On Pop Of The World

“Do I look like a goddamned ninja?” Eric Moss had inquired whether or not I wanted to join him, and everybody else, on the roof and I responded accordingly. He was scaling the wall like some parkour master as he was asking this. I have the coordination and balance of a drunken polar bear when
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In Saturns Rings From Saturn with View

The Greensboro film project, “In Saturn’s Rings” by Stephen van Vuuren, has a trajectory for cyberspace and it is about to be kick started into orbit. The funding campaign begins this week and will run for 28 days in order to pay for the recording costs, global music rights and mastering fees totaling $37,000. If
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Tom Kealey Interview with Greensboro Native Tom Kealey, Author of Thieves I’ve Known

Tom Kealey is the author of Thieves I’ve Known, winner of the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award. He is also the author of The Creative Writing MFA Handbook, and his work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Glimmer Train, The Rumpus, and many other places. Tom has taught creative writing at Stanford University since 2003.
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Abuzuaiter Greensboro GPD Interview Marikay Abuzuaiter, Part 2: the GPD, Surveillance, Organic Relationships, and More

Ever since publishing my interview with Marikay Abuzuaiter, a Greensboro City Council at-large incumbent, I’ve received numerous comments and questions, not about the content itself but what it was lacking. Seven months ago, YES! Weekly published an article by Eric Ginsberg, a journalist I hold in the highest esteem, claiming that Mrs. Abuzuaiter is a
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Othello across the Pacific — “Theatre Gigante”

By John Sanford Friedrich A certain surrealism makes it possible to be both sparse and dense in the same moment. “My Dear Othello” debuted at UNCG’s dance theater last weekend, an ambitious production by Milwaukie-based Theatre Gigante. Co-created by Slovenian-trained Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson, this rather unclassifiable work of “dance-theatre” took on two of
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The Baker And The Bean The Baker And The Bean: Pure Awesomeness

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a serious cake fanatic. I could work an entire vacation around cake pit stops, and I’ll happily forego proper food in place of cake. Imagine the happiness that I felt upon learning that the lady who made the cake for a friend’s wedding, the cake that I
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Fall Dances 2014

By John Sanford Friedrich The decision to merge the departments of music, theatre and dance into a single school was not without controversy. This year’s Fall Dances, however, shows that collaborative fruit has been borne under the new arrangement. “The Globe and Cosmos: Celebrating 450 years of Shakespeare and Galileo” has been an overarching theme
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This is cheating because it was taken in Charlotte, but here's proof I'm happy at 17. Photo by Adam Lazzara. Staying Behind, or, Why I’m Choosing to Remain in Greensboro.

I have changed a lot in the past three years. When I was fifteen, I looked at anyone who stayed in their hometown for college as lazy, or thought they would never go anywhere. I told myself I would be a failure to stay in Greensboro for college. I had dreams of going to art
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How Do You Look Back?

The mind can create nightmares of horror if you let it. The past as a vulture circling above you reminding you of your eventual suffering. Memories clasp onto your past while talons drag remnants along the roadside. The scavenger always picks at but never carries away the remains.   The mind can also paint masterworks
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