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Comment Archives: stories: A&E: A&E Feature

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

Niggas be like

Posted by Paul Hawkins on 03/18/2015 at 10:51 PM

Re: “hu-MAN Up wants to end rape culture

Actually, Riversong, being drunk, and the fact that it lowers inhibitions, is exactly why men to be proactive in stopping other men from raping people. Consent cannot be given if someone is not in a mind to give it, which is the case when drunk. It is scary to think that you have devolved to deciphering what a woman actually means, and what a woman's intent is for getting drunk!! Rapists need to stop raping. Men need to get consent from a person in a healthy, lucid state of being.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Human Being on 03/18/2015 at 7:23 PM

Re: “hu-MAN Up wants to end rape culture

"Even if she says yes, if she's been drinking, she may not mean it."

In fact, even if she's stone cold sober, she may not mean what she says, and therein lies much of the confusion and gray area around college sexual hookups, which has nothing at all to do with "hypermasculinity".

A research report in the May, 1988 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that undergraduate college women saying "no" but meaning "yes" was acknowledged by 39.3% of the women, with reasons being either practical, inhibition-related, or manipulative.

A research report in the March 1995 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that 83% of token resistant women had more than one sexual intention during the episode, and the authors concluded that most token resistant behavior is a change of intention that is poorly recalled because of memory consolidation.

Focusing exclusively on male perceptions and behavior might sell well on campus, as it fits the prevalent Victim Feminism dogma, but it's neither honest nor constructive, as women's behavior is half the problem, particularly when voluntary inebriation is used to lower their inhibitions precisely to be able to engage in casual sex - which many college women are emotionally and psychologically unprepared to deal with, and often regret, turning a vaguely consensual act into "rape".

10 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Riversong on 03/18/2015 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Chrome Yellow goes from pop-up to permanent

I love to see more and more store fronts being filled in along Edgewood Ave. There are still plenty of boarded up buildings and open places that need more small businesses/restaurants/bars etc. The coffee shop is great for this area & I feel will be successful. I hope the city of Atlanta continues to encourage in town development with not just big box retailers, but by supporting small, local businesses.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by jgeiger3 on 03/12/2015 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Chrome Yellow goes from pop-up to permanent

Nifty... more hipster trash.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by ThumpStew on 03/12/2015 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Chrome Yellow goes from pop-up to permanent

Calling yourself a trailblazer for opening a store on Edgewood avenue? Wow.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by zedsmith on 03/11/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Chrome Yellow goes from pop-up to permanent

This is a game changer for this stretch of the Old Fourth Ward. Welcome to the coolest neighborhood in Atlanta.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by 04W on 03/10/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Chrome Yellow goes from pop-up to permanent

So Exciting for you and the Community. Wishes of Great Success to you both.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gloria Gordon on 03/10/2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

"guns and drugs that come with their territory"??? total hype. all i could tell from these shows was that these are artists are not gangsters. sure they use drugs and have guns...but that just means they are normal americans.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SocialAight on 03/09/2015 at 10:28 AM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

I take all the episodes with a grain of salt. It's a small window into the music scene, not some defining portrait of Atlanta (which is impossible to do). I actually enjoy hearing about how hip hop is splintering off into all kinds of sub genres just like rock n roll did. Art forms have to mutate or they die. I'm happy that Atlanta has had a voice in pop culture over the last 20+ years in rap but I also hate that the rest of our vibrant music and art scene here gets overlooked.

That said, as a Kirkwood resident I had to laugh at the Lil Mexico/Young Scooter/Zone 6 episode. He comes out in that Police vest and they make it sound like they're in a war zone. The whole Kirkwood Apts complex, aka Bixby Court Apts, aka Lil Mexico, is being razed next month for luxury condos and there are more baby strollers in the streets than rappers these days.

Make whatever gentrification argument you want, it was a pretty big misrepresentation of the neighborhood and East Atlanta in general.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rick Derris on 03/09/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

Stephen Weber, verily I say unto you:

Beware of the hipsters, who come to you on vintage fixed-gear bicycles. Ye shall know them by their fashion suits. Do they wear bearded faces and skinny jeans, or black-framed glasses?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by atlpaddy on 03/06/2015 at 8:23 AM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

why bring up Income Inequality when the majority of lyrical content of Trap Music involves conspicuous consumption, blatant worship of luxury brands, warped views of capitalism, Maibachs, stacks etc.

& why frame Vice as this right-wing arm of Fox News.

cultural resonance aside, Trap has become the de facto sound of Pop music & its artists almost like these strange post-Modern cartoon characters. & the Vice Noisey Atlanta series has been a very Entertaining sideshow...

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by iblamesummers on 03/06/2015 at 5:09 AM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

Can we stop using the term "hipster"? He's a "hipster" because he's skinny and has black framed glasses? Let's look at pictures of writers at Creative Loafing and make comments about how they dress!

11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Stephen Weber on 03/05/2015 at 10:42 PM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

I just don't trust Vice. I always saw them as the inventors of hipster sarcasm who became legitimized by what I'll admit was a successful, if novel, approach to drawing the first millennial audience. They're no longer outsiders, and with stuff like this Noisey doc, to me it's clear that they're using the privilege of their position as credibility as opposed to simple access, with which they could do far more than promote stereotypes. Let's not pretend they've broken any news. They've simply found people willing to become part of a body of evidence of criminal behavior, and in Atlanta it's clear that some of our fellow citizens are really, really thirsty for fame.

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Jordan on 03/05/2015 at 8:08 PM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

Blaxploitation, stereotypes, disparaging arch-

types, Jesus, just have a larf, less rigorous deconstruction of the series, those -not-in-the-know who would love to be eat this shit up. Raw, fun,somewhat unique, more streetlife please, of all kinds.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by atlstreetlife on 03/05/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

Where are the strippers?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 03/05/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “‘Noisey Atlanta’: Stuntin’ on reality

The whole series has been exploitation to me. Especially the scenes with crack, trap houses, guns, etc. Makonnen's episode was great, however.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by mike404 on 03/05/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Allan Vella talks ‘Save the Fox’ celebration

that pic is backwards and looks p cool though ! :^)

Posted by nohyphens on 01/19/2015 at 12:51 PM

Re: “The men who never shave

What's more important? Girth or length?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by The Best Mayne on 12/09/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Paper Frank's beautiful dark twisted reality

JR, why you feel so fucking entitled to tell artists just what they should and should not be doing is beyond me. You don't have to be a fan of his type of artwork but don't you bring that bullshit calling his work "hipster." Instead of reading and taking the article for what it is (you probably didn't even read) you completely miss the point of the article to claim what he does is a gimmick. Yeah, he's a talented, "different," black artist but he's still an artist. I'm an artist and also a supporter of his work. You're supposedly NOT but you brought yourself here for what exactly? oh okay.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tiffany Jackson on 12/09/2014 at 9:57 AM

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