Revisiting the South Wedge

Revisiting the South Wedge
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The courtyard at Lux

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aquatic animals in lava lamps

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pub crawl

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Jill’s Crow

As our archive is filling up quickly, from time to time, we’re collecting past stories on a common theme.

Today we revist the South Wedge. Thanks to all who made these urban adventures possible.

Over the last year and year and a half plus, we’ve had our share of artsy pleasure seeking and consciousness raising in the South Wedge.

In Jill Gussow’s homage to the raucous crows of the South Wedge, we met Jill making her Crow. In Inspired artists at the Updegraff Gallery on South Avenue, it was Jordan’s aquatic animals in lava lamps.

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80s night

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dance party

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cinematic deflowering

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poetry slam

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Pizza in Nathaniel Square Park

In To where does the South Wedge compare?  it was a pub crawl and survey.  In On the Road. Destination Little Bohemia in the South Wedge. it was an impromptu poet slam at Lux.

In What Millennials think of the Bridge Generation at Lux Lounge. it was 80s night at Lux.  In A portrait of a Rochester artist (Alex Hillis) at the Greenhouse Café. And a few minutes of South Wedge night life.  it was a dance party at Buta Pub

And, in Talker loses his innocence, Rockily, at the Cinema Theatre, things got a little over the top at a deflowering at the Cinema.

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Geek Trivia

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Wedg-ucation

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Mary Lupien

In  Cheesecake is good for you at National Cheesecake Day at Cheesy Eddie’s , it was some scrumptious cheesecake.  And in Bringing wisdom and beer to the masses with Jake Kwiatkowski, some food for thought with Jake’s trivia.  In Pop Quiz at the South Wedge-Ucation, it was more thought.

In Cheese, pepperoni and hope in Nathaniel Rochester Square. , it was some delicious pizza good for the soul.

And at Boulder we saw the comics, including Shadi, perform at open mic.

In Rochester’s South Wedge: an old working class neighborhood turns progressive, it was pride in its progressive spirit.

SEE BELOW

On the Road. Destination Little Bohemia in the South Wedge.

Pop Quiz at the South Wedge-Ucation

What Millennials think of the Bridge Generation at Lux Lounge.

To where does the South Wedge compare?

Jill Gussow’s homage to the raucous crows of the South Wedge

Talker loses his innocence, Rockily, at the Cinema Theatre

An art exhibit at the Updegraff Gallery helping its neighbors down the road

Inspired artists at the Updegraff Gallery on South Avenue

A portrait of a Rochester artist (Alex Hillis) at the Greenhouse Café. And a few minutes of South Wedge night life.

Bringing wisdom and beer to the masses with Jake Kwiatkowski

Cheesecake is good for you at National Cheesecake Day at Cheesy Eddie’s

Cheese, pepperoni and hope in Nathaniel Rochester Square.

Debut of “This Iranian-American Life” at Boulder Cafe

Rochester’s South Wedge: an old working class neighborhood turns progressive

Rochester’s South Wedge: an old working class neighborhood turns progressive

About The Author

dkramer3@naz.edu

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY and Lake Affect Magazine.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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