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Re: “Saïah's Terminus stops traditional theater in its tracks

Terminus for me was a wonderful, breath of fresh air from the usual drab of theater. It is a show about the Civil War set outdoors which creates its own set of logistics and it would make no sense to let people wander at their own pace, in a forest at night, it would be irresponsible of the company to do that. I found all the information regarding the show quite easily and had no issues with understanding the themes of the show, the wonderfully constructed story and admire the makers for combining 3 shows and into one incredible experience. In the intermission a bowl of stew is served which makes the experience all the more real as the stew varies from path to path. To take a classic story and grow on it into a tale of war not only humanizing it in the process but presenting it in a way that is relatable and a full interactive experience.

The difference between Sleep no more and Terminus is simple - one is not the other. It is not easy to create an immersive experience and it most certainly isnt for the faint of heart, one must be willing to be brave and truly allow oneself to take the journey. No matter which path one takes, one thing is for sure, Saiah will have a warm bowl of soup waiting.

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Posted by napoleon500 on 05/07/2014 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Saïah's Terminus stops traditional theater in its tracks

We saw "HAIR" at Serenbe last summer in a wildflower field, and it was amazing! The cast was top notch, the music didn't lose a thing outside and the perfect "Woodstocky" feeling of the outdoor setting was exactly what I would think "site specific" would mean. Right at the dramatic climax, as the cast started singing "Let The Sunshine In," a light misty rain began along with the manufactured snow - very meaningful and touching!

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Posted by TheatreLover63 on 05/05/2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Saïah's Terminus stops traditional theater in its tracks

Yep, this sounds like one to skip.

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Posted by mattwest on 05/01/2014 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Saïah's Terminus stops traditional theater in its tracks

The complete lack of organization at Terminus made it a really unpleasant experience for me. As you mention, the plot is weak and thin, and the lack of information regarding parking and timing of the show, and the fact that the most popular path (the one that does not involve running in the dark or merely sitting watching women talk about the men who left them behind) will likely be unavailable spoiled the experience for us before it began. I loved Sleep No More, but that experience allowed you to proceed at your own pace and really interact with the project, whereas this is a lame, poorly constructed half-take on Watership Down, complete with random and unappealing nudity. The whole production is overwhelmingly high on its own smug.

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Posted by keelylane on 05/01/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Darien Long is gone but not forgotten at Metro Mall

first thing to do to clean up the area is to get rid of the bad lazy ass cops who loaf there looking for a free piece of a??. the cops are just as bad as the thugs and criminals in that area just lazy people drawing a pay check from the city for laying around loafing and sleeping on the job.every time MR.LONG tased a thug for dealing drugs or stealing it made the cops look bad and they don't like it.solution to the problem is hire MR.LONG BACK GET RID OF THE POLICE.

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Posted by Sonny Freeman on 04/21/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “10 years of comedy, booze, and f-bombs at Star Bar

Definitely still a great place to pull out your dick.

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Posted by Johnson Ferry on 04/18/2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “10 years of comedy, booze, and f-bombs at Star Bar

Great piece, thanks.

Posted by sbarruf on 04/08/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Darien Long is gone but not forgotten at Metro Mall

Yes Eric , it is any individual's fault for
How they act. You can preach product of environment as much as you want, if someone wants to be better they can be.
And what a judgmental asshole right? How could he know so much about a person after ten mins of video? Because that ten minutes was incredibly telling. That woman is not fit to be a mother , period. Watch it again a few times until you can see that.
Also, knocking off and counterfeiting is both wrong. Whoever said the music industry enforces copyrights, they try. But we get fucked. Everyone steals what they can, and it hurts more than you know. Copyright infringement is wrong. Spend 99 cents on a song, you spend five on a coffee. As if all artists are jay z gaga level, and as if engineers don't need to pay bills either.
Ignorant fucks.

Posted by yourewrong on 03/31/2014 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Sumptuary makes art out of tax on sin

All SUMPTUARY events are private parties for the arts. Please send an email to sumptuary.arts@gmail.com to RSVP and join the guest list for all SUMPTUARY programming from March 20th – April 21st 2014.

Posted by Maggie Ginestra on 03/28/2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Kathryn Stockett: Life in the belle jar

written by Rita Skeeter...

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Posted by jane on 03/22/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Sumptuary makes art out of tax on sin

As a local artist in Atlanta,I think this is a fantastic idea & am looking forward to the array of events.The more support WE have as locals see what we are about the better the city shall be Support local Art& Artist's!!! Weile Art Center,1824 Murphy Ave,Atlanta G.A. [404]587-7056 Thank You !!

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Posted by Paul Weile on 03/18/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “10 years of comedy, booze, and f-bombs at Star Bar

I know that open mic comedy was around in the spring of 2003. My friend had just told me she was pregnant. We went to dinner at the Vortex and then to comedy night. It was fairly new. Maybe 5 people there?

Posted by Kimberly Montigelli on 03/16/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “10 years of comedy, booze, and f-bombs at Star Bar

I'm pretty sure it's been more than 10 years. I was one of the founders of the Twisted Taco open mic night (RIP) and remember Rotknee starting out in comedy. Always an awesome dude with something interesting to say, we always wanted to put him on stage. I remember Rotknee starting out at Star Bar and Stacy would heckle bad comics from a mic over the bar area he was working. Simply awesome. The place was not for the timid and I imagine it's still not from what you've written up. Glad to see it's still going strong. - JMac

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Posted by jonnymack1 on 03/13/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “4 local luxe streetwear brands to watch

Nice.

Incidentally, since you're also a huge fan of street-wear, you should really come check out SuperDap! They have got several of the whole world 's most superior labels onboard. Chrome Hearts, AAPE Clothing, HBA Clothing, Kenzo etc. I think you'll enjoy a great deal of what you see! Anyways, it had been great to be here to share this moment with you. www.superdap.com

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Posted by Ying Ying R on 03/10/2014 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Malcolm Gladwell's critics need the faith of David

A quick search on wikipedia reveals that Malcolm Gladwell's youth was far more nuanced than indicated in the review. A return to religion sounds affected.

Posted by Mt Lacey on 02/20/2014 at 9:54 PM
Posted by John Craft on 02/11/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Love and Warcraft earns bonus points with online scenes

I absolutely loved this play. It was hilarious throughout, and I especially liked seeing the topic of asexuality being presented to the audience.

Posted by mattwest on 02/10/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Malcolm Gladwell's critics need the faith of David

Somehow I get the feeling that Gladwell exempts himself from a lot of criticisms...

For example: does Gladwell write about plastic surgery in any of his books? And if so, does he acknowledge and discuss the economics and meaning of his extremely obvious nose job?

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Posted by Cassie on 01/26/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Malcolm Gladwell's critics need the faith of David

I didn't read this as a critique of Gladwell and his works, but as a report on the criticisms and an attempt to understand their points. Way too brief for that. I have read all his books and like his style and content. Do I believe everything he writes is without fault? Well no, that would be silly. But he has an interesting spin on things and that is always valuable.

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Posted by kirbang on 01/23/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Malcolm Gladwell's critics need the faith of David

What do Gladwell and the author of this article have in common?

Exhibit A: Critics gonna critique, as the saying goes.

SMH. This critique needs to look in the mirror.

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Posted by The Gorgeous JR on 01/22/2014 at 2:34 PM

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