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Jan 4 Dingle Berries commented on Dear Academy, You Know How You Rarely Give Oscars to Black Film Artists?.
Mr. Mudede, I agree on all of your comments in this article, with one exception: Janelle Monae deserves more credit that you give her. It matters not that "she is one of the most progressive soul singers of our day." What matters is that she gives a superlative performance. With very few lines, she conveys so much with just a look, a glance, or a touch. It is a very understated but eloquent performance.
Dec 20, 2016 Dingle Berries commented on Fuck The Nutcracker: Why You Should Go See Every Ballet But This One.
"Waaah, my mommy tortured me by making me take ballet lessons!"

Sydney, I am not the world's biggest "Nutcracker" fan myself (although it would be nice if David Schmader would review it under the influence), but just because you had a lousy childhood doesn't do a very good job of persuading the rest of the world to boycott it. Dredging up the hoary old anecdote of teachers hitting their students with canes? That should be relegated to the dustbin of old ballet stereotypes.

And as proud of your mom as you are for her incorporating a hip-hop number into her own "Nutcracker," a simple Google search will show you that there are approximately 70-bajillion different versions of "Nutcracker" incorporating jazz, tap, satire, burlesque, magic, hip-hop, and ad nauseum.
Jun 7, 2016 Dingle Berries commented on Cherdonna's New Show Is an Endurance Test (That I Failed).
So uninteresting and sadly boring. Never has an hour passed so slowly. We would have walked out had we not been pinned into the middle of our row. And we kept hoping and waiting for something inventive or new to happen. All in vain.
Apr 27, 2016 Dingle Berries commented on Chili's South Indian Restaurant Is Back—Bigger and Better Than Ever.
Great news! This restaurant is fantastic.
Mar 22, 2016 Dingle Berries commented on .
Why, oh why do performers need to be wearing head mics when performing in a space as intimate as 12th Avenue Arts?!? Have all audiences gone totally deaf, or do actors nowadays not know how to project their voices? UGH.
Jan 11, 2016 Dingle Berries commented on Fifteen Seattle Times Staffers—Some Who've Been There for Decades—Will Leave the Paper After Buyouts.
"the buyout—one week of pay for each year of work at the paper up to 13 weeks"

Am I the only one who finds that kind of insulting, for the employees who have worked there two decades or more, like Ms. Berson? It's not like the Blethen Family (who owns the paper) is impoverished.
Dec 3, 2015 Dingle Berries commented on Fuck You, Spike Lee.
For a vastly different take on the same movie, check out the New York Times' review by Manohla Dargis: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/movies…
May 15, 2015 Dingle Berries commented on Mad Max: Fury Road Is the Greatest Film of Its Kind Ever Made.
Loved, loved, loved it!! (And loved this review, too!)
May 11, 2015 Dingle Berries commented on Staff Shuffle at Seattle Repertory Theatre: Seven Jobs Eliminated (To Be Replaced by Three or Four New Ones).
#5 jayarr7: Most theatres' education programs are focused on youngsters because study after study after study has shown that for the vast majority of people, their love of, and support for, theatre (dance, music, performance, art, etc.) was sparked by exposure when they were young.
Apr 14, 2015 Dingle Berries commented on Restaurant Servers Say Eliminating Tips May Hurt Wait Service.
"In order to better compensate their lowest-paid employees, restaurant owners could accept lower profit margins." What kind of inane comment is that? Unless they are part of a national chain like Applebee's, the profit margins for most restaurants are razor thin. Nobody goes into the restaurant business with dreams of striking it rich, and with smaller - or possibly negative - profit margins, even fewer will. Enjoy your TGI Fridays, Seattle!