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Forum Left, 5/8/12

Pandering to a Fundamentalist Minority By Marianne Stanley The irony of this whole thing is that Jennifer Tyrrell’s removal from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is based on utter disrespect and exclusion, contrary to the founding principles of the BSA, as enunciated in 1908 by its founder, British general Robert Baden-Powell.  Two years later, […]

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Forum Center, 5/8/12

Boy Scouts of America Removes Lesbian Troop Leader The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest private youth organizations in the United States. The organization’s fundamental policies are very conservative and would not be considered by most to be politically correct.  The BSA has policies that not only prohibit atheists and agnostics […]

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Pop-up Shops

New Businesses Occupy Vacant Storefronts via Activated Spaces By Shanon Potts The NCAA First Four festivities may have left town for the year, but there’s a full-court press in downtown Dayton. It’s called the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan. The big news: the plan’s implementation team needs a deeper bench, so get up and go out […]

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A Lust for Good Sound

New Albums to Enjoy This Spring By Benjamin Smith I dig sex. Sex is good (usually). It is also synonymous with this season, at least in my mind: warmer weather, less clothing, longer nights. Listen to the birdsong at dawn — you know why the robins chirp. Nature is buzzed and ready to get some. […]

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Come On, Hit Me … Hit Me Again …

When It’s Okay to Start Swinging By Jordan Terrell With a cobra cane as a crutch, Joe Miller, owner of Vision MMA Dayton, paces around the worn mats giving advice on punching techniques as Travis Thaxton and Mike Powell spar. Vision Dayton, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym, is currently under transformation. The gym moved […]

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“Going Once, Going Twice … Gone!”

Dayton Visual Arts Center’s Annual Art Auction By Meghan Dillon On Friday, April 27, the Dayton art community will once again descend upon the Dayton Visual Arts Center’s (DVAC) Annual Art Auction. The event brings together Dayton artists, art advocates and art connoisseurs to celebrate the best visual arts the region has to offer. Like […]

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Saving Dayton’s Neighborhoods

Challenging Times Require Citizens To Go Back To Basics By Mayor Gary D. Leitzell Back around 2002, the City of Dayton administration began focusing its attention on developing the downtown area. Back then, it made a lot of sense — let people invest in the neighborhoods while government focused on the core. However, the reality […]

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Forum Center, 3/20/12

Teachers in Ohio’s Lowest Performing Schools Face Retesting A provision in the Ohio budget will require thousands of teachers in Ohio’s lowest-performing schools to take new licensing tests for the first time. The testing would affect teachers in their core subject areas in any school whose performance has been ranked in the bottom 10 percent […]

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Bands to Watch

Sixteen Local Bands to Keep an Eye Out For By Kyle Melton, Tim Anderl and W.C. Ruffnel In any given year, the Dayton indie scene seems to be boiling over with young talent just waiting to be discovered by local audiences and those beyond the boundaries of the Gem City. As we move into another […]

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Forum Center, 2/14/12

Federal Birth Control Mandate Vs. Religious Freedom A recent decision by the Obama administration is putting it at odds with the Catholic Church and the social issue conservatives. The political battle lines have been drawn over a provision in the 2010 healthcare bill which required health insurance to cover basic preventative services dealing with pregnancy […]

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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; […]