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From reading this week´s Inlander I see you have been beaten up fairly well. As you should be. But not for any of the reasons stated. I take issue with you saying there is no literature or art in Spokane. Off the top of my head I remind you that Jess Walter and Sherman Alexie are from the area-isn´t Timothy Egan from here too? We have very successful and award winning artists as well, two names that come to mind are Harold Balazs and Louise Kodis, not to mention Gina Freuen and Kay O´Rourke. We (for the moment) have a gallery in city hall. I have lived in larger cities without any such thing. Not to mention juried shows like Terrain and community wide events like Raw Space. Maybe you think there aren´t such things because you can´t be bothered to participate in this community or support it? Hard to blame you, even the Museum of Modern Art (that would be the one in New York City) turned down Andy Warhol at one point. You never can tell what will happen. Fact is no artist alive today will ever know whether they made a difference or not, those things are decided by humanity at least a hundred years after one is long gone. Best not to let Vogue magazine tell you who is hot and who is not. Nameless publicist decide what shows up there. Your heirs may regret your decision not to purchase art in your time.As somebody who designs clothing, I feel your pain-that it is acceptable to wear your clean jeans and sweatshirt to the wedding is problematic-but as somebody with apparently a bit more experience with the actual world than you I can tell you this is not a Spokane issue, it is everywhere. People simply don´t afford the respect any given situation calls for. You may not be able to afford designer apparel, but you can at least show respect.Your problem is you spend way too much money on shoes, you don´t support local designers and you let mass media tell you what is important.
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