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Drew Storey: An appropriate name

Submitted 10-20-2009 under OPINION

I found out early Monday morning: Drew Storey, The Rapidian's content facilitator, had passed away. After the first hour, I decided I wanted to make a plan. That's how I react. Make a plan, figure out how to fix things so you can be back in control...

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Where I Want to Be When I Go

Submitted 10-20-2009 under OPINION

When I pray, which is usually as I drift off to sleep, I almost always thank God for my good health and my ability to run. Sure, there are other things I am thankful for: a good job, a great husband, my kids who challenge and delight me, true...

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Tweaking It

Submitted 10-08-2009 under OPINION

Now that ArtPrize 2009 is nearly behind us it becomes time to start considering ArtPrize 2010. This year over 37,000 people registered to vote, which shows that there is an obvious desire to participate. The question becomes how can we make that...

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Brett Adds to ArtPrize Conversation

Submitted 10-06-2009 under OPINION

An evolving internal monologue, now published: Brett’s addition to the ArtPrize Conversation In its efforts to “reboot the public conversation between artists and audiences”, ArtPrize has raised into stark relief the tensions between two broad...

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Jacqueline Gilmore responds to ArtPrize criticism

Submitted 09-30-2009 under OPINION

If the Rapidian is to be of the people, then we need to be fair to the people. I respect the points that have been made about Artprize and some of the marketing that has been used in it. I also believe that everyone needs to have a voice, especially...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Lisa Yarost's Recyclable Container for Humans

Submitted 09-30-2009 under OPINION

If you've been wondering what those huge bundles of crushed plastic tucked behind the 45 Ottawa venue are all about, here's a hint: Lisa Yarost's Recyclable Container for Humans is all about consumption and waste—the kind we can't throw "away" even...

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Opinion: Taking a Look at Expectations for Rapidian Content

Submitted 09-29-2009 under OPINION

For every person shot by a gun in this city, there are hundreds who challenge their own belief system, learn something about themselves and reach a new level of awareness. For every person involved in a car accident, there are hundreds of parents,...

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ArtPrize awheel

Submitted 09-29-2009 under OPINION

A few good reasons to see ArtPrize by bicycle Free parking wherever and whenever you want. Three square miles: too far to walk, too short to drive. No waiting for shuttle buses. You can stop and see each venue or installation. If there's a crowd,...

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ArtPrize: Popularity Contest or Marketing Bazaar?

Submitted 09-28-2009 under OPINION

 Once ArtPrize was announced, I was very excited about it. But upon further research, I started becoming cynical. Questions came to mind, like: why a public vote as opposed to a panel of jurors? Why are the boundaries so restrictive and non...

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WJNZ sale not just about highest bidder

Submitted 09-24-2009 under OPINION

So urban radio station WJNZ-1140 AM has been sold.  Not to employee and programmer "Robert S" Womack who along with some investors, just last week seemed to be the new owner after his offer to the mortgage-holder appeared to have been accepted...

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