Durham (North Carolina)

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    July 8, 2014

    Dinosaur Jr. Learn to Get Along

    On the outskirts of Durham, North Carolina, Emmett Jefferson "Murph" Murphy III is cheating on his band. Sorta. The Dinosaur Jr. drummer is on the road with the electronic noise collective Sunburned Hand of the Man for a few shows before hooking up again with his main lineup, Dinosaur Jr., the pione ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    The Benefits of Coffee Cupping and Where to Do It in NYC

    Thanks to the proliferation of specialty coffee shops in New York over the past 10 years -- particularly transplants like Gimme! Coffee, Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Toby's Estate, and Counter Culture -- what was once a relatively quick, less-than-$3 transaction has become increasingly complex (and delic ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Photos

    Pitmasters from all over the country descended on Madison Square Park this weekend for the city's annual celebration of smoked meats. The 11th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party again netted massive crowds for two days of pulled pork, beef brisket, and rack of ribs, plus an array of cooking demon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Hunters Sign to Mom Pop, Announce Tour With JEFF the Brotherhood

    File Under: BIG THANGS POPPIN'! Brooklyn cool kids and Voice cover subjects Hunters have just inked a deal with the Mom Pop record label, the home of Big Deal bands like Sleigh Bells, Wavves, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, etc. etc., so on and so forth. They've a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    New York: Enemy of Newlyweds?

    If you have just gotten hitched, congrats and STAY OUT of New York! In a recent study, looked at 25 American cities to figure out which were best for newlyweds. New York didn't even make the top ten. The cities that did? Austin, Texas; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Kans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    In Honor of MLK: Lunch Counter Sit-Ins of the 1960s

    Martin Luther King and associates at the Durham, North Carolina, Woolworth's lunch counter after it had been closed by the company, February 16, 1960 Sometimes restaurants are good for more than just eating. In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday, Fork in the Road presents this collection of hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Live: Megafaun Keep The Lower East Side Weird

    ​Megafaun Mercury Lounge Saturday, September 24 Better than: More than a few '90s Dead shows I could mention. Set openers don't get much more inviting than "Real Slow," a slyly seductive scene setter wherein "people come from miles just to take a seat and watch the show." Better yet, North C ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Rebecca MarxLemon chess pie, Scratch Bakery, Durham, N.C.​Friday, finally. So now a look back at the four days that preceded it. Our 10 best things to eat during the dog days of summer. Blue Smoke's Kenny Callaghan talks about the new location of Blue Smoke, his favorite barbecue spots, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Q&A: Ear Pwr's Sarah Reynolds On Getting Back To Nature, Sweaty House Shows And The National Parks

    ​ If Ear Pwr's 2009 album Super Animal Brothers III (Carpark) was a supremely dizzying act of extroversion—a string of cherry bombs celebrating cats, shiny sweaters, dumb jokes, and electro-pop over-ambition—its successor is so mild, by comparison, that it registers as the work of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

    opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tears​It's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2011
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    December 22, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    What Do Dogs Think? Not That Much, Actually.

    ​Last week, we learned how cats drink. Because we'd been wondering for a while. And because the New York Times decided to tell us. Now we've got another very important animal question to tackle: "What do dogs think?" CNN, fortunately, via Duke University's Canine Cognition Center in Durham, No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Fake Heirlooms Rile Tomato Purists; Burger King Does... Brunch?

    ​In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Men's Health Lists New York Among "Least Drunk" U.S. Cities

    ​Thanks to the Riverfront Times, we have seen a preview of an upcoming list article in Men's Health about America's Drunkest Cities. USA Today says the magazine finds Fresno, California the nation's drunkest municipality. Metrics include liver disease and DUI rates. We note that in 2004 Fresn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Tea Bagging

    Folks interested in food art ignore the burgeoning crop of design blogs at their peril. On the left is a sculpture of a dress on a hanger by designer Lauren Wyrick Kennedy, as seen on Flywheel Design's blog, Entitled "Gently pull up," the art is made of tea bags stitched together ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008
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    December 4, 2007
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    October 23, 2007

    Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Home Address

    Sheriff Joe Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times Via AAN Member papers of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) this week are providing links on their websites that direct their readers to the many places on the Internet where the home address of Maricopa County Sheriff J ... More >>

  • Specials

    September 11, 2007
  • Film

    April 10, 2007

    Southern Comforts

    Even Larry Flynt looked cuddly at Durham's documentary fest

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    January 2, 2007
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    December 5, 2006
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    January 24, 2006

    The Personals

    Falling in love for different reasons

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    November 1, 2005
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    June 28, 2005
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    May 10, 2005
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    April 13, 2004

    Fables of the Reconstruction

    A Coalition memo reveals that even true believers see the seeds of civil war in the occupation of Iraq

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    February 3, 2004
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    September 30, 2003
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    January 28, 2003

    Alt-Press Gets Nailed

    Slam-Dunk Antitrust Case—or Power Grab?

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    September 10, 2002

    Things We Lost in the Fire

    While the Ruins of the World Trade Center Smoldered, the Bush Administration Launched an Assault on the Constitution

  • Books

    June 11, 2002
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    June 4, 2002
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    December 11, 2001
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    November 13, 2001
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    September 11, 2001
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    May 22, 2001
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    March 6, 2001
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    February 27, 2001
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    November 23, 1999

    Contradiction in the 'Times'

    Will Microsoft Have to Break Up? Reporter says 'Yes,' Then 'No'

  • Music

    June 15, 1999
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    April 13, 1999

    Paper Trail

    The Cat-and-Mouse of the Game of Online Plagiarism