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Comment Archives: stories: Culture: Visual Arts

Re: “This time it's personal

The "featured art" would be a lot cooler if it weren't shamelessly cribbed from LittleBigPlanet.

Posted by Greg Reilly Jr. on 06/29/2012 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Two Pair

A big TV set is art? Come on get real. Henry Moore will be turning over in his grave.

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Posted by bert hansell on 06/22/2012 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Two Pair


That's a rather ambiguously bitter comment. Would you be willing to elaborate on why you feel the way that you do?

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Posted by bradley flora on 06/22/2012 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Two Pair

Art on the Streets doesn't know its art from its eyesore.

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Posted by bert hansell on 06/21/2012 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Bloody good

Nicely done, Langdon! I love that you stick to the old school way of drawing - with pen & paper. Pure talent.

Posted by Dianne Witt Bertini on 06/14/2012 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Bloody good

Success couldn't happen to a nicer man and I hope it's over the top viral successful for him.

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Posted by Michelle Vandepas on 06/13/2012 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Coming of age

Michael, see the capsule on the right side under the images.

Posted by Edie Adelstein on 06/13/2012 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Coming of age

you forgot the where and when

Posted by Michael F Doan on 06/13/2012 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Another dimension

there isn't any info on their website about this show. Is it open Mall hours? I've gone before and it's been closed... Do you know?

Posted by Michelle Vandepas on 05/22/2012 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Open and slut

No, sonnet, you are not using difficult language. And I may very well agree with your message. It is your method that offends. The problem with activists (you may or may not consider yourself in that category) is: they screech and preach instead of teach; they yell and tell instead of sell; they distort instead of report. Your cause loses its credibility out of the gate when using the aforementioned, bought and paid for, Sandra Fluke. Subterfuge? You bet. Her whole 'shtick' is a sham and a scam. Here is your problem in arguing. I'm simply passing time. You, presumably, are attempting to win hearts and minds. Or are you simply preaching to the choir?

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Posted by smartestman on 05/07/2012 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Open and slut

I'm not using language that's difficult to understand. You just don't happen to agree. I wish, smartestman, that you would adopt the habit of addressing the argument presented instead of the character and intention of your opponent.

You agree that rape is unacceptable - but how does the fact that so many people who perpetrate that act aren't punished fit in with that worldview?

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Posted by Sonnet on 05/07/2012 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Open and slut

sonnet: unlike you, I have no compunction using clear, accurate and (hopefully) concise language. So, let me tell you where I stand. I think all rapists and child-molesters should be castrated (a suitable substitute for women molesters). No excuse, no appeal, no second chance. I have an opinion; I just don't have the need to stand on a soap box in Arcadia Park and demand people listen to it.
Seems to me, as hung up as you seem to be on "words" and "language", you would be more careful in your selection of same.

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Posted by smartestman on 05/07/2012 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Open and slut

Unfortunately my language isn't deceptive or too strong. We do, in fact, have a cultural contempt for female sexuality - which is why there are so many words like 'slut' intended to demean sexual women and virtually no corresponding terms for men.

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Posted by Sonnet Gazette on 05/07/2012 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Open and slut

sonnet: you stated "I hardly think I'm the one being oversensitive." and yet you make silly statements like "... out cultural contempt for women's sexuality."
Now, what should we believe?
There is such inaccuracy and deceptive language in your response to gurv that you must realize this does your cause more harm than good.

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Posted by smartestman on 05/07/2012 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Open and slut

You're kind of missing the point. No one's protesting criminality. If it were as easy as picketing to keep your house from being robbed, wouldn't we all do that? This is about a much larger problem, about our cultural contempt for women's sexuality. There's no other crime in which the level of temptation presented by the target mitigates the crime - but did you know that by some statistics, 97% of rapists never spend a day behind bars? Why is it that so many rapes aren't reported? Because we prosecute muggers, but we still believe that women have ASKED FOR IT if they look or act a certain way.

Of course women should, first and foremost, take responsibility for our safety - but society still teaches women not to GET raped rather than teaching men not to rape.

This isn't about the right to wander around the streets unprotected at night. It's about the language we use to describe women's sexual behavior and the deeper cultural meaning behind that language.

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Posted by Sonnet on 05/06/2012 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Open and slut

This is such a bizarre event. I'm still trying to figure out what the point of it is other than attention-grabbing with no beneficial consequences.

Mosley said, "It’s saying I should be able to wear what I want without fear of being harassed or assaulted.”

Yup, I agree. And women should be able to be free to get drunk without concern about someone taking advantage of them and I should be able to leave my bike downtown unlocked without fear it will be stolen... but that's not the world we live in, is it? Doesn't make the wrongs right but simply pointing them out with gaudy protests doesn't change the world at all. It just looks silly.

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Posted by gurv on 05/06/2012 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Open and slut

I am an odd one. Thank you for noticing. Actually, I was merely poking a bit of fun.
However, anyone that promotes their agenda by first espousing the liberal shill, Sandra Fluke, cannot expect to be taken too seriously.

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Posted by smartestman on 05/06/2012 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Open and slut

You're an odd one, no doubt. You're the one calling it a man-hater festival. I hardly think I'M the one being oversensitive.

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Posted by Sonnet on 05/06/2012 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Open and slut

I saw many messages attempting to be portrayed in this festival announcement. If you selected "rape", fine for you. Do not pretend that I see things as you do and then admonish me for it. Seems as though you might be overly sensitive.

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Posted by smartestman on 05/06/2012 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Open and slut

You don't have to hate men to not want to be raped by one, smartestman. That's quite a flying leap of (not) logic.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sonnet on 05/06/2012 at 9:49 AM

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