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Each year as the mercury begins to drop, there’s an excitement in the air around here about the season to come, as the community prepares to welcome fall. (more…)

October 4, 2012 | Comments closed

FAUNA: Chasing fall warblers

by Mary Parker Sonis
Fall has arrived, and it is time for migrating warblers to make their way south for the winter. (more…)

October 4, 2012 | Comments closed

A different view of The Bull City

by Vicky Dickson

“DURHAM! WHY IN THE WORLD would you want to move to Durham?” (more…)

October 4, 2012 | Comments closed

In search of cheesesteak

by Kirk Ross

If you’re serving a dipping sauce on the side, well, you’re doing it wrong. (more…)

October 4, 2012 | Comments closed


by Margot C. Lester

Easily the scariest film at last year’s Carrboro Film Festival was Michael Sharpe’s DEVILING (more…)

October 4, 2012 | Comments closed

HOP LINE: The Politics of Pumpkin Beer

by Evan Crouch
In my day job as a beer peddler, I’m frequently asked one question in particular this time of year: What’s your favorite pumpkin beer? (more…)

October 4, 2012 | Comments closed

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Gimme Five! Ron Liberti of Pipe

photo by Mike Benson

Stapled to a signpost or taped to a window, Ron Liberti‘s art has long had a finger on the pulse of local music. The relevancy is no easy get given the dearth of screen-printers and graphic design apps. Liberti’s work is a step apart, because of talent, sure, but also years of playing and participating in local music. Off and on since 1991, his band Pipe has been palpable force. Destroying stages (sometimes literally) with their no holds barred punk, Pipe is a fury of howling riffs, blustering drums and front man histrionics.

Sure, Liberti and his crew have things figured out, but can this artist ans showstopper handle our five questions? See for yourself after the jump.


October 4, 2012 | Comments closed

Gimme Five! Toon

Rapper, producer, all around whiz Toon is here to make you move. This hip-hop head with a love for electro-pop sounds discovered his love of music while studying at Durham’s School of the Arts. He’s stuck around Durham, honing his skills and often performing alongside his friend and fellow artist The Real Laww. His new album, L.D.O.C. is available now at, on iTunes, and other media.

With a clever flow and a crafty sense of humor, Toon’s music is liable to make you smile, but can he answer our five questions? See for yourself after the jump.


September 27, 2012 | Comments closed

SPOTLIGHT: Jo Gore and The Alternative

Take a listen along the spectrum of rock, R&B and jazz and you will stumble upon jam-band Jo Gore and The Alternative.

These North Carolina artists will be performing part of their second album, The Herstory of Josephine Gore/Return of the Articulate Kinsman Vol. 1 – to be released Sept. 19 – on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Cat’s Cradle. (more…)

September 20, 2012 | Comments closed

Gimme Five! Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell‘s band requires more focus and discipline than the average rock show, at least the members are nice about it… Oh right, he’s the only one. With an electric cello, a keyboard, a suitcase for percussion and a knack for beat boxing and pedal effects, Bell’s one-man band is its own special exercise in performance and the reaches of pop.

Bell can juggle rhythms and keep up the pace, but can this mad musician handle five hard hitting questions? See for yourself after the jump!


September 13, 2012 | Comments closed

Gimme Five! Beloved Binge

If “indie pop half greek harmony” doesn’t mean anything to you, then you’re missing out on the wild sounds of Beloved Binge aka Rob Beloved and Eleni Binge. These two tackle drums and guitar with energetic arrangements and a delightful sense of play. This month, they release Pockets, a brand new record to treat your ears.

So sure, these two have their acts together, but can they handle our five questions? See for yourself after the jump!


September 6, 2012 | Comments closed