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Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

So Ms. Dickey thinks it is a virtue to not read the comments? Why? It does make it easier to not respond to questions to which she offers no answers, and to pretend that there is no pit bull crisis. This is very popular with pit pushers, who desperately want to allow pit bull breeders to continue to profit off the irresponsible breeding of pit bulls.

Let's see: Two people dead from pit bull attacks this week. And a thousand dead pit bulls a day in shelters alone.

Pit pushers? Anybody care to tell us your solutions to the crisis?

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Posted by Carolyn Lathrop on 07/20/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

I love how Ms. Dickey states as a fact that pit bulls were "everywhere" from 1890 to 1930, specifically giving the example of "shampoo ads." Shampoo wasn't invented until 1927, in Germany.

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Posted by Carolyn Lathrop on 07/20/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Great interview. Bronwen has done such a great job with this book that as a pit bull advocate I refer to the book as the 'pit bull encyclopedia'. The research she did and the sources she references are a great tool for advocates IF they chose to use it properly.

As for the anti-pit bull campaigners, as I call them, there's nothing in the book factual enough or well enough researched to give them a different view of these dogs and the people who have them (and yes it isn't just about the dogs to those who hate and fear pit bull type dogs but the people who have them are considered as dangerous and are as vilified as the dogs themselves). They haven't read it, the book, and the boilerplate response to the question of whether or not they've read the book they are so harshly criticizing is that they don't need to read it; it's just more pit bull lobbyist propaganda they say.

At any rate this book has changed how I now approach advocating for these dogs and the people who chose to have them and I am forever in Ms. Dickeys debt. I hope that other advocates and those who rescue these dogs will read this book and will rethink how they go about educating the public on these dogs, on breed discriminatory legislation and will focus their efforts more on responsible dog ownership than trying to make these dogs appear to be different than other dogs or special. Dogs are dogs and how we humans treat and handle them is the foremost determining factor in their behavior and in how safe or dangerous they are to be around.

As a pit bull advocate my biggest hope is that when enough people understand which specie is responsible for incidents where people and other animals have been harmed or sadly killed we will address the issue intelligently enough so that advocating for pit bulls and for those who have them won't be necessary.

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Posted by Cheryl Huerta on 07/20/2016 at 11:50 AM
Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 07/20/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Embark on a Timely Voyage Into Immigration Issues in I Wish You a Boat

Four of our friends accompanied us to this production. We have seen other Wendy Ward productions and loved them all but this one takes the cake! The settings, the costumes, and the fine acting made this a mesmerizing experience. What stunned me most of all was the facility with which the actors spoke in foreign tongues, most notably Polish! Incredibly well done. Wendy is a talented producer and director with great insight into her characters and the story.

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Posted by Gann Watson on 07/16/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Evaluating Bare Theatre's Experiment in Free Public Shakespeare on the Eve of Its Final Show

Thanks for the correction, Dustin. The playbill listed the wrong actor in the role.

Posted by Byron Woods, INDY Theater and Dance Critic on 06/30/2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Evaluating Bare Theatre's Experiment in Free Public Shakespeare on the Eve of Its Final Show

The actor who portrays Proteus is Matt Fields.

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Posted by dkbritt85 on 06/29/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Chris Tucker is alive and doing very well

This dude below ADAM BUSUTTIL sayin "I love Chris Rock"

It's an article about Chris Tucker. Black people all look the same to you? Was Michael Jackson from the movie Space Jam and one of the best basketball players ever?

Ignant

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Posted by madeanaccounttosaythis on 05/26/2016 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Host D.G. Martin's enthusiasm and curiosity drive UNC-TV program North Carolina Bookwatch

Mr. Martin, your show has entertained and been instructive since 2013. Today, may I offer two books, Europe in Low about two college grads touring Europe on bicycles following the Armistice in the Great War (published by Trafford.com under Samantha Narelle Kirkland) and my latest, an adventure on the sea inspired by the loss of the Titanic whereby the heroes develop an unsinkable hull. This is a completed work, but I have delayed seeking publication until my illustrations are rendered more artfully than are my mere line drawings. May I send you the manuscript for consideration for your show, or forward a copy of Europe in Low? I've always loved your style of sitting back and letting the author tell her story! Your station already has a copy of The Thread of Life Is Thin, a DVD I made in 2005 following the destruction of Hurricane Ivan in my home county, Macon. Feel free to call for further info, 828-524-0261. Sorry I missed you at Yale; I was an undergrad, Class of 1967, then Army CE. Sincerely, Narelle

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Posted by Narelle Kirkland on 05/23/2016 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Though Durham’s Nice Price Books Is Gone, There’s Cause for Hope as Well as Despair

The article seems to mention that the Nice Price bookstore owner also bought the building. So we know who to blame for a Papa Johns. While people were wringing their hands about the bookstore closing why were they not talking to Barry about selling/leasing to a better business??? Boggles the mind. I guess its easier to complain after the fact than do the hard work before and put your money where your mouth is.

Also a gentle reminder about the history of the Mariott. That land had a proposed bed and breakfast that would have been much mich smaller, more in line with the neighborhood, and preserved the historical building. But neighbors came out against it and killed it. You reap what you sow with nibyism.

Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 05/08/2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Chris Bradley finds creative opportunities in the simplest of objects in Close One at CAM Raleigh

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Posted by Sumit Chaudhary on 05/05/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Though Durham’s Nice Price Books Is Gone, There’s Cause for Hope as Well as Despair

Very fond memories of this building. My father operated the Deli New York New York in that space when we first moved to Durham. I remember running the register and meeting all the neighborhood regulars. Sad that just another papa johns is going in that space.

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Posted by Robert Dermer on 05/04/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Though Durham’s Nice Price Books Is Gone, There’s Cause for Hope as Well as Despair

Chain-business takeover? You ain't seen nothing yet...wait for Dave & Busters a block from Surf Club.

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Posted by Roper190 on 05/04/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “What Kind of City is “Durm,” Anyway? Runaway Ventures an Answer With Its New Downtown Store

Wow, really well-said. Love the reflection on Durham's identity and how what-it-was and what-it-is are colliding. I feel the same way about learning how to cope with my hometown changing so much.

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Posted by annftilley on 04/20/2016 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Chris Tucker is alive and doing very well

One of the funniest men ever in the history of the world... plz come back with "Rush Hour 4" ( announced on IMdb ) and his 2016 movie with Vin Diesel in"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is in post production so hopefully he's on the way back... Love Chris Rock on the stage & on the big screen and the world is a sadder place without his presence on the silver screen.... come back plz

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Posted by Adam Busuttil on 04/02/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Better Living Through Psychedelics with Comedian Duncan Trussell

April 1 that is a good day for this guy

Posted by Fritx on 03/30/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “The Triangle’s First Women’s Theatre Festival Takes Aim at Issues of Gender Parity

Added the website to the story, thanks for that.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 03/30/2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Triangle’s First Women’s Theatre Festival Takes Aim at Issues of Gender Parity

Thank you so much for this article! For anyone looking for more information, please check out our website. http://www.womenstheatrefestival.com/

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Posted by laughingapricots on 03/30/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “A tale of two memes: The Triangle backstories of a pair of recent viral video sensations

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Posted by Ryan Silver on 03/23/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Stage Magician Joshua Lozoff Returns to the Place Where He First Learned to Use His Illusion

Don't miss the show folks best magician in USA

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Posted by Ron Lozoff on 03/16/2016 at 2:39 PM

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