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Review: Big Star's Third Takes Over the Big Screen in Durham

Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live Carolina Theatre, Durham Friday, April 21, 2017 To the uninitiated, a film about...
INDY Week  |  04-26-2017  |  Scan

Poll: Trump Tanking in North Carolina

As the nation prepares to mark President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office, a new poll suggests that the man...
INDY Week  |  04-26-2017  |  Triangulator

Announcement: The INDY’s Durham Office Has Moved

A quick note I meant to send last week but, well, didn’t: last Wednesday, the INDY packed up and left...
INDY Week  |  04-26-2017  |  Triangulator

Beer and Wine Wholesalers Gave $53K to ABC Committee Members Last Year, Beat Back a Proposal to Raise Breweries’ Self-Distribution Cap

House Bill 500 is headed for a floor vote today without a provision that would have raised the cap on...
INDY Week  |  04-26-2017  |  Triangulator

Shirlette Ammons, Phil Cook, and Tamisha Waden Team Up for a New Single

Three mighty local talents have come together on a wonderful new track, "Skin and Bone," released yesterday. It's a collaboration...
INDY Week  |  04-26-2017  |  Scan

The Morning Roundup: N.C. Congressman Mark Meadows Is Donald Trump’s Biggest Fanboy

We're halfway home. Let's go. 1) Durham commissioners approve the light rail plan. In what board chairwomman Wendy Jacobs called...
INDY Week  |  04-26-2017  |  Triangulator

Passage of HB 13 Would Lower Wake Schools’ Funding Request by $12 Million

Wake County schools’ request for local dollars in the 2017–18 school year will shrink to $45.4 million from $56.6 million...
INDY Week  |  04-25-2017  |  Triangulator

"Protesters Are Economic Terrorists" Bill Dies in Committee

It was a tough day for Republican state Representatives John Torbett and John Faircloth (of Gaston and Guilford counties, respectively),...
INDY Week  |  04-25-2017  |  Triangulator

Amended Hog Nuisance Bill, Courtesy of Big Pork Pal Senator Brent Jackson, Clears N.C. Senate Committee

An amended version of a controversial hog-farm-protection bill, HB 467, passed the Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday afternoon and is now...
INDY Week  |  04-25-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham Commissioners Approve Light Rail Plans, Cost-Share Agreement

Durham County commissioners gave their approval Monday night to an updated transit plan that includes light rail, commuter rail, and...
INDY Week  |  04-25-2017  |  Triangulator

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance Says Downtown Raleigh Is Growing Fast and Growing Right

According to a lengthy report released Tuesday by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, the City of Oaks is growing rapidly and...
INDY Week  |  04-25-2017  |  Triangulator

The Morning Roundup: Tensions Escalate on the Korean Peninsula

We might not have much time. Let's get right into it. 1) North Korea flexes its military muscle.…...
INDY Week  |  04-25-2017  |  Triangulator

HB 13, Bill That Addresses Class Sizes, Moves Forward

In a response of sorts to concern about possible repercussions of state-mandated K–3 class-size reductions, a Senate committee on Monday night rapidly...
INDY Week  |  04-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Consultants Hired to Create New Image for Raleigh Also Behind Hated Rebranding Campaign in Western Massachusetts

A rebranding campaign for three Massachusetts counties—designed by the same Oklahoma consultants hired to create a new core image for...
INDY Week  |  04-24-2017  |  Triangulator

The Morning Roundup: A Forgettable 100 Days of Trump

It's a new week. Let's get going. 1) Critics note Trump's rocky start.…...
INDY Week  |  04-24-2017  |  Triangulator

“We Are Not Afraid of Action”: Thousands March for Science in Downtown Raleigh

Thousands of people marched in downtown Raleigh on Saturday to support the worldwide March for Science, under the slogan “Science,...
INDY Week  |  04-23-2017  |  Triangulator

Autopsy: Cops Shot Kenny Bailey in the Back, Front of the Leg

An autopsy of Kenneth Bailey Jr., who was fatally shot by Durham Police on February 15, shows he was shot...
INDY Week  |  04-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham Has a Backup Plan for the Former Army Reserve Center: Make It Part of Lyon Park

At least six nonprofits have applied to use the former Army Reserve Center on Carroll Street to assist the homeless...
INDY Week  |  04-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Theater Review: In On Golden Pond, Stage Veterans Contemplate What's Gone Before and What's to Come

On Golden Pond ★★★½ Through April 23 Theatre in the Park, Raleigh The thought, though it’s more than a touch...
INDY Week  |  04-21-2017  |  Artery

The Morning Roundup: President Trump Brings His Classy Friends to the White House

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Let’s do some headlines.…...
INDY Week  |  04-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Durham Floats Tax Relief Program for Residents of Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Durham city officials are working on a loan program to help residents whose property taxes have gone up because of...
INDY Week  |  04-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Days After the NCGA Forced Counties to Pay More for Inmate Hospital Care, the DHHS Dropped Inmates from Medicaid Coverage

A state rule change that made sure Medicaid benefits were cut off for county jail inmates came days after the...
INDY Week  |  04-20-2017  |  Triangulator

Theater Review: Durham Newcomer Addled Muse Fire Theater Has Cirque Chops. Now It's Time to Build on the Theater Side.

Addled Muse Fire Theater: Purgatoire★★★ Saturday, April 15 Durham Central Park, Durham Theater begets theater, dance begets dance. After a...
INDY Week  |  04-20-2017  |  Artery

Listen: Boulevards' "Wear and Tear," a Funky If One-Sided Duet

We learned from Laura Reed’s 2014 debut LP, The Awakening, that the Triangle-based singer-songwriter could nail anything within the soul,...
INDY Week  |  04-20-2017  |  Scan

HB 500 Sponsor: Wholesalers “Made Clear They Weren’t Going to Discuss” Raising Barrel Cap

At least for now, the North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association has succeeded in quashing a proposal before the...
INDY Week  |  04-20-2017  |  Triangulator

Morning Roundup: The GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Is Back from the Dead, Maybe

Good midmorning. Here is your (belated) roundup.…...
INDY Week  |  04-20-2017  |  Triangulator

Flock of Dimes, Caleb Caudle, Loamlands, and More Coming to Duke Performances' Music in the Gardens Series

Gardens are places where roots thrive, and the Duke Performances Music in the Gardens series has in recent years emphasized...
INDY Week  |  04-20-2017  |  Scan

So The Barrel Cap Bill Has Been Gutted

A proposal to raise the limit on how many barrels of beer breweries can self-distribute appears to be dead. Currently,...
INDY Week  |  04-19-2017  |  Triangulator

Love Wins Community Center Staff Quits, Alleging Financial Mismanagement by Executive Director

In a dramatic turn of events yesterday, the staff of the Love Wins Community Engagement Center, a community center and...
INDY Week  |  04-19-2017  |  Triangulator

Morning Roundup: Democracy NC Demands the NCGOP Be Held Accountable for Its False Voter Fraud Claims

Greetings, fellow travelers. An announcement: today is moving day for the INDY’s Durham office.…...
INDY Week  |  04-19-2017  |  Triangulator

Wake Schools Superintendent Jim Merrill Has No Good Options to Deal with Coming Budget Crunch

Jim Merrill, superintendent of the Wake County Public School System, has a list of options in the event of a...
INDY Week  |  04-19-2017  |  Triangulator

The City of Raleigh Wants to Fix Its “Logo Problem” and Develop a “Narrative Foundation” for Its Brand

Of the images conjured up during a city council work session on how to create a brand for Raleigh, the...
INDY Week  |  04-18-2017  |  Triangulator

Lilian Cardona, Pregnant North Carolina Mom, Will Avoid Deportation For Now

A pregnant mother of five facing deportation will get to stay in North Carolina for at least another year. Lilian Cardona...
INDY Week  |  04-18-2017  |  Triangulator

Meow Hear This: Author and Super Troopers Director Jay Chandrasekhar Looks Back on a Long Comedy Career

Jay Chandrasekhar stand-up April 20–22 Goodnights Comedy Club, Raleigh Jay Chandrasekhar: Mustache Shenanigans Saturday, April 22 Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh...
INDY Week  |  04-18-2017  |  Artery

Awesome-Sounding Film and Food Hub Going into a Building on West Chapel Hill Street

Markay Media, the Southern Documentary Fund, and The Cookery are renovating a West Chapel Hill Street property into a film...
INDY Week  |  04-18-2017  |  Triangulator

The Morning Roundup: North Korea Is Becoming Trump’s Cuban Missile Crisis

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Let’s kick things off with some cheery news.…...
INDY Week  |  04-17-2017  |  Triangulator

Op-Ed: Revitalization Without Gentrification: The Scrap Exchange in Durham’s Lakewood Neighborhood

The author, Ann Woodward, is the executive director of The Scrap Exchange. Working as a waitress at the Back Porch...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2017  |  Artery

Theater Review: PlayMakers' My Fair Lady Fleshes Out Edwardian Culture and Cuts Against the Romanticism of the Songs

My Fair Lady ★★★★ Through April 29 PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill Education changes everything. That’s one of the reasons...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2017  |  Artery

Justice Department Drops HB 2 Lawsuit

Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department filed a motion today to dismiss a lawsuit over House Bill 2 "in light...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2017  |  Triangulator

In Larry Pittman’s Hitler/Lincoln Fiasco, One Republican Wins

We’ll confess to not knowing much about state Representative William Brawley of Mecklenburg County at the moment, other than that...
INDY Week  |  04-13-2017  |  Triangulator

Gary Bass Makes a Convincing Case for Forceful Humanitarianism

Unlike most books interested in promoting human rights by force of arms, Bass focuses on the actions of Western nations and not the philosophies of phony intellectuals from beltway think tanks.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dylan Hales  |  09-24-2008  |  Nonfiction

Phish Story

A fight on Shakedown Street leaves one man in stitches and another fearing for his family.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  09-30-2011  |  Music

Oba-Meh: Some Oregonians are Losing Hope in Their President

Today, Roey Thorpe is still thoroughly behind Obama. But after a year of incremental progress on the economy, heavy compromises on healthcare reform and escalation of the war in Afghanistan, Thorpe hears from Democrats who are losing hope.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  01-20-2010  |  Commentary