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Re: “ADF Review: Hillel Kogan's We Love Arabs Lags Behind a Cultural Conversation Already Well Underway in Our Region's Performing Arts Scene

Wow. I guess you can't recognize brilliant satire when you see it. This was an amazing performance that if you were tuned in to the realities of the situation over there, you would understand how accurately Hillel and Adi reflected the many dimensions of complexities associated with trying to make peace. Some times you have to laugh at the absurdity in order to get a fresh perspective.

I say Bravo!


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Posted by Sam Bayer on 06/16/2017 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Mayor Bill Bell Has Overseen a Bull City Renaissance. So Why Has Durham’s Poverty Rate Gone Up on His Watch?

"We're not building grocery stores and pharmacies and banks in east Durham, and that's what we need to be building."

Who is councilwoman Johnson referring to when she says "we"? Does she think some mythical creature in the sky plops down millions in investment for commercial infrastructure? Or does she expect the taxpayer to make these investments? Who is this "we"??

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 06/16/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Mayor Bill Bell Has Overseen a Bull City Renaissance. So Why Has Durham’s Poverty Rate Gone Up on His Watch?

Excellent and hard-earned reporting on a complex topic - and well-written too. More, please.

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Posted by Eric B Martin on 06/16/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Primer: Cuba Crackdown and Other Things You Need to Know Today

If any musician could claim a trademark on that gesture, for all things relating to live performances by a musical artist, itd be Terry Geezer Butler (of Black Sabbath), who first used it in 1971, a few years before Ronnie James Dio really started popularizing it.

Posted by Jon Howell on 06/16/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Raleigh’s City Council Ballot Begins Filling Out

David Cox represents District B, not C as you report here. And, what's the deal with giving Bonner an entire paragraph devoted to his platform without providing that same coverage to the others?

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Posted by FONCitizen on 06/16/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results- Out and About

lol, the blurb on Best Barista at Raleigh Morning Times...Poor Zach, the whole thing is about how great Tim is.

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Posted by mancy on 06/16/2017 at 8:33 AM
Posted by Dorel Clayton on 06/16/2017 at 8:13 AM
Posted by Chris Tiffany on 06/15/2017 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Theater Review: The Amusing Tea with Edie & Fitz Strains to Make Hay From a Gin-Soaked Dust-Up Between Edith Wharton and F. Scott Fitzgerald

The photo in this article is of Jackson Cooper and Katie Barrett, as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, not of Rachel Klem, who played Edith Wharton in the production.

Posted by David Akiva Klionsky on 06/15/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “An Apex teen dies of an overdose of synthetic LSD

Hi Liang Chen! If you're interested in psychedelic research, check out the organization MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). Aside from certain uses in the psychiatric sphere, one medical use for psilocybin mushrooms that I found really interesting is in the treatment of cluster headaches. They also have studied using MDMA in the treatment of PTSD among other things. Anyways, if you're interested check out

Posted by William Lewis on 06/15/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “After Being Detained at RDU Under Suspicion of Being a Predator, a Local Gay Dad Is Fighting Back

The flight attendent was only doing his job at identitying predators and human trafickers
Don't be so quick to be hatefull

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Posted by dereknereuNC on 06/15/2017 at 4:51 AM

Re: “Raleigh’s City Council Ballot Begins Filling Out

Edie Jeffreys is on the Planning Commission and I don't believe she plans to run in District E.

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Posted by Carole Meyre on 06/14/2017 at 11:18 PM

Re: “How to Win Friends and Gerrymander People: A Redistricting Timeline!

Fabulous graphic!

Posted by Cristel Gutschenritter Orrand on 06/14/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “A divisive street-improvement plan raises questions about Raleigh’s citizen-petition process

For anyone wishing to keep up with the latest news about the Lorimer Road project, there's a new-ish public Facebook Group dedicated to the subject, here:…

Please have a look - and consider joining! Thanks.

Posted by David Simonton on 06/14/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Victor Ekpuk’s Divine Mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art Heralds New Life for Its African Galleries

Great work of art, the work is "nulli secundus" coming from Incredible Ekpuk !


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Posted by david sodade on 06/14/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Chapel Hill Native Andrew Weathers Hops from Oakland to a Tiny Texas Town in Pursuit of New Musical Experiments

Great story about a fine couple with a meaningful dream. Pulling for you all the way, Andrew and Gretchen!

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Posted by Jeff Korsmo on 06/14/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Jesus Vasquez -

This is Victoria Bouloubasis, INDY's food editor.

Your comments raise important and interesting questions about cultural appropriation, the definition and boundaries of authenticity, and the dynamics of power in our restaurant culture and overall food system. If you'd like, you may explore the various ways in which we've reported about this in the past. I've pasted links to those stories below. I agree with some of your points about the selections that our readers made, which is why I wrote about it above. I also make it a point in my writing to feature food voices that are normally not given agency, and I hope you explore that on our site and in our upcoming pages.

To your point about Luna, because I have thought about their motives and looked into their framework, I must disagree with you. In fact, you are incorrect in stating they have done nothing for the community. They make regular donations to community organizations, including the very necessary El Futuro, which assists uninsured immigrants with mental health resources.

There is complexity in this debate, which is a welcome challenge for me as a writer and editor. I'm happy to know that readers like you care. I hope you'll consider the nuances, too, because we shouldn't ever paint these issues with a broad brush.

Feel free to email me if you'd like: vbouloubasis [at]

INDY Week pieces on the issues you mention:

The Food Truck Boricua Soul Raises Interesting Questions About Authenticityand Now, Answers Them…

Exploring the Downside of Food Culture's Authenticity Obsession with Jose and Sons' Oscar Diaz…

Luna Rotisserie joins the esteemed area ranks of international appreciation and local application…

Un Buen Carnicero…

FARE Project mixes documentaries and food…

I would also encourage you to pick up a copy of EATS, which is not yet online but available on stands.

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Posted by victoria_foodeditor on 06/14/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Chicken Bridge Bakery Feeds Bodies and Minds with Baked-In Messages of Resistance and Solidarity

Jesus Vasquez - I don't want to speak for Monica Segovia-Welsh, featured in this story as one-half of the business, but I hope you realize this is not just a white man's operation.

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Posted by victoria_foodeditor on 06/14/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Chicken Bridge Bakery Feeds Bodies and Minds with Baked-In Messages of Resistance and Solidarity

As for the previous post, please explain the difference between "appropriating" and celebrating/appreciating different cultures.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 06/14/2017 at 2:18 PM

This happens in all cities. Nothing new, even gentrification. You have to look at two things: cities that are run by Democrats and the public school system. If schools started teaching basics again, vs. how to be LGBT compliant, then perhaps students will be able to acquire gainful employment.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 06/14/2017 at 2:02 PM

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