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Do-it-yourself craft beer

The science and art behind homebrewing By Kevin J. Gray It’s 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Miami Valley BrewTensils in Belmont doesn’t officially open for another hour, but the lights are on, the front door is unlocked and there is activity at the back of the store. Darren Link, the manager, emerges, welcoming me in. […]

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Death and Dollars

The economy of Ohio’s death penalty By Tim Walker Derrick Jamison wasn’t supposed to be able to talk to me. A man wrongfully convicted of murder, the State of Ohio wanted him to be dead by now, his protests of innocence forever silenced by lethal injection. On August 1, 1984, bartender Gary Mitchell was brutally […]

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In a league of their own

How women chefs and restaurateurs are breaking the gender barrier in Dayton’s most successful restaurants By Brian P. Sharp Family legacy. Family dynasty. Award-winning. Those are just a few words to describe the women restaurant owners and women chefs in the Miami Valley. It has been my great pleasure to get to know this group […]

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Unleash your inner carnivore

Local organic meat: It isn’t easy ‘growing green’ By Mark Luedtke From the beginning, man rose to the top of the food chain as a meat eater. Today, the arctic Inuits thrive on diets consisting almost exclusively of meat, and suffer from far fewer cases of cardiovascular disease, heart disease and cancer than their modern-day, […]

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The songs remain aflame

Zeppelin Takes Flight with Windborne and the DPO By J.T. Ryder From the resonantly crunching opening chords that fall into a tumbling torrent of drumbeats at the beginning of “Good Times, Bad Times” to the sprawling soulful blues and epically heartfelt vocal delivery of “I’m Gonna Crawl” that closes the In Through The Out Door […]

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Feast with your eyes

Navigating the ‘big business’ of your local grocery store By Caroline Shannon-Karasik A pretty girl in a curve-hugging dress or a shirtless man with sturdy biceps have eye appeal. So do photos of a sandy, sunny beach or a gorgeous sunset. But how about a basket of red, juicy apples? Or a just-made burger with […]

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Survival O’ the Fittest

DCP’s guide to surviving St. Patrick’s Day 2011 By Matt Clevenger St. Patrick’s Day only comes around once a year, and getting the most out of the beer-soaked holiday’s many events and activities requires some careful planning and preparation. Money is tight, schedules are tighter and every moment counts when you start pounding Guinness at […]

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The State of Kevin Smith

Raw, Uncut and Retiring: An exclusive DCP interview with the outspoken writer/director By T.T. Stern-Enzi You would be hard-pressed to find a less dogmatic person than Kevin Smith, the director of “Clerks” (and its sequel), “Dogma” and the new horror thriller “Red State,” which he is screening during a 13-city tour from March 5 through […]

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Hello my name is ‘Intern’

With an increasingly difficult job market, college graduates are relying on internships By James W. Wolf When people hear the word ‘intern,’ they might instantly think of what they want from the nearest Starbucks. That’s the stereotype, right? Interns = coffee run! But is that all modern-day interns do – get coffee? In these tough […]

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Building a better South Park

The historic neighborhood’s unprecedented progress By Jill Davis Everybody loves it when the good guys win. The story of the renewal of South Park, Dayton’s largest historic neighborhood, is inspiring in its transformation and instructive in its struggle against urban blight and all its ills. Once perceived as a place to be avoided, South Park […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or […]

Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a […]

The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event […]

Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on […]

Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too […]

News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 […]