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Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 7: “This May Be the Last Time”

The end sex scene between Bill and Sookie reminded me of a line from a Patton Oswalt bit.

"He lays on top of his beloved like a pile of laundry on top of another pile of laundry..."

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Posted by Kara Austin on 08/04/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “THEATER | "Witness of Kitty Genovese"

Yes, except that's a myth. The idea that people did not intervene was invented by newspaper reporters wishing to spread the blame from the sick animal who killed Genovese -- Winston Moseley, a murderer-rapist, in that order btw, out hunting a white female, specifically, to rape and murder that night. Sociologists eager to invent the phenomenon of social anomie latched onto the story -- a fable, really, and gave it life in academia, where facts really don't matter as much a political beliefs.

The play's "quotes" are likely from the recent whitewashing, attention-seeking book that wildly decontextualizes testimony and ignores all inconvenient facts in order to push the discredited Times version of events.

Moseley briefly caught Miss Genovese on a public street and stabbed her, but she managed to break free and crawl around to an alley where the main attack occurred -- with no witnesses, and then she perished in her apartment hallway. Many who heard the initial, brief confrontation saw only an empty street after she escaped Moseley and he quickly left the scene in his car -- many thus reasonably assumed a personal fight was resolved because they heard and saw little or nothing. Moseley then parked elsewhere and walked back and confronted Miss Genovese in an alley, a private place, not the street. She was too wounded to fight back much. Only one witness, her friend, had a good view of the crime at its end, inside the building. Drunk, in shock, and terrified that the killer might harm him, this sole real witness crawled over a roof, alerted a friend, and then called the police.

AM Rosenthal of the Times let his reporters make the whole story up so they could avoid an unpleasant race narrative at a time of racial tension and could blame society, not the offender, for Moseley's crimes ( a priority of the elitist, social-theory-besotted Times), which included other brutal rapes of black women. They shamelessly went on to continue to blame Genovese's innocent neighbors and advocate for Moseley's release from prison despite the fact that he is a serial corpse rapist and murderer and despite a vicious escape involving serious injuries and more rapes. they did so for two reasons: to conceal their lies and to advance their preening pleasures that he "took college classes" behind bars. Repugnant. The real cowardly witness story here is the 40-year deceptions, lies, and hatreds for ordinary people and female victims, particularly white victims of interracial crimes, that flourished at the Times, where, ironically, no whistleblowers have ever had the integrity to speak up. Someone should take a little stroll down that "street" of cowards and write a play about that.

Ordinary people subjected to crime have always been the most hated "others" -- and it's always open season on the among the literati and the elite media. Thus the pleasure many take in the bystander syndrome myth -- though propaganda is a better term for it.

So, enjoy your little drama. You are lying about horrific truths and demeaning human loss in order to advance self-serving politics. Clap clap.

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Posted by Tina Trent on 07/28/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “THEATER | "Witness of Kitty Genovese"

Thank you for the catch, Marisa. The choice has been corrected.

Posted by Jake Clapp on 07/23/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “THEATER | "Witness of Kitty Genovese"

Clarification, this show starts Friday July 25th.

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Posted by Marisa on 07/23/2014 at 6:32 AM

Re: “THEATER | Bonnie & Clyde

This show was the most professional show I have ever seen. There are two more shows, today at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow a matinee at 2:00. Don't miss Bonnie and Clyde. I guarantee you will be blown away!

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Posted by Linnie Brown on 07/12/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Portrait of a new city

While I am a huge fan of Wall Therapy, and am excited to once again be able to see murals go up and talk to artists, I am again disappointed that the Rochester artists picked for murals were once again ones who have worked with the Sweet Meat Co. in the past. It seems that in the past several years, they have either been from SMC, or are have been in shows with them, and that’s not to say that they aren't talented (I'm a huge fan of Shawnee's in particular), but there are so many talented artists in Rochester, and many of them are outside of this particular circle.
Wall Therapy pushes so many boundaries, and seems to pick so many varied artists from outside the city; it seems only natural that they would try to do the same with those they choose from their home base.

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Posted by Greta on 07/10/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Portrait of a new city

Last year's event was fun for us viewers, trying to find all the art (there is still some I haven't found) and watching the artists' different techniques. Offering sympathy for the hot weather occurring last year was universal. If there's a theme, it may be more accessible, but I still expect some mind-stretching work.

Posted by Gaylon Arnold on 07/10/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Portrait of a new city

Everyone in Charlotte assumes that the one on the side of Steel River is Karl Marx. I've never known Charlotte to ever have been a fishing village, but I could be wrong.

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Posted by johnny on 07/09/2014 at 8:07 PM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 3: “Fire in the Hole”

I don't disagree that Paquin and Moyer are done with this show. Their performances the first two episodes of this season certainly speak to that. But I thought there was more spark between the two of them in that tree scene than either one has exhibited with anyone else this season. Was it necessarily GOOD? No, but grading on a curve, it was an improvement for both of them.

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 07/07/2014 at 9:10 AM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 3: “Fire in the Hole”

I'm really surprised about your thoughts on the tree scene. I was not getting chemistry from power couple, Sookie and Bill AT ALL in this episode. We were talking during the viewing party about how the two actors are clearly over the show.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 07/07/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 2: “You Found Me”

The 2011 date threw me for a loop, too. Without doing a LICK of research (always the basis for a good internet comment) here's my thought on that: most seasons of TB tend to start and stop moments after the previous one, correct? So, if it premiered in 2008, entire seasons happen over the course of only a couple weeks (so MAYBE, combined, all of these seasons amount to roughly a year of time), and then if we've only had 2 major jumps in time (FairyLand vacation, and the one in last season's finale), I guess 2011 does make sense. PERIOD PIECE!

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Posted by Matt DeTurck on 06/30/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 2: “You Found Me”

The angry town mob looked like a master's class of actors who previously appeared on at least one episode of Law and Order: SVU.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 06/30/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 2: “You Found Me”

I was wondering the same thing about how the vampires managed to take people from their homes in St. Alice without being invited in! No one else seems to have picked up on this. Bloody handprints on the wall and half-eaten dinner? Doesn't make much sense to me. Couldn't everyone in the town just stayed in their homes and not invited any vampires in?

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Posted by Scallywag on 06/30/2014 at 3:50 AM

Re: “Theater Review: RBTL's "Sister Act: The Musical"

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Posted by Zodwa on 06/27/2014 at 7:40 AM

Re: “SPECIAL EVENT | Fun With Fid

Thank you for the catch, kcraft28. Photo has been updated for proper credit.

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Posted by Jake Clapp on 06/25/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “SPECIAL EVENT | Fun With Fid

photo by Annette Dragon

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Posted by kcraft28 on 06/25/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “"Al-Mutanabbi Street: Start the Conversation"

If you want to see the books out from under glass, you can arrange a private showing with Anita Wahl, 428-8050.

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Posted by Patricia McDonald Uttaro on 06/18/2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 10: The Children

"So please check your FedEx packages very carefully over the next few days." LMAO!

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Posted by Christine Kubarycz on 06/16/2014 at 10:25 AM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 9: The Watchers on the Wall

I agree with everything here. I understand it is television but the whole battle just felt small to me. As for Jon's friends getting killed, I didn't think they had died in the books. I feel like the producers just don't want to pay as many actors to talk next season so they made some cuts. I liked Sam in the first season but I think he and Gilly could have a rousing contest for who is more boring. I am not looking forward to more of them on their own if the book plot lines are followed.

Posted by Christopher Westland on 06/11/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 9: The Watchers on the Wall

I've been looking for somewhere on the internet to see what peoples reactions to this episode were as i only watch the show and i felt really dissapointed in: a) the way the episode played out - the fact that mance rayder would only attack with a couple of giants still has me absolutely stunned. i mean, if he had attacked at full force, not only is that common sense but he would have won? b) "the biggest fire... *the such and such* has ever seen" and yet the depiction of the fire was HORRIBLE and very under dramatic being the climax of season 4 to which has been arguable the most anticipated climax of the show (as far as importance, because if the wall was breached the whole army between kings, the current happenings in bravos, the grey joy/bolton/fight for the north saga etc. would all no have no importance any longer to the army of 100000 with giants easy peppered to crush them.) c) the scene between sam and the maister (his name has slipped my mind) was absolutely terrible, the acting was appalling, and in contrast the scene wasted so much valuable war time. D) the biggest for me was the dramatisation of the fact that there were less than 100 nights watch (who arguably less than 50% know how to fight from what the show has made out) and yet they seemed quite capable of fending off (i don't know how many) willdings from the south direction and still have a full lot of men along the top of the wall. and they then won... was very far fetched. i completely agree with what you have said about the story between sam and the wench they bore me to death! and e) the barrel of oil that got caught, simply the stupidest thing i have ever heard, i believe dragons, white walkers, giants and magic but that shit with the barrel was a load of crap and a pathetic attempt to make the battle seem more on a knifes edge.

and now finally the biggest thing for me is, they all agreed they should have sealed off the wall, now stupidly mance has attacked with half an army and the night watch have a chance to do so... what the fuck is jon snow doing? honestly?

i feel as if season 4 has this rushed, tuna can vibe that everything is so packed into it and not enough sustinance is coming out, it also feels very cheap.... I'm really frustrated about the fact i have seen the dragons about 2 times this whole season (and one of those times they turned against danerys for a moment while feeding which made me feel her character was so much less powerful than i previously thought), some of the focusing points for the show have been absolutely terrible, such as the conversation between denarys and missandei and the whole boring story plot with pod and the man/woman/thing. yet we've been deprived with more juicy plots that involve loved/hated characters like bran, and the brotherhood.
which brings me to my first of 3 big wtf moments, what the hell has happened to them, they came into the show and had what looked like little importance but then became a major story point, then became completely irrelevant again...

also where is robert baratheons bastard i really felt like his story needed to be touched on (at least once by now) it almost feels as if he is not in the show anymore?

also wtf happened to brans dog that fell through the snow or something (it was very unclear what even happened) does he not even look for it or??????

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