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The Trump Administration Just Lifted Protections for Transgender Students. What Does That Mean for North Carolina?

Yesterday, the Trump administration dealt a blow to LGTBQ students and advocates across the country, rescinding Obama-era guidelines for protecting...
INDY Week  |  02-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Democracy in Crisis Podcast: What Can the Classic Political Film The Battle of Algiers Teach Us About Resistance Today?

In the latest episode of Democracy in Crisis, we hear a conversation between Sohail Daulatzai and Brandon Soderberg about Daulatzai's...
INDY Week  |  02-23-2017  |  Triangulator

A Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Just Filed a New HB2 Repeal. What's Next?

Well, here we go again. This afternoon, a group of lawmakers introduced a new bill to repeal HB2 to a...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

The Durham PD’s Five-Day Report on Kenneth Bailey’s Shooting Is Basically What You’d Expect

Earlier today, the Durham Police Department released its five-day report on the officer-involved shooting that killed a twenty-four-year-old man last...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Raleigh Raises Fees on Developers

Representatives of developers maintained at a Tuesday Raleigh City Council meeting that they are already paying plenty in fees to...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Updated: Jewish Day School Evacuated Amid Bomb Threat. Police Clear Scene.

A concerned parent who received an automated message from Lerner Community Jewish Day School told the INDY moments ago that...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham Releases Five-Day Report on the Kenneth Bailey Shooting

Twenty seconds after a Durham police officer radioed that he was engaged in a foot chase, the officer told dispatch,...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham Mayor Moves Forward with HB 2 Compromise the City Council Already Rejected

Durham Mayor William Bell is sending a House Bill 2 repeal compromise to the governor’s office─despite council members’ rejection of...
INDY Week  |  02-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Cooper, Stein Move to Ditch Voting Law Appeal; Berger, Moore Not Happy About That

North Carolina's governor and attorney general are taking steps to withdraw a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review...
INDY Week  |  02-21-2017  |  Triangulator

The Mother of Kenneth Bailey, the Man Shot and Killed by Durham Police Wednesday, Asks the Media and Community for Respect

The mother of a man fatally shot by Durham police has spoken out, asking for respect while the family grieves...
INDY Week  |  02-19-2017  |  Triangulator

Movie Review: I Am Not Your Negro Shows That We're Still Catching Up with James Baldwin's Clear, Unforgiving Vision

I Am Not Your Negro★★★ ½ Now playing In Raoul Peck’s new documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, James Baldwin...
INDY Week  |  02-17-2017  |  Artery

Theater Review: A Colony of Broken People Explore Imagination, Sex, Anesthesia, Detox, and Reinvention in The Night Alive

The Night Alive★★★★ Through Feb. 25 North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, Raleigh It can be a good thing when...
INDY Week  |  02-17-2017  |  Artery

Durham Projects $4.7M Budget Shortfall, May Hike Property Taxes

The city of Durham is looking at a projected shortfall of $4.7 million as it gets ready to craft a...
INDY Week  |  02-17-2017  |  Triangulator

Video Premiere: Phil Cook and Skylar Gudasz Nod to Alice Gerrard in New Tribute Clips

If you’re a fan of old-time, bluegrass, or have just been around Durham for a long time, you probably know...
INDY Week  |  02-17-2017  |  Scan

Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s Press Conference Shows Reality Is His Real Opponent

For a moment earlier this week, it seemed that the regime might have to come to terms with the reality...
INDY Week  |  02-17-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham Police Shooting Update: Cops Were After Kenneth Bailey Because He Missed Curfew; Stepmom Says “He Was Not a Fighter”

If it weren't for the wind, Gloria Bailey might not have caught a final glimpse of her stepson. "You could...
INDY Week  |  02-17-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham Police Shooting Update: DPD IDs Victim, Officers Involved; Cousin, Neighbors Say He Was Shot From Behind

The Durham Police Department has released the names of a man shot by police Wednesday in northeast Durham, as well...
INDY Week  |  02-16-2017  |  Triangulator

Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Donald Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

On this week’s episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with reporter Aura Bogado about a powerful profile she wrote...
INDY Week  |  02-16-2017  |  Triangulator

Triangle Restaurants to Close on “A Day Without Immigrants”

A Day Without Immigrants, referred to as “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes” on social media, is a grassroots campaign to stage...
INDY Week  |  02-16-2017  |  Big Bite

Durham Police Fatally Shoot Black Man in Durham Housing Authority Neighborhood near Club Boulevard

Durham police shot and killed a man Tuesday afternoon on Glenbrook Drive. Few details have been released about the shooting,...
INDY Week  |  02-15-2017  |  Triangulator

Theater Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors Isn't Overacted. That's an Issue for a Farce.

One Man, Two Guvnors ★★★ Through Feb. 26 Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh If you doubt that One Man, Two Guvnors,...
INDY Week  |  02-15-2017  |  Artery

Go to Court, Stay Out of Jail

0in;background:white"> Durham County is testing whether reminding people about their upcoming court dates will reduce overcrowding at the county jail...
INDY Week  |  02-14-2017  |  Triangulator

Democracy in Crisis: In Which the Far Right Freaks Out Over Michael Flynn

The far far right started freaking late last night when “lock-her-up” chanting former general Michael Flynn resigned as National Security...
INDY Week  |  02-14-2017  |  Triangulator

Cooper Offers HB 2 Compromise. It's a Bad Deal.

We supported Roy Cooper during his gubernatorial run. Sure, the INDY endorsing Pat McCrory was never a viable option, but we...
INDY Week  |  02-14-2017  |  Triangulator

Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Week

President Trump met with law enforcement leaders twice this week, saw Jeff Sessions confirmed as top cop, and signed three...
INDY Week  |  02-13-2017  |  Triangulator

Duke Joins Sixteen Universities in Opposing Trump’s Travel Ban

On Monday, Duke University filed a legal brief in opposition to President Trump's contested refugee ban and travel restrictions. The...
INDY Week  |  02-13-2017  |  Triangulator

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Takes Aim at Transgender Rights

On the second day of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s tenure, the Justice Department filed a legal brief Friday that represents a...
INDY Week  |  02-11-2017  |  Triangulator

NAACP Estimates More Than 80K Turned Out to Protest Trump at the Moral March on Raleigh

Becky Goldman was born to march. “My parents are animal rights activists and they had a protest sign in my...
INDY Week  |  02-11-2017  |  Triangulator

No More Free Rides, Kids: Parking Meters Coming to Downtown Durham

We told you last year that it was coming—that metered parking would replace Durham's current follow-the-sign-and-hope-you-don't-get-a-ticket system. And in a...
INDY Week  |  02-10-2017  |  Triangulator

Lucinda Childs's Dance, with Philip Glass and Sol LeWitt, Is Literally a Motion Picture

Lucinda Childs Dance Company: Dance Tuesday, Feb. 7 UNC's Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill The Glass at 80 festival (ongoing at...
INDY Week  |  02-10-2017  |  Artery

Human Error Caused OWASA Fluoride Overdose, OWASA Very Sorry About That

An "unintentional [water treatment plant] operator key stroke"—literally, someone hit the wrong button—caused the overfeed of fluoride that forced OWASA...
INDY Week  |  02-10-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham City Council Moves Forward With Mixed-Income Project Near Durham Station, But Questions Remain

A mixed-use, mixed-income housing project next to the Durham Station Transportation Center is moving forward—though it’s unclear how exactly the...
INDY Week  |  02-10-2017  |  Triangulator

Sonorous Road Productions Is Moving to Hillsborough Street in June

Prospects for the region’s independent theater scene look brighter today, after Sonorous Road Productions announced that it would relocate to...
INDY Week  |  02-10-2017  |  Artery

Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2, a Solid Return for Keanu Reeves's Laconic Hit Man, Runs on Muscle Cars and Muscle Memory

John Wick: Chapter 2 ★★★ ½ Now playing “You’re not very good at retiring,” observes a crime lord played by...
INDY Week  |  02-10-2017  |  Artery

Despite Protests, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane Says the City Never Planned to Put a Police Station on the Shaw University Campus

Mayor Nancy McFarlane told a “boisterous” crowd at Tuesday's city council meeting that Raleigh doesn't plan to set up a...
INDY Week  |  02-09-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham City Council Rejects Mayor Bell’s HB 2 Compromise

An attempt by Durham Mayor William Bell to compromise with legislators in an effort to get HB 2 repealed died...
INDY Week  |  02-09-2017  |  Triangulator

Movie Review: Everyone Says Lego Flicks Are Uniquely Fun for Kids and Adults. We Sent One of Each to The Lego Batman Movie to Find Out.

The Lego Batman Movie Now playing One statement you are guaranteed to hear regarding any Lego-based movie, TV special, or...
INDY Week  |  02-09-2017  |  Artery

The Democracy in Crisis Podcast: How Should the Media Handle Trump

On this week’s edition of the podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner speak with Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining...
INDY Week  |  02-09-2017  |  Triangulator

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor

Staring Blank: Spike Jonze’s Intelligence is Artificial

Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-16-2013  |  Movies