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Latest Abrams installment worth the trek

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” has locked on and beamed up a thumbs up from me. When it comes to the Star Trek mythos, I am a casual fan. I know the basics of Star Trek. I’ve seen bits and pieces of both the original series and the “Next Generation” series. I know of the basic […]

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"Gatsby" film parties too hard with not enough substance

Sorry to say it old sport, but this film gets a thumbs down from me. I’m willing to admit that I am not the biggest fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby,” but after watching Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the story I would much rather read the book again than watch the film […]

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Find out where it all began in "Monsters University"

Technically, Pixar films are aimed at children and families, but they have always been able to find a strong audience with people of every age. However, the new Pixar production “Monsters University,” prequel to the 2001 hit “Monsters, Inc.,” is targeting a more specific crowd: college students. This will be Pixar’s first prequel, and director […]

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"Iron Man 3" Film Review

  Shane Black’s first attempt at Iron Man glory was a soaring success. “Iron Man 3” is the final installment in the trilogy and the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to follow 2012’s “The Avengers.” The main cast from the previous film, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, all return to […]

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Michigan International Speedway offers discount for students and faculty

Michigan International Speedway (MIS), located in Brooklyn, Michigan two hours outside of Toledo, Ohio, will offer discounted student and faculty tickets to two NASCAR racing events. According to MIS corporate sales Rob Hemmig, MIS is the fastest track in the country for racing because of the layout of its track. The track is wide and […]

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Five Rivers MetroParks to present film at the Neon

Five Rivers MetroParks will present the film “Where the Yellowstone Goes” at the Neon to promote their Fly Fishing Progression. “Where the Yellowstone Goes” will premiere at The Neon in downtown Dayton on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online and cost $10 with a $1 service charge. Tickets purchased at the […]

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Locomotive Lessons in Political Philosophy

Seven cars “SCREE!” on by. The third in line seems to sigh. White-sprayed letters on canvas gray; The other tags have less to say. “This is freedom?”   Who asked the train this dire question? I humbly submit this suggestion: Someone awake, who knows the truth Of shackled minds and stifled youth. “This is freedom?” […]

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Not All Fish Are the Same

I was ten when my father died. The doctor told my mother drinking is what caused the liver failure and ultimately led to his death. There are two things I remember most about him: First, I loved my father and no one could replace him. Second, my father loved to fish and I believe he […]

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We Are Them, They Are Us

As the world around me sleeps I spend the darkest hours Pouring over Facebook pages Of the three girls who died And the three who survived But will be scarred In every way imaginable For life I’m studying photos, messages Seeking clues about why Why these kids and not mine Crime-riddled neighborhoods? Drug and alcohol […]

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The Lone Buffalo

When we left there was no plan. It was just the two of us, Todd’s car, an atlas rolled up next to my feet and the western sky. Todd wanted to drive. I was itching to take photos. By the time we reached Illinois we still didn’t know where we would spend the night. Todd […]

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