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Articles by Lauren Shows

Lauren Shows was born to a preacher and a preacher's wife, and spent the majority of her earliest childhood years rollin' 'round the bible belt, to end up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, she spent the next several months in existential crisis, making lattes for snowbirds and spring-breakers, before moving to Kentucky to get an MFA in writing from Spalding University. A chance meeting at Spalding landed her in Yellow Springs. She was graciously hired by the News, though her only previous dealing with newspaper publication was in third grade, when she wrote a story about a bunch of skeletons rising from the dead on Halloween, which was printed in the Owenton News-Herald. Lauren enjoys cheese, giant squid, and Michael J. Fox.

More Articles by Lauren Shows
  • Local comedian to present art, comedy show

    Comedian and artist Luke Capasso will host a dual art and stand-up show at the YSAC Community Gallery on July 2.

    Artist and comedian Luke Capasso will host an art show and stand-up comedy special on Saturday, July 2, at the YSAC Community Gallery. Capasso will be joined by comedians Wendi Furguson and Dan Sebree.

  • Villagers gather at Strawberry Fest for treats and tunes

    Village Night of the Strawberry Festival was a fun-filled success.

    The lawn and sidewalk in front of the First Presbyterian Church were packed on Friday, June 10, with folks attending the Village Night of the annual Strawberry Festival. Click for a video featuring a brief excerpt of the YS Community Band’s festival performance.

  • BLOG — Bear facts

    smokies panorama

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows goes camping in a bear haven and lives to tell the tale — as do most visitors to Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

  • Cosplay parade demonstrates character

    Folks of all ages gathered on Sunday, May 8, to march downtown in a cosplay parade.

    Wrapping up the 2016 “Ohayo Ohio” Japanese arts and culture symposium, a cosplay parade was held in downtown Yellow Springs on Sunday, May 8. Click for more photos and video of the event.

  • Free Comic Book Day to return this weekend

    Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 7. (Picture by Art Baltazar, courtesy of www.freecomicbookday.com)

    Free Comic Book Day, an annual international celebration of the art of comics, will be celebrated this weekend in Yellow Springs at Dark Star Books and Comics and Super-Fly Comics and Games.

  • Antioch School’s ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ in Clifton Opera House

    The Antioch School will perform “The Phantom Tollbooth” this weekend at the Clifton Opera House. The cast is pictured in just some of the costumes they’ll wear: up front are the sluggish Lethargarians; behind them are demons, number miners, King Azaz and his advisors, the Mathemagician, the Spelling Bee, Dr. Cacophonous A. Dischord, the Senses Taker, Milo, Tock and the Tollbooth itself. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    Imagine coming home from school one day to find that a mysterious tollbooth has appeared in your home. That’s precisely what Antioch School students will be doing when they perform “The Phantom Tollbooth.”

  • Antioch School to perform ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

    Students rehearse for the Antioch School spring musical, which will be held April 29 and 30 at Clifton Opera House.

    This weekend, the Antioch School Older Group and Thirds students will present their spring musical, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Click to see photos and video of the students rehearsing.

  • Vocal Vortex celebrates longtime villager at Mills Park Hotel

    Local choral ensemble Vocal Vortex celebrated Ron Siemer's 82nd birthday with a brief concert on Sunday in the Mills Park Hotel's conference room.

    Around 40 people gathered at Mills Park Hotel on Sunday, April 24, to hear Vocal Vortex and celebrate Ron Siemer’s 82nd birthday. Click below to hear a clip of the performance and look inside the new hotel.

  • ‘Pressing’ news — Crazy Joe releases new 45 on Record Store Day

    Crazy Joe in his element at Atomic Festival at Sywell Aerodrome Northamptonshire last year. (Photo by Mark Gilbert)

    Tomorrow, on Record Store Day, Crazy Joe will debut a new, previously unreleased track, “Enon Beach,” at at reunion show with the Mad River Outlaws. Read on for an interview with Crazy Joe about the new track, which was pressed into a seven-inch vinyl record.

  • Kids invited to ‘Drum, Dance and Draw’ this weekend

    The Young People of Color Yellow Springs will host "Drum, Dance and Draw: A Celebration of Black Culture" this Saturday at Mills Lawn. (Photo from the365projectys.org)

    Villagers are invited to come out for “Drum, Dance and Draw: A Celebration of Black Culture” on Saturday, April 16, 2–5 p.m. in the Mills Lawn Gym. The event will feature West African drumming, dance instruction and cartooning for grades K–6.

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