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  • Vol. 26, No. 26






  • Last picture show at the Varsity
  • Casual Observer
  • Last picture show at the Varsity

    Last Thursday in Chapel Hill, while billions around the world hovered over their Facebook updates and Twitter feeds that spat out endless variations of #RIPMJ, an 82-year-old theater quietly played its last movies for the foreseeable future.


  • A late bloom from Pfeiffer in <i>Ch&eacute;ri</i>
  • Film Review
  • A late bloom from Pfeiffer in Chéri

    Many films portray prostitution as kooky and fun, but here the ladies are treated with delicacy and dignity as they methodically trade their fleeting beauty for jewels, chateaux and stock portfolios.
  • A mellower Allen goes for <i>Whatever Works</i>
  • Film Review
  • A mellower Allen goes for Whatever Works

    You could certainly say that Whatever Works is not hilarious, but I'm far more interested in the increasingly unordinary universe and counterintuitive cheeriness of Allen's later comedies.


  • Plastic is craptastic
  • Living Green
  • Plastic is craptastic

    It's not often that a Republican votes against an environmental protection bill because it isn't wide-reaching enough. But that's what happened in the N.C. House earlier this month.
  • Defense of Marriage: Act I
  • Front Porch
  • Defense of Marriage: Act I

    When my sweaty-handed, shaking bride-to-be presented me with a ring and a proposal in December 2007, I said yes. Honestly, I'd never imagined myself a bride, as the state I've lived in for 30 years doesn't acknowledge gay marriage.


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  • Bob Dylan

    We are giving away tickets to the Bob Dylan concert at the Durham Bulls Park!

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