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Democracy in Crisis: Paul Ryan’s No Good, Very Bad Day

Friday afternoon, after a dramatic capitulation, House Speaker Paul Ryan walked out before the press and conceded defeat on what...
INDY Week  |  03-25-2017  |  Triangulator

SBI Taking Over Inquiry Into Teen's Death Inside Durham Jail

Sheriff Mike Andrews is asking the State Bureau of Investigation to take over the inquiry into a seventeen-year-old's death at...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Breaking: Federally Subsidized Residents of the Forest Hills Apartment Complex in Garner Get More Time Before Facing Eviction

In a startling turnaround, residents of Forest Hills apartments in Garner—who faced skyrocketing rents and eviction—will have until June 15...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Triangulator

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA: Republicans Pull Their Own Stinking Mess of a Health Care Bill

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law seven years and one day ago. Which means that Republicans have had...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Census Bureau: Raleigh Among Fastest Growing Metros in U.S.

Raleigh is growing. Fast.…...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Triangulator

ACA Repeal Protesters Put Senator Burr on Blast, Stage Die-In at Duke

On Friday morning, Ezra Farber was standing in the cold on Cameron Boulevard, holding his own tombstone. OK, it wasn't...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Wake County Schools Grapple With the Aftermath of Racial Incidents

Racially charged incidents in Wake County Public Schools carry the potential explosiveness of a bomb, and the system must be...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Movie Review: Life Wants to Be Alien SO. BAD. But It's Just Another Creature Feature.

Life ★★ ½ Now playing As a B-minus movie with an A-plus cast, the sci-fi horror specimen Life is the latest...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Artery

The Morning Roundup: Thom Tillis Speaks Up For ... Goldman Sachs?

It's Friday. We made it.…...
INDY Week  |  03-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Thom Tillis, Textbook Definition of a Schmuck, Says Goldman Sachs Is a Champion of the "Little Guys"

In an impressive rant at a Senate hearing this afternoon, Thom Tillis somehow managed to cite Ayn Rand and go...
INDY Week  |  03-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Today’s Is HB 2’s First Birthday. Don’t Let It Have a Second.

The process by which HB 2 was birthed, debated, voted on, passed, and signed into law exactly one year ago...
INDY Week  |  03-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Good News: Durham Is Getting More Bicycle-Friendly

The city of Durham added 2.8 miles of bike lanes last year, according to the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory...
INDY Week  |  03-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Democracy in Crisis: Congress Is Losing Its Sh*t Over Russia

Like the rest of the country, Congress has gone crazy. “The idea that Russia could come in and interfere with...
INDY Week  |  03-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Teen Found Dead at Durham County Jail, May Have Committed Suicide, Sheriff’s Office Says

A seventeen-year-old found dead in a Durham County jail cell this morning apparently committed suicide, according to the Sheriff’s Office...
INDY Week  |  03-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Morning Roundup: Terror in London, Obamacare Repeal on the Ropes

It's Thursday. Let's catch up on some headlines. 1) Terror attack leaves four dead, dozens injured in London. In what...
INDY Week  |  03-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Kaiser Family Foundation: Elderly Tar Heels Will Suffer Disproportionately Under Trumpcare, Premiums in N.C. Will Skyrocket

Tomorrow, the House will vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Paul Ryan's much-touted alternative, the American...
INDY Week  |  03-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Wake Commissioner: Help Is On the Way for Residents of Subsidized Apartment Complex in Garner Who Will Soon See Their Rents Hiked

Wake County officials have begun efforts to help residents of a Garner subsidized apartment complex who face drastically increased rents...
INDY Week  |  03-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Democracy in Crisis: Republicans Seek Leaks, Raise Possibility of Prosecuting the Press

Republicans collectively twisted themselves into knots Monday in order to ignore what was really happening in the hearings on Russian...
INDY Week  |  03-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Charles Murray's Duke Appearance Avoids the Blacks-Are-Inferior Thing, Talks About “Cognitive Elites” and the White Working Class

Charles Murray much preferred his most recent visit to Duke University to his last stop four years ago. The controversial...
INDY Week  |  03-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

Veteran east Raleigh activist Octavia Rainey quickly got the word when residents of a Garner apartment complex learned that their...
INDY Week  |  03-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Guy Who Thinks Blacks Are Intellectually Inferior Is Speaking At Duke Tonight, Who's Coming With Us?

Social scientist Charles Murray, a man classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, will speak at...
INDY Week  |  03-21-2017  |  Triangulator

The Morning Roundup: Durham Cop Won't Face Charges; FBI Director Says Putin Wanted Trump, Hated Clinton

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Yesterday was loaded with headlines, so let's get to it. 1) Durham District Attorney will not prosecute...
INDY Week  |  03-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Wake Commissioners to Legislature: Keep Juveniles Out of Adult Court

Referring at times to their own pasts, members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners noted Monday that teenagers of...
INDY Week  |  03-20-2017  |  Triangulator

CONFIRMED: District Attorney Roger Echols Will Not Prosecute DPD Officer Charles Barkley for Killing Frank Clark

Last week, the INDY reported that the SBI had completed its investigation into Frank Clark’s death at the hand of...
INDY Week  |  03-20-2017  |  Triangulator

The Morning Roundup: HB 2 Strikes Again

Roundup is back, friends. Sorry it's been a while.…...
INDY Week  |  03-20-2017  |  Triangulator

Sangha Teahouse Launches "Tea Trike" on Sunday

Alisa Burns doesn’t seem like your average tea drinker. You know, someone mellow.…...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Big Bite

Theater Review: 13 The Musical Highlights the Absurdity and Occasional Insight of Adolescence

13 The Musical ★★★ North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Through March 26 Adolescent transitions are already tough. Then life...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Artery

President Trump Wants to Gut the National Endowment for the Arts. Here’s What That Will Mean for Local Arts Groups.

It’s official: if Donald Trump has his way, the arts will suffer—bigly. The president’s proposed budget, unveiled yesterday, calls for...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Artery

Live Comedy Review: Two Months In Elevates Topical Sketch Comedy in the Age of Trump

Two Months In: An Original Sketch Comedy Revue ★★★ ½ Mettlesome The ArtsCenter through March 18 Why is sketch comedy a...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Artery

Moogfest News: Michael Stipe and His Multimedia Installation Have Joined Moogfest, New Music Included

If you need further inducement to attend the upcoming Moogfest, which returns to Durham in May for a second iteration,...
INDY Week  |  03-15-2017  |  Scan

Movie Review: Is Disney's Live-Action Beauty the Beast They Could Do?

Beauty and the Beast ★★★ An absolutely classic live-action version of the Beauty and the Beast story served as the...
INDY Week  |  03-15-2017  |  Artery

SBI Completes Investigation into Frank Clark’s Shooting, Case Is Now in Durham County District Attorney’s Hands

A spokesperson for the State Bureau of Investigation told the INDY Tuesday evening that the bureau's investigation into the November...
INDY Week  |  03-15-2017  |  Triangulator

Wake County Principals, Leaders to Seek Solutions Following Race-Driven Incidents

Wake County Public Schools principals will converge on Cary Thursday to discuss the implications of two recent, high-profile episodes of...
INDY Week  |  03-14-2017  |  Triangulator

Reorganizing the Executive Branch and Deconstructing the Administrative State

On Monday, Donald Trump signed an executive order christened a "comprehensive plan for reorganizing the executive branch." The order directs...
INDY Week  |  03-14-2017  |  Triangulator

A New Free Block Party Set to Debut on Hillsborough Street in April

To kick off spring in the Triangle, Hillsborough Street will be humming with a newly announced festival set for Saturday,...
INDY Week  |  03-14-2017  |  Scan

Convict Has Little Chance in Hell of Cheating Hangman

There was plenty of motive indicating Jimmie Ray Slaughter killed Melody Wuertz and her baby, Jessica. Now important evidence is in question as he faces a date with death.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Ben Fenwick  |  02-23-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Do I Need to Buy a New Television?

If you're like the average American, you don't fully understand what TV's analog to digital transition means for you.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  04-11-2008  |  Movies

The Commoners Have Arrived

The David Broders and the Richard Cohens of the mass media are dinosaurs, and they are starting to realize it -- the Third Estate is asleep no more.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  07-03-2007  |  Media