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Comment Archives: stories: Culture: Culture Features

Re: “A 'Miracle' remake

Lucky me! I attended the preview performance last evening. As a child growing up in the 40s radio played a huge role in my life. Cast, directors, crew did an amazing job. I could visualize the story unfolding in front of me and it was a delightful experience! Kudos to all.

Posted by Helen on 11/30/2018 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Family Ties to the "D"

It was fun to read the history of the D& D!

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Posted by Ruth Ann Clarke on 11/21/2018 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Appropriation vs. Appreciation

Cultural appropriation exists in many forms, particularly in Bend. Opening a ramen restaurant and turning a dish with a serious history into hipster b.s., with zero respect for authenticity or ramen tradition is more than sad, it's insulting. No self-respecting asian would eat there. This place in particular place serves bad food and profits off another cultural food fad. As bad or worse, asian "dumplings" are supposedly Bend's favorite food cart...except they're NOT dumplings. They're called "bao" get your basic facts straight. I wouldn't feed those things to my dog. He might choke on them.

You can serve "ethnic" food and treat it with authenticity and respect, it's totally possible, but these places don't bother.

And then the're the booty-shakin' "yoga" studio....so much for a 5,000-year-old meditative and spiritual practice...you can rock out to an MGMT dance remix.

You can just add all this to the not-so-subtle racism that thrives in Bend. How many times have I seen someone dress in blackface, as a slant-eyed Asian in a cone hat, or as a poncho and sonbrero-wearing Mexican at Mt. Bachelor's pond-skimming contest? too many.

(and if your reply is "don't be so sensitive" or "it's just a joke", that's a something we only hear after someone says or does something racist, sexist, or homophobic)

And remember way back when, when the Source did one of it's person-on-the street surveys? In 2005 or maybe 2006? And asked 3 or 4 white people if they thought racism was still an issue in America? oops. forgot to ask people of color. good job.

Bend is like much of the US, i not as progressive and liberal as it thinks it is.

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Posted by Bend_not_so_woke on 10/31/2018 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Jumpin' Jive

I tuned in to 96.5 this morning after reading this article...only dead air.

Posted by Struz on 10/08/2018 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Of Kings and Queens

Buncha pedophiles.

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Posted by Todd Nickerson on 08/02/2018 at 6:20 PM

Re: “From Shakespeare to Superstar

Get your tickets now. They are selling fast!

Posted by Rhonda Townsend Schantz on 07/09/2018 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Choose Your Freedom Ride

It was almost spotless because people volunteered and cleaned up the trash. As one of those people, I was disappointed by how much glitter and trash the riders left behind.

Posted by Glitter on 07/04/2018 at 1:04 PM

Re: “A Comedian for Stormy Times

Trump is doing a great job ....

The sad part of America today is all the haters on the left.

Nasty, hate filled Democrats and mainstream media.

Posted by KilgoresFoundry on 06/07/2018 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Fancy Cowboy Coffee

Decent article on the pour over brewing method, but has absolutely nothing to do with "cowboy coffee," which is a rather specific, completely different, brewing method...Just sayin....

Posted by Daniel Boyce on 05/29/2018 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Gold Fever: Jimmy Dorsey on his wild ride with the unlikely reality hit Gold Rush: Alaska

Mrs Dorsey Fan: I agree! How Jimmy landed her I will never know.

Posted by Alan3008 on 04/20/2018 at 5:12 AM

Re: “What is Xeriscaping?

We really only have about 3 months of the year where lawn watering is even necessary. Xeriscaping probably isn't going to take off here like it understandably has in places like Southern California. And understandably so with our abysmally short growing season.

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Posted by Randy Eaves on 04/19/2018 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Visiting Valor

That is messed up, this is a man!

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Posted by David L. on 04/05/2018 at 4:38 AM

Re: “In Search of the Honest Pint: A pint is 16 ounces - except (sometimes) when it's a pint of beer

We've known about this for sometime now and even brought it up to the bartender/owners. They just don't care and prefer to not even discus the issue. Not getting what is shown on any Beer advertising posters on the bar walls. If called false advertising. Just my 2 Cents

Posted by WLPJinOR on 04/01/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

I am an active supporter of the LGBTQ community, but I do not support rodeos because they are cruel to animals.

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Posted by Kim Marie on 12/18/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

While I sympathize with the views expressed in prior comments, it's still good to see the diversity of the LGBTQ community represented through this exhibit. I plan to attend, if only to see a view of the world that lies outside my own day to day experience.

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Posted by John Mundy on 12/18/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

All rodeo involves horrible violence to animals. No one who is working toward a more compassionate and just world should have anything to do with it.

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Posted by Lucy Post on 12/18/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

Any self-respecting person should be appalled by the rodeo - gay or straight. Gay rodeo rules do not protect animals from abuse animals are still kicked, roped, spurred and dragged to the ground by their heads (called chute dogging).

As a community that has fought long to overcome violence, humiliation and prejudice, is the violent rodeo really worthy of support? Promoting rodeo events and other cruel animal acts sends the dangerous message that entertainment based on suffering and ridicule is not only condoned, but encouraged. Cruelty should be condemnedin all its forms.

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Posted by Jennofur OConnor on 12/16/2017 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT - As a gay man, I find the mere idea of a "Gay Rodeo" more than sad. Have we learned so little from our own long history of oppression? Rodeo is an inherently-cruel macho exercise in DOMINATION. There are major connections to be made with the sexual harassment of women now dominating the news.

Consider this quote from an 18-year-old Oregon Rodeo Queen: "What me and my rodeo friends really hate are Democrats, environmentalists and gays." One can easily guess whom they voted for. (--in the book, "Rodeo Queens and the American Dream," by Prof. Joan Burbick)

And this gem, from a Wyoming steer wrestler: "Women should not rodeo any more than men can have babies. Women were put on earth to reproduce, and are close to animals. Women's liberation is on an equal to gay liberation--they are both ridiculous." (--in the book, "Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame," by Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, U. of Tennessee Press, 1982)

Gay folks are notoriously creative. Surely we can come up with a more compassionate, life-affirming entertainment than rodeo. For most of the animals unwillingly involved, rodeo is merely a detour en route to the slaughterhouse. They (and we) deserve better.

Season's Greetings, Peace on Earth to All Creatures.

Sincerely,
Eric Mills, coordinator
ACTION FOR ANIMALS
Oakland

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Posted by Eric Mills on 12/15/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Giving to Those Who Need It Most

Good to read! Charity donation always helps the needy people for the betterment of their life. Charity donation not only makes the receiver happy, but it also gives a sigh of relief and happiness to the sender. I am also planning to start making charity for helping those who are in need. Wile surfs online I came across this site http://www.mission-humanitaire-afrique.org/ which also accepts charity donation for helping the poor people in Africa, which is good for helping people at abroad too.

Posted by DougSouth on 11/23/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Social movement, in mosaic form

Thank you for this wonderful write-up of the Little Stone project!

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Posted by Sophie Kruz on 11/17/2017 at 4:28 PM

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