Blog Posts

Renewable energy standards could be out in N.C. after 2018

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards laws—REPS—have been great for North Carolina, but a new bill would end the REPS requirement, under...
INDY Week  |  04-17-2015  |  Triangulator

Live: Diarrhea Planet's serious fun in Raleigh

Diarrhea Planet Kings, Raleigh Saturday, April 11, 2015 Examining the Nashville band Diarrhea Planet from a distance, it's easy to...
INDY Week  |  04-16-2015  |  Scan

Defective bearings installed under N.C. highway bridges after manufacturer falsifies certification

A manufacturer of bridge parts pleaded guilty today to aggravated identification theft and making false statements concerning highway projects after...
INDY Week  |  04-16-2015  |  Triangulator

Do me, Raleigh: WakeUP Wake’s City Livability Tour this Saturday

What are you doing Saturday afternoon? Oh, sure, you could mow the yard or go bike somewhere or get ’faced...
INDY Week  |  04-16-2015  |  Triangulator

Steve Oliva's poster prints join UNC's Southern Folklife Collection

If you haven’t seen Steve Oliva onstage with the likes of Spider Bags, Rat Jackson or The Dry Heathens, maybe...
INDY Week  |  04-16-2015  |  Scan

Provenance to bring creative dining concept to Raleigh

Another chef with impressive credentials has chosen Raleigh as the location to open a new restaurant.  Teddy Klopf will be...
INDY Week  |  04-16-2015  |  Big Bite

Loud on every level: An interview with Lee Bains III

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires returned to Slim's on Sunday night for what is bound to be the...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2015  |  Scan

Poll: 60 percent of North Carolinians say their taxes went up after the Legislature’s 2013 reform

If there’s one thing Republicans profess to hate, it’s taxes. Just two years ago, Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2015  |  Triangulator

Suicide apparent in shooting death of son of pro-gun rights N.C. Rep.

The son of North Carolina Rep. Larry Pittman, R-Cabarrus, used a firearm to commit suicide in a public park on...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2015  |  Triangulator

Video: J Kutchma's winding journey through Blue Highways

J Kutchma Motorco, Durham Tuesday, March 10, 2015 On a cool Tuesday evening in Durham, J Kutchma performed selections from...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2015  |  Scan

After a slow start, Blackbeard’s Lost Weekender rallies for garage-rock ruckus

Blackbeard’s Lost Weekender The Cave and Nightlight, Chapel Hill Friday, April 10–Saturday, April 11, 2015 On Friday night at the...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2015  |  Scan

Today in activism: Fight for 15 comes to Raleigh

Today, in cities all over the country, college students and workers from the fast-food and other low-paying industries are rallying...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2015  |  Triangulator

Interview: Comics writer Daniel Way on going indie again after superhero success

After getting his start in self-publishing, comics writer Daniel Way made his name in the mainstream superhero world, especially with...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2015  |  Artery

Righteously indignant: (lots of) fear and (plenty of) loathing at the NC Council of Churches Legislative Seminar

This morning, in the mostly nondescript sanctuary of the Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary, under wood-panel ceilings and in...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2015  |  Triangulator

Piedmont hosting dinner to benefit Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2015  |  Big Bite

A Durham painting event and conversation explores the gift and the curse of being an "independent woman"

A Thousand Words: The Gift and the Curse The Palace International, Durham Saturday, March 28, 6 p.m. At the Palace...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2015  |  Artery

Legislators want video kiosks in N.C. jails

Video kiosks could soon be installed in jails across the state, giving inmates remote access to attorney consultations. House Bill...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2015  |  Triangulator

UNC Law, prison reformers: Stop solitary confinement in N.C. now

On Friday, UNC School of Law professor Deborah Weissman told a story about a prison inmate held in solitary confinement...
INDY Week  |  04-13-2015  |  Triangulator

Nothing to see here, move along: Duke Energy gave $3M to a McCrory-supporting PAC

This morning Democracy NC sent out a press release detailing the extent to which Duke Energy funded the Republicans Governors...
INDY Week  |  04-13-2015  |  Triangulator

Racial disparity in N.C. prisons dropping

Between 2011 and 2014, the number of black offenders entering North Carolina’s prisons declined almost 26 percent, and the number of...
INDY Week  |  04-13-2015  |  Triangulator

Full Frame (Saturday): It's not paranoia if they're really after you

Update: After this post, (T)ERROR won The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award, sharing the prize, for the first...
INDY Week  |  04-12-2015  |  Artery

Full Frame: Cue the queues at the festival's bountiful Friday

After wading into the relatively shallow Thursday pool of opening-day films, the 18th Full Frame Documentary Festival dove headlong into...
INDY Week  |  04-11-2015  |  Artery

Full Frame: The stories go on beyond the big screen

I’m never more thrilled at Full Frame than when the movie ends, the lights fade up and the filmmakers and...
INDY Week  |  04-11-2015  |  Artery

Full Frame: Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain—Too little, too late at night

Nights run long at Full Frame—into the next day, in fact. Thursday evening ended on Friday morning, spanning midnight with...
INDY Week  |  04-10-2015  |  Artery

Full Frame: We recap last night's Opening Night Party at the Durham Armory

Through on-and-off downpours, filmmakers, festival staff, press and priority pass holders made it across the street from the Carolina Theatre...
INDY Week  |  04-10-2015  |  Artery

Full Frame: Though very different, Iris and War Photographer both leave our writer feeling “breathlessly empowered”

Get off your ass and make your work. That’s what I learned on the first day of Full Frame. Thursday...
INDY Week  |  04-10-2015  |  Artery

Movie review: Noah Baumbach's knack for mixing verbose wit and family drama falters in While We're Young

While We’re Young★★ Now playing Director Noah Baumbach’s eighth film, While We’re Young, serves up his signature existential crises of...
INDY Week  |  04-10-2015  |  Artery

Breaking: Wake County voters file federal lawsuit to stop redistricting law (updated)

This post has been updated to include additional information.  A federal lawsuit filed this afternoon in Raleigh seeks to overturn...
INDY Week  |  04-09-2015  |  Triangulator

Interview: Barney Frank discusses his new memoir of a life in progressive politics

Barney Frank NCSU Hunt Library Auditorium Monday, April 13, 7 p.m. Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is known primarily for...
INDY Week  |  04-09-2015  |  Artery

Pressure on to increase minimum wage in N.C.

North Carolina Republicans may not be too keen on raising the state's $7.25 minimum wage, much less talking about it...
INDY Week  |  04-09-2015  |  Triangulator

The Queue: Can't make Full Frame? Check out these five great docs on Netflix

If you're heading out to this weekend's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, be sure to check out the...
INDY Week  |  04-09-2015  |  Artery

Court of Appeals hears arguments in Darryl Howard case

In 1991, Doris Washington and her 13-year-old daughter Nishonda were murdered in their Durham apartment, leading to the conviction and...
INDY Week  |  04-08-2015  |  Triangulator

Video: Piedmont Melody Makers bubble up in Fountain

Piedmont Melody Makers R.A. Fountain & General Store, Fountain Saturday, March 7, 2015 Roughly an hour east of Raleigh sits...
INDY Week  |  04-08-2015  |  Scan

Live: Rhiannon Giddens brings her solo songs an ambitions to Durham

Rhiannon Giddens Carolina Theatre, Durham Thursday, April 2, 2015 Rhiannon Giddens seems to have her sights set on superstardom. From...
INDY Week  |  04-08-2015  |  Scan

Live: Lots of lights, little substance from alt-J and Tycho

Alt-J, Tycho Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh Friday, April 3, 2015 The surest sign of spring in the Triangle might not...
INDY Week  |  04-08-2015  |  Scan

Live: Sylvan Esso swings into spring at a crowded Carrboro Town Commons

Sylvan Esso, Flock of Dimes, Ivan Howard Carrboro Town Commons, Carrboro Friday, April 3, 2015 Upon first breaching Carrboro Town...
INDY Week  |  04-08-2015  |  Scan

Abigail Washburn to deliver surprise performance at UNC this afternoon

This morning, UNC announced that renowned folk artist and banjo player Abigail Washburn would be delivering a "pop-up performance" on...
INDY Week  |  04-08-2015  |  Scan

Teen serving life without parole will receive new sentencing hearing

A Columbus County teenager sentenced to life without parole for a murder he committed at 16 will receive a new...
INDY Week  |  04-07-2015  |  Triangulator

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review N.C. voting law

The United States Supreme Court indicated Monday that it will not take up two key provisions of North Carolina's voting...
INDY Week  |  04-06-2015  |  Triangulator

Craig Hicks to be tried capitally

Craig Hicks, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder following the triple homicide of three Chapel Hill students...
INDY Week  |  04-06-2015  |  Triangulator

North Carolina selected as pilot site to reduce solitary confinement

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is one of five state and local corrections departments selected by the Vera...
INDY Week  |  04-06-2015  |  Triangulator

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health

Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care.
Austin Chronicle  |  Staff  |  04-17-2015  |  The War on Women

Taking Sides

We can be pro-business and pro-labor.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  04-17-2015  |  Commentary

Baltimore City Paper Takes a Trip to D.C. to Experience Weed Freedom

The City Paper art team packed up our notebooks and pens and mini recorders and headed south to see what freedom felt like.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  04-15-2015  |  Drugs