EVENTS: ROC CITY RIB FEST, ZOOBREW 21 FILM: “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” “AT ANY PRICE” 28 THEATER REVIEW: BLACKFRIARS’ “STEEL MAGNOLIAS” 20 URBAN JOURNAL: INVESTING IN THE WRONG EDUCATION? 3 CROSSWORD, NEWS OF THE WEIRD 39 DJ ENERGON • MICKEY HART • MISS TESS AND THE TALKBACKS • ALKALINE TRIO • NEW ARCHERY • AND MORE MUSIC, PAGE 14 MAY 22-28, 2013 Free • Greater Rochester’s Alternative Newsweekly • Vol 42 No 37 • News. Music. Life. This is all just retaliation.” POLITICS, PAGE 5 From Afghan shepherd to Fulbright scholar. NEWS, PAGE 6 Kicking ash borer. ENVIRONMENT, PAGE 4 Bunga Burger Bar, Smugtown Mushrooms, more food news. CHOW HOUND, PAGE 9 REVIEW: Geva’s “Venus in Fur.” THEATER, PAGE 24 COVER STORY | BY REBECCA RAFFERTY | PAGE 10 | PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MATT DETURCK Train your brain: communal education It’s unlikely that a single adult Rochesterian hasn’t at least heard the phrase “brain drain,” that bleak term we use to describe the phenomenon of our fresh college graduates fleeing the area in search of better prospects. The amount of educated, driven individuals in Rochester far exceeds the city’s limited amount of ready-made opportunities. But one thing that we haven’t fully taken advantage of yet is the wealth of our communal expertise, skill sets, and initiative. Organizations like Rochester Brainery, Rochester Free School, and Rochester Makerspace are beginning to pool this communal knowledge and offer it to the public at little or no cost. We checked out some of these new independent, collective, community-education offerings and learned where you can go to gain a skill, teach a skill, use the kinds of tools found in a professional workshop, or just to get inspired by local makers and thinkers, and find out how you can help them with their endeavors.