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A Satisfied Mind loves Hereafter

Critics can be just as susceptible to buzz as regular audiences. I missed out on an opportunity to catch Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter during the Toronto International Film Festival, but got wind of less than favorable comments from the viewing press grapevine, so I immediately began to downgrade my expectations for the film. I was already […]

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A day of Purple

Well, needless to say I wore purple to work today.  I also changed my facebook, twitter, and other profile avatars.. My message was pretty simple, “Bully This”. Ive always been known to be a bit outspoken, perhaps even cocky at times, so I thought my bully this remark was perfectly fitting.  However this wearing of […]

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So Cool. So Smooth. So DCDC’s Jazz Artistically.

That jazz. Those swanky dance moves. Dancer Sheri Sparkle Williams’ arms. Abs. Energy. Holy crap. Anyway … where was I? Ah, yes … I had the remarkable opportunity to see Dayton Contemporary Dance Company perform this past weekend in their season opening show, JazzArtistically. I can’t say that I am ever surprised by the outstanding […]

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Justin Bieber Get’s Bullied And Fights Back

Even super star’s have feelings.. Yesterday one of the most famous people in the world (Justin Bieber) was called a “faggot” and now the superstar plans to help stop bullying using his unfortunate experience as an example for all.  Kids these days can be very cruel but I personally believe this incident goes to show […]

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Welcome and introduction

Welcome. I am one of the newer freelancers in Dayton City Paper. My regular gig is Destination Yellow Springs but I also write a variety of pieces covering a range of events across the area. I came to Dayton City Paper after a three year stint writing a weekly column for a daily paper. However, […]

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Joel Burns Emotional City Council Speech

What an amazing moment of real honesty and heartfelt advice and caring from a politician. If you haven’t seen it…check him out on YouTube. It’s simply an amazing speech about stopping bullying in his small piece of the world

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I love the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra!

Heading out to see Mozart’s Eternal Requiem at the Schuster Center tonight! This is my first DPO performance of the year, so I’m excited to be carried away by the vibrant sounds of our wonderful orchestra with the world class acoustics of the Mead Theatre!

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Biased Article in Dayton Daily News about Tea Party

This Dayton Daily News article about last evening’s tea party in Courthouse Square couldn’t be more biased. Lynn Hulsey goes out of her way to make the tea party look small, racist and extreme.

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Website reaction has been overwhelming

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our new upgraded website. Our hosting company almost suspended our service because of the bandwidth spike that took place yesterday (Wed 10/13/10). More of our writers will be coming on board with blog pages. Thanks again for being a loyal reader. P

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Re:Takes & Re:Makes

Just an introductory post to let everyone know what I’m aiming for with this blog. I want to offer alternative and additional film coverage that will complement our weekly film reviews and features. That means sometimes responding to developing news or expanding on ideas from the film section. Most importantly, this is a chance for […]

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Welcome to Visual Blog

Update on Jud Yalkut activites.

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Gay Suicides

I am working on a piece about the recent influx in suicides among gay teens.  I want to use the story to concentrate on where local youth can go for help when they need it.  It’s such a waste that teens find themselves with no other option but to kill themselves just because someone else […]

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Introduction

Hello everyone I thought I would open my first blog with an introduction about myself and a little bit about what I do at DCP. I got my start in big media about a year and a half ago writing the column LGBT insider for the Dayton Daily. I also began taking photo assignments from […]

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Free Speech

THANKS TO TEA PARTIERS One thing the tea partiers have done for American politics is alert60 percent of Americans that 40 percent of Americans would not qualify for American citizenship ifaverage history and literacy tests were required.We rank 27th among modern countries in literacy and basic knowledge. I have lots of friends who simply don’t […]

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Free Speech

TIME TO TAKE A STAND ___ Imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when I received a notice in the mail to report for jury duty in Dayton. Surprise, you ask? Well, yes. You see, as a gay man, I cannot marry my partner of 33 years, serve as an openly gay man in our […]

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Free speech

The Dishonor of Militarism __________ What a blown opportunity! Glenn Beck gathered thousands of people at the Lincoln Memorial to urge a restoration of American honor — but not once did he mention the most egregious assault on America’s honor: militarism. It would have been a perfect time to call for dismantling the American empire, […]

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The kids are alright…and the nannies and billies, too

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In this fast-paced world of immediate answers and non-stop connectivity, there is a real need for us to unplug and […]

Debate 5/22: Blurred lines create travel tensions

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Have you ever heard of an emotional support mouse? What about an emotional support hedgehog, or mini pig? (Can we […]

Pups on the run

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Did you know that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) has been “Finding Great Homes For Great Pets” since […]

Catfé society in St. Anne’s Hill

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Last spring I wrote a piece introducing readers to a Dayton first: The Gem City Catfé, which officially opened its […]

The new Splash Moraine?

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What happens when you have dogs leaping through the air, splashing into a pool and swimming frantically after a toy? […]