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Re: “Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War Is Like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a Marvel Smirk Instead of a DC Frown

Good for a quick stop”... Gettysburg Museum of History of History museum that is packed wall to wall. Made a quick stop in to check it out as we had seen it advertised on American Pickers.

Posted by Batista Sh on 07/02/2016 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Dance Review: Tap Genius Michelle Dorrance Brings It Home at the NC Rhythm Tap Festival

Awesome summation of the beauty and skill surrounding this tap festival! Great Job Dan!
Annabel's momđź’•

Posted by Dcable on 06/17/2016 at 3:34 PM
Posted by wolfvet on 06/16/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Whit Stillman's Classist Nostalgia Is Untempered by Wit in Love & Friendship

A very good review that captures the movie's strengths (few) and weaknesses (many). The entire movie is summarized by "a lack of narrative tension and ... flatness of the characters." I cannot understand the rave reviews the movie is getting elsewhere.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ralph T. Soule on 05/31/2016 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Announcing Open Auditions in Raleigh for the Inaugural Women's Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival also has the abbreviation WTF...and it's one of the most well-known and respected theatre festivals in the country. Don't go by abbreviations only.

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Posted by AmyEile on 05/24/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Announcing Open Auditions in Raleigh for the Inaugural Women's Theatre Festival

The shows haven't been announced yet. As the post says, those who can't make it to Raleigh that day can audition online. We noted their embrace of the WTF moniker in the original story linked here. It doesn't mean the plays are "adult," it's just funny. There is no F-bomb except an implicit one. The kids will be OK.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 05/23/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Announcing Open Auditions in Raleigh for the Inaugural Women's Theatre Festival

Given the very adult connotations revealed when using the abbreviation of this festival (did no one notice the rather obvious F-bomb??!!) would I be right in thinking that the plays under consideration are only appropriate for adults? The notice says that they are also auditioning children, but would these be roles for children within adult shows or are some children's shows included in this festival? Can we get a list of shows to be included? Finally, why are auditions being held on a day when so many are away on vacations for the three-day holiday weekend? If we can't make it on this Saturday are we just out of luck?

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Posted by Sansativity on 05/23/2016 at 2:02 PM
Posted by BullCityBrian on 05/05/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Video: Raleigh Murals Project Mashes Up Vibrant People and Public Paintings

To whomever disliked my comment. I dislike your support of erasing people of color.

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Posted by Gheist on 04/22/2016 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Video: Raleigh Murals Project Mashes Up Vibrant People and Public Paintings

Colorful? Looks like 97% white people.

Where is the fair representation of black, brown and yellow people?

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Posted by Gheist on 04/22/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “North Carolina's Independent Bookstores Band Together Against HB 2

Hey ProudlyUnaffiliated, if you're staring at people using the bathroom long enough to realize they might be transgender or gender non-conforming, you're using the bathroom wrong. I don't know about you, but I'm usually just focused on peeing, washing my hands, maybe checking my eyeliner and reapplying lip balm, and getting outta there. I'm not really looking at other people?

Women's bathrooms all have private stalls. No one's flashing their genitals in the bathroom. As for changing rooms, every gym I've ever been to also had private changing stalls, and every transgender person I know chooses to use those stalls -- usually for their own safety. UNC Wellness centers and every YMCA I've ever been to have private changing stalls.

Also, many of the smaller fitness studios I patronize often have coed locker areas with private gender neutral changing areas and showers. It's not necessarily out of some sort of political statement or in an effort to be inclusive but to maximize use of space. I'm thinking of Flywheel in Cameron Village, for example. The fact that they've always had gender neutral bathrooms and showers hasn't seemed to hurt their business at all. Their classes are often packed and full!

Of course, the bathroom part of the bill was really a Trojan horse. What does preventing people from suing in state court or minimum wage have to do with bathrooms? NOTHING.

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Posted by Laurie B. on 04/22/2016 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Theater Review: A Star-Studded Sweeney Todd from PlayMakers Rep

We sat in the second row center tonight and left at intermission. Music over powered the vocals that were often too loud (so distorted) and unintelligible 75% of the time. Not impressed by the singing or acting this time around, but that may have been influenced by my struggle to follow the lyrics. A young man who works there told me it has been the same all through the run, not a result of age or where I sat. I have season tickets and don't expect to love every performance but this one was the most disappointing.

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Posted by Bree Kalb on 04/21/2016 at 10:45 PM

Re: “North Carolina's Independent Bookstores Band Together Against HB 2

This is bedrock LeftyLand coming together for the lefty cause du jour. Big deal.

Here is the bathroom/locker room reality: when you permit people who have genitalia different from what is expected (gender-specific bathrooms and locker rooms are by design deliberate segregation and discrimination based on gender) in such a setting, you harm and upset the normal, traditional order of things. Sure, maybe some T person or two feels better but many non-T people are now upset and harmed and imposed upon (did you consider them?). It is a zero sum game and you are simply forcing the majority to bow to the will of a vocal minority. Pressure Politics 101.

There may be civil ways to deal with all this but you have chosen not to do it this way. I have full confidence that you will continue your divisiveness and destruction.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/20/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Andy Warhol Museum Director Cancels Visit to UNC's MFA Class—Guess Why

while gays are beong thrown off buildings in the middle east, the US is concerned about bathrooms. the world is laughing. laura rubin

Posted by laura r on 04/20/2016 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Andy Warhol Museum Director Cancels Visit to UNC's MFA Class—Guess Why

andy warhol did not "celebrate" diversity. unlike the warhol museum & other institutions he was beholden to no one. he didnt have to please the donors. warhol did not have a government quota system, he was free market. newsflash: drag queens/ transvestites have slipped into ladies rooms for decades undetected. (mr. shiner knows this). andy was very liberal about some issues, very conservative about others. how can you speak for him? this is not about "rights" -this is about big pharm. hormone treatments, surgeries ect will be big business for children, teens, & adults. the public has to get ready for this w/as little blowback as possible. let the propaganda begin! its been a 24/7 media push, as well as in academia, & advertising. this is not about being gay, this is about business. the issue also feeds into the divide & conquer concept. the more chaos created the easier it is to control the population. bring in the 3rd world into the bathtoom mix- kumbaya! this is winwin for the globalists. will you publish this? truth or dare. laura rubin

Posted by laura r on 04/20/2016 at 12:09 PM
Posted by rbenjamin on 04/18/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Andy Warhol Museum Director Cancels Visit to UNC's MFA Class—Guess Why

That's it. I am boycotting the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh and never listening to the Velvet Underground again. There. Take that. Haters.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/16/2016 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Andy Warhol Museum Director Cancels Visit to UNC's MFA Class—Guess Why

Eric Shiner juried the Top Prize for Outstanding MFA Work this year. Kelley McChesney curated Depth Perception, the show of MFA work at the Ackland.

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Posted by elin o'Hara slavick on 04/15/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Full Frame: The Newsploitation Industry Made Anthony Weiner a Punch Line, But the Joke's on Us

It's true, proudly, I'm more concerned with people carrying deadly weapons in public than with what people do consensually in their private lives, which "the children" wouldn't even know about if the news media had its priorities in order. That seems quite reasonable to me.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 04/10/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Full Frame: The Newsploitation Industry Made Anthony Weiner a Punch Line, But the Joke's on Us

Of course, you'd vote for him. As would nearly all IndyWeek readers. It is a well known fact that the left is, how shall we say, very tolerant of corruption and individual foibles as long as the transgressions are: (1) politically correct and (2) the transgressor is a solid D voter. Sexting, no problem. BJ's in the oval office, no problem. Orgy island, no problem, illegal drug use, no problem, etc. -- as long as it is not an R who does it. Now, if Weiner had been found to be carrying a firearm illegally in NYC, then his resurrection dicumentary would never have been made and he would be persona non grata forever in LeftieLand.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/09/2016 at 8:58 AM

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