Indy Week | Issue Archives | Dec 13, 2006

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  • Dec 13-19, 2006
  • Vol. 23, No. 50



  • Under the covers

    The metaphor of the year award goes to Jeff Hart & the Ruins, who took on Oasis Friday night and proceeded to play only deep album cuts and weaker singles, alienating almost the entire packed club.




  • Got faith?
  • Got faith?

    Catholic kitsch from Mexico makes one appreciate Mel Gibson's showmanship


  • Up in smoke
  • Up in smoke

    For better and worse, the history of tobacco is the history of Durham. And here at the Independent Weekly, we're happily becoming a part of its better history.
  • Extreme Makeover: Indy Edition
  • Extreme Makeover: Indy Edition

    When I interviewed for a staff writer job here in early 2001, three of us crammed into an office on the second floor of the rambling old Durham house that's been the paper's home for 20 of its 23 years in print.
  • Ben Ruffin: A Tribute

    I first met Benjamin Sylvester Ruffin when I moved to Durham in April 1968 and began working as an electrical engineer with the IBM Corporation in Research Triangle Park. It was during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
  • Letters to the Editor

    In his Dec. 6 article, "N.C. State considers Pope money," staff writer Bob Geary quoted me as saying that "a lot of the research that comes out of [the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education] is pretty shoddy."


Free Stuff & Promos

Ye Olde Archives

  • For the week of 12.13 ~ 12.19
  • For the week of 12.13 ~ 12.19

    both hands theatre company; Marcie Cohen Ferris and Bill Smith; Chatham County Line's Ho Ho Holiday; The New Viking; Trekky Yuletide Orchestra; Rock for Reproductive Rights
  • <i>An American in Paris</i>
  • An American in Paris

    This Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m., the Masters of French Cinema film series at the North Carolina Museum of Art concludes with Vincente Minnelli's An American in Paris.
  • World/Inferno Friendship Society
  • World/Inferno Friendship Society

    If we choose to believe the legend, the first (and last) time Spin magazine agreed to interview Brooklyn cabaret-punk collective World/Inferno Friendship Society, the band's notoriously nutty frontman Jack Terricloth kidnapped Spin's unsuspecting reporter right off the New York City sidewalk.
  • Mitch Kashmar
  • Mitch Kashmar

    Mitch Kashmar is one of the California disciples who soaked up the sound and the soul of Chicago and Mississippi and Cali-customized it.
  • Welfare for developers? TIF debate heats up

    If Charles Meeker does run for a fourth term as Raleigh mayor in 2007, as my sources now tell me he will (and yes, I predicted he wouldn't), a big reason will be to stop the City Council from opening up the cookie jar also known as TIF to their developer pals.

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