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Re: “Singer-songwriter and one-time Pittsburgh resident Jeremiah Clark wants audiences to relate to him as a real person

Hear "Understood" in a live, acoustic format HERE https://youtu.be/gMCXweGsEZo

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Posted by Mariposa941 on 08/31/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Floyd Collins at Front Porch Theatricals

"I’m unable to pinpoint the exact problem," admits this reviewer -- perhaps because he's looking in the wrong place. Maybe he found the overall production less successful than the sum of its parts, at least most of which he concedes are individually quite impressive, due to his own limitations or personal biases. The language and tone of his commentary implies envy in regard to the company's previous efforts (He's been waiting for them to fail) and judgment about the presumed cost of the high production values (I doubt he's seen the show budget). This much I can say for sure: As a first-time Front Porch audience member, I had no expectations for the company to live up to. I found the production engaging, compelling, and moving from start to finish. In my relatively well-informed opinion (two graduate degrees in theatre and considerable professional experience), the artistic vision was beautifully conceived and executed and overcame the flaws/challenges inherent in the material itself. I encourage you to disregard Mr. Hoover's apparent boredom and let the impressive work of these artists transport and touch you.

Posted by AcademicAnonymous on 08/31/2016 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Totopo Mexican Kitchen and Bar in Mount Lebanon offers Mexican-American favorites

Can't agree more with your assessment - Chi Chi's 2.0 with worse service. Vastly disappointing.

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Posted by Marcy on 08/31/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Sound Bite goes foraging for chanterelle mushrooms with Tom and Cavan Patterson

Beautiful.. I have found them in Frick Park.. Saute them in omelets.. yummm..

Posted by Nettie Glickman on 08/31/2016 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Sound Bite goes foraging for chanterelle mushrooms with Tom and Cavan Patterson

Oh and those are chanterelles and chicken of the woods (not hen of the woods) in the picture above.

Posted by Heather Edmondson on 08/30/2016 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Sound Bite goes foraging for chanterelle mushrooms with Tom and Cavan Patterson

So cool. Thanks for doing this! My husband and I got into mushroom foraging last year.

Posted by Heather Edmondson on 08/30/2016 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Weird Pittsburgh

You rock, Nick. I'm a few weeks behind on my favorite column, and thoroughly enjoying catching up.

"Harris apparently wanted her to think he was consumed by homicidal rage, but not enough to miss work over it."

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Posted by Sam Leonard on 08/29/2016 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Such a sad commentary on our society. I wonder if the prevailing attitude of boot-strapping would remain when one's fortunes were reversed. If everything were equal without a 400-year history of exclusion and privilege, I would be down with bootstrapping but that is not the current reality.
The premise of equality in Pittsburgh and our country will remain elusive as long as obstacles remain to equal opportunity and equity. Until such time, the attitude of indifference and denial will continue to impede America to reach its potential.
Gentrification and marginalization is real. If you've never been on the short end of either one, then for you ignorance and denial is a blissfull wet dream; meanwhile for others, that wet dream is a unending nightmare.

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Posted by rasida7 on 08/27/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “While the spirit of the message may be there, the #Never movement is maddeningly misused on incumbents

I find myself having to choose between a fairly honest and ethical right-wing extremist and a corrupt corporate hack from the Rendell/Clinton machine.

If only the DFC hadn't inappropriately spent money attacking Sestak in the primary, I wouldn't be facing this choice. I used to be a fundraiser for the DFC, and they told everyone the money would be used against Republicans in key races.

The National Democratic Party has become a den of thieves. I don't know if I can vote for Toomey, but I absolutely can't vote for that fracker McGinty.

#NeverMcGinty

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 08/27/2016 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Way back in 1910, smoky sooty Pittsburgh was the second most expensive city in the country, after New York. Then, in 1913, it adopted a land value tax and gradually became more and more affordable, until it was ranked the most affordable of the 100 largest cities (Places Rated Almanac, 1984.) It also had the smallest housing bubbles and didn't even see a real estate crash during the Great Depression.

But in 2000, after the county sabotaged land assessments and the city had to scrap its land value tax, Pittsburgh is now having its first housing bubble in nearly a century, and it's going to be a deusy.

The problem is that people don't deal with underlying economic dynamics. They just like to emote on behalf of victims so the victims will be grateful to them, even though they are not actually solving anything.

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Posted by Dan Sullivan on 08/27/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “While the spirit of the message may be there, the #Never movement is maddeningly misused on incumbents

Nonsense. Your entire argument rests on the unwarranted assumption that the phrase refers only to a singular, isolated idea.
"Never" could refer to any number of things in this context, both logically and grammatically.
Never vote for.
Never support.
Never accept.
And on and on.

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Posted by Mark Choi on 08/27/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Kubo and the Two Strings

the 2016 Silk Screen festival begins soon.. Excellent offerings and locations.. Lucky us.

Posted by Nettie Glickman on 08/27/2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh City Paper's Democratic National Convention Live Blog: Day 4

As an African American I am ashamed about the support our community gives to those two narsasist bill and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump is our only option! I believe he will restore the manufacturing job that Hillary and the democrats took from me and my father more than 7 years ago. We need more jobs in the African American community and equally important we need more jobs in the American community!!!
Make America Great Again!!!
I'm going to do my part!!!
Gerald

Posted by Gerald Jones on 08/27/2016 at 2:34 AM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Let's be honest, it's not likely that those 300 people would have shopped at Whole Foods anyway. This will have zero impact on the grocery store.

Rasida... Hrc, Hilliary Rodham Clinton

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Posted by Happy burger on 08/25/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Let's be honest, those 300 people likely weren't shopping at Whole Foods anyways. This will have zero impact on the grocery store.

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Posted by Concerned citizen on 08/25/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Waldo, HRC is an acronym for...?

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Posted by rasida7 on 08/25/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

THIS IS ABOUT BUSINESS, IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT THEIR FACE LOOKS LIKE OR HOW NICE THEY ARE. THIS WAS A PRIVATE FIRM AND CAN SELL WHENEVER THEY WANT, WELCOME TO RENTING/LEASING. @UHH, I USED PLENTY OF "PERIODS" IN MY PARAGRAPH. HOW ABOUT NEXT TIME SAYING SOMETHING OF SUBSTANCE ABOUT THIS TOPIC. THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE FIGHTING THIS, ARE ACTING LIKE THEY ARE ENTITLED TO LIVE THERE, ON THE AMOUNT THEY CAN AFFORD, AND THAT IS WHY THIS COUNTRY HAS DEBT ISSUES, OUR TAXES GO TO PEOPLE WHO CHOSE A LIFESTYLE THEY CANT AFFORD. I WOULD RATHER HAVE TAX DOLLARS COMING IN FROM BUSINESSES THAN HAVING TAX DOLLARS BEING SPENT IN THE SAME PLACE FOR PEOPLE WHO CANT AFFORD TO LIVE THERE.

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Posted by WALDO on 08/25/2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

It's pretty fascinating how many people here are just saying screw it. Please keep in mind what you are saying, you are actively supporting people being forcibly removed from places they do pay rent for, are in difficult circumstances varying from age to disability; however because it is a black community you don't care. The racism in this town is atrocious. Whole Foods treats their employees terribly as well. The sell of Jesus and America is totally false, people just want money and personal salvation at the cost of anyone. Humanity is shit.

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Posted by Sad pittsburgher on 08/25/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

As a social worker (yes already judge me based on this), I worked with several residents of Penn Plaza. As mentioned, they lived there for years. Very sweet, kind, grateful people. It's so disheartening to hear them be judged without ever coming into contact with their faces and knowing their stories. They never complained that their homes were being bulldozed. They simply worried about where they would go. Many of them were disabled but I suppose they don't get a say since they are disabled. Many born into poor families with little opportunity to climb up. The residents that could work DID work FULL TIME and still it was not nearly enough for them to get by. Many making min wage and supporting others family members who were unable to work. Decisions get made without meeting the people that are being affected. Judgments get passed without meeting the people that are being ridiculed. Your 1-2 'experiences' don't count nor serve as fact for how minorities should be treated. Whole foods is irresponsible with the development in certain locations, which seems like it should be AGAINST their mission. When you begin to SELECT who has the right to be in certain areas, you destroy the essence and spirit (see San Fran). Learn to live together or continue to judge thinking you are right. Sometimes people need to think about what is JUST for all. When this happens, more responsible conclusions happen.

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Posted by Liz A Beth on 08/25/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

I don't see the issue here, those that live in Penn Plaza complex have been given monetary compensation for moving. Whether that compensation is paid by the private developer or the city of Pittsburgh. That being said, this is a private developer and they can choose to do whatever they like with their property. As for those crying gentrification is the root of all evil, take a look a few decades ago where the area was a drive through redlights, don't walk the streets. This city has made many strides with becoming a major player and those that expect a handout can move out of the way.

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Posted by concernedcitizen on 08/25/2016 at 10:19 AM

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