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news of the weird: 8/4/15

The 90-Minute Day The whimsical premise of the iconic movie “Groundhog Day” (that someone can wake up every day believing it is the previous day) has largely come to life for a patient of a British psychologist writing recently in the journal Neurocase. Dr. Gerald Burgess’ patient, following anesthesia and root-canal treatment, was left with […]

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Advice Goddess: 08/04

By Amy Alkon   Requiem For A Scream I’m a 28-year-old woman in a relationship with a really great guy. The problem is, it started as a hookup, and I faked my orgasm. I didn’t announce I was having one, but I, um, made certain noises. I was enjoying myself, but I just didn’t feel […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/28

The problem in Greece: Socialists ran out of other people’s money By Mark Luedtke Apologies to Margaret Thatcher for the title. One of the ironclad laws of economics is if something is unsustainable, it will end. Socialism, a system of theft and violence against the people, is unsustainable, and it’s ending in Greece—as it will […]

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A twisted take


Local author looks west for dark first novel By Tim Walker Photo: Local author Ryan Ireland has always had a soft spot for western themes When you think of writers penning intellectual novels, books that offer imaginative as well as visceral thrills, you rarely think of books published in the Western genre. Posses and cattle […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally not a bad listener, but I was getting stressed out just hearing about this. I blurted out, “Calm down!” and she really flipped, yelling, “DON’T TELL ME TO CALM DOWN!” It took me forever (and […]

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On the beat: 07/28


Comedian Jimmy Pardo: Never not funny By Jim Bucher Photo: Comedian Jimmy Pardo will perform July 25at Wiley’s Comedy Club In life, I’ve noticed there’s a handful of people you meet that make an impression on you. They can be friends, acquaintances or someone who you don’t talk to for a while, but when you […]

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news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage decision was a group of men outfitted in Jewish prayer garments representing the Jewish Political Action Committee, carrying signs reading, for example, “Judaism prohibits homosexuality.” However, the men were very likely not Jewish—and actually Mexican […]

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The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet [sic],” apparently. An officer arrived to a grocery store on a theft call and asked where exactly the crime took place. The loss prevention employee disclosed that the dog food section was the scene of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/21

Thank Paleo for health Discredited nutritionists are desperate to save their jobs Mark Luedtke Because government and its corporate agents enjoy a virtual monopoly on science, science in America is in crisis. We’ve seen the fantastic failures produced by the global warming, Big Pharma, health care, Monsanto and more pseudo-scientists. Nutrition science used to be […]

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On the beat: 07/21

Rocker Bryan Adams gets ‘Reckless’ at Fraze By Jim Bucher   I didn’t realize it, but rocker Bryan Adams and yours truly have lots in common: He’s a wonderful singer; I can sing in the shower. He’s performed with big name musicians; I’ve listened to many of those stars. OK, he’s a guy, I’m a […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]