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How to Take a Staycation in Greensboro

Jun 15th, 2012 | By
Greensboro swag at Civic Threads

ShareTweetWe all want to travel the world, but sometimes those vacation days catch up on you. Whether time or money (or both) prohibit you from traversing the big, wide world, don’t despair. Greensboro is a big, wide city, too. It’s all about making yourself feel like a foreigner in your hometown, and here’s how. DON’T
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CFBG’s Summer Music Series

Jun 5th, 2012 | By
CFBGs record store

ShareTweetThis is more than slightly exciting, fellow GSO residents. This is badass. CFBG (Campaign For a Better Greensboro) is hosting a series of summer music shows, starting June 6th. Yes. Greensboro’s favorite vinyl hot spot is going to be your new favorite Wednesday night hot spot. This Wednesday, June 6th, DJ Bonzani, Harley Lyles, and
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Experimental Music Hits CFBG This Weekend

May 15th, 2012 | By
Laplante Evans CFBG show

ShareTweetThis Friday, May 18th, two experimental musicians from the NY scene hit CFBG for a concert unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Peter Evans and Travis Laplante are making their way across the Atlantic and bringing the good news of jazz with them. Prepare to be dazzled by the opening solo sax & electronics set by
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Urban Foraging for the Modern Hunter-Gatherer

May 7th, 2012 | By
Greensboro berry picking

ShareTweetAn increasing weight is being thrown behind local foods, and for good reason: monster corporations control the majority of the human food supply, including patented seeds. We’re at the top of the food chain and it’s about time we reclaimed control, responsibly and with compassion, with an emphasis on organics and the local terroir. All
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Snack Bar: It’s edible.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By
The fried pickles appetizer at Snack Bar

ShareTweetOne of the most disappointing first-tastes I’ve experienced among my Downtown foodie adventures has been at Snack Bar. Perhaps it was the combination of the Pacman ‘C’ in its outdoor signage and its late hours that gave me high hopes for a quirky, midnight-oil dining experience. I’m sorry to say that its thoroughly pedestrian fare
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Greensboro Writer to Cover Cannes Film Festival

Mar 19th, 2012 | By
Cannes Film Festival Coverage

ShareTweetOne of Greensboro’s national journalists, Budd Wilkins, has just received accreditation to cover the Cannes Film Festival for Slant Magazine this May. Wilkins regularly contributes reviews – spanning all genres of cinema, new and old – for the online magazine. Here is one of our favorite reviews of his, this time for Belle de Jour.
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Carolina Beard and Moustache Competition

Mar 8th, 2012 | By
Carolina Beard and Moustache Competition

ShareTweetThis weekend the Blind Tiger, as well as the larger Greensboro area, will be beset on all sides by the hairy, the moustached, and the bearded. Like a sea of sasquatches, the hairy ones will descend upon our humble town for one reason and one reason only, the first annual Carolina Beard and Moustache Competition!
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CFBG’s Third Anniversary!

Feb 28th, 2012 | By
CFBG Third Anniversary

ShareTweetOne music venue in Greensboro is breaking traditions in the best way. This weekend, we salute the breaking mold. “A lot of venues only last a couple of years,” remarked Max Benbassat, owner of CFBG, Greensboro’s cherished record co-op/venue/chillest spot with wifi to drink a cold one within walking distance of UNCG. Max is absolutely
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New York Pizza on Battleground

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

ShareTweetIf you’re at all familiar with the historic college district of UNC Greensboro, chances are you’re also familiar with New York Pizza (or ‘N.Y.P.’) and its bubbly, crunchy-crusted pizza pies. It’s a Greensboro institution, for better or for worse. In my opinion, it is for the better. Every town, regardless of its student population, deserves
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Sweethearts Carved in Wood

Feb 13th, 2012 | By
Nell Lewis Trail

ShareTweetOne of my favorite things to do on the weekends is take my daughter to the bog gardens, feed the ducks (and geese – those impetuous jerks are impossible to avoid, so piss off), and ooh/ahh at the snake in the waterfall. My little girl wasn’t really old enough to handle the walk of the
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