Culture Editor at Creative Loafing
I would pick K&K Soul Food over Eats any day.
See here, Niklas: http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2014/0…
@Bromlynn - I tried to email you, but it bounced back. Write me firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to talk about Anthony Holland's life.
JR: I think it's fair to debate whether the end really qualifies as her achieving hopes and dreams. I'd say what she gets by the end is a kind of qualified, truncated version of her dreams: being a choreographer rather than a dancer, having a best friend that understands her rather than a husband or a lover, and so on.
It's an upbeat ending, but far from a Cinderella tale. That's what make the titular joke so good: She gets to be herself, but a smaller version of herself than she had hoped for.
But, yeah, Frances Ha is a good movie.
Might as well drop in here to clarify a few things.
Nick the Greek:
When I reached out to Clark, I offered to run any response he has unedited. That offer stands.
My position is not that Stomp & Stammer "doesn't even matter." Like I said, I think the publication is very much a part of Atlanta's print media, which happens to be a shrinking and unfortunately more exclusive club. I welcome differences of opinion within that media. I think it would be a shame if print media in Atlanta were to become so small that the opinions were homogeneous. Just as Clark and Lindsay want their publication to reflect Atlanta's culture through their writing, reporting, criticism, etc.; I believe it is my job to reflect Atlanta culture through my writing, reporting, criticism, etc. Part of the job, especially for short opinionated stuff like this piece or Clark's blurb, is to anticipate responses and counter arguments. As that feature in November suggested, Clark isn't afraid of criticism.
My argument here is that this jab at Ria's admirers and mourners is not only mean spirited but a willfully disingenuous observation of a scene that Clark purports to be observant critic of. Likewise, I think that Lindsay's film criticism often employs equally disingenuous readings of popular films as an excuse to further his boorish political agenda. Maybe their readers find that kind of thing entertaining. Maybe they don't. My point in referencing the boycott is to simply agree that readers of any publication have as much of a right as anyone to get together and decide what they do and don't want to support.
@Ira - "Down" means served in a rocks or old fashioned glass, but no ice. It's handy for those of us who always assume we will spill anything in a stemmed glass.
I admire your rhetorical move, chaunceypeterson.
Of course, it would be foolish to let Creative Loafing judge your accomplishments or suggest ways to live your life. Yet, I think it is possible, albeit logically complicated, for us to encourage you to not give "a fuck about what others think" while including Creative Loafing in the pronoun "others." Perhaps, in this case, not giving "a fuck about what others think" may include allowing yourself to give "a fuck about what others think" simply as a way of not giving a fuck about what Creative Loafing thinks. More simply, though, I would urge you to not give "a fuck about what others think," including Creative Loafing or any other publication that offers advice.
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