I would asked that my future representatives show no interest in partisan politics and actually no longer have a majority nor minority in the General Assembly. Any ties that happen in the voting process would be settled by a revote, once then twice. Should a tie remain, the bill is then tabled until next year. My coldest regards for politicians that put their party over the people.
I have an honest question. First, I really respect that you are doing your job as a food critic but at what point does Indy Week need to recognize the extraordinary times we are living in and not publish an article that reinforces the very essence of the white privilege that led us to this precipice? There was a time--in my life--where the Indy was a source of real news in the Triangle. It was where I learned about being progressive. Now, it seems, there are more ads and fluff than stories worth reading. I am sure many would enjoy a hot take on Mr. Crawford's food but aren't there real food and beverage stories out there that need to be told? Aren't Raleigh's homeless and hungry being forced out of downtown so we can make more room for affluent young, white people? Didn't NC just get called out for its continued support of the Tobacco industry? Why do we still buy our liquor from a state run agency that surely violates NC prohibition of anti-trust laws? I actually like your writing (quite a bit) but just wish the Indy Week would have a stronger voice on real issues instead of the constant stream of how the gnocchi paired with the foraged mushrooms.
Agree with Kander 100%. If you're a chef or a musician or any creative figure putting your work into the world, you are subject to any kind of critical attention whether positive or negative that comes your way. You don't get to control what the press says and doesn't say about you (resisting the urge to make political statements here). You don't get to pick and choose who reviews you and your work. It's hard to imagine someone like Ashley Christensen or Andrea Reusing come out of the kitchen, during service, to out-and-out refuse service to a member of the press. Sounds like this guy's ego has gotten the better of him.
And using the writer's previous work as a litmus test for whether she's "allowed" to do future reviews is not how this works, either. That's a cop out if I've ever seen one.
Does anyone see the hypocrisy of the complaints by Democrats and liberals? For over a 100 years Democrats and liberals had a stranglehold on the power to dictate (yes, dictate as in a dictatorship) on the redistricting process. Fortunately over time, North Carolinians smartened up as to what todays Democrats really are and voted the conservatives in office. Now, the Dems complain about the process that they established. I find that the epitome of hypocrisy.
It's possible that if your previous reviews focused on the atmosphere and food you'd have more credibility, and not be kicked out from a great restaurant.
"Was the original Standard Foods really about the farmers and producers and butchers and bakers and cooks and you and me, as it claimed? Or was it about Crawford and Crawford and Crawford? ... We'll never know, of course. The ready-for-press story bobs above water, while the rest of the cold, hard truth hides deep below. And I hate diving."
If you're not going to dive into the truths of a matter, then don't even touch the surface. Your previous reviews portray Crawford as an individual who was only out to make good for himself, abandoning Standard and taking what he could. Knowing your preconceptions about Crawford, its no surprise he didn't want you sitting in his restaurant so you can "review" his staff and their appearance rather than the food.
Wow, that's beyond rude. Part of building buzz and reputation for your restaurant is being friendly, hospitable, a place to look forward to patronizing. To hear that the owner/chef refused service to someone is off-putting. It wasn't even clear (I presume) that Emma was there to review, maybe just have some food. Or maybe Crawford & Son don't want any cooks from other restaurants coming in. That, too, is pretty mean-spirited. I'll be avoiding them!
Another disappointment ... the original video game (4 games in 1) did pretty well, but another game that wasn't finished until a year later, Discs of Tron, was fantastic. Unlike a lot of platform shooters, this game was well thought out, not so difficult that had to spent $10 to play for an hour (I got up to 40 minutes on a quarter; at a certain level you neither get additional "lives" nor does the game up the ante any further). Did it come to home video game consoles? Nope. It's a free extra on the Tron Killer App Gameboy Advance cartridge. Playing on the handheld Gameboy DS just isn't quite the same. :(
And that's why reviewers do so anonymously. If people are already recognizing you than you're not necessarily getting the experience we would normally get anyway, and isn't that partly the point?
This is all very important right now considering the political climate. Restaurant reviews are the bedrock of democracy. And I suspect the only reason was because you're a woman.
That type of behavior makes me want to not eat at his restaurant. All artists, musicians and chefs are reviewed by critics in their area. We may not like the article, or only some or all of it. Regardless, this type of behavior is unwarranted and repulsive.
I have never heard of a critic being refused service. Does this happen often? Seems like a bad idea.
Well after reading the re-opening review I can somewhat understand why. Over half of it was about the restaurant's ambiance and circumstances around it as opposed to the food. More info on menu items and your thoughts on a larger sampling from them would've been nice. I found your Standard Foods review much more thorough. But I still think it's petty he refused to serve you and had a game plan for your return.
The Senator's tweets were at best bad judgement. I am more concerned about the bad legislation she supports. http://goo.gl/7mLRwt Perhaps with redistricting and campaign finance reform we will gain some new opponents in our elections. Having some other options would be welcome. #PeterForSenate2018
Based on experience with public events across North Carolina, the crowd estimate for the Raleigh, NC #WomensMarch is a minimum of 25,000 likely much higher. A continuous wall of marchers streamed from Memorial Auditorium to Moore Square for 1.5 hours. Aerials from the Marriot and Moore Square parking decks are quite revealing.
Comments from the Raleigh Police Department to WTVD News: On Thursday, organizers told ABC11 they expected 5,000 people for the Raleigh march and they planned to stick to the sidewalks. By noon Saturday, however, crowd estimates topped 20,000 marchers, forcing Raleigh Police officers to block off streets and call for backup.
"There was no precedent for this," Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue explained to ABC11. "This was not like the Christmas Parade or July 4th celebrations or even First Night. It wasn't even like any demonstrations we had before."
Robert B Butler
North Carolina Press Release
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I've been to the last 2 NC ComiCons in Durham. It's a great event, but the panels are kind of a weak spot for me. I would have considered checking out NC ComiCon Oak City but it's the same weekend as the Anime Magic film festival at the Carolina Theater in Durham. Maybe next year.
Will be interested to see what symbol for solidarity with John Lewis looks like ...maybe we at home could wear one?
Also, don't miss Illogicon this weekend http://illogicon.org/ - it's another great fan event!
I'm excited for http://raleighsupercon.com, but i mean I'm always excited for NC Comicon too lol! no reason to pick one, go to them all =D!
Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."
Most women's advocates seem to believe employers are fiercely determined to pay women less than men for the same work.
Yet they also seem to think employers' prime modus operandi is greed. ("Corporate greed" is perhaps one of the Left's most salient rallying calls.) Thus they no doubt believe employers would hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it (many do get away with it), or would move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money, or would replace old workers with young ones for the same reason.
So why do these same feminist activists and women's advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?
Many of America's most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:
"Female physicians worked about 5 hours fewer per week than their male counterparts through age 54...." https://www.aamc.org/download/426242/data/ihsreportdownload.pdf?cm_mmc=AAMC-_-ScientificAffairs-_-PDF-_-ihsreport
In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejkas 2005 survey. ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm
"...[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelors degree from a top school are working full time." It "is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations top ranks." http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/why-women-are-leaving-the-workforce-in-record-numbers/
"Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable" http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/15/1502567112.full.pdf
"Salary Secrecy Discrimination Against Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/
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