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Why Bruce Jenner's pronouns matter

On Friday, 16.9 million people tuned in to watch Bruce Jenner's two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that discussed his gender identity. Jenner told Sawyer "for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," but asked Sawyer to continue using he/him pronouns for the moment. Sawyer's respect of that request represents an important issue for ...

Jared Leto's Joker looks like he hangs out at Hot Topic

We now have our first good look at Jared Leto as the Joker for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" film, and even for the "Clown Prince of Crime," it's out there. The film's director David Ayer revealed the image on Twitter, and it kinda looks like he is toeing the line between psychotic serial killer and the ...

Must-see: Obama's 'anger translator' steals the show at #WHCD

President Barack Obama delivered his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech with the help of a surprise guest – his "anger translator," Luther, aka Keegan-Michael Key from Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." >> Mobile users: Click here to watch the segment Scroll down to read the transcript: Obama: Anyway, as always, ...

WATCH: Cecily Strong wasn't very nice at #WHCD

"It is great to be here at the Washington Hilton — is something a prostitute might say to a congressman," Cecily Strong said. Strong was the headliner at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, and we just have one question for her: How did we get from this ...

The city of Kettering is making upgrades to the Fraze Pavilion site: a new patio, fountain upgrades and a new light tower/entrance to the seating area. Construction is expected to be completed prior to June 3, which is when the city has scheduled its annual block party. Workers are store concrete forms use to build the patio wall. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Concert venues to battle for entertainment dollars

A concert venue with covered seats vs. an open-air amphitheater. Easy interstate access vs. the ambiance of a neighborhood park. Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake and Counting Crows vs. Reba McEntire, Heart and The Marshall Tucker Band. So it begins. The city of Huber Heights unveils its $19.3 million music center — ...

FILE - This Aug. 31, 2011 file photo shows Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attending a party thrown in their honor at Capitale in New York. Kardashian’s witness list filed Monday April 8, 2013, for her upcoming divorce trial includes her mother, Kris Jenner, Humphries and several lawyers expected to testify about the couple’s relationship and prenuptial agreement.

Kris Humphries disses Bruce Jenner on social media

Bruce Jenner is receiving a lot of support on social media for revealing that he has battled gender identity issues all of his life and that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an in-depth television interview that aired Friday evening. But there’s at least one person ...

FILE - In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice chairman and professor of surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University. Dr. Mehmet Oz will air an episode of his syndicated talk show on Thursday that specifically takes on the group of 10 doctors from around the country who wrote to a Columbia dean about him. The group suggested last week that Oz promotes “quack treatments” of weight loss supplements with no scientific proof that they work. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Dr. Oz responds to critics

A group of physicians have recently criticized Dr. Oz for his alleged shortcuts around medical issues. Specifically their claim says Dr. Oz exhibts "an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain." The group of physicians sought to have Oz, whose ...

Bruce Jenner tells all in revealing interview

Before Friday night, Bruce Jenner was best known for two things: once being considered "the greatest athlete in the world" and for being the patriarch of the Kardashian clan portrayed on reality TV. Then, in a candid and gripping two-hour interview, the people watched as Jenner revealed he is in ...

Social media reaction to Bruce Jenner interview

Bruce Jenner's extraordinary interview about his decision to transition to a woman began trending worldwide on social media worldwide almost instantly as soon as the two-hour sitdown, conducted by Diane Sawyer, began. See what members of the Kardashian family and more had to say. > 10 Things to Know about ...

Paul Busch, former member of Dayton Ballet, will join the Staatsballett Berlin, one of the largest dance companies in Europe, this summer. CONTRIBUTED

​Former Dayton Ballet dancer to join Berlin troupe

Paul Busch, former member of Dayton Ballet, will join the prestigious Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet), one of the largest ballet companies in Western Europe, this summer.Having spent the past three years with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Busch, a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy boarding school who also studied ...

“Breath of My Breath” by Trish McKinney of New Carlisle won the Jim Brower Family Award. CONTRIBUTED

Ohio Watercolor Society’s show travels well

What does love look like? Trish McKinney of New Carlisle noticed a couple in Paris in 2012, and her resulting watercolor, “Breath of My Breath,” won the Jim Brower Family Award in Watercolor Ohio 2014. Several Dayton-area artists were also juried into the show of 59 works.Thirty-three of those paintings ...

“GBH” by Ted Lewis (Soho Crime, 323 pages, $26.95)

A potpourri of the posthumously published

The TV quiz show “Jeopardy” is a favorite of mine. Long before Alex Trebek appeared on the scene Art Fleming hosted it. A recurring category on those early shows was “potpourri.” It was a catch-all grouping, answers about unrelated topics. I’m embracing the potpourri option for three books with little ...

Dayton Playhouse presents Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s 1972 musical “Grease,” opening May 1. The tuneful tale of friends at Rydell High School in the 1950s features such classics as “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightning” and “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee.” CONTRIBUTED

‘Grease’ to conclude Dayton Playhouse season

The cool, rebellious gang at Rydell High who enthusiastically promised they would always be together reunite once more as the Dayton Playhouse presents Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s popular 1972 musical “Grease” beginning Friday.Set in the late 1950s, “Grease” spotlights 10 teens trying to navigate the ups and downs of ...

Trudy Krisher releases children’s book

Just a few months ago Dayton-area author Trudy Krisher celebrated the release of a scholarly biography of Fanny Seward, daughter of Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, in “Fanny Seward: A Life,” published by Syracuse University Press.Krisher is well known for her literary works of fiction for younger readers, ...

The 2015 DPVA Designer’s Show House and Gardens will be the Walther Family Home in Kettering. The home was built in 1926 and is predominately in the Colonial Revival style. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Designer Show House opens today

Creating an artistic room doesn’t come easily to all of us. Luckily, every two years the folks at the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association come to the rescue by giving us tons of great decorating ideas at their Designers’ Show House & Gardens. This year’s showcase is the Walther family’s Colonial ...

Well-known Dayton poet Herbert Woodward Martin will be featured with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra. CONTRIBUTED

Miami Valley Symphony to commemorate end of Civil War

The Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 25th anniversary season with an exciting program entitled “Freedom and Joy.” The concert commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.The special event, which will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at the Bellbrook High School auditorium ...

Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg continues its production of Clark Gesner’s musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” through next Sunday at Memorial Auditorium. The musical is based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles Schultz. CONTRIBUTED

​CPAM presents ‘Charlie Brown’

Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg offers Clark Gesner’s charming 1967 musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on Charles Schulz’s beloved “Peanuts” comic strip, through next Sunday at Memorial Auditorium.The delightful musical offers a humorous look at an average day in the life of the troubled, kindhearted Charlie Brown. ...

Several dishes at Pasha Grill in Beavercreek are large enough to share for an exciting dinner out including the generous Mixed Grill Kebab ($27) featuring half portions of succulent chicken, donor, adana and shish kebabs and the cold appetizer sampler ($18 or $25) — a combination of hummus, Ezme, Baba Ganoush, Haydari, Tabuli, eggplant with tomato sauce, stuffed grape leaves and pinto bean salad. Pair it with a Turkish wine and you’re ready for a dinner party. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN

A culinary adventure awaits at Pasha Grill

Some restaurants have the ability to transport you — it’s not just a change of pace; it’s an expedition for all of your senses.Not surprisingly, my favorite moments have taken place in ethnic restaurants. When unfamiliar scents, delicious decor, and sumptuous flavors come together in a dreamy combination, I find ...

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Ooh la la - sneak peak at 2016 FDNY calendar

The Fire Department of New York Foundation published a sneak preview of its 2016 Calendar of Heroes Friday. More popular and trending stories <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A sneak preview of our 2016 Calendar of Heroes! Until its release, purchase this year&#39;s here: <a href="http://t.co/2MZkwuI3PO">http://t.co/2MZkwuI3PO</a> <a href="http://t.co/gRUX3MtnX7">pic.twitter.com/gRUX3MtnX7</a></p>&mdash; FDNY Foundation (@FDNYFoundation) <a href="https://twitter.com/FDNYFoundation/status/591687510025187330">April ...

Male version of Hooters turning heads, stirring debate

If you’ve been wondering when there will be a male version of Hooters, ask no more. E! Online reports "We're not sure what it's like in heaven, but getting an order of buffalo wings with a side of rock-hard abs seems pretty close.” Those who admire a handsome man and delicious ...

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