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Re: “Zweli's Piri Piri Kitchen Brings Zimbabwean Flavor and Local Soul to a Durham Strip Mall Dominated by Chains

Great food and service. Very impressive and comfortable atmosphere. For a restaurant thats been open for about 40 days, Zwelis is attracting a steady flow of happy customers and many, like my wife and I, who are making this our go to place for a great meal!

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Posted by Ernest H. Johnson on 08/17/2018 at 7:44 PM

Re: “How to Get Around Campus (and Beyond) Without a Car

You should probably check with Wolfline to make sure these will be offered in the coming year, but they do have night services: http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/trans/wolfline/ni…

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Erik Landfried on 08/17/2018 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Donald Trump Wants to Eviscerate the Public’s Trust in Journalism. If He Succeeds, Our Democracy Is at Risk.

What readers want is the truth, even if the truth doesn't line up neatly with the story you're trying to tell.

Trump is just filling the vacuum that y'all created.

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Posted by Edward Teach on 08/17/2018 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Donald Trump Wants to Eviscerate the Public’s Trust in Journalism. If He Succeeds, Our Democracy Is at Risk.

I don't think it's DT that's eroded the public's faith in modern journalism. I think the Corporate TV news environment(and to a lesser extent print and online) has done that, not to mention activism and advocacy not only being accepted as journalism but becoming the new normal. As unfortunately, Mr. Billman proves by stating, "we have a mission: to effect change in our communities through the stories we tell, to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, to hold power to account."
And the irony of the latest narrative, that trump is "inciting violence" against the media is not lost on me. As the media in unison since his election have called trump and his supporters bigots, racists,fascist, xenophobes, islamaphobes, nazis, white supremacists ect, ect. While labeling trump a treasonous, authoritarian, dictator who was installed by "the russians". What effect do they think that has on the public? Scalise?!?

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Posted by Timothy Oswald on 08/16/2018 at 11:01 PM

Re: “On the Upside, Crazy Rich Asians Is a Genuine Cultural Milestone. On the Downside, It's ... Not That Good?

My wife is super hyped up over this movie. We're going to see it saturday. Having married a Korean american, I've seen first hand the traditionalists in the Korean community who look down on those who they see as becoming too Americanized or westernized. And those same people really don't like marriages outside of the korean community either. My wife's grandmother refused to come to our wedding because she didn't marry another korean and they never really had a relationship afterwards.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Timothy Oswald on 08/16/2018 at 8:31 PM

Re: “College Is Hard. We’re Here to Help.

The best advice I can give to college students is to focus on the academics and not to get too wrapped up in having a good time. I witnessed a lot of students getting their first taste of independence focus on self-exploration a little too much.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Timothy Oswald on 08/16/2018 at 8:17 PM

Re: “What Thirteen Months Hiding from Immigration Officials Inside a Durham Religious Facility Has Taught Jose Chicas

He arrived in 1985? Plenty of time to become a citizen.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barbara 2 on 08/16/2018 at 11:57 AM

Re: “What Thirteen Months Hiding from Immigration Officials Inside a Durham Religious Facility Has Taught Jose Chicas

"Jose came from El Salvador in 1985 and crossed into the U.S. through the Texas-Mexico border. After being detained by ICE and released on bond, he says, he was given bad legal advice and skipped his court date."

ICE has only existed since 2003. This section should be revised to reflect the organization that originally detained him. I'm only pointing this out because there is a common misconception that ICE has been around forever, when it hasn't and should in fact be abolished.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by William Porter Saenz on 08/16/2018 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Instant Best-Seller The Woman in the Window Is Much More Than Gone Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the Train

Gone Girl is a thriller novel by the writer Gillian Flynn. It was published by Crown Publishing Group in June 2012. The novel soon made the New York Times Best Seller list. The novels suspense comes from the main character, Read More gone girl paperback

Posted by Maria Switzer on 08/16/2018 at 3:46 AM

Re: “What Thirteen Months Hiding from Immigration Officials Inside a Durham Religious Facility Has Taught Jose Chicas

I'm sorry, but I'm all out of sympathy. We have to revive the american middle class, not replace it. Corporations and employers could afford to pay americans and raise wages, but they've made the decision not to, in part because they know they won't be punished for taking advantage of illegal labor. And the food processing plant that I work for provides illegal immigrants housing and then pays them under minimum wage and it's completely legal. I call it SUB-MINIMUM WAGE labor. It should be illegal.

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Posted by Timothy Oswald on 08/15/2018 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Broke? Hungry? No Problem! Here Are the Best Cheap Eats in the Triangle.

Chubby's has a location in the Woodcraft shopping center in Durham. Bigger, brighter and chubbier than ever.

Posted by RandomGravy on 08/15/2018 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Broke? Hungry? No Problem! Here Are the Best Cheap Eats in the Triangle.

You left out Bahn's on Ninth Street in Durham -- cheap, healthy - -and fresh, if you order the specials rather than what's been sitting under the food lamps.

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Posted by kwix on 08/15/2018 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Broke? Hungry? No Problem! Here Are the Best Cheap Eats in the Triangle.

These should come with a prescription for cholesterol meds!

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Posted by Arthur B Raleigh on 08/15/2018 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Nebraska is maddeningly dead-on

I love this film, and we just did a podcast about it! We explore age-related cognitive impairment, alcoholism, rural midwestern culture, family dynamics, and the psychosocial development stage Ego Integrity vs. Despair.

Guest podcaster Ethan Conner joins his dad Scott and colleague Joe Flynn to discuss this father-son road-trip film. We frame our discussion with the Bruce Springsteen album Nebraska as we reflect on the films stark, black & white, and often plainspoken themes, concluding that Reason to Believe could just as well have been used as a subtitle.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mentalillnessinpopculture/episodes/2018-08-11T18_45_13-07_00

Posted by Scott Wickman on 08/15/2018 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Anna Elena Worley

Having appeared before this "Judge" with numerous complaints against the defendant, this judge don't gives a rat's butt about fairness, justice, or equal protection under the law; she does not look out for the best interest of children. She is reluctant or too timid to rule against a mother, even if that mother shows that she is unfit and psychological challenge. She is sexist against men, and racist against black males, and it shows in her rulings. She is not an unbiased and objective judge. She is "Lady Justice" with a torn blindfold ... peeking to see who she will baisley favor or disfavor. I don't believe she has children, therefore, she can not relate to a parent that is trying to protect the best interest of his children. I have had many dealing with this judge attempting the safegard the best interest of my children, and she get's a gentlemanly "D" for a grade from my vintage point.

Posted by cryingwolf on 08/14/2018 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Counterpoint: The Durham City Council Said Exactly What Needed to Be Said About Jordan Peterson

Oh look, who could have predicted that Peterson was a right-wing stooge?

https://twitter.com/petercoffin/status/102…

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Posted by vidvis on 08/14/2018 at 12:52 PM

Re: “What the Recent Backlash Against Kehinde Wiley’s Work at NCMA Gets Wrong About Art’s Past and Present

What would be really shocking is if all this bullshit would just stop. Two wrongs dont make anything alright. Violence is violence- take skin color out of it. Dont try to justify it by saying its somehow justifiable for any race to behead any other race. This authors narrative is ignorant to the path we should be trying to navigate. The punishment of a fathers sins should not be inherited by his son.

Also, stop saying the white man had slaves. That in itself is racist. The majority of white men in America did not own slaves. In fact the majority of white men where against slavery. Only the truly ignorant and greedy believed that the color of ones skin defines them.

Beheading anyone doesnt make you heroic! It makes you violent, and it makes you a terrorist. Depicting it makes you an accomplice. There is no justification.

As mentioned above, this work hung for years without anyone saying anything. He wasnt really mainstream until the president picked him to do his portrait.

As for the painting itself, its not that good in my opinion. I have seen better portraits on Instagram. So I dont feel this artist was picked because of his skill. He was picked because of the message he weaves into the body of work that makes his brand. Part of which is people beheading other people in order to rise above their victim.

Doesnt matter the color of the victim, its wrong.

Stop justifying it.

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Posted by Dvid Hickson on 08/14/2018 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Counterpoint: The Durham City Council Said Exactly What Needed to Be Said About Jordan Peterson

Glad to see indy week is selectively removing comments. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Timothy Oswald on 08/14/2018 at 5:02 AM

Re: “Could Four Missing Words From a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Render the Governor Powerless Without Anyone Realizing It?

The GOP no longer has any principles whatsoever. None. The ends (power and money) justify any and all means.

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Posted by Whizdom on 08/13/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Counterpoint: The Durham City Council Said Exactly What Needed to Be Said About Jordan Peterson

Come on bro. I need a little more than "Ive not read his books or watched his lectures, nor do I care to...".

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Posted by terryboo on 08/13/2018 at 9:42 AM

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