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In "The Future of Feeling," Durham-based journalist Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips teaches us terms like "phubbing," which means to snub someone by looking at your phone instead of at them. Read more


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The two gifted contemporary classical and jazz improvisers reveal a deeper stratum of their musical friendship on new album "Invisible Ritual." Read more


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Craft's new play with Bulldog Theater Company is about a fatal 1991 fire in a North Carolina processing plant with no sprinklers and locked emergency exits. Read more

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Artistic director Janet Eilber discusses why she has such a populist stance on the modern dance icon and what it was like to work with a legend. Read more


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The world-famous DJ and producer knows trance music's not very cool. He’s just here for good vibes and saving the world. Read more


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photo by Maria Baranova

A philosophical dance theater company and a genius poet combine their talents on a timeless tale of strong women and civil disobedience at Carolina Performing Arts. Read more


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photo by Josué Azor

The Grammy-nominated composer, flutist, and vocalist, who is half of the duo Flutronix, brings her evening-length work to UNC on Friday, Jan. 10. Read more



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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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Cox's film, "New Men," screens at VAE Raleigh this week. Read more



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Before his Haw River Ballroom shows, we met Darnielle in a cemetery for a cheerful chat about how to win at middle age, the odds on him making a rock opera, and other kinks in this mortal coil. Read more


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The singer, who grew up in Chapel Hill, speaks with the INDY about viral fame, America's Got Talent, and the importance of being open about mental health. Read more



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The name pre-dated Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan, by the way. Read more



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Like Don Henley, Phil Collins, and Levon Helm before him, Ehrlich has to engage the crowd while keeping time, as he'll do with Whitney at Cat's Cradle this week. Read more



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The "Luke Cage" scorers and musical polymaths are bringing their "sophisticated hip-hop jazz" band to Motorco. Read more



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The secret is kale. Read more


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Yeah, he was Darryl Philbin on "The Office." But that only scratches the surface of Robinson's varied career, which also includes three nights of stand-up in Raleigh this week. Read more


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The New York-based, North Carolina-bred film critic Godfrey Cheshire discusses his book "Conversations with Kairostami," for which he had unprecedented access to the great Iranian filmmaker. Read more



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We discuss the meaning of country, the legacy of Toni Morrison, Lil Nas X, and much more with Palmer. Read more


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"Personally, I think it’s pretty cool that one of our most loved songs isn’t due to placements or radio hype," Britt Daniel says of one surprising inclusion. "People just dig it." Read more



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“The overall theme is truth-seeking. It’s about asking questions and seeking answers. But it’s still about women’s liberation and giving women the chance to be heard.” Read more