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We Wear The Mask

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The Short Life of Paul Laurence Dunbar By Tim Walker   “We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, – This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.” From “We Wear the Mask”, by Paul Laurence […]

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Dayton’s Best Burgers

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Exploring an American Classic By Tom Baker As Jack Donaghy of 30 Rock points out, you “never badmouth synergy.”  This “whole greater than the sum of its parts” thinking is exactly what makes a great burger.  Sure, you can have free range beef, slaughtered an hour ago, cooked a perfect medium rare, but if the […]

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Why Not Democratic Socialism?

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By Rana Odeh Can you imagine getting paid 100% of your salary for 18 months of maternity leave? What about never stressing over health care costs when you, your child, or your family members get sick? What about free college education, free childcare, and subsidized (healthy) food and housing? Does it sound too good to […]

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Socialism Is Irrational and Deadly

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By Mark Luedtke Why People Advocate Socialism In his book The New Evolution Diet, Paleolithic lifestyle pioneer Art DeVany calls humans lazy over-eaters. “We humans evolved when food was scarce and life was full of arduous physical activity. Hence, our bodies instruct us to eat everything we can lay our hands on and to exert […]

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Do you really know the JERSEY BOYS?

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The Broadway Hit Comes to Dayton As the world we live in seems more interested in the Jersey shore…or the “real” housewives of New Jersey…Dayton gets to see the JERSEY BOYS roll into town.  There is more reality in this musical, which won a Tony Award, than in either of the aforementioned shows.  This musical […]

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Supersized kids

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Ohio’s childhood obesity problem is worse than we thought By Caroline Shannon-Karasik When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, the response to heal is almost always instantaneous. Family members reach out to help. Doctors suggest treatment plans and offer advice for attacking the disease. And the Internet, schools of research and a multitude of books […]

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The Big Hat & Toy Show

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Guided By Voices Classic-Era Lineup returns in classic form By Kyle Melton Upon disbanding the beloved Guided By Voices (GBV) in 2004, Robert Pollard proclaimed that he would never reform the band and that GBV were a thing of the past. After 20 years serving as both reclusive home recording enthusiasts, indie rock darlings, and […]

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NASA to Dayton: Over and out

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The real story about Dayton and NASA’s shuttle decision By Tim Walker Hello, NASA? This is Dayton. Do you copy? We deserve a space shuttle. We have a place for it. We’ve earned it, and we want it. Over. Of course, it’s been a familiar tale up to this point, and one with an all-too-common […]

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The gift of giving

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DCP photographer Jessica Valle captures the essence of Miami Valley’s charitable organizations By Jessica Valle The holiday season is easily one of the most stressful times of the year for many people. Shopping, wrapping, eating, drinking … parties, office parties, hosted dinners … the list is long and endless. We at the Dayton City Paper […]

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Making art a possibility

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Stivers School for the Arts is crafting tomorrow’s creative minds By Caroline Shannon-Karasik The real world. It’s a reference point that adults use to define the life that follows high school graduation, the achievement of a college degree or that first step toward earning that very first paycheck. Sometimes it has a negative connotation. As […]

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It’s the most LOCAVORE time of the year…

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DCP’s local holidays buying guide: Make your list, check it twice and avoid the mall like the friggin’ plague By Jennifer Hanauer Whether you are occupying Dayton or occupying a Christmas stocking, buying local for the holidays is the way to go.  Keeping your money in Dayton supports the local economy, makes neighbors out of […]

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No safety net

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Traces is the “new” kind of circus By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Ever tried to hula-hoop? You know those oversized plastic toy rings that are twirled around the waist, hips, neck … heck, whatever limb it can fit around? It was so popular in the 1950s that it resulted in the hula-hoop’s induction into the National Toy […]

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Mama Bombeck

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Before she made the world laugh, Erma Bombeck wrote, loved and mothered in Dayton. By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Matilda Wormwood, the 5-year-old main character in Roald Dahl’s “Matilda,” taught herself to read at the age 3 as a result of her unbound love for the written word. When Lucy Pevensie discovers a doorway to the magical […]

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When enough is enough

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The Dayton Police Department is making downtown safety a priority with their Bar Safe program By Tim Walker You’re in downtown Dayton. It’s after dark. And you’re safe. To reiterate, you are in no particular danger if you choose to go out in Dayton, Ohio after the sun goes down. You, the consumer — whether […]

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Through His Eyes

Nostalgia and social consciousness in “American Chronicles” by Norman Rockwell at DAI By Jud Yalkut Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) has to be one of the most notorious American artists and also one of the most often reviled. His ubiquitous 323 cover paintings for the Saturday Evening Post from 1916 through over 47 years brought his work […]

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Look out below

Dayton’s own Team American Chucker is lord of the gourd at national Punkin Chunkin competition By Mark Luedtke Medieval knights and battles are popular shows on the History Channel, and Renaissance festivals have become a modern American tradition — Americans love the romance of the medieval period. Many dream of donning armor, riding a fine […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]