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Re: “REVIEW: Billy Fallen returns to cooking with streamlined, rustic pizzas at Billy Pie

Ronald, there are whole regions of America and Italy where people couldn't disagree with you more regarding abundant cheese and any sauce at all! I'm with them. The best "sauce" is just crushed tomatoes with a little fresh basil, oregano, and maybe garlic--what more do you need?

The best pizza is good because of the dough--that's the real secret sauce--excessive cheese and flavored sauces are just techniques to disguise mediocre dough.

I find it sad when your "money's worth" is quantity over quality, sheer volume over balance and elegance. Toppings should be proportionate to the rest of the pie, and all should come together into one perfect slice.

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Posted by Streever on 01/02/2019 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Check Out the Huge New Sculpture Installed Outside VMFA

That was largely my thought, too, Kazoo; this piece almost demands the removal of the smaller abstract pieces. On one hand, sure, things change; on the other hand, hmm, seems sudden and maybe not an entirely thought-out plan. I'd love to read the insights & thought process of the curators; I'm sure they considered the issue of scale/context, and I'd love to hear how they reconciled the seeming disparity between the size of this sculpture and the rest of the garden.

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Posted by Streever on 04/15/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Check Out the Huge New Sculpture Installed Outside VMFA

This is terrible, because it's a great piece, but every time I see it I just think about the 'vaporwave' hit Macintosh Plus. (…)

The actual sculpture does seem a bit large for the site, but I'm sure it'll grow on me. I like the way it plays with perspective.

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Posted by Streever on 04/13/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “A Look at Richmond's New $1.34 Million Bike-Sharing System

These are great: they are a huge success in D.C. The cost is irrelevant. Cities spend far, far more in subsidizing private car ownership and use--car taxes & gas taxes do not cover the cost of car operation, the general fund does. All of us--yes, even renters--pay for private car ownership and parking.

I don't own a car. I own a house and a business: I pay 40% tax on my business even when I do poorly, and I pay taxes on my house, and those taxes go to subsidize private car ownership and parking. I'm not going to raise a stink about it, because that's the reality: taxes aren't spent at my discretion.

I urge all the people poo-pooing this idea because it 'costs money' to give it a rest and think about it from the perspective of someone else.

D.C. is not bike-friendly at all, but the bikes there are a joy to ride & very popular. I'm sure we will find that here as well. Who knows? Maybe the increase of tourists on bikes will mean less private cars and therefore less congestion & better traffic flow for people who want to drive.

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Posted by Streever on 08/18/2016 at 8:51 PM
Posted by Streever on 10/15/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “German Gorillas and Slovakian Wolverines: Meet the Cycling Stars that Are Coming to Richmond

I'm gutted that he's pulled out! I'll email my editor to ask him if he can note that; due to publishing schedules, this article was final on Sept 9th, and Cavendish's crash & subsequent pull-out happened later. That's one of the realities of covering bike racing; with so much happening in the field, and so many races back-to-back, coverage is always going to be different.

Quelle horreur; I can't believe I wrote Welsh & 2011! Very embarrassing. I omitted puncheur due to space/audience; it just seemed like a bit too arcane to add to an article that already had a bit of cycling jargon! thanks for catching the two glaring issues & providing context on puncheur.

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Posted by Streever on 09/18/2015 at 8:08 AM

Re: “German Gorillas and Slovakian Wolverines: Meet the Cycling Stars that Are Coming to Richmond

Hi Lora;
I absolutely agree with your comment & am really grateful you posted it.
The issue I ran into in trying to cover the women racers was that they only announced the line-up late Monday of this week; my deadline was September 9th. At that time, only the American team was confirmed. I deliberately invested more time in researching the women racers than the male racers, but found very little information on who was racing & what to expect. It's a real problem that women racers get so little attention in the sport, and one that I am sorry to perpetuate.

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Posted by Streever on 09/16/2015 at 11:52 AM

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