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Friday, January 19, 2018

Five Thousand Tipsy Harry Potter Fans to Brave the Winter Wondermare for Raleigh’s Wizard & Wand Festival

Posted By on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Ice and snow won't stop an estimated five thousand adult Harry Potter fans from converging on downtown Raleigh this Saturday for Wizard & Wand, according to a press release from the event's organizers. The children’s-book-themed event is for adults only, because that is where we’re at as a culture, we guess. Drinking-age wizards will swarm Fayetteville Street in full Potter-world regalia to quaff Butterbeer and Goblet of Fire shots (you just know it’s going to be Fireball whiskey) at participating establishments such as Coglin’s and Isaac Hunter’s Tavern. There will also be live music from “wizard rock band” The Blibbering...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 3:18 PM

I expected to spend hours at Crawford and Son, the new restaurant from four-time James Beard semifinalist Scott Crawford, to review it for the INDY. Instead, I was there for barely twenty minutes before being told to leave. We were late for our reservation, made under my partner’s name. As he greeted the host, she stared at me, abruptly excused herself, and brought back a man who, well, stared at me. She then showed us to our table—a four-top, far from the other diners, close to the door. I counted the empty two-tops as one server, then another asked for...

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Film screening: Durham's role in civil rights struggle documented in Counter Histories

Posted By on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Counter Histories: Durham's Royal Ice Cream Sit-InsFlyleaf Books Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m. Update: This event was rescheduled from February because of weather. Because of the 1960 Greensboro sit-in that forced Woolworth's to set aside its policy of racial discrimination in the South, most people know that North Carolina figures prominently in the civil-rights timeline. Fewer are aware, however, that Durham also played a pivotal role. Three years earlier, a group of eight African-Americans decided to challenge the segregation policy that limited them to buying treats at Royal Ice Cream's back door while white customers were welcomed to sit inside....

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Catching up with John Woodard of Chapel Hill landmark Sutton's Drug Store

Posted By on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Hollie knows that I need cream for my coffee and that I don’t need syrup for my pancakes. “We haven’t seen you in a while,” she says. It’s been about a month. It seems I’m now a regular at Sutton’s food counter, and that I was missed. After the morning rush, owner John Woodard is also drinking coffee at the food counter. He looks great. Well rested. “That’s what people have been telling me,” he says. The sign above the front door still reads Sutton’s Drug Store, but it’s now a drug store in name only. Woodard was the pharmacist at...

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Empathy and ritual in art cakes at UNC

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM

This is the time of year to trot out our rituals. We have to eat a turkey on this certain November Thursday and go shopping before sunrise the day after. Maybe we automatically put a spangled tree or a menorah in our houses. Too many of us try to get to the bottom of a bottle in order to flip the calendar over to next year. But what if we could make a thought or feeling ritual instead of just a series of actions? A seminar class of undergraduate art majors at UNC-Chapel Hill did just that on Monday...

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's wrestling, but is it art? Food trucks and smackdowns tonight in Raleigh

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Shonna GreenwellA superstar from the late ’90s Southern Championship Wrestling sceneThere’s art to be found in men beating the crap out of each other. There is also wholesome, family entertainment located there too. Just ask Rebus Works owner Shonna Greenwell. Today, the men of local wrestling outfit GOUGE Wrestling will be smashing and bashing outside her arts and crafts gallery, entertaining spectators as they take part in another one of Rebus Works’s Food Truck Rodeo. So, just how did an art gallery owner hook up with a bunch of tights-wearing bruisers? Well, for starters, she lived next to one for...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

The hunt for fried October: the food horrors at the N.C. State Fair

Posted By on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

It's the next-to-last night of the North Carolina State Fair, and my friends and I are stalking the fairgrounds in search of deep-fried butter. Everyone we've talked with claims that it's here, but no one's actually seen it. Since Oprah Winfrey shared the flash-frozen sticks covered in batter with her audience at the Texas State Fair earlier this month, everyone has wondered if it will make its way to North Carolina. And rumors are flying around. "It's like the Loch Ness Monster," says James Rice of the booth Rice's Corn and Lemonade. "Everyone claims they've heard it's here, but...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rockin' Chef on The Rachael Ray Show

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Personal chef and singer/bassist extraordinaire Shirle’ Hale Koslowski is no stranger to television – she did a cooking segment on News 14 for a while until she was replaced by some dorky guy. But this latest development is just surreal. Koslowski, who plays in the Durham band Free Electric State with her husband David, will appear Monday, Oct. 26 on the “Rachael Ray” show, which airs in the Triangle at 10 a.m. on WTVD. A wine rack that Shirle’ made out of coffee cans will be featured in Ray’s regular "Double Duty Tips" segment. It turns out that a...

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