge a “life passion” is a far off dream for many. And it’s for that very reason that “logic” would tell he who […]

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Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]

Debate Commentary 03/11

Forum Center: If a person objects to a police search but is not home to state it, do the police still […]