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Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Life: Live Culture

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Indigenous Vermonters Form Abenaki First Group

Yes, let's all get a really good evaluating "education" on the so-called "Abenaki" groups in Vermont. Let's actually read the BIA Report and the previous State's Report of 2002 Eva Jacob's-Carnahan and the AG's Dept, shall we, Vermonters?
Let's see here: In a nut shell, and to make a long story short, the Swanton group led by Homer was started in fact by Ronnie Canns, you know, the son of politician Julius Canns who immediately went about advocating for the Homer group in 1992, never mentioned his son involved in creating that group in 1975 after he was in Concord, NH creating a group down there? Or how about the 4 Indians of Alburg being ancestors of Patsy St. Francis, Homer's wife, when in fact, those 4 Indians mentioned in Alburgh Town Records were Akwesasne Mohawk men! Or how about the Chief of the Wabanacus Postcard Wiseman altered, because it was actually an Odanak Chief visiting his ancestral community of Missisquoi, not a Chief of the post 1975 group at all nor its members ancestors? Or how about the Phillips family member, Chief Stevens of the 2004 created group Nulhegan claiming his Phillips family were descendants of the Chief Philipp of ca. 1796 Upper Coos, NH area, when in fact his family is desc.'s of a Peter Phelps, a colored man who came from CT ca. 1790?! DNA testing proves this! Yes, let's have that "education" about the fraudulent state granted and manipulated "recognition" of these pretender "Abenakis" by the Vermont Legislature and the two Governors, or was that three, counting Thomas Salmon back in Thanksgiving, 1976? Do you see the Abenakis laughing? I see the fake one's laughing all the way to the bank!

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Douglas Buchholz on 09/24/2016 at 1:19 AM

Re: “Harry Bliss Buys J.D. Salinger House, Starts Cartoon Residency Program

I used to enjoy the occasional Bliss cartoon in the New Yorker and in Seven Days but his unhinged rant against all who read the newspaper, magazines and old-fashioned paper books as anti-environment permanently turned me off. As if the raw materials/hard rock mining and electricity demands of computers, tablets, etc. have zero environmental impact. The irony being he would of course never have had a professional career were it not for those very newspapers and magazines and their readers. Have never looked at his cartoons again.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 09/13/2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “New Artist Residency Program Launched at Quarry Hill

Our present plan is to expand the return to an artist's colony/ retreat in the next few years.
Beyond the "Isolated Arts" program we have come to the conclusion that QH is at its best when focused on its original intention: to be a place where artists, writers, musicians freethinkers will be able to pursue their inclinations.
The idea is that artists would buy into a nonprofit corporation and have a dwelling on the place in which to live and do their work. We hope to see the new phase of Quarry Hill implemented soon. This year was our 70th anniversary, a good time to make plans for the next 70 years. More will be announced on this plan in the near future.
"I shall not cease from Mental Fight
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem..."
-- Wm Blake

Posted by Isabella Fiske McFarlin on 09/05/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “New Local Documentary Profiles Rutland Basketball Racism

Does anyone know how I can contact the filmmaker? I would like to see if there is a way to have as teeming of this film on the Bronx?

Posted by Luis Hernandez on 09/01/2016 at 2:17 AM

Re: “Design Week Awards: Vermont's Got Talent

It's nice to see creative design still appreciated - it's a lost ART is some circles! Congrats Lyn!

Posted by gschildge on 08/18/2016 at 5:41 PM

Re: “A Reporter Tries Out Cupping, With Props to Michael Phelps

Here is an article that actually educates about cupping: https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/cupping-olympic-pseudoscience/

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by NEKVTer on 08/17/2016 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Swale Release Powerful New Video, a Cover of Sinéad O'Connor's 'Black Boys on Mopeds'

If you haven't read Eric's post about creating this video, you should: https://medium.com/@e_olsen/birthday-thoug…

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Laura Hale on 08/16/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Swale Release Powerful New Video, a Cover of Sinéad O'Connor's 'Black Boys on Mopeds'

This is a powerful remembrance and an education to those who need to see these faces and confront the reality of all these lives ended. Thank you for sharing this.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dana McKeen on 08/16/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Swale Release Powerful New Video, a Cover of Sinéad O'Connor's 'Black Boys on Mopeds'

Thank you to Swale for this acknowledgment of the tremendous joy, creativity, intelligence, love, and beauty embodied by each of these people so violently murdered by police. While their loss is most painful to their friends, family and communities, we are *all* the poorer for their lives cut short. As a white person, I call out to white people to stand up and take action against racism and violence: engage with candidates for local and statewide offices and vote; speak up about racism in our workplaces, families, schools and communities; read and educate ourselves; LISTEN to people of color and value their experiences and feelings; talk with our children about the harm racism does to all of us; make fighting against racism a commitment in our daily lives.
#theyareallourchildren

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Andrea Viets on 08/16/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Jeffersonville Silo Project Chooses Muralist

stellar idea ... we need to do this to ALL the old silos. they are beautiful

Posted by Cindy Dailey on 08/11/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Montpelier's Savoy Theater to Get New Owner

Geezers in the basement remain a problem. They won't shut up, but sit there and converse throughout the movie like they're home on the living room couch. Same problem in all the theaters. Owners need to put a "Shut up or leave" sign up front with the previews, no texting, and the horrid local ads. Can you say, "Old farts?"

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jimshifty on 08/08/2016 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Montpelier's Savoy Theater to Get New Owner

The downstairs theater has no A/C and it gets HOT!!! Plus people are always walking in front of the screen. I Suggest: 1) Ditch the basement theater which is terrible. 2) Add midnite screenings of cult classics. 3) Replace those horrible seats with some produced post WWII.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joshua Meyer on 08/08/2016 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Vermont Filmmakers Contribute to CNBC Doc on Mac Parker

Do yourself a favor and don't give Mac Parker another penny. If the film makers get it done - yes but if he writes a book etc. Hell no!

Posted by Chrystal Ann on 08/07/2016 at 1:23 AM

Re: “BCA Funds First 16 Community Art Projects

What a great idea to support our local artists!

Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 07/20/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “BCA Funds First 16 Community Art Projects

Amazing work BCA! Way to keep the local arts scene infused with innovative grant making and public art.

Posted by Jill Badolato on 07/19/2016 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Vermont Slam Poets Head to National Competition

You aren't "brave", you are hiding your femininity and womanhood through patriarchal demands. Making yourself invisible. yea very "brave".

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Posted by Holly Brileya on 07/15/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “What I'm Watching: Song of the South

The print you saw in your library wasn't a mystery. I saw Song of the South in theaters here in the Florida sometime between 80 and 82. It was reissued theatrically a few times, as late as 86 I believe. But definitely early 80s, it just never saw a stateside home video release. And really, Gone With the Wind is lauded but this movie gets shelved? FWIW, I also have a high def transfer of this on my media server that was scanned from a 16mm print from a private collection. It's out there, you just have to look.

Posted by Chris White on 07/11/2016 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Documentary About Energy CEO Christine Hallquist Premieres in Vermont This Week

The Halquist family are all very kind and talented people. I've had the pleasure of knowing and working for them on projects being a web developer in VT. I can't wait to see this documentary!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nick LaRow on 06/13/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “South Burlington School Censors Book About Opiate Addiction

The controversy certainly won't hurt sales. I hope Kate Messner is donating all profits from the book to organizations working to stop opiate addiction in Vermont.

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 06/13/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “South Burlington School Censors Book About Opiate Addiction

Simple solution: Allow the principal to reschedule the talk for the fall to allow time to alert everyone. If the principal does not agree to that, then yes, it is censorship which is sad for such an important topic that is tearing ours and many other communities apart. We need as much discussion about this opiate addiction as we can. The whole community needs to be involved. Its the only chance we have to even attempt to resolve such a serious and destructive community issue.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dewey on 06/13/2016 at 9:48 AM

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