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With This Ring I Thee Dump One year ago, I was engaged to a wonderful man I’d been with for four years. I loved him deeply, he was everything I thought I wanted, and his family was my family. Two months before our wedding, a dear male friend of mine confessed his love for me. […]

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Head case

Helping mentally ill defendants By Isabel A. Suárez My 26-year-old son has no felonies, but I’ve lost track of the number of misdemeanor cases he has on his record. Over the last 10 years, he has spent at least a total of three-and-a-half years at the county jail. I’ve lost track of the amount of […]

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Newspapers hit the paywall

In the digital age, the printed word is evolving By Timothy Walker The daily newspaper has been a fixture of American life for over 300 years now – the first newspaper, the “Boston News-Letter,” published its first issue on April 24, 1704. Many of us grew up watching our parents read the paper at the […]

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Win passes to see ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ on March 10th

This Week’s Dayton City Paper Contest You are invited to enter your name and email address to qualify to be randomly selected to win ADMISSION FOR TWO to attend the screening for Sony pictures theatrical release of the film Battle: Los Angeles starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan. at the Rave at the […]

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The Advice Goddess

Ingrate Expectations I fear my husband has some disability in regard to apologizing. Monday was his birthday. I had a terrible cold, but put myself on enough meds to cook him a wonderful meal and dessert. I felt too sick for sex, so I offered up a, um, very personal massage, but he refused. Later, […]

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Slumming it

What to do about a no-good landlord By Isabel A. Suárez I’ve been reading your article for the past few weeks, and I thought you might be able to help me in my situation. I have not had heat in my apartment since December. I have two teenage daughters and a wife who cannot layer […]

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News of the Weird

CHUCK SHEPHERD’S NEWS OF THE WEIRD by Chuck Shepherd “Tall, slim, facial symmetry,” “good teeth,” along with classic makeup and dress and graceful movement, might comprise the inventory list for any beauty contest winner, and they are also the criteria for victors in Niger’s traditional “Gerewol” festival — except that the contestants are all males […]

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In my defense

Protecting your home, yourself By Isabel A. Suarez I was a victim of a home invasion approximately one year ago. Thankfully my family was not home at the time. I also recently read that from February 19 to 20, a gun show will be held at Hara Arena. This has gotten me thinking about my […]

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The Advice Goddess – 02/16/11

The Advice Goddess By Amy Alkon FIRST QUESTION –  Menopause In The Heterosexuality I’m a 56-year-old married woman, and as far as I can tell, I’ve been happily heterosexual all my life — until recently. For the past year, I’ve been thinking about a woman until I can no longer think about anything else. I […]

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News of the Weird

CHUCK SHEPHERD’S NEWS OF THE WEIRD by Chuck Shepherd The ear has a “G-spot,” explained the Santa Clara, Calif., ear-nose-and-throat surgeon, and thus the moans of ecstasy that Vietnamese “ear pickers” reportedly elicit from their clients might well be justified. A San Jose Mercury News reporter, dispatched to Ho Chi Minh City in January to […]

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On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]

International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]