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The Music of 2011: Highlights and Disappointments

Jan 11th, 2012 | By
Days album cover

ShareTweet2011 was a big year for music. Mainstream rock and Hip-Hop had huge releases, while Indie Rock and Indie Hip-Hop also had some notable releases. Every year there is good music coming out, and 2011 is no exception. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do claim to have an opinion, so thanks
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Occupy Greensboro: Unemployment March

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

ShareTweetOn Saturday, December 10, shouts of Occupy Greensboro members could be heard downtown. Chants like “banks got sold out, we got bailed out!” and “money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!” were exclaimed in time to drums, provided by Cakalak Thunder.  Though the numbers of the October 15 solidarity march could not
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Google Places Reviews – The Greensboro Guessing Game

Dec 3rd, 2011 | By
Google Places Reviews for Greensboro

ShareTweet  How well do you know this town? Are you sure about that? The excerpts below were taken from 10 different Google Places reviews from Greensboro businesses, selected somewhat by epic-ness. There are two ways to play: read the excerpt and then try to match it to one of the local businesses listed below. Or,
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The Blue Door: Matty Sheets and the Blockheads

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By

ShareTweetLaila Nur is one of the coolest, genuinely nicest people I’ve met. I had the opportunity of playing a show with her in July and she is an extremely talented folk musician. She also donates her house as a performance space called the Blue Door. It is a cozy, comfortable basement with Christmas lights and
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The Amazing Pete Schroth: Mixing Art And Giving

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

ShareTweetI’d like to preface this interview by saying that I’m quite focused on sustainable giving, and when I was thinking about a person to interview, Pete Schroth came to mind specifically because of his son Otto’s haircut party a few months back. Generally speaking, if you see a child doing something awesome, it’s because they’re
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Mixed Tape Reviews: Unfocused ‘Zoo’ Can’t Buy Cameron Crowe A Much-Needed Comeback

Nov 30th, 2011 | By
The stars of We Bought a Zoo

ShareTweetWhat I always loved about Cameron Crowe’s better movies was his ability to turn cheese into pizza. What I mean by this is that he takes highly emotional stories that would be terrible in the hands of other filmmakers, and with the right ingredients of great actors and essential truths, he manages to craft good
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Hot Pink Jaysen

Nov 29th, 2011 | By

ShareTweetSelf-described actor, writer, director, producer, musician, drummer, model, and artist Jaysen Buterin burst onto the Greensboro film scene in 2006 when he and co-conspirators James Evan Wade and Jennie Prince founded Mad Ones Films so they could compete in that year’s 48 Hour Film Project. The result of their collaboration was the gory and sweet
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The Flatiron: Diego Hillbillies, The Painted Skulls, and Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth

Nov 25th, 2011 | By
Poster Art for a Flat Iron Concert

ShareTweetThe Flatiron is a downtown dive bar on Summit Avenue. The atmosphere is inviting and welcoming, much like the regulars. On Tuesdays, it is home to an open mic night hosted by Matty Sheets, a bartender at the Flatiron and fellow Avant Greensboro writer. On weekends, you can catch a set by a local band
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Mixed Tape Reviews: Fourth ‘Twilight’ Flick More Weird Than Terrible

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By
Breaking Dawn screen cap

ShareTweetThe experience of watching four Twilight movies can best be described as watching a young woman make a series of bad decisions. That young woman is Bella Swan played by Kristen Stewart, and her most recent bad decision in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” is to get married immediately after graduating from high
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Social Vs. Lifestyle Anarchism: An Interview with Dr. Daniel Rhodes

Nov 21st, 2011 | By
Dr. Daniel Rhodes of Greensboro

ShareTweet  Daniel Rhodes completed his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies with a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from UNC-Greenboro in 2008. He completed his Masters in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. During his career Daniel has served in different community based organizations working directly with various groups such as immigrants and refugees;
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