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Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

Good article. Sums up the nation's collective "wtf" and "smh".

Posted by Leroy Corso on 01/16/2015 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Art review: The late works of the great Joan Miró come to the Nasher

I really enjoyed Brian Howe's review of this important Miro show at the Nasher Museum. He offers us a wide range of impressions, many both art-historical and natural, all well relating to the singular Miro image worlds
we see, usually floating in the paintings, and playing in the sculpture.

He's writing here more as a poet; sharing impressions and impulses, rather than using the artist's history and possible meanings and object relations, as "exhibit labels" often do. I often skip the information on the "exhibit label" as it tends to drag the wonder of a work down, or save it for a quick reality check afterward.

I appreciate that Mr. Howe's words have simple let the Miro works just be themselves, and offer their joyous questions. After all, Miro is one of the premier artists of the “distant” of life, with uncertain forms and possible meanings. Only these things, these lives, whatever they are… they are precise. Their situation is not understood. (As in life, we know ourselves, but are not sure of our surroundings.)

Miro’s art, in simply being (be here now), regardless of what we think - keeps it art that seems to be in the process of becoming, as we all experience. It's very living art. And in its seeming motion, color and scale, it remains young and joyful art. An art of play, and the dance of life.

Dennis in Hillsborough

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Posted by Dennis in Hillsborough on 01/16/2015 at 3:34 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

Great job.
It's obvious that if the tarholes had done half as much "vetting" and background investigation of Area-Code-216 Butch and his Black Santa, there likely never would have been Anchorman Austin's tweets, Jennifer and Greg's parking tix scam, etc,etc and they'd still be blissfully ignorant football "sleeping giants".

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Posted by dr j on 01/16/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

This is a great opinion piece, but it is just that: your opinion, which happens to be crap. Thankfully, no one reads these crap articles. You're welcome for the page-click.

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Posted by Tyler Woods on 01/15/2015 at 5:02 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

Your article, like your view, is total bs.
Like some others in your profession, you prefer to publish innuendo rather than facts.
Too bad for you and too bad for your handful of readers.

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Posted by Neil Rob on 01/15/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Did a prosecutor and police send an innocent teenager to prison for murder?

About the documentation of racial profiling that runs rampant in corrupt Richmond County, North Carolina and the towns of Rockingham, Roberdel, and doesn't phase me that to this day it continues. This young man was prime bait in the set-up of a murder of a white man and was sentenced to prison by the misconduct and corrupt individuals which includes not only the DA's Office and the County Courthouse but also by the local law enforcement and other individuals who sent a young man to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Rockingham has always been "cracker territorial" in the way they do young men down there and set them up on false charges, false indictments, and whatever. It also reminds you that they powers that be still practiced there racial intent on young black males and the sad part is the the town of Rockingham hasn't changed. It's still racist citywide. Derrick McRae has lost half his life in prison while sitting in bars on a murder he didn't commit. And speaking of justice in the state of North Carolina this has gotten ten times worse ever since that put that bastard of a governor in charge. Raymond George, Chapel Hill,NC

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Posted by rgj5366 on 01/15/2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

Durham's Full Frame saw an attendance last year of 12,000.

Moog Fest saw 7,000 ticketholders last year and an estimated 25,000 people attending free events (32,000).…

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Posted by Bri Flannery Aab on 01/15/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

re:venues -- I'd like to see some venues be non-traditional ones (parking garages, vacant lots, rooftop decks)

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Posted by Taylor Mingos on 01/15/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

Marriott will no longer the only hotel option in downtown...

21C Hotel (opening in a few months in Hill/Suntrust building)
Aloft Durham (2015)
Hotel Durham (2015)
Jack Tar (opening 2016 i think?)
Marriott Residence Inn (2015)

Add to that he new hotels in proximity to but outside of downtown (recently opened ninth street Hilton, and proposed new hotels off 15-501/i-40) and I could see this happening.

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Posted by Taylor Mingos on 01/15/2015 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

Full Frame Film Festival attracts at least as many people as MoogFest. There's room - just make sure that MoogFest doesn't coincide exactly with the other festivals. It's probably time for a major arts summit of the leaders/instigators of the great arts festivals, to coordinate a massive, sustained Summer Of The Arts all season long. I would buy tickets for every event. Also, try not to equate Durham with Raleigh. Durham has more interesting things afoot, and is frankly less conservative than our venerable neighbor to the East. The combination of Durham, Chapel Hill/Carborro & Raleigh is pretty hard to beat.

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Posted by chuck.pell on 01/15/2015 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

"What rescues this killer from himself, ultimately, is saving fellow veterans, but there are those who can’t be saved, and while Eastwood is willing to glance in that direction, he doesn't quite have the courage to go all the way into the dark. The director might say the event in question was too close, personally and chronologically, but there was a chance to be taken and he missed it ... None of that erases the scourging sadness of all that has preceded it in this great and terrible film." -- Ty Burr

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Posted by George Kafantaris on 01/14/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

I wouldn't be surprised if this is a bluff to get Asheville to pony up more sponsorship next time. (Or at least keep subsidizing it as they did in 2014.)

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Posted by Ruby Sinreich on 01/14/2015 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

Kool but Durham is not Asheville. Durham-Raleigh not really a electronic music haven either.

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Posted by Larry Sarzyniak on 01/14/2015 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

I live in Durham so I'm very well aware of the venues you mention. But I've also attended all of the Moogfests and Mountain Oasis festivals that have been held in Asheville so I have some perspective on this. I simply don't think Durham has nearly enough hotel rooms, restaurants, bars, or shopping/entertainment options to handle the tens of thousands of people that would decend on downtown for a festival of that stature. Full Frame fest practically puts downtown in a headlock every year and its attendance isn't close to a Moogfest or a Mountain Oasis.

Again, I'd love to see Moogfest come to my town, but I wonder how successful it would be in this small city and if the attendee experience would be positive or not.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 01/14/2015 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

Nonsense. Durham has the DPAC and Carolina Theater for the big-name acts, and many awesome smaller venues (Motorco, Pinhook, Beyu Caffe) for the smaller ones. The Marriott Hotel is right in the middle of these. Relocating MoogFest to the Triangle will provide access to much larger audiences and easier transportation. It's a great idea and I really hope it happens!

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Posted by Michael Pelz-Sherman on 01/14/2015 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Raising the quality of life trumps giveaways to corporations in creating jobs

Medicaid is NOT a disaster; it's one of the only federal programs that provides healthcare to the poor and near-poor among our citizens. One would only call it a "disaster" if one holds contempt for the disadvantaged and disagrees that the nation should help all its people enjoy "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." "

Also, how is expansion unaffordable? You say "we can't afford it," and I say we can. If NC expands it, it would not cause federal withholding taxes for NC'ers to rise. In fact, NC'ers, through existing (not additional) taxes and withholdings, are already paying for its expansion in other states. What we cannot afford are things like continued federal subsidies for corporate enterprise.

Hard to believe that there are people "praying" for some 5M of their fellow citizens to lose health insurance/healthcare. Then again, what should one expect from people with avatars such as ProudlyUnaffiliated's......?

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Posted by Mick Voiland on 01/14/2015 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Moogfest seeking move to Durham in April 2016

I hope that these rumors are true but I really don't quite understand how Durham has the infrastructure and venues necessary to pull off something like Moogfest.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 01/14/2015 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Raising the quality of life trumps giveaways to corporations in creating jobs

Medicaid is a disaster and ObamaCare's expansion of it is not paid for by some magical wizard in Washington DC, the people (translation for readers of IndyWeek: us, the 99%) must pay for this and we cannot afford it.

I am praying that complete rejection of ObamaCare continues from Republican Raleigh, though hopes are dimming as they get more comfortable "governing" as the smartest people in the room and in their own minds.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 01/14/2015 at 5:01 PM

Re: “The Klan of the 1960s has parallels to today's tea party

After watching the documentary (how many of you right-wingers watched it?) last night, I have to agree wholeheartedly with Bob's assessment. The parallels between today's Tea Party and yesterday's Klan are blatantly obvious, and every time they try to strong-arm a politician into passing laws that hurt minorities and women the parallel lines move closer.

Deny it all you want, the stench of racism and white supremacy won't go away.

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Posted by SC Harrison on 01/14/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “No carbs? Go nuts with cashews

Pork crackling, crispy bacon, crispy kale? There's load of low-carb crunchy foods.

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Posted by Matt Mitchell on 01/14/2015 at 1:46 PM

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