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Q&A: Miss Gay Ohio Nadia Nyce

For the freshly crowned Miss Gay Ohio Nadia Nyce, the pageant may be over but the work has just begun. On a recent Sunday night the Dayton resident (born Eric Williams) was named Miss Congeniality and awarded for her social platform — promoting HIV education and research — as well as snagging the top title. Though Nyce describes herself as a competitive person, she is most excited about using her title to benefit the Ohio AIDS Resource Center in the coming year.
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Sketch in the City: Lora Innes #4

Two presidents for the price of one!
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Things We Love: Keith “Speak” Williams’ picks

Keith Williams wears many hats when it comes to urban advancement and creativity in Columbus. His work as a public speaker and co-founder of Creative Control Fest perfectly complements his abilities as a hip-hop MC and poet. The giddiness in his voice when talking about the King-Lincoln District and its storied jazz history makes him, among other things, a torch carrier for the next generation of creative artists and musicians. Alive recently asked the man they call “Speak” about his favorite things.
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Downtown Abbey: Sex Chamber: No Whips All Hips

Somewhere between the ’80s porn and Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" I thought: "This party kept all its promises."
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Street Fashion: Everything is Purple

Around this time last year I wrote an article about the fashionable use of the color purple called 50 Shades of Purple, which seems like a more appropriate title now as the similarly titled film has recently hit theaters. Something about the bitter cold brings out the purple in everyone. Christian has on a purple flannel overshirt, Yulia has on purple skinny jeans and is holding a purple handbag, and Tim has on a purple bubble coat.
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Q&A: Miss Gay Ohio Nadia Nyce

For the freshly crowned Miss Gay Ohio Nadia Nyce, the pageant may be over but the work has just begun. On a recent Sunday night the Dayton resident (born Eric Williams) was named Miss Congeniality and awarded for her social platform — promoting HIV education and research — as well as snagging the top title. Though Nyce describes herself as a competitive person, she is most excited about using her title to benefit the Ohio AIDS Resource Center in the coming year.
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Sketch in the City: Lora Innes #3

Wherein we learn how James. A. Garfield's death could have been avoided
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Things We Love: Rambling House’s John Lynch

The first time I stepped inside North Campus’ Rambling House Soda, I was transported back to southeast Ohio, to my hometown of Marietta. It wasn’t just the stringed instruments, which, yes, Owner John Lynch loves, but it was the entire vibe, a sorta Appalachian speakeasy. So it shouldn’t surprise that among Lynch’s other favorite things, whiskey is included.
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Fashion: What Are You Wearing, Dara Robinson?

Dara Robinson’s day job as an x-ray technician limits her work-attire choices to scrubs or another pair of scrubs. But once she clocks out, it’s all about color and girly frills. The 31-year-old is a member of the Columbus chapter of Patriot Pin Up, a non-profit organization serving veterans with a vintage twist. When she isn’t volunteering with her fellow pinup pals or at work, you’ll likely find Robinson at Bossy Grrl’s Pin Up Joint enjoying a cocktail or competing at the Miss Autorama pinup contest
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