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Liberation literature

Yellow Springs author Virginia Hamilton leaves lasting impact By Erin Callahan Photo: Author Virginia Hamilton and her husband, poet Arnold Adoff; photo contributed by Bruce Cornett If Virginia Hamilton wore a “Hello, my name is,” tag, several descriptions could have been written – working mother, African-American writer, or African-American female writer. As her husband and […]

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Art meets Ag at Antioch College

AgriCULTURE exhibit at Herndon Gallery By Lisa Bennett Photo: Jeff Schmuki, Homestead III; photo: Dennie Eagleson What do agriculture and art have in common? Antioch College! Nestled in the quaint town of Yellow Springs, Antioch College is home to one of the most unique art displays in the region. This is the AgriCULTURE exhibit. From […]

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#YSGram

Yellow Springs, as seen on Instagram By Janell R. Ward Photo: photo: Sandi Sharp Come see Yellow Springs through the eyes of the community. March 20-April 12, the Yellow Springs Arts Council presents #YSgram, featuring photos of the city of Yellow Springs, as seen by Instagram. In 1846, after the Little Miami Railroad was completed, […]

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You’ve come a long way, baby!

Annual Women’s Voices out Loud still a hot ticket By Tammy Newsom Photo: Sage HaleWolf, “grrr” Once upon a time, a few female artists got together in Yellow Springs to lose their inhibitions and “sing it out loud.” Some were afraid to be heard at first, but the event went off like a bell, and […]

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Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater Company Godspell castmembers Faith can be a touchy subject. In the soul-hardened world of the 2000s, trying to connect with a faith or religion may seem like a daunting task. Being bombarded on a daily […]

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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 Kissell If you happen to be in Yellow Springs and you run into the poo fairy, you have officially been introduced to the artsy adventures of the JafaGirls. But Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu don’t […]

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Public art, sans gallery

Life imitates art in Yellow Springs By Tammy Newsom Photo: Davis Street Propeller Bush, artist: Bruce Parker; photo: Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Public art displays may seem eccentric in most American towns, but not in Yellow Springs. Yellow Springs is dedicated to artistic expression as a means to bring the community together, which just […]

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Read for speed

Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival returns under new management By Tara Pettit Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company gathers to rehearse selected scripts; photo: Yellow Springs Theater Company There is traditional theatre, and then there is the unconventional “short story” of theatre, which extracts the most poignant scenes of a feature-length production into 10-minute scripts. […]

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Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps From the media coverage of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a massive oceanic island of plastic waste – to the recent California legislation banning plastic shopping bags, our plastic footprint is catching up with […]

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The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase her functional porcelain pieces with sgraffito designs at the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale; photo: Lisa Goldberg She’s done it again! Lisa Goldberg, organizer of the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale, […]

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The Weight of water

Beauty, irony, loss By Susan Byrnes Photo: Prudence Gill, Over, Under, Around, and Through, 2015 Compared to many Midwestern states, […]

The Docket: 04/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Balls of steel Officers responded at 4:45 a.m. […]

Chew on this: 04/28

Core reasons to eat more fruits and veggies By Jayne Powers In a perfect world, the healthy tenets of a […]

Absurdism, Dayton-style

Meet the artist: Sarah Kane By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Sarah Kane, I Got You The Jelly Kind, 2014, archival inkjet […]

News of the weird: 04/28

By Chuck Shepherd Hard-hitting numbers In March, offensive lineman John Urschel of the Baltimore Ravens added to his curriculum vitae […]

Advice Goddess: 4/29

By Amy Alkon Shake it till you make it I’m new to online dating. I’m a nice, good-looking guy with […]