Greensboro Dance Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

May 26th, 2015 | By

ShareTweetGrowing up in a town without any dance classes, I still dreamed of becoming a ballerina, despite the fact that I can barely walk in a straight line, routinely open cabinets into my face, and am about as graceful as Big Bird after a few martinis. I was absolutely convinced that I’d marry Mikhail Baryshnikov
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Interview With Valerie Nieman

Mar 25th, 2015 | By
Valerie Nieman

ShareTweetWriter Valerie Nieman will be teaching a fiction workshop at UNCG on April 18th as part of the North Carolina Writer’s Network’s Spring conference. With a new collection of poetry out (Hotel Worthy), we thought it was the perfect time to speak to her. 1. Can you tell us a little about yourself both in
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On Pop Of The World

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

ShareTweet“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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From Saturn with View

Nov 12th, 2013 | By
In Saturns Rings

ShareTweetThe 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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Interview with Greensboro Native Tom Kealey, Author of Thieves I’ve Known

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By
Tom Kealey

ShareTweetTom 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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Marikay Abuzuaiter, Part 2: the GPD, Surveillance, Organic Relationships, and More

Sep 17th, 2013 | By
Abuzuaiter Greensboro GPD Interview

ShareTweetEver 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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At the Table with Marikay Abuzuaiter: GPAC, Poverty, Curfews, and More

Aug 31st, 2013 | By
Greensboro City Council Member Abuzuaiter

ShareTweetLast week, I had the chance to interview Marikay Abuzuaiter (pronounced a-BOO-zoo-WAITER), a self-proclaimed coffee addict, a seafood restaurant owner, a wife, a mother of two sons, and a proud pet parent of a pit bull named Kaya. She’s also running for Greensboro City Council At-Large as an incumbent. During her time as a City
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I’m too cool for Warped Tour.

Aug 13th, 2013 | By
The Used

ShareTweetFirst thoughts: this is boring. The heat doesn’t bother me so much as the list of bands I’ve either never heard of or haven’t heard since middle school. For a moment I realize half the kids here were born after 2000, and for that brief moment, I allow myself to have my first “I’m getting
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A Discussion on Greensboro’s Racism, Politics and Teen Curfew

Jul 25th, 2013 | By
Teen Curfew Officer Cranford

ShareTweetA Ready Made Article by Matt Amick In an effort to provide a form of journalism free of bias, I am presenting a “ready-made” record of the events or rather the words spoken at the Teen/Parent Meeting held at the Greensboro Public Library on July 24th, 2013.  They are not exact as ears often miss parts of the entire story. 
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Warning: Cool Kids’ Camp Opportunity Now Approaching

Jun 26th, 2013 | By
A+ Kids Theatre

ShareTweetIf there’s one big complaint that I have about Greensboro, it’s that there’s no good way to stay informed about all the amazingly cool things that are going on, especially when it involves the most awesome thing ever, which is… Keeping your kids out of your hair during the summer. Update: both kids agreed that
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