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August 5, 2019

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Local Rock Acts Pillärs and Wallcreeper to Release a Split 12-Inch LP

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The local hard rock band Pillärs [pictured] has just announced that it’ll release a split 12-inch LP with Akron’s Wallcreeper. The album will come out on Friday, Aug. 16, while Pillärs is on tour with Philadelphia’s God Root, and the release party will take place that same day at the Happy Dog....
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Christ Community Chapel Releases Abuse Report, Pastor Tom Randall Forced to Resign over Fake Emails

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click to enlarge Illustration by Tom Carlson Pastor Tom Randall, the subject of a Scene investigative story last week, has resigned from Christ Community Chapel (CCC), a nondenominational Christian church based in Hudson. A 27-page report produced by former FBI agent and current CCC member Suzanne Lewis-Johnson revealed that during...
History

What Do Bovids, Bridges and the West Have to Do With American Art? | At the Smithsonian

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In the decades following the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, millions of European-Americans migrated west of the Appalachian Mountains displacing Indian peoples and bringing vast changes to the region and its ecosystems. As they did, “The West” developed a mythical status as a land of beauty, adventure and possibility. Though indigenous peoples...
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Reframing American Art | Smithsonian Voices | Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery

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Smithsonian Voices Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery Reframing American Art August 5th, 2019, 2:30PM / BY Joanna Marsh This week, SAAM rolls out a new web series that offers viewers a unique framework for thinking about art. Created by the museum’s interpretation team, Re:Frame aims to make...
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Ohio Rep. Gets Threats After Posting Mass Shootings Caused by ‘Drag Queen Advocates, Obama, Open Borders’

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click to enlarge Photo via Ohio House of Representatives State Rep. Candice Keller of Middletown stirred controversy over the weekend with a social media post claiming that mass shootings are caused by same-sex marriage, marijuana use, violent video games, former President Barack Obama and protesting, among other things. Keller says...
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Data Breach by Dan Gilbert-Founded Online Sneaker Marketplace StockX Exposed Millions of Customers’ Data

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Daniel J Macy/Shutterstock StockX, a Detroit-based online marketplace for sneakers, experienced a data breach — and the breach may have exposed its customers’ personal information. The company said in a message on its website on Monday that it launched a forensic investigation following the incident. “Though our investigation remains ongoing,...
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Diversity Takes Center Stage at This Year’s Lollapalooza

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click to enlarge Samantha Fryberger Reggaeton star J Balvin. Compared to some of the acts who have headlined Lollapalooza in the past decade, the artists that received top billing at this year’s incarnation of the annual four-day festival that just concluded at Chicago’s Grant Park yesterday, didn’t stack up. In...
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All the Insane Photos From the 20th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

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Thousands of Juggalos and Juggalettes descended on Lawrence County Recreational Park in Springville, Indiana, for the 20th anniversary of the Gathering of the Juggalos over the long weekend (July 31-Aug. 4). The event, Detroit’s Insane Clown Posse’s annual ode to Faygo Armageddon and Much Motherfucking Wicked Clown Love, has been...
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Here’s How to Donate to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons On the heels of a deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, the country was ravaged with another tragic slaying in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, leaving at least nine murdered and 27 wounded.  For fellow Ohioans who want to help the victims and families...
History

How Mosquitos Helped Shape the Course of Human History | History

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Fifty-two billion people—almost half of the cumulative human population—are thought to have perished at the hands of a creature no bigger than a fingernail: the mosquito. In his new book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, historian Timothy Winegard exposes this insect as not merely an itchy...
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Local Psychedelic Rock Act Zip-Zapp to Release Its New Album This Week

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click to enlarge The local psychedelic rock band Zip-Zapp will issue its debut album this week. It’s a delightfully weird one too. The disc begins with the sound of chirping birds and then includes everything from spacey jazz segments to trippy psychedelic rock interludes. It arrives on all streaming services...

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