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Comment Archives: stories: Arts

Re: “Best medicine

Charley is the funniest and most charming comedian out there today. They are the one to watch, this star is rising!

Posted by Allen Anderson on 02/04/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Game over

"Pixels creates a world where the citizens willingly elected Paul Blart, Mall Cop as president, and yet I'm expected to root for these people in their fight against the aliens."

Hahaa! You're sensational. I put in a few similar cents at Rottentomatoes: Only morbid curiosity and a dark, pathological need to punish myself via cinema compelled me to watch "Pixels". Don't get me wrong, when I see a preview for a hot new comedy starring Adam Sandler AND Kevin James, two comedic actors about as funny as a mime at an execution, I jump out of my seat & order tickets six months in advance like the next guy. But every time yet another one gets greenlit, funded and produced my faith in humanity dies just a little bit.

Posted by AndyBones on 01/31/2016 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Better odds

Should we assume that every woman in a man-dominated field is "relying" on the "novelty" of their "gender?"

Sub question: Assuming the alternative, that some women may not be relying on the novelty of their gender, how do these women go about convincing readers like you?

Posted by Mollyllama on 01/26/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Better odds

Perhaps the solution is to either force women to be interested in such positions, or to have them acquire desirable skills and experience rather than rely on the "novelty" of their gender.

Posted by g33k3ss on 01/26/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Human touch

Great article Erika! I went to high school with Steve in Illinois. He's a good guy and he makes very interesting art work.

Mike Faris

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Posted by Michael Faris on 01/18/2016 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Life en pointe

Please don't misuse the title Prima Ballerina. It refers to the lead principal dancer in one of the world's half dozen great companies. This is not applicable in this case.

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Posted by Vespertilio on 01/18/2016 at 3:18 AM

Re: “All veneer

Props for the pitch-perfect takedown! I've watched Hou's films before and lord, are they slow-moving. It's nice to read a reviewer that isn't intimidated to say this isn't her thing.

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Posted by eatbees on 01/10/2016 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Violent heart

This film blew me away. I also got a Malick feel (although I disagree with your assertion that Malick is boring. Philistine!). The cinematographer, Lubezki, did work on Tree of Life, so maybe that's where that feeling comes from. Good review.

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Posted by Erik Marshall on 01/08/2016 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Dream now

Thanks for the clarification and apologies to Alasdair. We've fixed the error online.

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Posted by Erika Fredrickson on 01/04/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Dream now

Came here to say just that... Alasdair Lyon is the singer/lyricist.

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Posted by Matt on 01/02/2016 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Dream now

Jordan Perkick is the guitarist. Alasdair Lyon is the vocalist. FYI.

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Posted by Seth Guy Simonich on 01/02/2016 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Working overtime

Shut up you old farts! You seriously just compared BTO to Mozart? Mozart's music has stood for 300 solid years while classic rock has stood for 30 on artificial premise. There is absolutely nothing more special about classic rock than any other music of it's time yet it endures. What's better about Lynyrd Skynyrd than the Isley Brothers? In fact Skynyrd copped quite a bit from soul music not the other way around. Yet you still argue its the classic American music. Proving the point Dan is intending to make with this piece that you are all old, lazy, ignorant, careless and inconsiderate assholes.

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Posted by Alex Key on 01/01/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Working overtime

Classic Rock is classic because it is good and stands the test of time. That's it. You can
ascribe all kinds of psycho babble to it and yes, there are a few of us who only
listen to the Doobies and the Eagles (I played with a bass player like that once) but
it is still around because people like it. If you have traveled abroad you can hear it
in coffee houses and restaurants all over the world. This stuff is now the classical
music of our time, sort of like Beethoven and Mozart over 200 years ago. Get over it
and get used to it. Much of the music since then sucks anyway.....

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Posted by Chris Buzan on 12/31/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Working overtime

Standing in the lift line at Big Sky recently I look around and see all the pretty 20 and early thirty somethings. And the corporate overlords who run the place are blasting that crowd with classic rock. And they don't object - in fact, they seem to like it. Would that crowd put up with it if they didn't like it? Would the overlords intentionally offend their customers? I think not. So it appears most people - young and old - like "classic" rock. As most people like Walmart, Budweiser and McDonald's. So Dan the votes are in - there's quality there that can't be denied. That's why that stuff is "shared" - or "stagnant" if you insist. I tend in you're direction and want some weird now and then. But I can't agree that those who are not the effete snobs we are are in fact "awful".

Posted by Hey - Lay Off the Bad Company! on 12/31/2015 at 6:55 AM

Re: “All Them Witches

Chris, that's a Fender Rhodes at the beginning of "This Is Where It Falls Apart". That's Allan Van Cleave's main instrument in the band. He also plays violin on a few tracks.

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Posted by Stu Walker on 12/12/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Big Sky beat

Yes, indeed...my dad does know how to write a song...HA! This is a phenomenal collection!

Posted by Shonna Rhein on 11/27/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Heavyweight

This review completely misses the depth of the story...one of loss and redemption. Of course, if someone expects genre hack mystery pulp, this will surely disappoint. The heavy weight champ of lyrical story and prose is at his very finest.

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Posted by Cecilia Newton on 11/25/2015 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Seeing things

Anybody that likes Dickel is a friend of mine. I'll tip one for you amigo.Congratulations.

Posted by Jim Sproles on 11/22/2015 at 8:23 AM

Re: “What matters

I really liked learning more about Claudia. This is a link directly to Every 28 Hours on the OSF website:
https://www.osfashland.org/experience-osf/upcoming/every-28-hours.aspx
-- Randolph

Posted by Randolph Jones on 11/15/2015 at 2:54 PM

Re: “What matters

Thanks for this great writing! Here's a link to find the podcast. http://claudiaalick.blogspot.com/2014/10/episode-3-of-hold-on-wait-for-it.html?m=1

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Posted by Claudia Alick on 11/12/2015 at 7:30 PM

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