Brian Howe

Bio: Brian Howe is the Managing Arts & Culture Editor at INDY Week.




photo courtesy of Ultimate Comics

In March, Fight or Flight will close in the Shops at Falls Village to merge its staff and culture with Ultimate's on Capital Boulevard. Read more


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illustration by Dare Coulter

A project of The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission published by UNC Press, the new alphabet book introduces kids to Durham’s Black Wall Street, civil rights advocate Charlotte Hawkins Brown, and more. Read more


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photo by Graham Tolbert

In addition to more literary excitement, the festival's second wave of programming features a local-music leading light who's sure to perk up your ears. Read more


“Can we get a UK garage revival already?” Mixmag asked last spring. And lo and behold, a new Durham record label comes through. Read more



photo by John Falls

Oh, Polvo. Polvo, Polvo, Polvo. You were one of the weirdest and coolest of the nineties Chapel Hill indie-rock bands, and your name is so fun to say. Read more



photo courtesy of the Gregg Museum

The Gregg Museum's "Art's Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures" is less concerned with answering big questions than in finding head-spinning new ways to ask them. Read more


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Photo by Erin Bell

The longtime Durham theater artist and podcaster follows music journalist David Menconi in the post, which seeks to build literary bridges in the Triangle and beyond. Read more


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photo courtesy of Merge Records

After announcing some tour dates, the archetypal Chapel Hill indie-rock band reveals that it's been recording over the holidays, too. Read more


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Reinhardt: William P. Gottlieb / Haskins: courtesy of the artist

PSA: Django Reinhardt and Django Haskins both feature in local nightclub bills next week, but they are not the same thing. We’ll help you find the Django you’re looking for. Read more



photo by Jade Wilson

The harmonizing folk trio's Cosmic Prom will transform The Fruit for a three-night Duke Performances residency this month. It’s unanimous: The purpose is joy. Read more



photo courtesy of the artist

RIYL: The sad lyricism of Tycho; the idea of Ratatat doing chamber music. Read more


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photo courtesy of DHIC

The city and its partners are seeking proposals for a permanent public-art project to give the new affordable-housing complex that certain Durham flair. Read more



Design by Annie Maynard and Rudi Petry

“The point is that art is not just treated as just a hobby.” Read more

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Photo by Alex Boerner

After fifteen years, the founder of Carolina Performing Arts leaves Chapel Hill with a program New York might envy Read more

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photo by Baxter Miller

Closed since the April gas explosion, Matt Kelly's seafood heaven hopes to reopen in January. Here are a few places you can get a taste before then. Read more



photo by Deus Kajuna

Katz's new book, “Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World,” is a soul-searching account of his time leading the U.S. Department of State’s Next Level program. Read more

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Today, a statement from Moog Music called off the Durham-based electronic music festival, citing "logistical reasons." Read more


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photo by Roxanne Turpen

Gudasz does justice to the Jimmy Webb classic that Glen Campbell made famous, and the video just dropped today. Read more



photo by Marie-Laure Briane

"Loch na hEala," Michael Keegan-Dolan’s beautiful nightmare of Irish sin, salvation, and transformation, shatters a classic ballet into astonishing dance-theater stage pictures. Read more


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photo by Graham Tolbert

One of the Triangle's biggest resident bands sold out one of its largest halls for the last two nights, and they blew out their minimalist music to persuasive pop proportions. Read more