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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Entertainment: Last 30 Days

Re: “Talking Ursus arctos, from Glacier to Gobi, with Whitefish biologist Doug Chadwick

Grizzly bears and gobi bears are both a brown bear based on DNA. The grizzly bear got it's name from trappers, Native Americans and Lewis & Clark and their created folklore. The name "grizzly" originally was given to brown bears in the lower 48 states and parts of Canada. Writers and bear specialists gradually started called the brown bear, found in the interior of North America, a grizzly bear. The bear is still properly a brown bear, which is the most common bear species in the world.

Marketing has distorted what is and what is not a grizzly bear. Promoters of TV shows, for example Timothy Tredwell, constantly refer to the coastal brown bear as a grizzly bear. This confused the public. If you were to go to Europe and told the residents that they had grizzly bears, they wouldn't understand you were talking about what they'd call a brown bear.

Posted by Chuck Bartlebaugh on 02/24/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “On record: And Then Like Lions, by Blind Pilot

Some reviewers just suck, Like this one.

Posted by Brian Sanders on 02/23/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “The happy ubiquity of journeyman rhythm maker Antonio Al

Yeah, Antonio!!! A great write-up. Thanks for visiting us way over and up here in Maine. Maybe next time, we can hear you play...

Posted by Holly Zadra on 02/22/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Denzel Washington directs August Wilson's Fences

I recently saw "Fences" and was totally shocked by the meanness of Denzel Washington's character. I like movies that aren't typical Hollywood,The but as a white woman who has not been prejudiced since the beginning of my life, I couldn't sympathize with Denzel's character. I grew up in the forties, graduated from high school in the fifties and got married in the sixties. I have had interactions with and friends who are black. When a black friend of mine and I went to see " The Color Purple", she was very upset with the scene where Whoppi Goldberg's character is raped by her stepfather. Maybe I don't want to see negative things about black people, either.

Posted by Lynne Gawlas on 02/04/2017 at 10:35 AM

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