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Comment Archives: Stories: Arts and Culture

Re: “Jaime Raybin's Composite Internet Boyfriend Opens Aug. 1 at 40AU

I'm so excited for your show!!

Posted by Rach Wilhelm on 07/08/2015 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Author Charles L. Hughes takes a swing at conventional wisdom about country, soul and race

Are there no acclaimed female authors on Southern soul?

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

Posted by Stacy Harris on 07/07/2015 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Author Charles L. Hughes takes a swing at conventional wisdom about country, soul and race

Are there no female acclaimed authors on Southern soul?

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

Posted by Stacy Harris on 07/07/2015 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Five Reasons Not to Miss The Last Dragon Midnight This Weekend at Belcourt

Looks like the Belcourt's midnight-movie policy is to only show flicks that are unwatchable unless you're stoned. Appeals to the target audience of young white "hipsters."

But if it pays for things like the Stanwyck and Altman retrospectives, I guess we'll have to tolerate it.

Posted by Mark on 07/05/2015 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

William Wiltshire said: "It's art. Get a life!"

If art doesn't matter to you, Willie, you've stumbled onto the wrong blog.

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Posted by Mark on 07/04/2015 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Five Reasons Not to Miss The Last Dragon Midnight This Weekend at Belcourt

Why doesn't Belcourt show COOLEY HIGH, which is actually a good movie. NPR recently did a story on the film's 40th anniversary.

Posted by Mark on 07/04/2015 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

What a bunch of limp wrist-ed sissies. It's art. Get a life! Find something worthy of bitching about, like your panties are too tight, and the same to the hateful females on this post! This is censorship, plain and simple, just another bad step in the wrong direction. Mayors getting involved, with this, what a Bone head!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by William Wiltshire on 07/02/2015 at 7:38 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Panel Discussion About Sheila B. Artwork Scheduled for Friday, July 10, at White Avenue Studio

You mean:

"Trumped-up Advertising at Unremarkable Gallery"

don't you?

Burn it down. Scatter the stones. Salt the earth where it stood.

5 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Raspberry Pi on 07/01/2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

The New York Post film critic has called for removing GONE WITH THE WIND from circulation, and allowing only supervised museum showings. This is a call for censorship -- and of course it's well meaning, as all censorship presents itself.

I don't want us to start censoring movies from the past that don't jibe with current attitudes about race, gender or sexual orientation. If we do that, there won't be many movies from the past to watch.

Interestingly, while Disney has allowed no public showings of SONG OF THE SOUTH since 1986 (and has kept it off DVD), they don't seem to have a problem with this being on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAYrIIaB2Nk

Posted by Mark on 06/30/2015 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

" ... the way we would be by people clinging to paraphernalia from other wars obsessively."

Sort of like the way Baby Boomers can't stop arguing about the Vietnam War, 42 years after the last U.S. combat troops left.

People obsess over wars they LOST. The South obsesses over the Civil War because it lost, and the whole country obsesses over Vietnam because we got our butts kicked.

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Posted by Mark on 06/30/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

It's not about suppressing things, it's about making it clear you recognize it was a problem. Generally, people don't make giant statues of people they hate, so giant Forrest monstrosities exist to glorify - the fact is that people are finally recognizing things for what they are and realizing the symbolism of these things has come to stand for something they don't want to co-sign. Unfortunate it took tragic events to get people on side with the realization the rest of the country had many years back. I don't think you have to go back and digitally erase things, but factually, history changes perceptions of things as time passes. Not a bad thing. People in 50 years seeing smoky and the bandit will probably be kinda creeped out by that aspect, the way we would be by people clinging to paraphernalia from other wars obsessively.

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Posted by Rose Marie Pink on 06/30/2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Our Critics’ Picks

*I do not.

Posted by - on 06/29/2015 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Our Critics’ Picks

It's been a decade, Chad, and we haven't forgot. Your victim has forgiven- pled with everyone wanting vindication for her attempted murder that no more blood be shed and that your soul could be saved by "christ's love". That is an unreal, amazing woman you permanently hurt. I know she preaches kindness and forgiveness, but do not. People like you should not be walking healthy and free while your victims struggle to live. You need help, "Chad McWherter".

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Posted by why you don't play ATL on 06/29/2015 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Art of the Day: Postcards by Oskar Kokoschka at the Frist

I love this exhibit! The postcard images are so rich and fresh, despite their age. My favorite is probably the one the Frist uses in the gallery card, "Man of Letters" by Moriz Jung:

http://frist-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/54…

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Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 06/29/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

I'm all for removing Confederate flags (and the name/image of N.B. Forrest) from state capitols and other government buildings. But where will it end?

Will we eventually ban or destroy all copies of GONE WITH THE WIND, BIRTH OF A NATION and SONG OF THE SOUTH because many people are offended by their depictions of African Americans and the Old South? (Disney has done a good job of burying SONG in their vaults.)

What about all those old cartoons and musicals with blackface numbers?

How about Clint Eastwood's portrayal of a heroic Confederate "raider" in THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES? Isn't that offensive to all right-thinking people?

Should be digitally erase the rebel flag license plate from Burt Reynolds' car in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT? (And doesn't the car's horn play the first notes of "Dixie"?)

And what about Ron Howard's cap in EAT MY DUST? Why haven't Howard and producer Roger Corman apologized for this affront?

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm859872256/tt0074454?ref_=tt_pv_md_2

When you start suppressing things, it can be hard to stop.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark on 06/27/2015 at 6:36 PM

Re: “RIP Hillwood Strike & Spare and One of the Last Rock-afire Explosions

funtown mountain brought it but it is in storage

Posted by rock afire facts on 06/27/2015 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

"This sh*t can't stand. It is 2015 and we are a multicultural, multi-racial society that has gotten beyond Sheila B.'s classist, racist, cis-gendered mopery."

If you are this threatened by this artist's work, I would recommend you stay in Davidson County, and in the more liberal areas of the county at that; for if you venture out into greater Tennessee and start throwing out holier-than-thou angst like that you will be eaten alive.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TennesseeJed on 06/27/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

Hubris Ate Nemesis

Posted by Lenny Campello on 06/27/2015 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

The issue of racism is one that is near and dear to my heart, which is why I made the choice to bring Sheila B 's painting into my gallery where it will be on display for one night only, in an open forum setting, in hopes of encouraging an intelligent conversation among people from all walks of life. We will be hosting a discussion in mid-July. Sincerely, Julia Martin

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Posted by Julia Martin on 06/26/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Sheila B. Responds to Removal of Rebel Flag Art from Acme Feed & Seed

For those of you new to the Scene or Tennessean comments threads, beware of the trolls. Don't feed them.

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Posted by familiar sideman on 06/25/2015 at 11:33 PM

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