I enjoyed your recent story on the local music scene, but have to say I was a bit stunned that you didn't even list lovin' cup @ Park Point as one of the spots for live music. Not only is it the closest in proximity, but none of those other places has the diversity or frequency of music that they have - and lovin' cup has gone out of their way to provide a welcome venue for RIT music acts!
They have some form of live music almost every night of the week (including Open Mic every Tuesday at 9 p.m. "live" Jazz Night every Sunday, big name bands every Friday and Saturday etc.) They even provide live music by an RIT student on keyboards in the early evening before other bands go on stage.
I read with some interest your review of Mike Attebery's On/Off: A Jeckyl and Hyde Story, which I myself enjoyed. I don't begrudge you your different experience, though I did get the feeling that the bulk of the reason you deem the storyline "way off" is because the novel conflicts with your own experience at RIT.
What I really can't wrap my head around, though, was your statement that the novel includes unflattering depictions of deaf people. I couldn't recall anything like that myself, so I scanned the book and found only one section wherein NTID students are targeted by pranksters setting off their fire alarms.
If this is what you're referring to, I think you've been grossly unfair to Attebery by making him out as some kind of bigot towards the deaf community. Is it that he uses the term "ape-shit" to describe the deaf folks' response? If that's the case, well, how do you respond to being startled awake by a fire alarm in the middle of the night?
Flippant remarks such as this are careless at best, damaging to reputations at worst.
Editor’s Note: Whether the statement was fair or not, it was certainly not the intent of the author to portray Attebery as a bigot. Apologies to anyone who read the review in this way.