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Re: “What Kind of City is “Durm,” Anyway? Runaway Ventures an Answer With Its New Downtown Store

Wow, really well-said. Love the reflection on Durham's identity and how what-it-was and what-it-is are colliding. I feel the same way about learning how to cope with my hometown changing so much.

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Posted by annftilley on 04/20/2016 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Chris Tucker is alive and doing very well

One of the funniest men ever in the history of the world... plz come back with "Rush Hour 4" ( announced on IMdb ) and his 2016 movie with Vin Diesel in"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is in post production so hopefully he's on the way back... Love Chris Rock on the stage & on the big screen and the world is a sadder place without his presence on the silver screen.... come back plz

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Posted by Adam Busuttil on 04/02/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Better Living Through Psychedelics with Comedian Duncan Trussell

April 1 that is a good day for this guy

Posted by Fritx on 03/30/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “The Triangle’s First Women’s Theatre Festival Takes Aim at Issues of Gender Parity

Added the website to the story, thanks for that.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 03/30/2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Triangle’s First Women’s Theatre Festival Takes Aim at Issues of Gender Parity

Thank you so much for this article! For anyone looking for more information, please check out our website. http://www.womenstheatrefestival.com/

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Posted by laughingapricots on 03/30/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “A tale of two memes: The Triangle backstories of a pair of recent viral video sensations

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Posted by Ryan Silver on 03/23/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Stage Magician Joshua Lozoff Returns to the Place Where He First Learned to Use His Illusion

Don't miss the show folks best magician in USA

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Posted by Ron Lozoff on 03/16/2016 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Apocalypse How? Carrboro’s Phil Torres on Nanobots, Biotech, A.I., and Other Onrushing Threats to Our Species

ProudlyUnaffiliated: As someone who’s studied the subject, I agree with NASA, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the AAAS, the American Geophysical Union, AMA, the American Meteorological Society, the American Physical Society, the Geological Society of America, the IPCC, and *every other* evidence-based institution around the world that deals with climate-related phenomena: climate change is a clear and present danger that will seriously exacerbate existing geopolitical struggles and introduce brand new conflicts in the future, as societies are pushed to the brink. Ask yourself: which is more probable, that the overwhelming heaps of empirically verifiable evidence really do support the anthropogenic climate change model, OR that hundreds of thousands of scientists from South Africa to China, France to Canada, Brazil to Switzerland, India to Norway, along with every evidence-based institution in the world are all coordinating in some sort of global conspiracy to get rich, or gain global control? As someone with a foot in the field itself, and who values epistemology over all else, I can assure you that climate change is both real and anthropogenic. Also: the world is spherical, not flat, and Obama was born in the US, not Kenya. -- Phil

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Posted by philosophytorres on 03/13/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Apocalypse How? Carrboro’s Phil Torres on Nanobots, Biotech, A.I., and Other Onrushing Threats to Our Species

Good topic. I wonder how he views anthropogenic climate catastrophe global warming sky is falling scam. There has always been good money to be made in selling end-of-the-world schemes to an ignorant and fearful public.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 03/12/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Apocalypse How? Carrboro’s Phil Torres on Nanobots, Biotech, A.I., and Other Onrushing Threats to Our Species

Yipes!

Humans (a very few of them) are too smart for their own good. The rest are too stupid to realize what's going on. This is a bad combination. It's bad enough we have people believing in the Rapture. They make terrible choices about everything thinking they are not going to live to see the fruition of any careful logical plans. Now even smart people may adopt this dangerous attitude in that global warming and/or evil nanobots make longevity unlikely. Well, I guess it's already happening with the advent of Donald Trump and other such poorly thought out phenomenon like school vouchers.

Yipes!

Posted by Remo on 03/09/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Playwright Kimber Lee Indicts Systemic Neglect for a Gang Murder in Brooklyn

Thanks for writing about this. Same story happens all over the country; good to see someone like Lee using her talents to create discussion around these issues.

Posted by Andrew_Marsh on 03/06/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Durham’s Best (OK, Only) Rare Tuba Museum Opens to the Public

I've been waiting for over a decade to get in there without feeling like I'm wasting anyone's time. Now I can go there guilt free! Nice article! Amazing collection!

Posted by Liz Mckay on 03/04/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Durham’s Best (OK, Only) Rare Tuba Museum Opens to the Public

Wow, thank you for the wonderful editorial and amazing pictures. All the best to you two! - Aiyana

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Posted by SimonettiTubaCollection on 03/02/2016 at 2:29 PM
Posted by Diana Haywood on 02/18/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Raleigh Little Theatre’s Sweeney Todd Is Sharp at the Point, Duller at the Edges

I'm confused by the fact you called the young actor Ben a cipher what does this mean he was pho nominal.

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Posted by Ryan Oliveira on 02/17/2016 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Lily Tomlin Reinvented the “One-Man Show” for Women like Margaret Cho

Tomlin's magic is that she holds the audience in her palm from start to finish and leaves them exhilirated.

Posted by camvovvo on 02/03/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Time Stands Still explores what happens when war journalists get out from behind the camera to observe themselves

Having invested only a couple of decades in journalism myself (though not anywhere near the high-stakes level of the characters in Donald Margulies' play), I am very much in sympathy with JE's appreciations of the craft here. I truly meant no condescension to them.
I would have been less than candid, however, if I hadn't observed that jade is a definite occupational hazard -- and something of a protective measure -- in this trade. Any time in a newsroom quickly reveals that.
Journalists, with some regularity, do pay steep personal and interpersonal costs as a direct consequence of their commitment and ethics. Cutting-edge reportage can have a very high human price. It is one that is rarely reported on.
One of the most compelling -- and useful -- things TIME STANDS STILL does involves assessing the toll that reporting takes on the reporters. At some point I think most journalists face the dilemma disclosed here: constructing a psychological perimeter which gradually expands (and hardens) until it ultimately places even the closest of intimates and friends permanently on the other side of the camera or keyboard. It can happen gradually, without our noticing.
I hope you get to see the show, JE. It sounds like you'd appreciate it more than many.

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Posted by Byron Woods, INDY Theater and Dance Critic on 01/13/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Time Stands Still explores what happens when war journalists get out from behind the camera to observe themselves

Perhaps this isn't the main point of the review, but I'm put off by the condescending "these journalists are challenged to step out from behind the camera or keyboard and do something with their own lives beyond observing and reporting". To me, that "observing and reporting" are pretty damn important and courageous things to be doing with their own lives. In other words, I believe journalists, especially in war zones, are true heroes. They risk their lives, often for pretty poor pay, in an attempt to bring the TRUTH to those of us sitting at home in front of our computers or TVs. It's hard for me to think of many higher callings.

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Posted by JE on 01/06/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Local nightclubs and bars are increasingly opening their doors to budding standup acts

hi im mazerati hell i havent came out yet but when i do its on

Posted by Rashard Sumpter on 01/04/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Resolution: In 2016, local independent theaters should focus on solving longstanding marketing issues

I strongly agree with Mr. Johnson's contention that theatre has obligations that go beyond maximizing audience by any means necessary, obligations I would consider not only aesthetic but social and even spiritual. A wise colleague long ago corrected my use of "nonprofit" to "not-for-profit"; we aren't opposed to profits, that's just not what we're for.

I assumed from Byron's essay, however, that "marketing" and "advertising" are not synonymous. Market research and audience development, for example, are areas where pooling resources and sharing data might be a great help, and a regional organization like Byron's notional RITA (lovely!) or a project of the existing Triangle ArtWorks (or NCTC, or somebody) could really make a difference. I have long believed that theatre companies & arts institutions too often treat one another as competitors, when in fact our competition isn't other arts institutions: our competition is sports & Netflix.

When Raleigh Ensemble Players mounted *Hedwig & the Angry Inch* some years ago at Legends, I tracked down Glen after the performance so I could promise (hoping to be overheard) that I would buy a ticket for one out of every six additional performances they presented of that production for as long as they felt like it. I did, too, & would have happily attended for months. I'd buy a ticket for another performance of *Mr. Burns* RIGHT NOW. But open runs and extended runs require commitments of time and money that are hard to manage without lots of faith and lots of infrastructure--and making a big bet can lead to disaster, as it recently did for Chicago's Redmoon Theater (and possibly to at least one local company in the past).

What we know would be awesome and what we can actually accomplish might be very different--anyone who has lived through a tech week knows that. But this conversation is incredibly important to the long-term health of the arts; and if artists and administrators can approach it with the same open minds, creativity and generosity we try to bring to the stage, we can make a big difference for our institutions and our community.

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Posted by khoragos on 12/31/2015 at 10:55 AM

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