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Buch’s 2015 predictions By Jim Bucher This is it! My annual tradition is back – “Buch’s Predictions for 2015.”Only this time, it looks like I got the whole Dayton City Paper team on board, too! In the past, some were plausible; others just plain silly, but were all in good-natured fun. To be on the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

2015 Year in Preview By Mark Luedtke I did a lot of fake research and fake interviews to gain insight into what to expect in the Dayton area next year, and I’m sorry to report things will continue to go downhill. After the success of Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams in getting away with murder, […]

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News of the weird: 12/30

By Chuck Shepherd Perspective Although elephants, rhesus monkeys, cobras, cows and water buffalos are regarded as sacred by many of India’s Hindus, the animals most certainly do not live idyllic lives, according to a November BBC News dispatch. As “growing populations are swallowing up habitat,” the divine symbols are forced to the cities, where they […]

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Advice goddess: 12/30

By Amy Alkon You delete me I’m trying to get over my ex, but I’m constantly checking his Twitter and Facebook pages, and I get really upset. I’ll see pix of women or see that he’s gone to some event and wonder whether he met anyone there. It’s crazy-making, but I can’t seem to stop […]

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The Docket: 12/30

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Cracking the case (1) Numerous officers were called to an entrance ramp along U.S. Route 35 where a man was overdosing on heroin. Two citizens noticed the man passed out and attempted to get inside the vehicle, eventually busting out one […]

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The Docket: 12/23

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove The following is a collection of real police reports from Christmas past, filed on Christmas Day on various years right here in the Miami Valley. Roast his chestnuts At 8 p.m. on Christmas, undercover officers located a known male prostitute loitering […]

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Advice goddess: 12/23

By Amy Alkon Lawn and order How can I get the guy I’m dating to shave his neck beard? He shaves his face but not this thick scrubby hair he has all down and around his neck. Mercifully, the hair is relatively short; it isn’t Amish-length or otherwise truly beardy. But it really is not […]

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On the beat

Origins of Christmas songs By Jim Bucher I assume (when you do that though, you make an ASS out of U and ME.) you’ve all heard a Christmas carol – or three – by this time of year. On local radio stations, satellite radio or maybe even on your own playlist … But have you […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Downtown Dayton housing insanity By Mark Luedtke With apologies to The Who: Meet the new housing bubble. It’s the same as the old housing bubble, but worse. In September, 2013, the most expensive home in Manhattan cost $130 million. By May, 2014, somebody paid $147 million for a New York mansion. Similar bubbles are expanding […]

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News of the weird: 12/23

By Chuck Shepherd Language of love People advertising for love interests via online dating sites have apparently become picky about how they describe their sexuality. To the usuals (male, female, gay, heterosexual) have been added recently (as reported by NPR in December after surveying OkCupid.com) “asexual,” “androgynous,” “genderqueer” (evidently not the same as “gay”), “queer” […]

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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]

News of the weird: 02/24

By Chuck Shepherd Lead story – Weird news you can use It turns out that a person having a heart […]

Advice Goddess: 2/24

By Amy Alkon Beak experience I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs […]

Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater […]

The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott […]