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The Angry White Man Problemnew

Searching for answers about Craig Stephen Hicks.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  02-19-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Google Fiber Could Give More People Cheaper Access to the Internetnew

"Google could be more vicious than it is," Mitchell says. "They are doing things that benefit communities. But we don't know what will happen in five years. We used to like the cable companies, too."
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  02-06-2015  |  Tech

A Goat Cheese Primernew

What most people think of as goat cheese— chèvre—is a simple, fresh cheese that is versatile and freezes well. However goat milk can be used to make a huge array of cheeses, says Kathryn Spann, co-owner of Prodigal Farm in Rougemont, including styles that can't be made with cow milk...
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-26-2014  |  Food+Drink

Somewhere under the

The Human Rights Campaign evaluated 291 U.S. cities, including six in North Carolina, for fairness and inclusiveness in city laws and policies.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-22-2013  |  LGBT

To act or reactnew

I feel conflicted about how to deal with the problem of homelessness.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-22-2013  |  Commentary

Sexual harassment, Super PACs and frackingnew

N.C. Museum of Natural Science's board executive committee meets about sexually inappropriate advances; Super PAC injects cash into Durham elections; Pro-fracking attorneys assured N.C. lawmakers that horizontal drilling is safe.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  11-07-2013  |  Politics

Appetite for Destructionnew

Conceal-carry permit holders in North Carolina can now bring guns into restaurants and bars. What could go wrong?
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-24-2013  |  Civil Liberties

A crack in Google Glass: Wearable technology's glassault on privacynew

Using a computer network to overlay information on the real world ostensibly enhances our experience, although it could be argued that mediating life through a screen instead diminishes it.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-10-2013  |  Tech

Are you an anarchist? Take the quiz and find out!new

Anarchists walk among us. They stand in line behind you at the grocery, their baskets full of shade-grown coffee, kale and nutritional yeast. They ride in bike lanes and pass idling SUVs. In fact, you may be an anarchist.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-09-2013  |  Culture

More layoffs at Durham's Herald-Sunnew

Second round of job cuts in two years leaves fewer than 20 people in newsroom.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  09-26-2013  |  Media

A note from the Durham County jailnew

I noticed there were letters on both sides—on the front a typed intake form from the jail, on the back a handwritten note in pencil—so I sifted the pieces from the dormant blades of grass and took them home.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  07-31-2013  |  Commentary

Play the N.C. Voter ID Game!new

In the waning days of its legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly is tackling a key tenet of democracy: voting. And by tackling we mean pummeling, trouncing and mowing it down.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg and JP Trostle  |  07-25-2013  |  Elections

Foodopoly lifts the veil on our food systemnew

Wenonah Hauter's book examines the history and political machine behind agribusiness consolidation, the pharmaceutical industry, factory farming, food safety and even the co-opting of "organic."
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  05-10-2013  |  Food+Drink

The Link Between Climate Change and the Food on Your Platenew

The results of climate change are already altering the way crops pollinate, mature and produce. Over time, they could change what we eat and when we eat it.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-06-2013  |  Environment

Durham's affordable housing crisisnew

It would be hard to find a more pointed example of Durham's affordable housing crisis than the situation at Lincoln Apartments: In one week, 200 low-income residents will be evicted from their homes. None of the city's recent initiatives will immediately help them.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-24-2012  |  Housing & Development

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