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Mitch Fatel: Part I

Mitch Fatel: Part I

We’re gonna two-part this interview with Mitch Fatel because something this good should be enjoyed over time instead of all at once. During a Tuesday morning phone interview, Fatel, a veteran stand-up comedian who is returning to Raleigh to headline Goodnights...
No Disney pirates in Tahiti’s Black Pearl

No Disney pirates in Tahiti’s Black Pearl

“Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May” sounds innocuous and somewhat sweet. It’s a stern-ish admonition by the17th British poet Robert Herrick in his poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, in which he warns gals not to be too picky as time’s a-wasting, and they...
Rugged Man on campus

Rugged Man on campus

By David Henderson Earlier this year, rap legend RA The Rugged Man sauntered to the front of the Duke Coffeehouse’s stage, his long black trench coat dragging behind him. As he stood leaning over the stage’s edge, RA addressed a young woman standing a few feet...
Tallinn Estonia: Soviet flashback

Tallinn Estonia: Soviet flashback

001 First, we drank vodka. We ate pickles. We heard stories. Our Estonian host garbed in Communist guard’s attire presented “histertainment.” He served us Kali (Kvass) before which he instructed: “When you drink it, don’t smell it. I’ve never seen a foreigner who ever...
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