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Merge signs Spider Bags, new album out this fall

The Merge Records signing spree continues: Today, the label announced that the rangy garage-rock trio Spider Bags joined the roster. Merge isn’t taking...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2014  |  Scan

Emily Wallace on the life and legacy of Eugenia Duke, creator of Duke’s Mayonnaise

Emily Wallace will talk about her research on the cult status of Duke’s Mayonnaise for Culinary Historians of Piedmont North...
INDY Week  |  04-15-2014  |  Big Bite

American Meltdown wins big at Grilled Cheese Invitational

Paul Inserra was right to feel confident about his American Meltdown entries at last Saturday’s Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2014  |  Big Bite

Movie review: Oculus

Oculus ★ Now playing Every year, without fail, there’s at least one major horror release that receives a little too...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2014  |  Artery

Live Review: Over the Rhine, Joe Henry and The Milk Carton Kids quietly stun

Wild Edges: A Musical Collaboration with Joe Henry, Over the Rhine and The Milk Carton Kids Hayti Heritage Center, Durham...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2014  |  Scan

Live review: John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff turn The Cave into a rainforest

It was hot in The Cave Saturday night; with dozens of people packed into the front room to see both John Howie...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2014  |  Scan

Frazier Glenn Miller, charged in Kansas killings at Jewish Center, participated in deadly Greensboro confrontation

Frazier Glenn Miller was 39 years old and a leader in the North Carolina white supremacist movement in 1979 when...
INDY Week  |  04-14-2014  |  Triangulator

Different game, different team: Carolina RailHawks 2014 NASL preview

No more wondering about roster additions. No more pining for boffo friendlies.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the...
INDY Week  |  04-10-2014  |  Triangle Offense

Merge Records expands 25th anniversary lineup

Merge Records, a label that's always loved a good anniversary party, announced the final lineups for its four-day, 25th-anniversary celebration this morning...
INDY Week  |  04-10-2014  |  Scan

DPS says top official's resignation unrelated to inmate death investigation

N.C. Department of Public Safety officials say that the resignation of agency Chief Operating Officer Ellis Boyle is unrelated to...
INDY Week  |  04-10-2014  |  Triangulator

Art review: America the beautiful, terrible and exhausted

The New Found Land: Engravings by Theodor de Bry from the Collection of Michael N. Joyner America Seen: The Hunter...
INDY Week  |  04-09-2014  |  Artery

Department of Public Safety official Ellis Boyle steps down

Part of the fallout or not? At this point, the reason for the departure of N.C. Department of Public Safety...
INDY Week  |  04-09-2014  |  Triangulator

Winston-Salem's Phuzz Phest Grows in Year Four

Phuzz PhestVarious Venues, Winston-SalemApril 4-6, 2014 When Philip Pledger arrived at Krankies Coffee in Winston-Salem on Friday night to lead...
INDY Week  |  04-09-2014  |  Scan

NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson discusses league expansion, playoffs, MLS, paid match streaming and other topics in advance of 2014 regular season kickoff

On Tuesday, Bill Peterson, embarking on his second season as commissioner of the North American Soccer League (NASL), held a...
INDY Week  |  04-08-2014  |  Triangle Offense

Merritt, Mudcats take series lead over Nationals in pitchers' duel

FIVE COUNTY STADIUM/ZEBULON Checking in on the Carolina Mudcats, who are off to a 1-1 start heading into their first...
INDY Week  |  04-05-2014  |  Triangle Offense

New Yorker critic Alex Ross talks interpreting Wagner

One thing is certain about anyone who attends New Yorker music critic Alex Ross' talk this afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in...
INDY Week  |  04-04-2014  |  Scan

Live: Dean Wareham, Boogarins come to the Cradle's Back Room

Dean Wareham, Boogarins Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro Thursday, March 3, 2014 In his memoir and autobiography, Black Postcards, Dean Wareham...
INDY Week  |  04-04-2014  |  Scan

Southern Documentary Fund's Rachel Raney on “In-the-Works” at Full Frame

This Sunday at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Southern Documentary Fund presents "In-the-Works," its annual sneak peek and critique session for...
INDY Week  |  04-04-2014  |  Artery

Come fly with us: Triangle Soccer Fanatics reorganize and recruiting new members

Oh when the ‘Hawks go marching in, Oh when the ‘Hawks go marching in, … [ Read more ] [...
INDY Week  |  04-04-2014  |  Triangle Offense

Sands, Bulls come back to save Opening Night

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The password is “Bulls Reborn” as the Bulls’ yard has a whole new look and feel...
INDY Week  |  04-03-2014  |  Triangle Offense

Stephen Kraus of GlaxoSmithKline appointed to Durham Civilian Police Review Board

Stephen Kraus, an IT manager at GlaxoSmithKline, has been appointed to the Civilian Police Review Board by Durham City Manager...
INDY Week  |  04-03-2014  |  Triangulator

Live: Colin Stetson opens up "cool" at Kings

Colin Stetson, Justin Walter Sunday, March 30, 2014 Kings, Raleigh During the summer of 1999, Silver Jews bandleader David Berman...
INDY Week  |  04-03-2014  |  Scan

Merge Records signs Hiss Golden Messenger

If there’s one thing that Merge Records have made increasingly clear these past few years, it’s this: They really love...
INDY Week  |  04-03-2014  |  Scan

Play ball! Bulls, Mudcats open seasons in just a few hours

They’re at both ends of the full-season minor-league spectrum. The Durham Bulls, who have billed themselves as “America’s Favorite Minor...
INDY Week  |  04-03-2014  |  Triangle Offense

Triangle-related films at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem

As Durham prepares for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (starting tomorrow—check out the INDY’s preview package), Winston-Salem is getting ready for an...
INDY Week  |  04-02-2014  |  Artery

Live: NC Opera's Rusalka thrills at Meymandi Concert Hall

NC Opera's Rusalka Meymandi Concert Hall Sunday, March 30 Before last Sunday, I would never have recommended a “semi-staged” opera...
INDY Week  |  04-02-2014  |  Scan

Lost in its Own Jungle: “Rio 2’s” Socially Awkward Agenda Has a Racist Streak

Brazilian co-writer/director Carlos Saldanha returns to the music-driven children’s animation franchise he began in 2011. Written with three other screenwriters, “Rio 2’s” skewed racial hierarchy of animal characters is spelled out beneath their colorful camouflage.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-08-2014  |  Movies

In the Hood

USAF Capt. Nicolas Aquino was in his own house, minding his own business when deputies showed up on a report of a suspicious Hispanic in a hoodie lurking around a Carmel house. Turns out Aquino was the suspicious Hispanic, and what happened next means he could lose his freedom and his career.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mary Duan  |  04-15-2014  |  Civil Liberties

One day in DeShaies, Guadeloupe

Vacation the way it's meant to be.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Desiree Kane  |  04-15-2014  |  Travel