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Posted by MichaelEdits on 04/10/2017 at 8:26 PM

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

Re: “Durham Is North Carolina’s Hippest City, According to Vogue, Which Would Definitely Know These Things

My problem with these kind of articles is how superficial they are. A great food scene is undoubtedly correlated with being a "hip" city, but is it really the reason why, Vogue? Journalists who want to proclaim Durham the next "it" town should actually spend more than a weekend, talk to the people who live here, and try to look past the restaurants and places to get a drink. Then they might actually start to figure out why Durham is so awesome and what caused those places to crop up to begin with.

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Posted by Jonathan Crisp on 04/10/2017 at 5:26 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: “Fullsteam Ahead: Durham Brewery Finally Unrolls Food Menu This Weekend

firefly...bring food! whether from home, the food trucks, our restaurant neighbors, or from our test kitchen. We're also participating in the new Green To Go initiative as a drop-off spot for containers:

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-green…

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Posted by fullsteam on 04/10/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Fullsteam Ahead: Durham Brewery Finally Unrolls Food Menu This Weekend

Does this mean we can't bring other food into the big room?

Posted by firefly on 04/10/2017 at 10:11 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: “Fullsteam Ahead: Durham Brewery Finally Unrolls Food Menu This Weekend

STGMGR, dogs won't be allowed in the bar/service area, but will continue to be allowed in the unconditioned indoor/outdoor "big room." Cheers, Sean

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Posted by fullsteam on 04/09/2017 at 1:46 AM

Re: “Fullsteam Ahead: Durham Brewery Finally Unrolls Food Menu This Weekend

Does this mean that dogs are no longer allowed?

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Posted by stgmgr on 04/08/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “The Durham-Orange Light Rail Now Costs More Than $3 Billion, and Durham Will Have to Pay More of It

The renegotiation of the light rail inter-local agreement merely shifts DOLRT expenses to the less fortunate residents of Durham.I guess altruism only goes so far and stops at the county line. Orange County appears to have shifted 5% of the local costs or $50 million to Durham. And while some may tout this as a significant accomplishment, it is merely an illusion of progress; the rearranging of the proverbial deck chairs on the Titanic a futile distraction amidst an unfolding fiscal calamity.

During the March 7, 2017 Orange County BOCC meeting,a local taxpayer having just received his property tax reassessment, stated plainly his unbridled frustration with elected officials on the ever-increasing tax burden being placed on local residents. During the taxpayers tirade, local officials looked ashen, avoiding eye contact with the irate taxpayer. I suspectthere are many more frustrated taxpayers that just havent made it to the County Commissioners meeting due to the lack of public transit to the Hillsborough location. Watch http://bit.ly/2no9yGs @ 3 minutes

The March 22 edition of the Chapel Hill News featured an article about how Trumps budget could jeopardize light-rail project followed by Letters to the Editor pointing out the Financial Realities, while other letters espoused the virtues of light rail. And then pages 6-9, the (sad) punch line ... 4 pages in small print spanning 8 columns per page of Orange County Tax Liens.

If our elected officials opt to proceed with the fiscally flawed Durham Orange Light Rail, despite repeated public pleas for fiscal restraint, might I suggest an additional budget line item Ink and Paper. I think you are going to need a lot more of both for the increased issuance of future tax liens.

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Posted by Alex Cabanes on 04/08/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “The Durham-Orange Light Rail Now Costs More Than $3 Billion, and Durham Will Have to Pay More of It

What a stupid way to waste money when we are on the brink of self driving cars which will be out before this mess of rail is started.

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Posted by gmbmnc on 04/08/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Durham Is North Carolina’s Hippest City, According to Vogue, Which Would Definitely Know These Things

What would the Indy be without snarky appreciation for great press for their beloved city?

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Posted by Emloft on 04/08/2017 at 12:22 AM

Re: “Durham Is North Carolina’s Hippest City, According to Vogue, Which Would Definitely Know These Things

I love Durham and I love INDY. I do want to say, as a Durham native, that Durham is first known as a former tobacco town. Tobacco was King! I'm not promoting tobacco, but I was expecting that to be the first thing people think of. Maybe, it's just the natives that would think that, I don't know. I do know that I love where this town is going. When I was a teenager in the 70's, we went to Chapel Hill for fun. My kids, who are in their late 20's, have hardly ever gone to Chapel Hill for their nightlife. Go Durham! I love what we are becoming!!

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Posted by Mary Ann Whaley on 04/07/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Sorry, President Trump, But Your Raleigh Supporters’ Rally Was Definitely Not the Biggest of Them All

Refreshing article. Glad to hear this perspective.

Posted by Acea on 04/06/2017 at 2:41 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: “ACC: North Carolina, Thanks to HB 2 Deal, Will Be Considered for Tournaments

HB2 RIP

You served your purpose to elect Roy Cooper. All the rest was theater.

Posted by MJKopechne on 04/04/2017 at 12:58 PM

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