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Comment Archives: stories: Culture

Re: “Mark Barsocchini shows us the ropes as he goes pro with his knotwork

Never underestimate the power of a bald man!

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Posted by Troy on 08/31/2018 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Mark Barsocchini shows us the ropes as he goes pro with his knotwork

It's great to see a fellow knot tyer find their place. Our family has been doing similar work for 61 years here in Mystic, CT and it's great to see another success story. The tradition is very much alive , and we've taught over 5,000 kids their first decorative knots just in the last 3 years.

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Posted by Matt Beaudoin on 08/30/2018 at 11:56 AM

Re: “In Memoriam: The Tall Man Xavier Frétard

I rode penny farthings with him last march, and only got to hang out with him for a few hours that day, but he made me laugh so much. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted by Josh Patsey on 08/20/2018 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Palmer Land Trust partners with artists for new outdoor awareness campaign

Hey, if the citizens lose their lawsuit, why dont you quickly go and paint Strawberry Fields before the Broadmoor bulldozers begin the destruction... Shame on you Palmer Land Trust for aiding and abetting the land grab!

Posted by John C. Spengler on 08/07/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Radio Ha Ha to support KCMJ 96.3

I think your source for this story may not be reliable.

1. KCMJ started streaming in 2014
2.It's been broadcasting for 2.5 years.
3. It's frequency, whenever it IS on the air, is 93.9 FM

Just FYI

Posted by Dave Gardner on 07/14/2018 at 7:14 AM

Re: “See Colorado's expressive past all in one place: Charles Bunnell at the FAC

I have a Bunnell painting.Dont know the value.It landscape of snow with 2snowbirds on a broken tree branch.How do I find out the value? Thank you, Don

Posted by brockdonlee55@gmail.com on 07/09/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “In Memoriam: The Tall Man Xavier Frétard

Beautiful, and sad. Your words making his passing too real. A rare soul he had. He will be missed by us and countless others.
Sassy

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Posted by sassyveganadopt on 06/29/2018 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Converge Lecture Series cancels Junot Díaz lecture following allegations of sexual assault and aggression

Cowardly decision. 2 of the 3 main accusers have been hopelessly discredited. How can anyone prove innocence given the vague insidious smear campaign being mounted. There has been clamour for him to lose his jobs. His works have been preemptorily removed from bookshelves. Children's events have been cancelled! (Like - allegations of pedo??! At best/worst we have a "forcible kiss" idk of a 26 year old). Most media reports have been 1 sided hatchet jobs. Gives the impression that any allegations, no matter what is later revealed, stand as incontrovertible truth of their content. That cannot be right and it most certainly isn't fair. Shame on you, CLS. Look forward to a deeply tedious & profoundly unenlightening revised series.

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Posted by parthenope on 06/26/2018 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Converge Lecture Series cancels Junot Díaz lecture following allegations of sexual assault and aggression

That's interesting. In response to the same charges against Diaz, made on social media, MIT recently cleared him to continue teaching there. And the Boston Review also recently announced that Diaz would continue to be the magazine's fiction editor. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/26/diaz-j26.html

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Posted by Elba on 06/26/2018 at 7:31 PM

Re: “PPIR Time Attack Series invites drivers of all levels to compete stress-free

Gonna make it there. Cars stock but im sure I can make it lol

Posted by Gabriel Horton on 05/06/2018 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Captain Kirk in Colorado Springs: A Trekkie's thoughts on William Shatner's UCCS speech

Im glad you come to know a little bit more of him after this speech. Because simply questioning what makes him qualified for this at the beginning is just astonishing. It wont happen if you only knew a little bit more of his career path other than Star Trek beforehead.

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Posted by Zinc Cuprum on 04/21/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Captain Kirk in Colorado Springs: A Trekkie's thoughts on William Shatner's UCCS speech

What an amazing article! With that lovely balance between the Trekkie and the journalist... But Shatner as seen through the eyes of a Trekkie is priceless - and it's as it should be!

---If you students take your diploma and scroll it up and look through it, as if it were a telescope, and fixate on points of light, you might see something different. You might see hope.

Okay, yes, its philosophical and needlessly romantic, but that's exactly what I would want and expect in a speech by William Shatner. He went on, saying that technology is moving at a breakneck pace. The world is changing around us all the time. The one thing that doesnt seem to change, or at least moves with tectonic slowness, is human nature," he said. "And thats the final frontier. Human nature needs to change. ---

This bit was extremely moving. A piece of advice we desperately need, especially right now, and it's so fitting that it should come from our Captain! And this whole article is so full of sentiment, it's beautiful. But hey, big fan of your writing here, so!

And what a wonderful, hopeful conclusion you gave us. Thank you!

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Posted by Valentina on 04/20/2018 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Dr. Rosenna Bakari’s memoir documents the years she spent in silence as an abuse survivor

Thank You for your Courage Dr. Bakari. I hope your book and your work continue to provide healing to sexual abuse survivors for years to come. You are an Amazing human being and woman.

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Posted by V Lou on 03/31/2018 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Bill Folk’s painting and tattoos draw inspiration from veterans, Japan and ‘80s speed metal

Can you do an old English lettering of Gilbert and Gloria madrid? What would be the price

Posted by Robert Madrid on 03/29/2018 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Dr. Rosenna Bakari’s memoir documents the years she spent in silence as an abuse survivor

Thank you, Dr. Bakari, for speaking openly and truthfully and for giving us a voice and a platform. I'm so sorry you've endured what you have, what we all have. You're a Blessing.

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Posted by Kelli Grauel on 03/28/2018 at 3:51 PM

Re: “First Strike Theatre Company promotes nonviolence with satire and shtick

Excellent article. Nice to know that First Strike works together with other Springs artists, and that they seem to be agreed on when the need exists. NOW is definitely an important time!

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Posted by Jacob Carl Froese on 03/15/2018 at 2:07 PM

Re: “First Strike Theatre Company promotes nonviolence with satire and shtick

Wonderful article!

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Posted by Charles Johnson on 03/07/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Douglas Herman and Sonia Nandzik want to start conversations about the global refugee crisis

Griffin,
According to your response, the speakers acknowledge that the name of the organisation is an artificial tag line, as they clearly state that immigrants walk a MINIMUM of 1976km, but they told you that they have to walk 1694km instead of the 1500km that a crow would fly?

As to your in depth write up about her LinkedIn profile, you should look into the public EU records or just find the nice billboard pictures of Sonia Nandzik and Jaroslaw Gowin together as you can see from the link below. Yes, you are probably correct that Ms. Nandzik was a secretary for a Parliamentarian, but she also ran for a seat (and lost thankfully) as part of a a bigoted party.

https://twitter.com/marianwasiczek/status/468676163125391360

Why are you supporting racist, bigots in your newspaper and continuing to defend them. Why do you let them lie about the refugee crisis through you? Lastly, it's pretty pathetic that they (supposed experts on the subject) have only just heard about the Rohingya crisis as these issues started in 1982 and the persecutions in 1990. These two weren't even out of High School. You can do better Griffin.

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Posted by pl924523 on 03/04/2018 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Douglas Herman and Sonia Nandzik want to start conversations about the global refugee crisis

Hello, be924523. Thanks for your comment.
Your calculation of the distance between Aleppo and Athens is the as-the-crow-flies distance of a direct flight. I used Google Maps to estimate the walking distance between Aleppo and Athens (see http://bit.ly/2ot9A1D), which shows a distance of over 1,500 km, much longer. Further, Nandzik and Herman say they met refugees in Lesbos incorporating that as a stop with Athens as a destination makes for a 1,694km journey (http://bit.ly/2BPwQhw).
Unfortunately, you've made a few mistakes with Nandzik's political background. During her time in the European Parliament (sourced via her LinkedIn page and that ), she was appointed, not elected, assistant to Marek Migalski, who did run with the support of the far-right PiS (Law and Justice) party, which is run not by Jaroslaw Gowin but Jaroslaw Kaczynski. While Gowin's politics are far-right and homophobic, he is not nor has he ever been the head of a party. Further, in 2010, Migalski was ejected from the PiS party for his vocal criticism of Kaczynski. He ultimately formed the more moderate PjN party, a "center-right" party.
Thanks for your comments. Have a great day!

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Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 02/26/2018 at 10:27 AM

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