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Re: “Moogfest Announces Nona Hendryx, Moor Mother, SURVIVE, and More in First Wave of Programming

@Aims Arches, just in case you haven't seen this, Laurie Anderson will be in Chapel Hill next week!

https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros…

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on 02/02/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Even Though Republicans Control the Legislature, Redistricting Reformers Have Hope

This is great news, but it won't happen unless we are vocal in encouraging our representatives to act on this. Call or email them!

Don't know who represents you (like, uh, I didn't?) - this site is really helpful! http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRep…

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Posted by Jonathan Crisp on 02/02/2017 at 4:20 AM

Re: “Even Though Republicans Control the Legislature, Redistricting Reformers Have Hope

There may be reasons Republicans will relent and agree to some version of redistricting reform. But it won't be because they fear losing control to Democrats. Since taking over the legislature, Republicans have increased their margins from 68-52 (House) and 31-19 (Senate) in 2010 to 74-46 (House) and 35-15 (Senate) today. Democrats would have to bring Republicans down to minority status in both chambers to take control of post-2020 redistricting. Having Cooper in the governor's chair won't slow GOP gerrymandering because when the Democratic-run General Assembly passed a constitutional amendment giving the governor veto power, it specifically excluded redistricting plans. If Republicans agree to non-partisan redistricting it will be from a combination of losing redistricting cases in court and a fear of damaging their party's "brand" if they attempt another full decade of illegitimate and undeserved political power.

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Posted by Lee Mortimer on 02/02/2017 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Movie Review: A Dog's Purpose Rolls Over and Plays Dead Under Its Own Heart-Tugging Weight

but i'm not gonna lie, that incessant trailer gets me every time... smh.

Posted by Aims Arches on 02/01/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Moogfest Announces Nona Hendryx, Moor Mother, SURVIVE, and More in First Wave of Programming

I mean, if "they" includes "world-renowned futurists, philosophers and visionary artists" I think we can be pretty hopeful about what will unfold under the 2017 themes. Super bummed I missed Laurie Anderson last year. She never fails to bring incisive perspectives on current issues home, like in a visceral sense.

Posted by Aims Arches on 02/01/2017 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Isabelle Huppert Unforgettably Avenges Herself in Elle

We'd be hard pressed to find a free local weekly with film reviews this poetic. Your writers translate complex ideas that could easily alienate an audience into accessible and engaging prose. While I'm definitely enticed to "question everything [I] took for granted about the relationship between victim and victimizer" without the aid of an "easy moral critique," I'm also pretty darn satisfied by the review alone.

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Posted by Aims Arches on 02/01/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “A Superlative Adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando Packs Centuries of Insight into a Fleet Eighty Minutes

I'm not a theatergoer, so it was off my usual path to see this production. The small/ mighty cast approached a timely and delicate theme with feverish energy and grace. They delivered Virginia Woolf's sense of humor intact while also making it their own. I was entirely transfixed, barely realizing the time that had passed. The physical space, which flanked the aisle stage with rows of seating, created a productive discomfort for me; when the actors were faced away from my side of the theater, watching the audience watching on the other side became natural and necessary for gathering information about what was happening on stage. Unforgettably creative on every level. (I would've been happy just sitting among the metalwork.) Maybe I'll become a theatergoer after all...

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Posted by Aims Arches on 02/01/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “February 1 crossword

The last line of clues was omitted in the print version.

Posted by DG 1 on 02/01/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Meet the Triangle Refugees Who Donald Trump Believes Pose a Threat to the United States

Trump did not impose a 'Muslim ban.' False, not so. Be responsible, review and report on what Trump actually did. Trump did impose a temporary travel ban into the USA for people from 7 nations regardless of religious affiliation.

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Posted by Jim Smith on 02/01/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “The Loop is a badlands. We should get rid of it.

ProudlyUnaffiliated's post is typical of people who never walk anywhere other than to or from their car. Summarizing the road design as a 'pedestrian issue' only reveals the car centric world they live in. Pedestrian bridges are also expensive, ugly, and blight the streetscape. Oh, and they are part of the 70's urban planning mindset that pretends that cars eat at restaurants and work in buildings and not people.
This is more than finding safe places for people to walk. It is about removing the scar this unnecessary motorway has left in the fabric of the town

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Posted by John Rees on 02/01/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Meet the Triangle Refugees Who Donald Trump Believes Pose a Threat to the United States

Ah... so all the snowflakes get their dose of "the feelz" for the day...

You see refugees.. i just see a bunch of people who are running away from their own countries and peoples problems. There heroes are the ones who stay and fight, not the quitter who run away.

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Posted by Mike Moore on 02/01/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “As Protests Mount Over Trump’s Immigration Executive Order, What Are N.C. Pols Saying?

Burr is getting on my last nerve.

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Posted by Abby Nardo on 02/01/2017 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Also, Crawford's letter posted on his site is spot on. Too many bums want to write about food but have no qualifications to do so. These aren't the seasoned vets who did these reviews professionally and did their homework, these are bloggers who want to be a big fish in a small pond.

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Posted by cjwatson on 01/30/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

It's quite possible that all the hit pieces Grayson Currin did on behalf of the Indy is what will do you in when it comes to reviewing places in the future. It is Crawford's right to decline your seating, you weren't there just to eat like other guests. Buck up already.

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Posted by cjwatson on 01/30/2017 at 1:59 PM
Posted by Mark Neill on 01/30/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “1,500 Protesters Converge on RDU to Protest Trump’s Muslim Ban

One correction: I was in the front and the line was not "breached". The security barrier was removed by a uniformed officer and we were instructed to move forward.

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Posted by Sharon Spry on 01/30/2017 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Cheers to Scott Crawford! Food reviews in general are out of control and have lost their way as a means to give any inkling of what the restaurant is actually like.

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Posted by Gregory de Marchi on 01/29/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Thanks to @JK 2 for the links. After reading the original article and his response to this one, it's pretty clear why it went down this way. He objected to her previous review and didn't want to subject himself to it again. Whether or not he has a right to do that, or if it was in poor taste to do so, is up to the opinion of the readers.

http://m.indyweek.com/indyweek/can-the-reo…

http://www.crawfordandsonrestaurant.com/in…

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Posted by aburtch on 01/29/2017 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

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Posted by terrio on 01/28/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Let us hope the restaurant isn't as poorly conceived as this ill-fated "review". The reviewer here is more melodramatic than a kitchen full of Anthony Bourdains on drugs, but with far less eloquence.

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Posted by Andrew McGuffin on 01/28/2017 at 10:47 PM

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