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Re: “Remembering Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen

I first met Matt while sitting inside a large cardboard box. He was standing over me with his camera on a step ladder, and we immediately had an in-depth conversation about divorce, and how it impacts children. He volunteered to be in my dance theater piece that dealt with that subject, and I later interviewed him about his own experience with his parents' divorce. That video still exists on VHS, for anyone who is interested! It clearly illustrates his openness, his willingness to be emotionally vulnerable, and to ask the really big questions. Another time he took a gorgeous shot of two of my children dressed up as character's from Lord of the Rings at the Fletcher library. I look at a large print of that every day and smile. From outer space? Definitely - it takes one to know one!

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Posted by Annette Urbschat on 01/10/2019 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Remembering Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen

What a remarkable tribute, thank you for helping us understand the magnitude of this loss and appreciate his value and beautifully irreplaceable presence in our community.

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Posted by Susan Joy on 01/10/2019 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Young Muslims Find Community at Weekend Islamic School

Its for the same reason that Mary is covered in every depiction of her in every church. And the same reason why nuns cover, the Amish, and religious Jews. Its simply called modesty. Think about colonial Americans. They were modest too with their long dresses and bonnets. It wasnt until recent times that it became normal for people to dress less conservatively. Muslims are not unique. They are simply modest. Underneath that head covering they are just like everyone else.

Posted by Randy82 on 12/27/2018 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Adoptees and Parents Reflect on Transracial Adoption in Vermont

Andrea Yates's kids weren't transracial adoptees. How exactly did transracial adoption factor into the Hart murders?

Posted by Liz Leyden on 12/17/2018 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Adoptees and Parents Reflect on Transracial Adoption in Vermont

I definitely appreciated this story. While I am not a Transracial Adoptee, I am a Black woman, raising Black children in a non-diverse environment. In fact its the same environment I grew up in. The discrimination, racism, privilege and supremacy weve dealt with have been life altering. However, having parents that knew how to navigate around these issues was instrumental in my success, and Im doing the same with my kiddos.

I do advocate for the parents and families once the placements have been made. As a Culture Guide and Coach I have a passion to serve those families with Black children, and hope to be part of the process to eradicate racism. The author is right, we get coaches for sports and academics, but dont consider the value it can bring for cultural consciousness, nor do we examine the consequences of not doing the hard work!

Thank you for sharing this!

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Posted by Akili Worthy on 12/13/2018 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Burlington New Year's Eve Festival 'Highlight' Unveils Programming

You can purchase wristbands at www.highlightbtv.org or visit the BCA Center at 135 Church Street. Thanks for asking, Sarah!

Posted by Andrew Benjamin Krebbs on 11/27/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Burlington New Year's Eve Festival 'Highlight' Unveils Programming

Where do we buy the bracelets?

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Posted by Sarah Bridges on 11/24/2018 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Cuts and Cocktails at the Barbershop in Burlington

Burlington has so many bars that offer amazing craft cocktails(deli 126/juniper/honey road/monarch and the milkweed/ , Im afraid its going to be extremely hard to compete for patrons if all you offer is cosmos and bloody Marrys.
Maybe think of expanding your cocktail menu and investing in a professional mixologist.
Good luck!

Posted by lella on 11/10/2018 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Cuts and Cocktails at the Barbershop in Burlington

You probably think you're being literary but your ludicrous alliteration is childish and embarrassing. "Burly barber's bitchin' beard"? Give me a break. Seven Days should hire an adult.

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Posted by Peter St. Amore on 11/08/2018 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Cuts and Cocktails at the Barbershop in Burlington

no man will ever cut my hair or even touch my head, but whatever floats your boat,,,,,, this sounds pathetic

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Posted by Pixelvt on 11/07/2018 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Cuts and Cocktails at the Barbershop in Burlington

It's called "the Barbershop"? Might be a bit confusing.

"Hey man, I'm going to the Barbershop to get one of those trendy hipster haircuts."
"Which barbershop?"
"the Barbershop."
"Yeah, which one?"
"it's called the Barbershop."
"Yikes, really?"
"Sadly, yes."

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Posted by The Oracle on 11/07/2018 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Cuts and Cocktails at the Barbershop in Burlington

I honestly wanted and needed this place to be great. It is a delightful space with all the ingredients for a modern meets classic shop but the cut was a letdown. At this price range the cut has to be tight, the lines sharp and the fade popping. The cut that is offered is at the super-cuts level and can be found at $14 anywhere else in town. Sorry guys so wanted it to be the new place to go to.

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Posted by Borg Gora on 11/07/2018 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The Hate Debate

Seven Days columnist Peter Kurth wasn't the only one targeted by "Mr. Happy" John Long with emails accusing him of being a pedophile. I, too, was targeted in that manner. From December 1998 to January 2002, I was a weekend overnight DJ at WNCS (The Point). Long sent emails to my bosses at The Point in 2000 accusing me of being a pedophile. Unlike Kurth, however, I struck back at Long with a lawsuit against him for defamation. I won the lawsuit -- which cost Long his Channel 15 show -- but I had no illusions about ever collecting damages from him. Eighteen years later, I still haven't.

Posted by SkeeterVT on 08/19/2018 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Riding the Rails With John McClaughry: Conservative Thought Leader, Politico, Hobo

how much does it cost to ride the rails with Feather River John? I'll pay!

Posted by Richard Feldman on 07/16/2018 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Past Perfect

I was incredibly saddened to hear that Brooks passed away today. I will forever cherish the four years I got to know him, the many auctions we attended, his learned insight, wicked sense of humor, constant encouragement, and most of all, his passion; for Vermont, for collecting, for scholarship, high-standards, and for recognizing the importance of giving back. His largesse will continue to benefit those of us who were fortunate to know him, and generations to come.

Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, Ph.D. Curator (emeritus) Fleming Museum of Art, Louis L. and Adelaide C. Ward Senior Curator of European Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Posted by Aimee on 07/10/2018 at 1:52 AM

Re: “At 80, Peace Activist Robin Lloyd Still Crosses the Line

I wonder if Ms Lloyd is this the same Bross-Lloyd family that owned the Chicago Tribune and who were instrumental in the Communist party in the mid-1900s? There is still a mansion north of Chicago called the Lloyd House that I was told the Chicago Tribune owners lived in for many years.

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Posted by James Berry on 06/28/2018 at 12:47 PM

Re: “At 80, Peace Activist Robin Lloyd Still Crosses the Line

Thank uuuuu Robin for all of the incredible ideas and making our lives better that you have done. Id love to see the Haitian movies you showed us with Doreen Kraft They were powerful.
May we all keep gluing more heads together for a better world.

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 06/28/2018 at 10:33 AM

Re: “At 80, Peace Activist Robin Lloyd Still Crosses the Line

Robin is a force of nature. I am grateful that the Peace & Justice Center brought us together (along with a star-studded cast including Greg, Wendy, Ellen, et al). Among other things, that organization agreed to expand its "Justice" work into economic justice and support the Vermont Job Gap Study, which allowed me to do some of the most interesting, challenging, and satisfying work of my career.

The world is a much better place thanks to the tireless efforts of Robin and those she attracts to her loving orbit. Thank you Robin.

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Posted by Doug Hoffer on 06/27/2018 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Faith in Goddard: A collective memorial for "Little Moscow on the Hill"

I liked the article but honestly I feel like Goddard deserves a better analysis of the forces that drove it and, so suddenly deserted it! I graduated from the RUP program in 1979 and went through the seasons of desperation and I came away with a real admiration for the gutsy survivor that was hidden under all the hype. You missed that story and it remains mostly untold to this day!

Posted by Albert Humphries on 06/18/2018 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Riding the Rails With John McClaughry: Conservative Thought Leader, Politico, Hobo

Can't really stand his politics, but he's actually a pretty decent guy - interesting as hell. the old story of being stuck in a elevator with someone -- he's one on my list. for me his heyday was secession and shires in Vermont. All said - his thinking is damaging and "extreme" just my opinion. I'd pay money to be in a canoe on Lake Champlain with an incoming storm with Bernie & John.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Roger Hill on 06/17/2018 at 8:43 AM

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