The Shadow lounge is more than a spot for music & entertainment. It works as support for positive creative life. The community that was there when I first went on stage during open mic night years and years ago was so incredibly, continually, supportive and it still is. "East End" is graced by it's presence and the diverse talent that comes through! I work in the East End and it is odd that the open window/doors of Brgr, Shadow Lounge's neighbor, where music goes right onto the street has never been complained about. 'White' is that about?
Justin and the Shadow Lounge/AVA have been an amazing pillar of the community. The women of Propelle are indebted to Justin, and his generosity for allowing us to convene in his space. Amazing networking and partnerships are happening because of him that are benefiting the WHOLE of Pittsburgh.
""I'm not worried about [the club] today. We're not going to be occupying the building until next spring," Perlman says. "I will be worried about it if it disturbs my tenants. But I won't know about that until later.""
That quote strikes me as awfully distant and noncommittal, as though he's preparing now to be bothered at a more appropriate time. The Shadow Lounge is no underground secret, it has been the life of that corridor for over a decade. As an experienced East Liberty developer he would know all about it already. And he certainly isn't suggesting that he is making investments in the Highland Building in part *because* of the conspicuous atmosphere generated by the Lounge and its patrons.
I was going to say the same THING! You have a right to your accuser. This is a bunch of mularky! They're not worried....I think it IS an issue that needs to be addressed though. Why target the black owned businesses? Everyone surrounding that business states that their "good neighbors." It's a "key part of the community." It was a beginning for me as a poet & people should leave it alone.
"Neither Strong nor his landlord, Eve Picker — co-founder of the nonprofit cityLab, an organization involved in urban-planning issues — knows for sure the source of the complaints. " This is why it is so important to have the right to face the person who is accusing you of a crime. No real defense can ever be given unless you also have the right to face your accuser or to have evidence of an individual or individual victims. No victim = no crime. Anything else has to involve a conflict of interest on the part of the State. Is is just another case of crony-capitalism.
Have we completely disregarded the meaning of tolerance? Tolerance is accepting something we don't like. To be tolerant does not require that we celebrate something we don't like or agree with. People who respectfully decline are tolerant. People who consider certain religious beliefs unacceptable and feel free to demonize those who hold those beliefs are not tolerant.
I respect Ms. Daley's choice not to tolerate intolerance. The subject of respect is entirely the point. People who choose to embrace religious beliefs that exclude and devalue other people are the ones choosing a path that is not worthy of respect.
Sadly, Ms Daley is intolerant of Catholic family members who are following their Catholic religious convictions but expects them to tolerate her actions. Why can't she be respectful of their beliefs rather than dismissing them as people that "don't matter"? She mentions that they do not know about her lake engagement incident but apparently does not care to remember or dismisses how many of these family members were there for her throughout her childhood, her birthdays, graduations, First Communion,sports events, etc supporting her and her parents in a very loving way. Surely, they will be there for her in the future even though they cannot support her so-called gay marriage. Hopefully, Ms Daley will someday understand that yes, her so-called gay marriage is meaningless to many of her Catholic family members but that she will always mean every thing to them.
Wonderful article. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.
An honorable article, to say the least. Beautifully written -- she deserves every happiness in the world.
Difficult to read, knowing that this is an issue I may have to deal with myself someday, but beautifully written. Thanks for sharing your story.
Great article, I found them at www.refugestudio.org
Is Joshua dad name Bartholomew? I'm Prohet Bartholomew this may be my brother.
saw a biker riding along the side of cars stopped at a light in lawrenceville. passing them within inches of their mirrors. one of the cars went to make a right and put its blinker on, however since the cyclist was peddling right past stopped cars, it went to pass him on the right while he was making a turn. the biker almost bit it. bikers are just as much of the problem as bad drivers. they want 4 feet when being passed, but allow only inches when passing stopped cars.
Somehow, back in April or May, I got run off the road -- in Ligonier, on the diamond (our town center), where people normally show politeness when alternating turns to enter the circle...i was traveling east on the southwest quadrant and slowed for a truck to enter the circle...i proceeded, only to be ignored by the next entry, a woman who didn't see me (i guess) and steered her car right at me, i swerved, hit the curb, and was launched onto the grass, narrowly missing the stone pathway...i was mad, and i was really only riding to school to be a good role model for my students -- i've ridden to town a number of times this summer, no incidents, but i sure as hell know that many drivers don't "recognize" our rights as riders...keep up the fight, amigos
Sarah, you do know that it's illegal for bikes to ride on the sidewalk, right? You do know that they have the same rights to the road as you have, right? Yes, some bicyclists do stupid things, but your attitude is beyond bizarre.
yes, and all those people in colorado deserved what they got because some other people talk in movie theatres sometimes and i dont like it. your logic, its flawed.
They need to go to school to learn how to ride a bike on the streets,I was crossing over Smithfield st bridge the other night at 11 pm,and a asshole on his bike came right out in front of me,where you bare left to get into the left lane,YES I almost hit him!!!The dipshit had ALL BLACK CLOTHING ON,AND I WAS ALMOST READY TO HIT HIM!!Thank God I saw him in time,They do not follow the rules,they do not stop at red lights,they ride up on your ass and then look at you when you are making a light,as if to say,yea go ahead,you lose lady!!!!They need to stay on the sidewalk ,and that bike lane from 1st and carson to 9th st. is a big joke,they have to cross carson to get to it,then once they hit 10th street,they are still in the street,so no,they lose, and when there is someone on a bike you move over and the car coming the other way almost hits you!!!there is not enough room on Carson St.when you go around the bends it tuff,I HATE SEEING BIKES ON THE ROAD!!!I HATE IT,cause if by chance you do hit the asshole,the driver of the car will be in troble,and it may have been the bikers fault,AND DONT FEED ME THE BULL SHIT THAT A DRIVER IS TO HAVE CONTROL OVER HIS CAR AT ALL TIMES!!!!Get lost bike riders,go to the river and ride on your new bikes like the kids do,hell I remember never letting my sons ride in the st.now its the law to ride in the street!!!
Every cyclist should ask PennDOT for a free copy of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Rider's Manual, and pay particular attention to the article in the back. If you read that article carefully, you will see that cyclists should *not* keep as far to the right as possible, especially where cars still cannot pass without crossing out of the lane anyhow.
Cyclists are far more visible to motorists coming from *all* directions when riding toward the left of center. They also have safer emergency maneuvering options with regard to potholes and other hazards if they have plenty of room to swerve to the right. Of course, cyclists should move to the right and let cars pass when it is safe to do so.
Once cyclists learn the valuable lessons in the PennDOT manual, they will also get some clues as to why bicycle lanes often increase the danger to cyclists. Bike lanes not only tend to put cyclists in the most dangerous part of the road, but often put them in the "door zone," where they are seriously injured by people opening car doors. Some hazards, such as glass and debris, tend to accumulate in bike lanes.
On top of that, bike lanes often instruct auto drivers to make right-hand turns from left-hand lanes.
Bike advocacy groups should focus on educating auto drivers and bicycle drivers alike and drop the preoccupation with increasing the number of deadly bike lanes. Unfortunately, Cycling Magazine rates cities as "bicycle friendly" according to the miles of bike lanes they have, and cycling advocates get more caught up in better rankings than in better safety.
Thank you, Matt Stroud, for a careful treatment of a tough subject.
It's true: The diagnosis of shaken baby has become extremely controversial. While the symptoms that define the syndrome CAN be caused by abuse, doctors now recognize a long and growing list of legitimate medical conditions that can also trigger the distinctive pattern of bleeding and swelling inside the infant brain. The harshest critics of the classic model argue that a child's neck would break at forces lower than those required to burst blood vessels. The Innocence Network has now started appealing past shaking convictions.
For the story of a family torn apart when their son's genetic disorder was misdiagnosed as shaking, please see http://onsbs.com/prologue/
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