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Re: “WWE robbed fans at Money in the Bank and rubbed it in on Smackdown

I really want Carmella to win now. After that Promo she needs to get it back, it was perfect. I also want Ellsworth to get involved again, just not unclip it. I want Ellsworth involved because I REALLY want to to see a Becky vs. Ellsworth at Summer Slam! It would be so satisfying to see her Blexplex his ass all over the ring!

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Posted by ChuckChuckerson on 06/22/2017 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Scenes from Sunday's Pride Festivities in Downtown Pittsburgh

you can take me off your email list , when you send crap like this, I cant believe Pgh has a queer paeade.

Posted by Kenneth R Calfo Sr on 06/14/2017 at 2:20 AM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

Eddie Dingle is right. My bean pods are full to bursting with legume fluids, and like Dingle said, there's so much juice to go around.

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Posted by Yolks TestePod on 06/09/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

Hey Nan, you can just keep walking with Danny. In fact you can walk your slap ass right back to where you came from. You've overpopulated my senses with your BS.

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Posted by Eddie Dingle on 06/09/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

Ween scares local reporter before they even hit the stage. Their music was judged as "terrible" from a distance. Followed by a totally chill mosh pit for Twin Peaks' "Wild rock." The complete obliviousness to the cross-over of these fanbases really makes the whole article IMO.

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Posted by sidneysucks on 06/09/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

Well "Dr. Rock" (aka Bro), sorry that you can't be everywhere and hear everything that happens. This reviewer was privy to some nauseating comments hurled by guys like you who think about nothing except jockeying up to the stage at the expense of everyone else.
You didn't hear the comment? Fine. The reviewer did. Her voice is every bit as valid as yours.
You probably never even saw the group when it was 2 guys and a drum-machine. Stop fronting. Us real fans see the direction the fan-base has gone in the past decade, and it's pretty nauseating.

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Posted by Nan on 06/09/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

I want to know what sexist thing was said to the singer before ween went in. I know that's a flat out lie because she said what an honor it was to open for such an iconic group and she gave the ween fans a lot of love. We all cheered her on also. As for ween fans, or Bros as you called them, barreling to the front, people were coming out. There was a lot of smiles and laughing because it was a cluster fuck, but a fun one. You chose to see negativity. You chose to be a hater because you have hate in your soul and that's fine. But to shit on a whole fanbase? At least tell a story about all the beautiful ladies that were in the crowd getting down as well. This article was bias as hell and another reason I think people from the burgh suck. Because of one lame. See how that works?

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Posted by Dr. Rock on 06/09/2017 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

The boognish was too strong for her weak mind!

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Posted by Johnny on 06/08/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

No need to bash Ween for some fans you saw. It's obvious you didn't like them from the start, but as a reviewer, they were the headliners. I saw both Jenny Lewis and Ween and enjoyed them both. Ween is an incredible band and I apologize that some random people in Ween shirts said bad things around you.

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Posted by Taylor Conrad on 06/08/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

Love how a festival headlined by Ween was reported on by the kind of person that Ween wants to piss off as much as possible. Her take on Ween had me dying of laughter

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Posted by Nate on 06/08/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

Wow, I've been to a ton of ween shows just this year and I've never heard anyone be sexist. Sounds like you don't know how to appreciate amazing music and probably shouldnt judge an entire performance based on a fan that you didnt like. You're supposed to be reviewing the music...

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Posted by Amy Morrison on 06/08/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

My first time attending NMF, and I wholeheartedly agree with the reviewer's observation about the contrast between mega-fests like Coachella and Bonnaroo (which I both attended 5 years in a row, last in 2010), and a small scale, non-profit, community-oriented fest like NMF. I am never going back to any of those mega-fests, but I was utterly charmed by the setting, and the laid-back and family-oriented vibe, and will consider going again next year. Thanks for the shout-out to Leggy!

Posted by Paul on 06/06/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Three Days at the Nelsonville Music Festival

I believe you're referring to Aldous Harding instead of Mirah in the Sunday write-up. Aldous' set was utterly beguiling though; she had a tremendous and imposing stage presence.

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Posted by Mike on 06/05/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Withdrawn painting at arts festival spurs discussion of race and representation

I think the critiques of this art piece on the basis of race are wrong. The artist has a right to his/her vision and how they represent that vision. In this case the critics are picking an easy target; someone who actually gives a fuck about the needless and grotesque death of young Tamir Rice, at the hands of the state, and, who has painted a telling image of this grotesque fact in a telling and grotesque artistic imagery. It is grotesque in the eyes of all, black, white or otherwise. These critiques are highly subjective, and do not form a standard for a critique on how to deal with the subject of inhumanity visited upon blacks by artists who are non-black. There can be no such standard, short of such standards of excellence elsewhere found. Just as there can be no standard for the human eye viewing and representing inhumanity short of that very artistic humanity itself. Such humanity does not yield to race though it is often informed by race. These critiques are barren. They search for easy targets and soft audiences. The artist, one black, one white, each views inhumanity and each makes an artistic representation. Ours is to like or dislike, not to ban. Cultural appropriation is when one dons the culture of the other and pretends authenticity. Authentic representatoon, in multidimensional formats, from multitudinous sources is precisely, art.
Stop censoring in bigger, more arcane, made-up terms.

Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D.

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Posted by doccepski on 06/04/2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Withdrawn painting at arts festival spurs discussion of race and representation

I don't know enough about the artist but news flash, artists aren't always perfect. How can white people help? There's racism, and the police have shot innocent black people. A the thin blue line has lost people too. Police have been trained under a warrior mentality for years, and de-escalation in police departments is not popular, the FOP endorsed Trump. It scares me, and I don't know what to do. Anyone can be next on the list, as we saw in the Holocaust. Who is to judge the levels of prejudice from one person to another? It's important to talk about it, to try, even if we make mistakes towards one another - not violent ones, just living and learning with each other. It has to be done, it absolutely has to be done. It is naive to think that all white people are blind to their privilege, or that we all want the same kind of status quo world. This is a ripple, not a huge thing. If we don't resist more smartly we will have wasted years that could be vital!

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Posted by economy on 06/03/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Withdrawn painting at arts festival spurs discussion of race and representation

I've known Mr. Megalis for many years and I'm more familiar with his video work than his painting work. His hyper concentration of the entire life of Tamir Rice into the visual depiction of his last moments is extremely brutal. I think if he as an artist was engaged in the Black community, had a history of working to dismantle white supremacy and social justice work, I think he might have painted this subject matter very differently. He has a right to paint anything he likes, of course, but he should recognize the fresh and painful wounds he's opening when he does work like this and be prepared to discuss it.

I think it's more telling that there were no jurors of color curating the event. I know the Arts Festival is working towards inclusion, I believe this is the first year they had a local hip hop showcase (I could be wrong on this, but I know they have a local showcase on June 8 and I don't recall seeing one in the past and I think that's definitely progress.) They just have further to go, and I think this piece and it's resultant controversy illuminates this truth.

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Posted by PhatManDee on 06/03/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Withdrawn painting at arts festival spurs discussion of race and representation

I feel that Black Femmes must stand together and reveal the true nature of Megalis'
He is so used to being dominant he could not withstand criticism from the very demographic he depicted in this "art". How many grieving black mamas has he engaged without asking for notoriety? He literally said that he spent 4 weeks on this and wanted people to see it. Vanity failed him. And this will never be seen to scale. As it should be, throw it in the ocean....
He somehow thought he was doing a favor to a community he admittedly never engaged or wanted to engage. He never sent the family even a note of condolence. This was a ploy to exploit black trauma. If it was not, he would come defend his work.....

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Posted by blackfemmesalwayswin on 06/02/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Withdrawn painting at arts festival spurs discussion of race and representation

The word you're trying so hard to use is "riddance." Stay in school.

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Posted by CountFunkula on 06/02/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Withdrawn painting at arts festival spurs discussion of race and representation

Megalis played himself. Good riddens. May the painting spontaneously combust. #BYE

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Posted by blackfemmesalwayswin on 06/02/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

To me what does it matter how much the business owners house is worth or what he paid. The business owner has every right to close or do what they want with the business not the employees. Why is this even a news article?

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Posted by Wesley Smith on 05/27/2017 at 7:44 AM

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