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Re: “The Cave Tavern

You've got to come see the show tonight! Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan, The High Divers, and The Weird Pennies (of Raleigh). Show starts at 9!!

Posted by Mary Alice Connor on 03/21/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Black Excellence

Sounds Great!! Thank you ERIC!

Posted by Kevin L Patterson on 03/20/2015 at 9:52 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

THERE WERE 6 VICTIMS IN THIS CASE THREE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES PERMANENTLY AND THREE WHO LOST IT TEMPORARILY...WELL 20 YEARS OF IT....IT IS SO WRONG AND IT HURTS ME TO MY SOUL!!!

Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

UDGES, LAWYERS, JURORS AND WITNESSES SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME IF NOT EVEN MORE TIME WHEN THEY NEGLIGENTLY/WRONGFULLY CONVICT INNOCENT PEOPLE. I BET THEY WOULD TAKE MORE CARE AND BE SURE THAT WHAT IS WHAT, WHO IS WHO, AND THAT ALL EVIDENCE IS CORRECT AND REAL. THEY WOULD NOT JUST PUT PEOPLE AWAY BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR OR DIFFERENT TO "CLOSE" THE CASE!!! IT HAPPENED TO ME AND I AM THANKFUL EVERY DAY THAT I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT HOME TO MY FAMILY IN MONTHS AND NOT YEARS.....

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “FCC awards Catholic orgs. Raleigh FM license over Little Raleigh Radio

Hate the decision, but I've mixed feelings about the impact. It decreases the reach of the station, and ease of access. But it also frees up LRR to concentrate on being a great online radio station. There's a certain set of freedoms and advantages there. I've been doing a show there for a few weeks, and really enjoying the process and the people. LRR contributors are producing some really fun shows, and building an audience. Given the enthusiasm of all on board, the future of indie radio in Raleigh looks bright.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Fuzzsonic on 03/20/2015 at 12:22 PM

Re: “FCC awards Catholic orgs. Raleigh FM license over Little Raleigh Radio

We are extremely proud of the hardwork our producers are doing daily and the community spirit and identity that Raleigh is fighting for is a big inspiration. You can see the current schedule at http://www.littleraleighradio.org/?q=node/….

Streaming daily at http://listen.littleraleighradio.org:8000/…

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jacob Downey on 03/20/2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Black Pussy's Raleigh gig back on, kind of

“But I don’t want to live in a town where threats of violence dictate who I can see and who I can’t see.” - well - how about not wanting to live in a town where venues support racist "art?"

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Kym on 03/20/2015 at 11:34 AM

Re: “The Church

is there a review of this concert? (By the way, the drummer's last name is Powles).

Posted by David Bradsher on 03/20/2015 at 9:47 AM

Re: “On Chapel Hill Street, Dashi and Blue Coffee show two sides of Durham

1) Having worked at McDonald's and Subway, I can say with authority this is not food. It has nothing to do with class or being bourgeois. It's industrialized foodstuff.

2) You are right in that I forgot about Old Havana. I used to go there often when our office was on Roxboro and Pettigrew, but I have not been in a while. That is a fair criticism.

3) Some food writers choose to remove politics and context from their reviews. That's why people read Greg Cox. But food is political and social, and I intend to continue writing about food through that lens.
There is the politics of wages, of immigrants who prepare the food, of GMOs, of food stamps, of climate change and its effect on agriculture. (Please note I'm not referring to Dashi here).
There is the social aspect in which food builds community, the act of giving and receiving, the intersection of food and culture. (Vimayla's Curry Blossom in Chapel Hill being an excellent example.)

And that community needs to be diverse. That's one thing I did admire about Blue Coffee when it was downtown: That state Rep. Larry Hall could be having lunch next to a construction worker while a homeless person drank coffee in the corner. I felt like Blue Coffee exemplified Durham's socio-economic diversity, and it's that kind of diversity that Durham must retain downtown.

I fully intended to make this story part review and part essay.

4) Restaurants also build/change neighborhoods. Dashi is adding that kind of community value to the east end of Chapel Hill Street. When Blue Coffee opens at 107 N. Church, it will help build a community on that block. These are all things—including gentrification—worth discussing when writing about restaurants.

5) The comments on my FB page and the ones here fail to acknowledge that I gave Dashi a glowing review. And that the main premise of the piece is that it is possible to fully embrace Dashi and Blue Coffee without one forsaking the other. That was crystal clear.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 03/20/2015 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Justin Fox grows up

justin fox and the cactus pool! you meen

Posted by Kelly Loder on 03/20/2015 at 3:38 AM

Re: “Maple View Farm: Local Dairy Doesn't Use rBGH

Not true...Horizon has rBGH in their milk so even though they claim they are Organic they really are not.

Posted by Kimberly Boggs on 03/19/2015 at 10:45 PM

Re: “After 15 years, Chapel Hill is still trying to get a grip on its housing problem

Patrick writes--
"Chapel Hill's high housing prices (relative to surrounding areas) is completely attributable to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School System. It is self selection. People who can and will pay more for good schools move to Chapel Hill."

In the past, this was basically correct. Of course, there were other reasons that people want to live in CH-C, too. But the CH-C school system has recently gone down so fast in quality, it no longer roughly tracks with housing prices. Housing prices in CH are in a bubble and there is probably no fix until the next housing price crash.

That said, a VERY interesting investigation IndyWeek could do is to ask why the CH-C schools have tanked and is no longer the best best public school system in the state.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 03/19/2015 at 8:28 PM

Re: “On Chapel Hill Street, Dashi and Blue Coffee show two sides of Durham

Lisa, as the editor of a journalistic publication I expect more from you. If you want to write an opinion piece about development downtown I'm excited to read it. However, you have the responsibility to be accurate in the claims you make.

It is hard to take you seriously when you say that there is nowhere you can eat in downtown Durham for less than $10 when your claim includes the statement that you are limited to beans and rice at Old Havana.

Old Havana has no less than two vegetarian sandwiches on their menu for less than $10. They serve a "Camaguey" $7.25 (Cuban Grilled Cheese) and also a "Baracoa" $6.95 (which is vegan).

I hope everyone had the chance to read the insightful discussion that has been carried on about this on Lisa's facebook page.

I also can't help but cringe to hear a vegetarian saying things like "I don't consider Subway and McDonalds to be food" while at the same time complaining about those she considers to be bourgeois.

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Posted by Please and Thank You on 03/19/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Talking to The Pour House about its canceled Black Pussy show

America land of the offended home of the weak

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by andwhat on 03/19/2015 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Three Raleigh friends have found that beer makes good communities

Many of us in Caraleigh are looking forward to the brewery!

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Posted by Connie Crumpler on 03/19/2015 at 5:38 PM

Re: “On Chapel Hill Street, Dashi and Blue Coffee show two sides of Durham

This article really left me confused. Is it a review or a political piece? Why include restaurant reviews as part of your special "nobody in the triangle knows how to feel about gentrification" issue. It seems really unfair that you would use this restaurants opening and your "review" as a soapbox moment. Maybe stick to your editorial duties and hire a real food critic please and thanks.

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Posted by Rebecca Hosch Sylvia on 03/19/2015 at 5:23 PM
Posted by Fritx on 03/19/2015 at 3:47 PM

Re: “In new documentary Red Army, the Cold War is waged on ice skates

It opens tomorrow at the Raleigh Grande.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 03/19/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Black Pussy's Raleigh gig back on, kind of

I can see both points of view, but good for Slim's! Black Pussy is an underground band that has quite the following. Also, hopefully the band and venue will see an uptick in ticket sales because of the recent controversy.

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Posted by Daniel Dickens on 03/19/2015 at 3:02 PM

Re: “UNC Board of Governors may have violated law

What is sickening is the GOP take over of our state.....

Posted by Tony Edward Dockery on 03/19/2015 at 1:58 PM

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