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Re: “With new hearing loop system, Raleigh Little Theatre gives patrons with impaired hearing the best seats in the house

Thank you for these comments, DeafBowTie. We always seek the most widely accepted, up-to-date and respectful terms for different abilities, and we appreciate advice as to what they are. I would note that we never use the phrase "hearing impaired people" in the story. We do say "patrons with impaired hearing" in the headline, a phrasing we hoped would make it clear that the patrons are not impaired as people or defined by their hearing status -- rather, it is something they have.

As arts editor, that is my standing policy: We say "people with ___", not "_____ people." I welcome feedback on this policy, and I do take your point about the word "impairment" having a negative connotation regardless of the syntax. We'll think carefully about our usage of the word in the future.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 08/21/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Wake Forest schoolteacher targeted by anti-abortion terrorists

How terrible that this abettor to serial child sacrifice is being exposed to the light of day. I feel so sorry for her that the truth about her is being known.
Tringali wouldn't hurt a flea, but this woman says she feels nervous and afraid? She should be, because God will judge her on the day of His choosing. If you help murder babies, you should feel afraid. The direction of her fear is messed up - she ought to fear God and not Tringali or his friends.

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Posted by Rhology on 08/21/2015 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Wake Forest schoolteacher targeted by anti-abortion terrorists

Oh this INFURIATES me!!!!

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Posted by Pattie Acciarito Meegan on 08/21/2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Live: Finding myself—or at least my tolerance—at my first Phish show

Well, now. As a veteran of 25+ Phish shows over the past 20 years, and a 30-year history attending concerts ranging from The Smiths, Nirvana, 80s-era New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, Elvis Costello, Pixies, RATM, Tool, X, Oingo Boingo, etc. ad nauseum, I love first-person accounts of new live music experiences, whether it was enjoyable or not. I've loved bands hated by friends and watched the clock at shows adored by self-proclaimed music authorities. Still glad I went, as it helps form one's own knowledge and appreciation of musical expression. As a commenter above noted with fantastic irony, 'music is a personal taste', however sharing one's experience, good or bad, is in no way a reflection of one's sophistication in the performing arts or personality traits. It's just putting one's experience into words, a way of processing it. So THANK YOU, Allison, for sharing your experience. And thanks for being the type of person to venture out to new unfamiliar musical territory. More people should be more open-minded to not just do the same, but to respect others' personal experiences.

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Posted by pastduedate on 08/21/2015 at 4:05 AM

Re: “Live: Finding myself—or at least my tolerance—at my first Phish show

I was truly disappointed in this article. Is this the caliber of "reporting" The Indy aspires to with your new lineup of editors? To say that this article is juvenile and uninformative is an understatement. We have important matters to cover in North Carolina. Please, don't waste precious column inches on trivial, first-person accounts that are mindless, at best, and pointless, at worst. Music is a personal taste, so, really, your readers don't care that you're a judgmental jerk with woefully unsophisticated musical tastes. Hey, you said it first; that alone should have kept you from writing this article, but, no, you forged ahead. Oh, and I'm 63, I'm a woman, a retired professional, and I go to Phish concerts. I guess I go against your "stereotypical" Phish fan, huh? How shallow of you to think you could group us all together under one label.

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Posted by D.J. Bost on 08/21/2015 at 12:57 AM

Re: “The show must not go on: Does The ArtsCenter have a cancellation problem?

I was pretty amazed that Dar Williams was not sold out and I know Dar promoted it a lot. I love the venue, but for the most part they aren't bringing people in I want to see.

Posted by TEChampion on 08/20/2015 at 11:34 PM

Re: “In Chatham County, a nonprofit will build tiny homes for the homeless

I think this is awesome what they are doing! Keep up the good work habitat!! Love you guys and miss you too.

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Posted by Tamahai Dunnavant on 08/20/2015 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Wake Forest schoolteacher targeted by anti-abortion terrorists

This bigot idiot needs to stay away from wake forest. Pick on somebody else, you're barking up the wrong tree here. Go somewhere else far, far away and be quiet. Forever

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Posted by Greg Hince on 08/20/2015 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Wake Forest schoolteacher targeted by anti-abortion terrorists

Thank you Shana and Kelsea for sticking up for women!!! You are the best!

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Posted by Cassie Conner on 08/20/2015 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Wake Forest schoolteacher targeted by anti-abortion terrorists

Thank you for calling them terrorists, as it's about time we all start calling them what they are.

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Posted by Emily Galvin on 08/20/2015 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Hear "Ties," the first cut from the first Des Ark LP in four years

Best song of the year so far

Posted by Cesar Antonio on 08/20/2015 at 9:28 PM

Re: “True Blood: A vampire show for people who don't like vampires

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Posted by Henry Smith on 08/20/2015 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Why you shouldn't take Future Islands for granted

I've never seen them live, though I wanna. My favourite song is Give Us the Wind, although i love most of their songs. My whole world is their records, and it bugs me that, as you say, they are hard to find. Especially from their previous incarnation.

The deep, yet open and simple lytics, and of course the voice of Herring, sometimes battling the music that accompanies him is a crucial part of Future Islands. They are not afraid to be uniqe, and their style resonates with people. I love them, just like they love performing.

Posted by Vegard Løknes on 08/20/2015 at 7:28 PM

Re: “With new hearing loop system, Raleigh Little Theatre gives patrons with impaired hearing the best seats in the house

Please be advised that the term, “hearing impaired” is unacceptable. Here is the explanation:

The term "Hearing Impaired" is a technically accurate term much preferred by hearing people, largely because they view it as politically correct. In the mainstream society, to boldly state one's disability (e.g., deaf, blind, etc.) is somewhat rude and impolite. To their way of thinking, it is far better to soften the harsh reality by using the word "impaired" along with "visual", "hearing", and so on. “Hearing-impaired” is a well-meaning word that is much-resented by deaf and hard of hearing people. This term was popular in the 70s and 80s, however, now is used mostly by doctors, audiologists and other people who are mainly interested in our ears "not working."

While it's true that their hearing is not perfect, that doesn't make them impaired as people. Most would prefer to be called Deaf, Hard of Hearing or deaf when the need arises to refer to their hearing status, but not as a primary way to identify them as people (where their hearing status is not significant).

We are deaf, and not people with impairments (obstacles) in life!

Hope that you and your people respect by refusing to use the outdated and offensive term. Hearing loss is more acceptable for everyone who is not just deaf.

Posted by DeafBowTie on 08/20/2015 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Cops find drugs at Raleigh Phish show, very proud of selves

How many rapist and murderers did they arrest that night.......?
What's the ALE gonna do when its legal.....?

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Posted by Ben Farris on 08/20/2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Wake Forest schoolteacher targeted by anti-abortion terrorists

If people are interested in joining the effort to defend clinic access locally (or in Greensboro) please send us an email at or check us out on Facebook - Triangle For Choice - Clinic Escorts.

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Posted by Kelsea McBelsea on 08/20/2015 at 5:35 PM

Re: “The show must not go on: Does The ArtsCenter have a cancellation problem?

I appreciate both of these comments. I think it's important to acknowledge that Brad Porter is trying to build a new audience for a kind of music that has fallen out of The ArtsCenter's wheelhouse in recent years. To me, the story here is that the venue's mixture of promotional strategy and will is nowhere near strong enough. With a little work, enough advance tickets sell for this show to happen (if 10 tickets is indeed the lower threshold); with really visionary work and exceptional community partnerships (and probably some grantwriting too), the audience they say they seek begins to form. Certainly the RighteousGIRLS make exceptional, entertaining music that a lot of people around the Triangle would enjoy. But those people have a lot of entertainment options today. Targeted marketing is the only way that The ArtsCenter is going to get people to Wednesday night jazz acts. Is that work that they're willing to do? We will see.

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Posted by Chris Vitiello on 08/20/2015 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Rapsody prepares to rise above her Kendrick Lamar and 9th Wonder co-signs

Rapsody's my hero.

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Posted by Alphamale79 on 08/20/2015 at 5:08 PM

Re: “The show must not go on: Does The ArtsCenter have a cancellation problem?

I know both sides of this issue. Brad is in a difficult position because it is not his venue or his money, and he has to report to his employers. I programmed The ArtsCenter as a no-cancellation venue, and I lost a lot of the institution's money, which meant that the losses had be covered from other divisions. In retrospect I can see that I was imposing my personal values when I was not the one putting up the money.

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Posted by artmenius on 08/20/2015 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Eldritch Horror, one of North Carolina's early death metal bands, returns from the grave

Awesome guys...Its about time you guys got some recognition...

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Posted by Dev Anand on 08/20/2015 at 3:37 PM

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