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  • Vol. 23, No. 40


  • Get funky
  • Get funky

    There's a flap brewing between the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city's spirited downtown arts community over a new branding campaign for the city that features a colorful, five-pointed star and the slogan "Durham: Where great things happen."
  • Burning man

    After 29 years of playing music, 40-year-old Dexter Romweber is still a man on fire, and his musical fire has not burnt out.
  • Letters to the Editor

    Visiting Little Rock, Ark., recently, I happened to be fortunate enough to receive an upgrade from the standard boring four-door midsize car to a Ford Mustang.




  • Tennis & the Mennonites
  • Tennis & the Mennonites

    Call it sensitization: On Quilt Noise, the debut album from Chapel Hill's Tennis & the Mennonites, frontman Jerstin Crosby delivers 18 songs almost universally about his world gone wrong.


  • Hip op

    Opera Company of North Carolina brings Don Giovanni to the people


  • We are what we eat: corn and petroleum
  • We are what we eat: corn and petroleum

    Michael Pollan is the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Penguin Press, 2006). It's a compelling read, full of fascinating details and worrisome overviews of the lengthy food chains that ensnare us.



Band of the Month

  • October: Mosadi Music

    The Independent Weekly recently caught up with Shirlette Ammons—vocalist, bassist and published poet—to talk about the band she fronts, Mosadi Music, as well as some other topics.

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Ye Olde Archives

  • For the week of 10.4~10.10
  • For the week of 10.4~10.10

    The Cherry Orchard at Manbites Dog Theater; Nina Nastasia at Local 506; Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour; Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival; First Friday Artwalk
  • Ian McLagan
  • Ian McLagan

    He was the small face peering out from behind the B-3. But as the keyboardist for the Small Faces and the Faces, Ian McLagan made some big noise.
  • Smog
  • Smog

    Bill Callahan isn't the sort of songwriter that says he's maturing, growing or blooming. He's getting older.
  • A handful of homegrown
  • A handful of homegrown

    Here's how magazines start: "We were having a rare lavatory chat about how rare conversations are in the bathroom. From there, the idea rolled on to a literary publication dealing with bathrooms, distributed exclusively in them."

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