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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/31/16

Much ado about property rights Mark Luedtke You might have heard about the heathens in North Carolina preventing transgenders from using the bathroom of their choice. Roy Cordato explains how the conflict started. “In late February the Charlotte, North Carolina, city council passed an ‘antidiscrimination’ law, scheduled to go into effect on April 1. It […]

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Queer Couplings

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Between the sheets of queer lit, now and then By Dr. Pj Carlisle This is not just another LGBTQI reading list. It’s a raucous, cross-talking, ethnically diverse, queer queue of books for anyone. A party in the streets that lingers, surges, seethes. Not a top-10 parade of bestsellouts. These books, in their couplings—like the hook-up […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/24/16

Never trust socialist water Mark Luedtke Two incongruous stories appeared in the Dayton Daily News today, the day I’m writing. First was a story about the 20th annual Dayton Children’s Water Festival. I read the DDN headlines every day, and I love festivals, but I’d never heard of the Dayton Children’s Water Festival. I expected […]

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On the Beat: 5/24/16

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Fraze on Fraze By Jim Bucher I had a wonderful conversation with Ermal and Martha Fraze’s son, Mark, from his home in Arizona. His pops, of course, owner of Dayton Reliable Tool Co., invented the pop top can, which made it super easy for beer lovers round-the-world to enjoy a cold one sans a can […]

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The Docket: 5/24/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Get back out of the kitchen A man went to sleep one night and awoke in the wee hours of the morning to a woman in his apartment. Although that might sound like a good thing to some, the man told the responding officers she lives on […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/17

Electric Comet theory confirmed But dirty snowball theory plows on By Marck Luedtke The a any scientific theory is its predictive ability. If observations match predictions, the theory is good and should be developed further. If even one observation fails to match, the theory is falsified and must be modified. If observation after observation fails to […]

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The Docket: 5/17/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee I still love college A man called in to report a breaking and entering—in his vacant building. He allowed a woman to stay there while she was hunting for an apartment after securing a new job. The woman woke up and went to work, and she noticed […]

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On the Beat: 5/17/16

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My dad, my hero By Jim Bucher Ever notice life is full of “would have, could have, should have?” You know, wish I “would have” done this or “could have” or “should have” done that. Well, this particular writing is about my dad James G. Bucher, who we lost in 1997. He was a WWII […]

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Lost gems in your record bins

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Music critic Greg Prato explains what you’re missing By Justin Kreitzer Long Island, New York-based music critic and author Greg Prato recently released a new book titled, “Overlooked/Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention.” Previously his writing has been featured in Rolling Stone and he has written books about Primus, Faith No More, the grunge […]

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On the Beat: 5/10/16

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Local Browns backers brainstorm a motivational movement By Jim Bucher Cleveland Browns fans are a hearty bunch. No matter what happens on the field, which hasn’t been too positive for a long while, they support their team. Fair weather fans are few and far between. Laney Baldwin is case in point. The Dayton area resident […]

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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 […]

Vitality Check: 6/7/16

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Say ahhhh, cough and…happy birthday By Rocco Castellano Maybe I’m just getting a little more sensitive in my old age… […]