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Articles by Lauren Shows :: Page 4

  • Review: Let’s hear it for the ‘Boyz’

    Lance (Seth Herzog), New Guy (Dave Hill) and Henry (Jordan Carlos) with sound engineer Dave (Dave “Gruber” Allen) — still in the studio after all these years, in a scene from “Boy Band,” the first feature film from local comedy writer and filmmaker Joel Levinson. (Submitted photo)

    Joel Levinson’s feature-length comedy film “Boy Band,” had its Yellow Springs debut on Saturday, March 2, at the Little Art Theatre.

  • From ‘Vampire Diaries’ to ‘Blue Book’ — YSHS alum Malarkey’s new role

    Michael Malarkey, left, as Captain Michael Quinn in the new drama “Project Blue Book,” which premieres on Jan. 8 on the History Channel. (Photo courtesy of Ed Araquel/History Channel)

    Within the first few minutes of “Project Blue Book,” a new show premiering next week on the History Channel, villagers watching may recognize two familiar sights: the ubiquitous acronym “WPAFB” emblazoned on an aircraft hangar, and the face of Michael Malarkey.

  • Commentary — Life finds a way after hurricane

    Aftermath: my parents’ front yard and the remains of part of their porch mingled with those of an unidentified boat house.

    On Oct. 10, Florida’s Gulf Coast was assaulted by Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm with winds sustained at 155 miles per hour — 2 miles per hour shy of being classified as a Category 5.

  • Miami Valley events, donation drives to honor Native American Heritage Month

    Left to right: Danny Blackgoat, Guy Jones, Victoria LaPoe, Aslan Tudor. All four will speak at two upcoming events this weekend in Dayton. Blackgoat and Jones are also collecting donations for the Dineh on Black Mesa in Arizona and for Standing Rock Reservation. (Submitted photos)

    Dual supply drives to benefit both the Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas and the Dineh on Black Mesa in Arizona are being held, leading up to two events this weekend in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

  • YSTC’s scary-funny offering

    Robb Willoughby, left, and Troy Lindsey rehearse a tense scene from “Bro” over a pair of aging bananas in the Sunday school room at First Presbyterian Church. “Bro” is one of the short plays that will be performed as part of the YS Theater Company’s production of “W3 — Three Humorous Tales of Horror,” opening this weekend, Friday–Saturday, Oct. 26–27, at 8 p.m. and continuing the following weekend. (Photo by Lauren “Chuck” Shows)

    On a Tuesday night at the First Presbyterian Church, Ellen Ballerene held her script in her lap as Kayla Graham and Shekinah Williams rehearsed a scene from “Dirty Laundry,” one of three short plays that the YS Theater Company

  • Brothers to present film — Political satire propels ‘Oath’

    In Ike Barinholtz’s “The Oath,” a politically divided family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner the day before all Americans have been asked — under some duress — to sign the titular oath of loyalty to the United States. As tensions rise around the holiday table, the family is threatened when two federal agents drop by to question Chris (Ike Barinholtz), who is a vocal opponent of The Oath. Clearly enjoying their Thanksgiving meal around the table are, from left: Abbie (Meredith Hagner), Pat (Jon Barinholtz), Alice (Carrie Brownstein), Chris, Kai (Tiffany Haddish), Eleanor (Nora Dunn) and Hank (Chris Ellis). (Submitted photo)

    On the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — all Americans have been asked to sign a pledge of loyalty to the United States. This is the central conceit of “The Oath,” a dark comedy/horror/political satire film starring Ike and Jon Barinholtz, and written and directed by Ike.

  • Incubator sparks food interest

    Chef Amber Tipton of The Neighborhood Nest rolled out dough recently at the SPARK Gluten-Free kitchen incubator in Fairborn. Several local businesses are anchored at the incubator, which is informing local discussions to create one here. (Photo by Lauren “ChucK” Shows)

    If you look at it the right way, a new business is like a seed: it needs a good, fertile place to grow.

  • Potato pie-in-the-sky, down to earth

    A savory — and soporific — potato pie.

    The ambitious recipes I have gathered over the years serve as a reminder of the fact that sometimes simplicity is needed — and that your own tastes will change, not unlike everything else in the world.

  • Love, adventure — and curry

    Pineapple yellow curry — or the closest approximation I can muster.

    You have to be willing to hand over your comfort to receive the blessings of a truly adventurous vacation. But sometimes, comfort — and food — can be the balm to an adventure-gone-wrong.

  • C’mon and dance!

    Celia Diamond beckoned onlookers to join in the fun at the annual Senior Center flash mob dance on Wednesday, May 30. (Photo by Lauren ‘Chuck’ Shows)

    The annual Senior Center flash mob dance on Wednesday, May 30 on Short St drew participants from both the Senior Center and the Children’s Center.