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Re: “Local Nail Polish Company Floss Gloss Capitalizes on the Nail Art Phenomenon

That’s interesting! This is why it is said that we should turn our passion into our profession. If Sack had not been given the chance to water his passion, perhaps she would not have been as successful as she is now.
The article takes me back to Aldous Huxley who in his essay “Beauty Industry” says that one industry unaffected by the general depression is the beauty industry. The modern cult for such craze makes this thing clear that now the rapidly growing industry is the fashion industry. We wish Sack and Lee best of luck.

Dbaig
Bolee.com

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Posted by Dee Baig on 06/21/2013 at 5:43 AM

Re: “Shots, Licks, and Male Ennui

"Most importantly, the actors — two of whom were plucked from a family-run Shakespeare troupe — create a realistic portrayal of male ennui in the 'hood."

Shakespeare ???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=721_KL2saBs

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Posted by Laura Menard on 06/13/2013 at 9:18 AM

Re: “The Street Academy Turns Forty

Just for the historical record. Grant was an elementary school serving the kids of Hoover/Durant who lived above Grove ST(now MLK)..It's boundary was MacARthur to West Grand, from MLK to a block above Broadway. In those days there was no freeway and the Calif. School For the Blind was where the highway patrol is now. There was no 580, no huge hopsitals on Pill HIll so you had a viable student population. That said, congratulations to the Street Academy for it's pioneering efforts in Alternative Ed.

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Posted by Earl Marty Price on 05/29/2013 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Anti-Rapture

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Posted by Editor on 05/14/2013 at 3:40 AM

Re: “Beyond Anarchy at PM Press

The right to disassociate as well as associate has, to my knowledge, always been a rather important aspect of anarchism. He did the best thing he could in the situation, and it in no way goes against anarchist principles. It's not like he destroyed AK Press when he left, and if he'd rather spend his time with something else, well, why the hell not?
The remaining members of AK Press still have their egalitarian model set up, and they don't have to deal with a person who'd rather not be a part of that particular model anymore. It's a win-win.

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Posted by Edin Janković Šumar on 03/24/2013 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Resurrection of Rappin' 4-Tay

if i knew 4-TAY was still doin his thang, won't miss me there to appreciate REAL WC RAP in it's different sub-genres. a legend in it's own right, 4-TAY repped early in WC hiphop when there was not much support or history to learn from, putting it down for the playaz, those who don't know are missing out!! like G-Funk here in the LBC, you won't find music anywhere else with this sound and feel! if you reading 4-Tay, yo, you inspired many that you don't even know about. keep doing it in Cali and worldwide and thats REAL TALK.

Posted by Ming Wong on 11/21/2012 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Grooming Your Future Activist

Thanks so much for bringing these books to the spotlight. Another way parents can easily access all of these gems in one room is to support Green Branch. We are a new nonprofit library for youth of all ages, and we focus on books dealing with social justice and environmental issues, fostering a love of community activism for a new generation. Check us out:
www.greenbranchlibrary.org
And support all these amazing authors, with us, or at neighborhood bookstores.

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Posted by Shari Leskowitz on 11/21/2012 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Resurrection of Rappin' 4-Tay

4-Tay is still dope as fuck. Check him out in this video that just came out before Halloween: http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/vide…

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Posted by Tom Freeman on 11/01/2012 at 8:45 AM

Re: “New Growth in Temescal Alley Means Death for Polymorph Recording

I've played the Stikman's and Dan Rathbun's music, and many bands that have recorded at Polymorph, regularly during my radio show at London's Resonance FM. There is a world-wide underground that appreciates what's gone on there, and if the locals had any sense, they'd treasure the uniqueness of that the way Portobello Rd and Brick Lane treasure the input from the branches of the world-famous Rough Trade Records. Have a care before you lose it.

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Posted by Marina Organ on 10/08/2012 at 3:59 PM

Re: “New Growth in Temescal Alley Means Death for Polymorph Recording

LONG Before Big Box retail and internet monsters like Amazon help demolish main street in the U.S., Real Estate speculation has killed: Record Stores, Book Stores, Cafes, underground style purveyors of all kinds, and, yes, recording studios and the like---> FACELESS "owners" could give a crap about those who paved the way EVERY TIME.... Polymorph will be sorely missed (3 of my bands recorded there) and Sarita Waite will lose no sleep over it, though she CERTAINLY SHOULD. Thanks for helping to screw the music community, Ms. Waite- and letting the almighty dollar have the final word once again....

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Posted by Mitch Martin on 10/05/2012 at 2:48 PM

Re: “New Growth in Temescal Alley Means Death for Polymorph Recording

Sure, people can cut albums on their own without the help of a professional if they don't care what it sounds like.
A thousand monkeys on a thousand typewriters = a thousand Home Produsahs on a thousand laptops running Fruity Loops and a cracked version of Pro Tools 7.

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Posted by Laura Talon on 10/04/2012 at 5:49 PM

Re: “InterPlaying With Ourselves

Love that comment about needing scientists to tell us that it's good for us to breathe. Anything that encourages good breathing and playfulness has to be beneficial.

Posted by Erin Hill Newman on 09/01/2012 at 5:47 AM

Re: “InterPlaying With Ourselves

What a great article!
I've been doing InterPlay since 1998 or so. The first time I came to a class it was in another city from where I live. I felt relieved....Like I'd come home. It was exactly what I'd been looking for.
But for months I put off finding where I could take more classes. Go figure...
From the start, a lot of the exercises were easy and fun. Or sometimes, deeply revealing and moving. And the first year or two, a few of the exercises were quite challenging, and I thought I wasn't doing them "right." But in every class, the leaders would say to everyone, 'You can't do InterPlay wrong....however you doing it, that''s the right way." And the atmosphere in every InterPlay class I've ever attended is so positive and playful.
So I kept coming back, and over time the activities that were hardest for me have become some of my most favorite.

Some of the benefits:
InterPlay has made my writing more fluid and fun. Also I've become a lot more playful, and more easy-going and trusting of life and of myself: that I am 'good enough' just like I am.

Several of the InterPlay forms have come in very handy in everyday life. For a quick break from computer work, I'll do a the 3-breath song, the InterPlay breathing or a 'shake it all out' thing we do. Just yesterday, I noticed I was feeling fragile. So I did a 'one-arm dance and allowed a little song to come out, and then did a little free writing about of a big trip I'm taking. Five minutes later, I was feeling so much better! Plus I got a simple insight which continues to relieve a lot of stress for me about a project I'm involved in.

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Posted by Meg MacLeod on 08/22/2012 at 8:53 AM

Re: “InterPlaying With Ourselves

InterPlay is fun, educational, life changing, warm, inclusive, and diverse. I've been doing InterPlay for a long time, and gradually, in -- as InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter would say -- incremental steps, I have become stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually. Not to speak of all the wonderful friends I've made!

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Posted by Conniepwll on 08/20/2012 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Occupy: the Ad Campaign

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Posted by Editor on 06/07/2012 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Float On

It works now.

Posted by Kathleen Richards on 05/30/2012 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Float On

The link to OaklandNorth.net doesn't work.

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Posted by John Balquist on 05/30/2012 at 10:24 AM

Re: “A New Look for Janine Brito

I appreciate her dead pan humor, welcome to the stage inspires me to attempt comedy. I just wish I had the support like dana, Pam and marcella. Scary going alone:<

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Posted by Tyger Dacosta on 05/13/2012 at 10:37 PM

Re: “The Perfect Sidekick Offers a Safe Space for Lesbians — and Straight Women — to Work Out

What a fresh and creative idea. You understood your market and the people. Nothing less than brilliance!

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Posted by Cristina Juarez on 04/18/2012 at 10:10 PM

Re: “The Perfect Sidekick Offers a Safe Space for Lesbians — and Straight Women — to Work Out

I wish we had you in Anaheim... I would quit my gym for yours! I've heard about your prices... and basically the more you workout the less you pay. Win-win situation :)

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Posted by Maribel Reyes on 04/18/2012 at 8:24 PM

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