• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 44


  • Full circle

    I've filled in a lot of ovals in my life—on the SAT, final exams, sundry surveys—but none as important as the one I darkened on Sunday.



  • Two records, one rhythm section

    Hotel Lights' Firecracker People and John Dee Holeman's You Got to Lose, You Can't Win All the Time are two wildly different expressions of Piedmont atmosphere. Thing is, the backbone of both records is bassist Jay Brown and drummer Zeke Hutchins, who also back Tift Merritt.



  • Support your neighbors

    Recession Wine Dinners at Jujube in Chapel Hill; Durham's new Hope Valley Bottle Shop "community-driven, neighborhood" store; Bright Palace is new, all-vegetarian Asian restaurant in Cary


  • <i>I.O.U.S.A.</i>
  • I.O.U.S.A.

    This is an essential documentary, short on frills and heavy on narration, talking heads and (well-designed, crystal-clear) graphics.
  • <i>Zack and Miri Make a Porno</i>
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno

    When full-scale T&A supplants a storyline rather than complementing it, a fictional send-up about making a porno begins to adopt the tedium of watching an actual porno.


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