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Posted by RKlem on 05/19/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Common Ground Theatre Is Gone, But Some of Its Resources and Its Role Live on in Walltown Children's Theatre

Thanks for the nice article and acknowledgement, Byron. I would like to put a gentle dedication out to my father, Peter Klem, who gave Common Ground the initial $20000 loan (interest free!) for most of that equipment. Common Ground ALMOST paid off that debt by the time he passed away last October. But it was his single generous contribution that made CGT possible and I am very happy to have his legacy continue at Children's Walltown Theatre. Thanks, Peter Klem, for being a great supporter of the arts.

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Posted by RKlem on 05/19/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Movie Review: In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guy Ritchie Gets Medieval on Our Collective Asses

I thought it was a great movie. The acting was believable, special effects were good, story was balanced and the music was so powerful and haunting. I loved it. One of my fav action movies.

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Posted by Cat Jackson on 05/12/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Op-Ed: Revitalization Without Gentrification: The Scrap Exchange in Durham’s Lakewood Neighborhood

Revitalization = Gentrification and a mentality that says the area needs to be made great again. I don't get how publications like Indy Week say they are against people like Trump yet support policies that displace vulnerable groups.

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Posted by John Curtis Smith on 04/16/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Full Frame: Dina Is Earning Acclaim for Its Portrait of Love and Autism. But Is It Illuminating or Exploitative?

I haven't seen the movie, so I won't comment on the reading of the documentary. Just want to say that according to many autistic self-advocacy groups and neurodiversity models of disability, wishing for an alternative film that "emphasizes" a figure's "triumph over the adversities" of autism has its own problems. This wish has its roots in the medical model of disability which treats cognitive difference as disease and therefore something to be fixed and a moral model which treats disability as something an individual can "triumph over." Both models shield autism from understanding by the general populace and perpetuate the notion that geneticists and individual gumption are all that's needed when what is really lacking is education of the non autistic and the funding of social programs for the disabled.

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Posted by Max Brzezinski on 04/10/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Full Frame: An Avetts Agnostic Finds Some Faith in May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

BTW, I see that Indy Week expresses the right to remove comments that include ad hominem attacks. Do you remove blogs that include them as well? Oh the irony.

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Posted by Robin Elizabeth on 04/10/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Full Frame: An Avetts Agnostic Finds Some Faith in May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

Oy! Here we go again. You guys are like a dog with a bone. Let it go.

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Posted by Robin Elizabeth on 04/10/2017 at 7:07 PM
Posted by Mark 1 on 04/10/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Full Frame: An Avetts Agnostic Finds Some Faith in May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

Where's your argument for how the band is apolitical (not that I disagree) and why it's relevant? It seems like a personal beef to me.

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Posted by Jen Cox on 04/10/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Full Frame: An Avetts Agnostic Finds Some Faith in May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

I don't understand why being publicly apolitical is a bad thing. And that sentiment really only applies to Scott and Seth. Most of the rest of the band does not hesitate to share their politics. Just because they don't carry a picket sign and scream it in their lyrics, they are somehow less than?

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Posted by americanamusicfan on 04/10/2017 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Theater Review: The Harrowing Stories of Global Female Activists Dramatized in Seven: A Documentary Play

Thank you for attending and staying for talk back.

Posted by Sean Wellington on 04/06/2017 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Theater Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Lights Up the Mathematics of the Mind

When discussing this play, you need to be cautious not to imply that it's an accurate depiction of autism. Mark Haddon admits to knowing nothing about the condition, and many autistics hate his story for spreading misleading stereotypes about it. The best thing I've ever read on this situation was a review written by Elizabeth Bartmess for the blog Disability in the Kidlit. You can find other autistic opinions at goo.gl/6Z3Xzf, which I swear isn't a press release, or at least not a professionally written one.

Posted by Curio Onscreen on 02/25/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

First comment sounds like Crawford wrote it.

Posted by Chris Kassel on 02/24/2017 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Passengers Proves a Bad Ending Can Ruin an Otherwise Good Movie

Best ending should have been:

Aurora got really hurt by projectile (in movie it hit her arm). It should have done massive damage to body causing fatal bleeding.
Jim hurt by that plasma going through the tunnel but he is ok.
Aurora saves him like she did but after catching him and pulling him close to her, goes unconscious due to blood loss. She is near death.
Jim carries her to healing chamber. Puts her inside. Computer informs 100% chance to save Aurora.
Camera should be on Jim's face before he presses O.K. button to start healing.
His face expression should be like he discovered something ( the option to put Aurora to sleep). His eye become a little watery, we hear beep to start the procedure. The screen goes dark.
She wakes up, image is blurry. She sees a man(looks like Jim), she smiles. Vision clears. The man in front of her is not Jim. Her smile disappears. She cries. Jim is long gone

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Posted by Sergej on 02/19/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “An Epilogue for Unexposed Microcinema's Bold, Meaningful Year of Holding Down a Stable Venue for Experimental Film

I'd keep an eye on the Facebook page and expect to see events there as they finish reshuffling, but if they come out with a new website, we'll update.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on 02/08/2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “An Epilogue for Unexposed Microcinema's Bold, Meaningful Year of Holding Down a Stable Venue for Experimental Film

sorry i missed these events. how do I find out about future ones? Web link is dead. FB/Twitter links appear dormant.

Posted by Geoff Dunkak on 02/08/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

The critic sounds like a self-absorbed adolescent. Why would she publish a non-review? Only to prove that a chef doesn't respect her opinion? Or is it an attention getting piece? Seems unprofessional. Maybe after 10,000 hours of training she will be a better reviewer.

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Posted by ncreader on 02/02/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

I easily believe Crawford would. There's a lot of ego needed to achieve the self-aggrandizement required at those levels. Those various awards are all about it. Bragging rights brings bucks. Let's not pretend this isn't a straight-up capitalist system here: that kind of talk is what bosses do to their employees to get them to buy into loyalty that won't ever be returned.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AgentDani on 02/02/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Movie Review: A Dog's Purpose Rolls Over and Plays Dead Under Its Own Heart-Tugging Weight

but i'm not gonna lie, that incessant trailer gets me every time... smh.

Posted by Aims Arches on 02/01/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Also, Crawford's letter posted on his site is spot on. Too many bums want to write about food but have no qualifications to do so. These aren't the seasoned vets who did these reviews professionally and did their homework, these are bloggers who want to be a big fish in a small pond.

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Posted by cjwatson on 01/30/2017 at 2:11 PM

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