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5500 Adams Farm Lane Suite 204 Greensboro, NC 27407 Office 336-316-1231 Fax 336-316-1930 Publisher CHARLES A. WOMACK III

With all the stressful headlines, hectic work schedules, and external pressures, everyone needs a vacation. Even though summer is just around the corner, some may need a break now. Why travel abroad when taking a break locally and visiting some HIDDEN GEMS IN THE TRIAD could be more affordable and convenient? We took the liberty to do some research for those who are overworked and overstressed and have outlined some of the best places for a staycation in the Triad.







When you visit BLUE DENIM, it might be a good idea to wear your stretchy jeans. Located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, lovingly nicknamed “Jeansboro,” as an ode to the city’s textile heritage (particularly to Cone Denim) Blue Denim has established itself as a cozy, modern eatery with a focus on Creole and Cajun fare. 10 “The Golden Thread – an Art Show of THREE GENERATIONS” will feature a special two-day reception of three artists: a mother, daughter and granddaughter on April 12 and April 13 in the boutique gallery at Irving Park Art & Frame. The show will be up through May 3 and will feature 60 or more works of watercolors and mixed media, and is free and open to the general public. 11 JEREMY WORKMAN’s documentary The World Before Your Feet chronicles the six-year odyssey of New Yorker Matt Green to walk every foot of New York City – a grand total of 8,000 miles. He walked sidewalks, side streets, back streets, alleys, cemeteries, and more. It took six years and could be described as one man’s journey except, of course, Workman was with him every step of the way... YES! WEEKLY

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After the soft box office performances of such World War II sagas as Allied and The Zookeeper’s Wife, it’s a wonder that anyone put up the funds to make something as similarly grown-up and period-specific as THE AFTERMATH. Given the likely financial fate of this one as well, we may not see another WWII yarn until around the time World War III gets off the ground. 18 “One of the deep ironies of the Civil War is that the new CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT gave its states less autonomy than the one they were rebelling against,” said historian Steve M. Miller when he spoke at Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books on Sunday. 19 Ever since the 2020 Presidential sweepstakes began, Democratic candidates have been on a CONTINUOUS APOLOGY TOUR. 20 REED TURCHI might have reasonably been expected to gravitate toward bluegrass and murder ballads, but he found the slide guitar instead. Turchi grew up in a part of the state where old-time music has deep roots and a strong presence. It just didn’t catch his ear.


DISTRIBUTION JANICE GANTT KARRIGAN MUNRO ANDREW WOMACK We at YES! Weekly realize that the interest of our readers goes well beyond the boundaries of the Piedmont Triad. Therefore we are dedicated to informing and entertaining with thought-provoking, debate-spurring, in-depth investigative news stories and features of local, national and international scope, and opinion grounded in reason, as well as providing the most comprehensive entertainment and arts coverage in the Triad. YES! Weekly welcomes submissions of all kinds. Efforts will be made to return those with a self-addressed stamped envelope; however YES! Weekly assumes no responsibility for unsolicited submissions. YES! Weekly is published every Wednesday by Womack Newspapers, Inc. No portion may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. First copy is free, all additional copies are $1.00. Copyright 2019 Womack Newspapers, Inc.


NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FOR PROPOSED BROAD STREET CONNECTOR IN WINSTON-SALEM FORSYTH COUNTY _____________________________________________________________________________________ STIP PROJECT NO. U-6063

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed project to construct a connector road using Peters Creek Parkway to tie Broad Street to the Business 40 improvements project, currently under construction, near the BB&T Ballpark. The Broad Street Connector project will create more efficient street connections to help manage future traffic volumes on Broad Street and adjacent streets. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 4-6 p.m. in the Centenary United Methodist Church auditorium located at 646 West 5th Street in Winston-Salem. The public may drop in at any time during the meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the project. Please note that no formal presentation will be made. The opportunity to submit comments will also be provided at the meeting or by phone, email or mail by May 13, 2019. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops. Project information and materials can be viewed as they become available online at For additional information, contact one of the following individuals: Connie James, P.E. Division Project Engineer NCDOT Division 9 375 Silas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem, NC 27127 336-747-7800

Alison Nichols, AICP Consultant Project Manager RS&H 1520 South Boulevard, Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28203 704-940-4725

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Samantha Borges, Environmental Analysis Unit at or 919-707-6115 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que no hablan inglés o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

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BREWS AND BUBBLES FRIDAY FRI 12 BREWS & BUBBLES WHAT: Taste a variety of beers and enjoy a sampling of science as you tour the Greensboro Science Center’s aquarium, museum and zoo! This adults-only (ages 21+) event offers an assortment of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment in an awesome atmosphere ... all for a great cause! Proceeds from Brews & Bubbles support the GSC’s conservation efforts. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Science Center. 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro. MORE: $45 tickets.


SAT 13 SEMI-ANNUAL VINTAGE MARKET @ ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE WHAT: Details Find eclectic treasures at the Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage! This outdoor pop-up market includes rustic treasures, creatively reused collectibles, vintage finds, locallymade goods, salvaged wood furniture, and upscale handmade items. WHEN: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHERE: Architectural Salvage of Greensboro. 1028 Huffman St, Greensboro. MORE: Free event.

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EASTER SPRING FLING WHAT: Come join us for family fun at McLaurin Farms! Ride cattle cars, get your face painted, take a photo with the Easter bunny and more! WHEN: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: McLaurin Farms. 5601 N Church St, Greensboro. MORE: Wristbands for kids are $15 and will include: Easter egg hunt, cattle cars, hayride, playground, cotton candy, face painting or glitter tattoo, and free cell phone photos with the Easter Bunny. Ticket booth will close at 1PM.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL AT BB&T PARK WHAT: As part of the Winston-Salem Dash’s Opening Weekend for their 10th anniversary season at BB&T Ballpark, the club will be hosting a Food Truck Festival prior to and during their 6 p.m. game on Saturday, April 13, against the Potomac Nationals. WHEN: 4-8 p.m. WHERE: Winston-Salem Dash. 926 Brookstown Ave. MORE: Lawn tickets purchased in advance are available for just $5. Prices will increase at the gate on the day of the event. A $25 VIP Ticket is also available.

SUN 14 GO GREEN GARDEN SHOW WHAT: The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market (501 Yanceyville St.) will host the Go Green Garden Show on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 9 am to 2 pm. This annual event connects garden enthusiasts directly to the producers of North Carolina heritage, native and regional plants. This is THE spring event for everyone with a green thumb, from the patio gardener to budding urban farmer! WHEN: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. WHERE: Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. 501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro. MORE: Free event.






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BY JASMYN BRUNSON High Point-raised independent artist and 2015 North Carolina A&T alumni YB.KD is taking the music industry by storm. He has debuted two mixtapes and is working on his debut album in the months to come. YB.KD has always had a passion for music since he was young; he said he got into music because he wanted a better life for himself. Lyrically, he has always been making music and he strives to always tell a story through all of his raps. In 2006, he started working on his music career and also released his first debut mixtape titled “Everybody Hates Chris.” He is a very hard worker and strives to make his name big and go down in history for his music as an artist. In every rhyme, he tells his story and brings something new and unique to the table in all of his songs. YB.KD is also an active volunteer in the community. He has partnered with a nonprofit organization called Voices of the Struggle, which is an empowerment program targeting African American males in gang prevention to deflect entry and discontinue involvement. He has mentored some of the young men and also wrote a song for the organization titled “Hopeless Child.” He said this song is for children that feel like they have lost hope and pushing them to strive and to do better for themselves and to never give up regardless of what is going on.


The one thing that makes him stand out from all other artist is that he “is not a genre artist,” which he said means he is well-rounded and has the gift to be able to articulate and tell a story through his music in many different platforms. YB.KD has performed at multiple stages in the area. Upon graduation from A&T, he switched to a political platform and performed at A&T during the United States presidential election. He has also performed at different colleges across the Triad. His advice to a young artist that wants to get into the music industry is, “be yourself, wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and ask yourself who you really are. Don’t ever confuse yourself with who you really are.” As far as his future goals, YB.KD plans on doing a “pop-up plugin” party scheduled for April 26. This is an event for local artist to come and showcase their talent all together in one place. He is also planning to do a listening party for his newly released song “Lane Change” later on this month. Listen to his music on Apple Music and Spotify, and his music videos are also available to stream on YouTube. Follow YB.KD on Instagram(@yb.kd)to keep up to date with events to come and also booking information and features you can contact him at Yb.kdmusic@ !

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A Chef’s Table fills the seats of Blue Denim


hen you visit Blue Denim, it might be a good idea to wear your stretchy jeans. Located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, lovingly nicknamed “Jeansboro,” as an ode Kristi Maier to the city’s textile @triadfoodies heritage (particularly to Cone Denim) Blue Denim has estabContributor lished itself as a cozy, modern eatery with a focus on Creole and Cajun fare. Owner Jody Morphis came to Greensboro by way of New Orleans in 2000. His first job in Gate City was at the former Restaurant Pastiche. Five years later, Morphis opened Fincastles Downtown, a beloved burger-centric diner that became a part of Greensboro’s locally owned burger boom. After enjoying 10 years at Fincastles, Morphis sold the diner and stepped away from the kitchen for a brief period. However, the proverbial phrase, “I could not stay away” rings true here. So in 2015, Morphis and his wife opened Blue Denim, right next door to the former Fincastles (now White and Wood). Opening a Cajun restaurant wasn’t too far a stretch, as Morphis often featured a Mardi Gras menu at Fincastles that was quite popular. Morphis grew up in Meridian, Mississippi, and after college went to culinary school in New Orleans. There he stayed as a chef in New Orleans at Cafe Giovanni, and then at House of Blues. “I always loved gumbo and étouffées. Growing up in Mississippi, we grew up on that too,” Morphis told me. An eclectic, globally inspired menu with a Cajun and Creole focus takes special attention, and Morphis said he enjoys playing around with flavors and local ingredients. While many of the featured chefs “surprise” the guests with the multiple courses, some like to present a menu, and Chef Morphis’s menu was presented beautifully with a custom printed napkin tie to mark the occasion. Each course was detailed in such a way to highlight a region or event that is meaningful to Morphis, and we noted that here with each course.


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raspberry and mango purée, roasted ginger pepper demi, pea shoot pesto “Mobile is where the first recorded Mardi Gras took place in the United States,” Morphis said. This little crêpe-like “pillow” was beautifully presented. The creamy filling worked beautifully with the sauces and demi. You know how it’s so yummy to take the last bite and dredge it through all the beautiful glazes? Every bite was like


that. Guest Scott Fancett declared, “This sauce is so good, it should’ve come with a spoon.”


Holy Trinity and Friends Gate City Harvest spring onions, roasted sweet peppers, celery, pork, toasted Gorgonzola, Blue Denim sauce “Chabaud is the last name of the family that kind of took care of me when I lived


in New Orleans,” Morphis described of this course. “They have been family friends since the late ‘80s. I have had many memorable meals and experiences with the Chabaud family, and just wanted to honor them.” Guest Bill Norman, who owns Fainting Goat Spirits, deemed this dish a favorite. This deconstructed “holy trinity” had the components separately presented, but the magic happened when you combined


the flavors to get a little bit of everything. The toasted Gorgonzola added a beautiful cheese straw-like texture and flavor.


Duck, Duck, Gumbo Smoked Joyce Farms duck, Andouille sausage, lemon-grass scented filé gumbo, Louisiana popcorn rice “Bacchus is another Krewe in New Orleans,” Morphis explained of this dish. “Bacchus was formed in order to include people from outside of New Orleans to revitalize carnival in NOLA. Duck gumbo is revitalizing and a very inclusive dish in itself.” The gumbo has been a featured item in the past few weeks at Blue Denim, the warmth and spiciness is everything you love in a gumbo. It was a bit heartier thanks to the duck with a great kick of heat.


Grits and Daube Old Mill of Guilford grits, USDA Prime Denver steak, Cabernet beef jus reduction, parsley oil “Zulu is the first parade to roll on Fat Tuesday, which to me is the meat and potatoes of carnival season.” A riff on shrimp and grits brings us steak and grits. It was a hearty entrée to cap the evening’s savory courses.


Oh My Darlin’ Lemon-Thyme Lemon-thyme cheesecake, bourbon rosemary blueberry sauce, lemon curd, mint “Endymion is one of the super Krewes and largest parades that roll during Mardi Gras,” Morphis said. “When I lived in NOLA, WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

the Chabaud family lived on the Endymion parade route. I had some sweet times there, so dessert was named for Endymion.” The dessert, with its golden, purple and green, which I’m sure was a hat tip to Mardi Gras, was sweet, tart and herbaceous. I absolutely love a lemon dessert with some component of berry. It was absolute perfection for me. Morphis said when considering what the city needed, he saw a place in the market for great Cajun cuisine. “I make a concerted effort to do it the right way and with the right ingredients. The bread for our Po’ Boys come from New Orleans,” he said “We work closely with Gate City Harvest and get with Aubrey to find out what he’s growing, and it’s getting easier to build our menus earlier now and utilize as much locally grown produce as possible. “I also love to read a whole lot and study cookbooks to see what other people are doing…and study what other cultures are doing too so that we might be able to do that here at Blue Denim.” Morphis said he is happy he has discovered a passion and deliver what he loves to do in Greensboro and now he has regulars that dine at Blue Denim that keeps the drive alive. “I don’t take loving what I do for granted. I knew I wasn’t going to get rich, but we make a nice living. We also found good people that work with us that share that desire to create a great experience for our guest. I don’t take that lightly.” ! KRISTI MAIER is a food writer, blogger and cheerleader for all things local who even enjoys cooking in her kitchen, though her kidlets seldom appreciate her efforts.

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3 generations of women share their art at Irving Park Art & Frame

The Golden Thread – an Art Show of Three Generations” will feature a special two-day reception of three artists: a mother, daughter and granddaughter on April 12 and April 13 in Terry Rader the boutique gallery at Irving Park Art & Frame. The show will Contributor be up through May 3 and will feature 60 or more works of watercolors and mixed media, and is free and open to the general public. Katherine “Katie” Lee Armistead is excited to be sharing a show with her mother, Alberta Chandler Armistead, and her niece, Lindsay Armistead Vance. She said she felt the best thing about this show is being able to work with her mother and niece, who have a common bond in art. While they each express themselves uniquely in their work, art is “the golden

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thread” that ties them together. Katie and Lindsay will each speak about The Golden Thread and their earliest memories of drawing on Friday night, and the majority of the artwork will be for sale. Katie’s part-time job at Irving Park Art & Frame is one she has had since college. She and owner Renee Lauver were both mutual friends with Elisabeth Pugh, who sold Irving Park Art & Frame to Lauver in 2007. “Getting to know our customers is important to us,” according to the Irving Park Art & Frame website. “We develop a trusting and helpful environment and offer a quality product so that our customers will continue to bring their art in to be framed and tell others about us.” Katie said she has been painting her whole life. She was a professional art educator and teacher for Guilford County Schools for 31 years and grew up doing some kind of art every day, which continued with her students. She has regularly been painting for the past 25 years and said that art requires discipline. She primarily works in watercolor and likes to work in mixed media using oil pastels and painting watercolors on altered paper, a technique she does by adding collage paper onto watercolor paper. She said it is very freeing and very much like a science experiment when the paint hits the pigment in the creases of the paper, and it runs across the paper on its own. Her pieces are mostly medium-size for this show and will include a series of botanicals as well as varied subject matter of things she has done in the past with landscapes, animals and birds. “Nature is my go-to subject matter,” Katie said. “It brings me a lot of joy, and I want my art to bring the viewers joy. We don’t have a lot of time to get out in nature. My art captures certain moments

Still life painting by Alberta Chandler Armistead I am experiencing in nature that are fleeting before I have to walk away and it’s gone forever. We are all nature lovers, and there is so much beauty in the imperfection that only nature can produce.” She said that she is grateful that she doesn’t have to support herself as an artist and can enjoy it as a hobby. Alberta, now in her 80s, continues to paint casually from time to time and likes to give her paintings away. A commercial art major from Mississippi University for Women, she worked in advertising doing drug store ads when she got out of college. Later, she worked as a fashion illustrator in Goldsmith’s Department Store in Memphis, Tennessee. After moving to Statesville, North Carolina, she became a mother and worked as a freelance illustrator while she raised four kids. It was in her 50s that Alberta became serious about her painting. She paints traditional watercolors and still life.

Lindsay has been actively painting for six years and received training in graphic design in college and through her job at A Place For The Heart, located in Sophia. She primarily paints watercolors and will be displaying some work from her trip to Italy and other travels. She has done a new series of abstracts or nonobjective pieces for this show that portrays her experience of being a new mother and bringing a new person into her family’s lives. Katie said that these pieces are mostly geometric shapes and when she looks at them, she said she could see a lot of symbolism in the way the shapes interact with each other. “Art has certainly been a blessing, and I realize this more and more,” Katie said. “When you create art as a hobby and interest, it is something you can always go to in order to make your life more fulfilling.” ! TERRY RADER is a freelance writer, storyteller, poet, wellness herbalist, flower essences/energy practitioner and owner of Paws n’ Peace o’ Mind cat/dog/house sitting.



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Jeremy Workman’s World comes to DVD With the 2019 RiverRun International in full swing, one of the most popular films at last year’s festival has coincidentally made its DVD debut via Kino Lorber. Jeremy Workman’s Mark Burger documentary The World Before Your Contributor Feet chronicles the six-year odyssey of New Yorker Matt Green to walk every foot of New York City – a grand total of 8,000 miles. He walked sidewalks, side streets, back streets, alleys, cemeteries, and more. It took six years and could be described as one man’s journey except, of course, Workman was with him every step of the way, filming Green’s trek in weather that ranged from good to bad to ugly, gaining a first-hand immersion into the cultural diversity and history of New York City that proved an eye-opener even for them. The DVD ($29.95 retail) includes deleted scenes, an interview with executive producer Jesse Eisenberg, the original trailer, and the SXSW Q&A that followed its world premiere. When Workman and Green brought the film to RiverRun last year, it had particularly special meaning for Workman, whose filmmaker father, Chuck Workman (an Oscar winner for the 1986 documentary short Precious Images) was given the Master of Cinema award.

“For the last year, we have been taking The World Before Your Feet to movie theaters across America – both as part of its initial film-festival run and its broader theatrical release,” Workman said. “It’s been a really incredible and rewarding experience, and we have enjoyed some amazing success. In fact, a year since we played at RiverRun last April, the film is still in movie theaters in some cities, and even with the DVD coming out – and the film’s also available on iTunes and VOD – the film continues to attract large audiences in theaters.” “We had the pleasure of showing The World Before Your Feet to three sold-out houses at the 2018 RiverRun festival, and I’m not surprised at the favorable reception it’s received at other festivals and in its theatrical run,” said Rob Davis, RiverRun’s executive director. “When working at a festival and you get a submission from Jeremy Workman, it’s one of those films you can’t wait to see because you know there is an inherent level of excellence in its quality and in its story,” Davis said. “I’ve known Jeremy since my days at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, and I’m proud to call him a film colleague. “During my first RiverRun, I invited Jeremy to be a judge at our ‘Pitch Fest’ competition for student documentary filmmakers,” he recounted. “His feedback was constructive and useful and his questions insightful. Jeremy’s dad is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker we’ve also hosted at RiverRun. Creativity obviously runs in the family, and to quote an old cliché, Jeremy is truly an example of

the apple not falling far from the tree.” “Here’s a bit of a breakdown: We played at nearly 30 festivals across the country, leading up to our theatrical release in the fall,” Workman said. “After releasing in theaters in New York and Los Angeles last Thanksgiving, we have now since played in 70 additional cities in the United States and Canada. In New York City, as many suspected, we enjoyed great success. New Yorkers obviously connected with this unique look at their own city. We opened at New York’s Quad Cinema on Thanksgiving and played there for eight straight weeks, breaking box-office records in the process, (and) at one point the local nightly news in New York City featured a segment about the film’s constant sellout crowds.” The “hometown” reception might have been expected, but, Workman said, “more surprising was how well the film connected outside of New York. We were never certain that this would be the case. Many people first thought that The World Before Your Feet would just be a ‘New York movie,’ which was always a bit of a hurdle when we first premiered the film. Many just thought it would be a niche movie for New Yorkers. “However, we soon learned that the film’s themes really resonated in a broader and more universal way. The film may be set in New York City, but audiences saw it about their own world. Consequently, we’ve also found large audiences at theaters in over 25 different states, from Alaska to Kentucky to New Hampshire to New Mexico. We played for a full month in Denver, six straight weeks in Oregon, more

than five weeks in the (San Francisco) Bay Area, five weeks in Omaha. In February, the film went up to Canada, where it played six straight weeks in Toronto. It’s been so gratifying to see how a small documentary can still find audiences in movie theaters and connect with people in a deep way. We’re excited where the film has gone, and we’re looking forward for more people to discover it.” (The film is scheduled to play at theaters in Cary in June.) Not surprisingly, Workman has fond memories of RiverRun – and hopes to make a few more in the future. “When Matt and I look back on this past crazy year, we are often drawn to the great week we had at RiverRun,” he said. “It was only the second film festival we played – after our premiere at SXSW. We had three showings at the a/perture, and they all sold out. Looking back, those RiverRun screenings probably helped us realize that the movie might actually have some broader appeal. It was such a great week where we also watched a ton of great films and met some terrific people, and Matt also led a walk around Winston-Salem. I’m looking forward to submitting my next (as-yet-untitled) film to RiverRun, which is about the 20-yearold domino artist and YouTube star Lily Hevesh.” – The official website for The World Before Your Feet is ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on © 2019, Mark Burger.


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The Aftermath of love and war


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fter the soft box office performances of such World War II sagas as Allied and The Zookeeper’s Wife, it’s a wonder that anyone put up the funds to make something as similarly grown-up and period-specific as The Aftermath ( ). Given the likely financial fate of this one as well, we may not see another WWII yarn until around the time World War III gets off the ground. That’s a shame, because both Allied and The Zookeeper’s Wife deserved better fates. And while The Aftermath doesn’t match their quality or conviction, it’s not one for the trash heap, either. Based on Rhidian Brook’s novel of the same name, it’s set right after the war, as cleanup efforts are underway in Germany by the conquering heroes. While most of the British and American occupiers view all Germans with contempt, forever suspicious that each and every one admired Adolf Hitler, one exception is the kind-hearted Lewis Morgan (Jason Clarke), an officer tasked with helping restore the bombed-out city of Hamburg. Lewis’ wife Rachael (Keira Knightley), on the other hand, doesn’t share his sympathies, which makes matters prickly when the pair move into a luxurious home owned by widower Stefan Lubert

(Alexander Skarsgård) and populated by Stefan, his headstrong daughter Freda (Flora Thiemann), and various household servants. The Luberts and staff were expected to vacate the premises when the Morgans moved in, but Lewis’ bleeding heart decreed otherwise, figuring there’s enough square footage for everyone to live separately if not quite equally (the Morgans get the run of the house while the Luberts are confined to the cramped attic). But the proximity nevertheless remains close enough for Rachael to overcome her prejudices and develop an attraction to Stefan while her workaholic husband is away rebuilding the city. Had The Aftermath been around as a property in the late 1940s, it doubtless would have starred Deborah Kerr and Claude Rains as the Morgans and Laurence Olivier as Stefan. The performers cast here do their filmic forebears proud, and the picture succeeds as long as it focuses on their love triangle. But a storyline involving the teenage Freda’s dalliances with a youthful Nazi supporter (Jannik Schumann) is severely underplotted and leads to a climax that seems at odds with the more measured pace of the rest of the picture. It’s pumped up melodrama that competes with the more nuanced drama, and — with apologies to Casablanca — it crowds out the three adults and their struggles with that towering hill of beans. !




NC Triad Theatre League Announces Second Biennial Theatre Festival


he North Carolina Triad Theatre League announces the second biennial theatre festival to be held on June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the High Point Campus of Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) 901 S. Main St. There will be performances from numerous theatre companies, workshops for the public, food trucks, face painting, music, mask making and more. “The idea is to introduce the public to the wonderful assortment of theatre in the Triad,” said board President Rosina Whitfield, the artistic development director for the City of Greensboro’s Drama Center, a member of the league. “There is so much great theatre happening which the community may not know about. This way they can find out how much is out there all in one place.” Festival Coordinator Jody Cauthen added, ”I’ve heard new arrivals to the area say they find it a cultural desert. We know that’s not true, so we want to show them the variety of theatre companies in the Triad and what they do.”

There will be performances from Spring Theatre, Studio One, Goodly Frame Theatre, Triad Pride Acting Company, Shared Radiance, The Drama Center, and Community Theatre of Greensboro to name a few. There will also be information tables from vendors connected with theatre and theatre education. A sampling of workshops include Creative Dramatics for kids, stage combat, acting demonstrations, and what goes on backstage. There will something for everyone and for all ages. Admission and parking are free. The NC Triad Theatre League was formed three years ago to unite local theatre companies, to collaborate, share resources, and to come together to unify and sustain the collective mission. NCTTL is inclusive of the entire Triad, of all ages and backgrounds, to create a stronger arts community. The first festival was held in 2017. For more information, visit the website or call (336) 3732728. !

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Rogers, Arkansas, neighbors Charles Eugene Ferris, 50, and Christopher Hicks, 36, were hanging out on Ferris’ back porch on March 31, drinking Chuck Shepherd and enjoying the spring air. Ferris was wearing his bulletproof vest — because why not? — and invited Hicks to shoot him with a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle. KFSM reported the vest blocked the bullet from striking Ferris, but it still hurt and left a red mark on his upper chest. Next, Hicks donned the vest and Ferris “unloaded the clip into Christopher’s back,” according to the police report, also leaving bruises. That’s where it all would have ended had Ferris not gone to the hospital, where staff alerted the Benton County Sheriff ’s Office. Ferris initially told officers an elaborate story about being shot while protecting “an asset” in a dramatic gunfight, but Ferris’ wife spilled the beans about the back-porch challenge. Both men were arrested for suspicion of aggravated assault.


In downtown Borrego Springs, California, a curious sign tops a 5-foot-tall post in front of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association gift shop: “This Post Not Currently In Use.” Mike McElhatton, the association’s education director, told The San Diego Union Tribune: “When I started working (here) I saw this post that ... had obviously been there for a long time. At first I just wondered what in the heck was the post for and then I got the idea to put a sign on it.” McElhatton seemed disappointed with the response, though: “Amazingly, we don’t get a whole lot of comment about it. I’ve seen people walk up and they just look at the sign and they just keep going.”


Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, tried a new venue for staging an opera on March 30 and 31: underwater. “Breathe: A Multidisciplinary Water Opera” featured dancers, percussionists, singers, a flute and other orchestra instruments — some above water, some below. Composer and musical director Loren Kiyoshi Dempster told WLUK TV he was skeptical at first. “It’s been kind of one of the great surprises of my life that you could play cello underwater,” he said. A device used by marine biologists to record


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underwater sounds delivered the music above the surface for audience members.


On March 29, in a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, an off-duty police officer was enjoying a nice sauna when he noticed that another man in the sauna was a fugitive wanted for aggravated assault, among other offenses. They recognized each other, police spokesperson Carina Skagerlind told the Associated Press, and “the naked police officer calmly told the man that he should consider himself arrested.” The officer called for backup, and “the arrest was undramatic,” she added.


— Harris County (Texas) Civil Court Judge Bill McLeod, who was sworn in last November, accidentally resigned on April 1, but it wasn’t an April Fools’ joke. Reuters reported that McLeod shared his plan online to run for the state supreme court without realizing that such an announcement amounts to a resignation, according to the state’s constitution. McLeod himself did not comment on the gaffe, but county commissioners may be able to keep him in office until a special election can be held. — Detroit police say they can’t confirm what made an unnamed 50-year-old man shoot himself in the foot on March 19, but rumor has it that he was aiming for something entirely different. WDIV TV reported that the man, who uses a wheelchair, was trying to kill a cockroach by throwing his shoe at it; the shoe contained his handgun, and it fell out of the shoe and discharged, striking his foot. Police said the man was in stable condition after the incident.


In Cachoeira Alta, Brazil, Judge Filipe Luis Peruca handed down an unusual judgment in a paternity case that involved identical twin potential fathers. The mother of a young girl filed a paternity suit against Twin A, who accused Twin B of being the actual father, reported the BBC. DNA tests showed an equal probability for the two men to be the father, so Judge Peruca ordered them both to pay maintenance for the daughter. As a result, she will receive twice as much as she would with only one father. “One of them is acting in bad faith in order to hide the fact that he is the father,” the judge wrote. “Such vile behavior cannot be tolerated by the law.” !

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Dream staycations in the Triad


ith all the stressful headlines, hectic work schedules, and external pressures, everyone needs a vacation. Even though summer is just around the corKatie Murawski ner, some may need a break now. Why travel abroad when Editor taking a break locally and visiting some hidden gems in the Triad could be more affordable and convenient? We took the liberty to do some research for those who are overworked and overstressed and have outlined some of the best places for a staycation in the Triad.


2250 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem Adjacent to Wake Forest University, Reynolda has a rich history in Winston-Salem. Built in 1917 as the home of Katharine Smith and tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds, the house serves as an American art museum featuring the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and other renowned artists in the fall and spring. But that isn’t all; it’s also a museum dedicated to the Reynolds family (and the families that worked at Reynolda) that called Reynolda home for several years. Surrounding the estate are gardens, walking trails and Reynolda Village, filled with boutique shops, restaurants and event spaces. “For more than 100 years, Reynolda has delivered experiences that connect people in a setting that inspires,” wrote director of external relations Sarah Smith. “It is an inviting destination for discovery and escape through art, learning, entertainment, and nature.” For those living in the Triad and surrounding areas outside of Winston-Salem, one could easily spend the day wandering

around the museums, gardens, or shopping and eating in Reynolda Village in less than an hour in traveling time. “Inside Reynolda’s museum, guests can view works of art from America’s most important artists in a domestic setting this is a unique experience and creates a feeling that changes the way you see the art. The combination of what you can find here the integration of learning, art, and nature - welcomes explorers and invites the curious,” Smith wrote. “The Reynolda experience includes a free app called Reynolda Revealed; changing exhibitions in the museum; tours of the formal gardens, conservatory and walking trails of Reynolda Gardens; and the perfect spot to rest and reflect over a glass of rosé and a crêpe in the shops and cafés of Reynolda Village. Take your time; there’s a lot to discover at Reynolda.” Smith wrote that all are welcome at Reynolda, and it is a place for anyone seeking “respite, inspiration, exploration, discovery, and fun.” For more information, visit the website,

Hyatt Place in Greensboro Downtown

300 N. Eugene St., Greensboro Greensboro-native and director of hotel operations Madison Carroll said her father Roy started assembling land in downtown Greensboro about 20 years ago. “He just saw the potential of downtown long before anybody else when he bought the Wachovia building and turned it into Center Pointe, and those early years, everyone thought he was a little crazy,” Carroll said. “He wanted to invest in his hometown, my hometown.” Carroll said she has always had a passion for hotels, and wanted to come work with her father and move the Carroll Companies into the hospitality industry. The Hyatt Place Greensboro Downtown is the Carrolls’ first hotel, and it just opened on the weekend of March 15. Carroll said the biggest draw for the Hyatt is the downtown vibe and its walkability to various downtown Greensboro


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Grandover Resort

1000 Club Rd., Greensboro Grandover Resort opened in February 1999, and its amenities include 36 holes of “world-class golf,” a spa, tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, game room, firepit, art gallery, two restaurants, bars, and more. “We are proud to have completed our renovations and rebranding in conjunction with our 20thAnniversary,” wrote director of sales and marketing Christina York in an email. Grandover is located on the outskirts of the city and could be a great place for a reprieve of the hustle and bustle. York wrote that live entertainment is offered weekly in the 1808 Bar on Friday

and Saturday evenings, and the first and third Thursdays in April and May at the firepit outside of Café Expresso. 19 & Timber Bar is open Thursdays through Sundays and offers various events through the year, with the next one being a Kentucky Derby Party coming up on May 4. She wrote that hotel guests could participate in Wellness Walkers on Thursday mornings and a yoga class on Saturday mornings; there is also a cardio tennis class on Friday and Saturday mornings, and bicycles are available for guests to use during their stay. “There is a common misconception that Grandover Resort is like a country club where a membership is required,” York wrote. “This is not the case – the amenities at Grandover Resort, including Golf and Spa, are open to hotel guests and the public.” More information about events and packages can be found at the website,

The Graylyn Estate

1900 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem The Graylyn Estate was once 87 acres of fields owned by the R.J. Reynolds Company and was built by Bowman and Nathalie Lyons Gray. Marketing manager Mallory Forsman described the estate in an email as “the perfect combination of a modern boutique hotel, enchanting historic residence, and International Conference Center.” The estate offers 85 guest rooms, 25,000 square-feet of meeting space, 55 acres of exclusive grounds and various backdrops for weddings and special events. Forsman wrote that the Gray family had a dedication to education, preservation, and community. The proceeds from the estate benefit local schools, the Children’s Center of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University’s Graylyn Scholarship, historic preservation, and green initiatives. “When you host a meeting, hold a special event or stay overnight at Graylyn, you are not only receiving a luxury experience, you are also investing in education, community, and historical preservation, just as the Gray

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hotspots. (For instance, the hotel is located across the street from The Grasshoppers Stadium.) “When you stay here you are not too far from anything,” she said. “Especially once Tanger opens, there are just so many options. We are already seeing huge sellout nights anytime there is a major concert at the Coliseum.” Carroll said the Eric Church concert was the first concert on the opening weekend and the Hyatt Place sold out. The hotel just sold out again last week for the High Point Furniture Market. Carroll said the Hyatt is unique to downtown Greensboro because it is the first new hotel in over 30 years that has opened in downtown. Carroll said that the art in the rooms features some local Greensboro landmarks such as the Lincoln Financial building and the train depot. “We chose the Hyatt name because it seems like a very urban brand without being inaccessible,” Carroll said about why they chose the Hyatt franchise. “It’s new and modern, but it is not too trendy. It is the perfect blend for business travelers as well as families coming in for a weekend.” For more information, visit the Hyatt Place’s website, hotel/north-carolina/hyatt-place-greensboro-downtown/gsozd

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The Wherehouse Art Hotel family envisioned almost a century ago,” Forsman wrote. According to the website, the Graylyn offers various leisure packages such as The Living and Learning Overnight package, the European Touch Spa package, and a Murder Mystery Weekend package. For more information, visit the website,

Proximity Hotel

704 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro The Proximity Hotel is a modern and loftlike hotel that opened in 2007 and has 147 rooms and an event space that can host 20 to 200 people, wrote communications collaborative Lexus Lomison in an email. The hotel is a part of the QuaintanceWeaver Restaurants and Hotels family (led by Dennis Quaintance and Nancy King Quaintance) and is surrounded by its sisterrestaurants Print Works Bistro, Green Valley Grill and Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen. Proximity is located in midtown, and can offer the best of both worlds with being close to the excitement in downtown Greensboro as well as being just far enough from it to relax and enjoy a quiet weekend away from it all. Lomison wrote that guests could borrow complimentary bicycles to ride on the greenway, enjoy the pool, dine at the Creekside Terrace or Bluebell Garden, take advantage of the attraction packages, and enjoy original artwork in every room by Artist-in-Residence, Chip Holton. Packages include the weekend train getaway package, sustainable romance package, date night package and the International Civil Rights package. “Proximity Hotel is the first hotel in America to receive the LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and is known as one of the ‘greenest hotels in America,’” Lomison wrote. “For example, the building uses 39.2% less energy than a conventional hotel/ restaurant by using ultra efficient materials and the latest construction technology. The sun’s energy heats hot water with 100 solar panels covering the 4,000 square feet of rooftop (enough hot water for 100 homes).” Lomison said on Wednesday nights at Print Works there is mussels, wine and live WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

music by AM rOdeO from 7 to 10 p.m., on first Friday there is a Pop-Up Dance Club at Print Works with DJ Jessica Mashburn from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., on Thursdays and Saturdays there is live jazz at Proximity’s sister-hotel, O. Henry Hotel, afternoon tea at O. Henry, and Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen’s Songs on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Lomison said Proximity also provides complimentary transportation to its sister hotels and restaurants, and there is never a cover charge for weekly events. More information can be found on the website,

The Wherehouse Art Hotel

211 E. 3rd St., Winston-Salem Formerly an artist collective, the Wherehouse Art Hotel now serves as an art gallery and hotel operating through Airbnb. The Wherehouse is located in downtown Winston-Salem in the same building as Krankies, and is right in the middle of the Innovation Quarter. Assistant and art mart curator Tessa Everton said a unique feature of the Wherehouse would be its art gallery room, which is a room that is periodically redecorated into an art gallery displaying local artists’ works. “Anytime anybody books that room, the artist gets a part of that commission,” she said. “You are directly contributing to supporting the artist, and it is cool that you get to stay in an actual art gallery room.” Everton said the art hotel also has the option to rent the entire hotel out or just the lobby area for parties and events. “I think one of the cool things about the hotel is that not only do you get to stay in an artfully lodged [room] but most everything around you is for sale also, even some of the pieces of furniture and lamps,” she said. “It is also cool to be in the middle of downtown in walking distance to everything-- above a coffee shop, around the corner from the Tin Can bodega, and Fair Witness craft cocktail bar--it is a one-stop shop. Incendiary Brewing is right down the block as well.” There are four rooms that are available to be rented, and there is a fifth room being renovated, which should be completed within the next month, Everton said. “It has two great murals from different artists that are incredible, and it will be

called the Theatre Room,” she said. “It is lined with velvet curtains that are going to double as a backdrop for actual theatre stage. The theatre room will be somewhere you can see theatre events.” Everton said folks should book months in advance, especially for weekends, because the rooms go quickly. Everton and Wherehouse owner Haydee Thompson recommends booking a room for June 8, which is their bi-annual art mart. “[The art mart] will be held in the Industry Hill neighborhood,” she said. “We are going to participate in [their] block party that weekend, and we will be selling there.” Everton said the Wherehouse Art Hotel is pet-friendly and one of the most affordable places to stay downtown. “It is more fun and eclectic, and it definitely represents the spirit of arts and innovation,” she said. For more information, visit the website,

Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc.

Center City Park and LeBauer Park Rob Overman, executive director of GDPI, said it all began in 2012 when Carolyn LeBauer reached out to the Community Foundation with her desire to give $10 million for the creation of a park in downtown Greensboro. Out of that, GDPI was organized to handle the maintenance and programming for both LeBauer Park and Center City Park. “You can spend the whole day here,” Overman said. “That was intentional in the design and planning stage of the park. We wanted it to be a spot where families could come and spend the entire day downtown.” Overman said the food kiosks (PorterHouse Burger Co. and Ghassan’s) located in LeBauer Park are designed to give people a quick place to eat without disrupting their day at the park. He said that LeBauer is the only park in Greensboro that sells beer and wine. “Our programming is diversified so that we are offering something for everyone, whether if that is a fitness class in the morning or a movie in the afternoon,” he said. “There is a splash pad, that is another very popular destination.” Overman said there is more programming on the weekends versus the week-

days, and the frequency of events depends on when kids are in school. He said that GDPI does about 400 free programs each year, which is (on average) one event per day. “We also wanted the park to supplement things that already exist in downtown,” he said. “I think the most unique thing about our model is we have two distinctly different parks right across the street from one another. It is really the best of both worlds.” He said that Center City Park is a traditional park that is focused on horticulture and is an urban oasis, while LeBauer is a more modern park with the food kiosks, stage, dog park, children’s garden and splash pad. Overman said the focus of the parks is on equity and access. For instance, he said that there is a sensory wall inside the children’s garden tailored for children with developmental difficulties, closed captioning on all movies screened, sensory-friendly movie night, and the majority of all the programs are free and accessible to the public. One of the most memorable programs and events for Overman that happened at LeBauer and Center City Parks was the March For Our Lives rally and the International Day of Dance. “We like to have fun down here, that is our number one goal: for everyone to have fun and be entertained, but it is also a community gathering spot for people to come together and to dissect some of those tougher issues as a community,” he said. He said the International Day of Dance is special to him because it is a day folks can come together and learn about each other without having to talk. “The language barrier is not an issue for Dance Day because dance is the language,” he said. “This is a park for all people; we want everyone to feel welcome.” For more information and to see the full calendar of events, visit the websites, and event. ! KATIE MURAWSKI is the editor of YES! Weekly. She is from Mooresville, North Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in film studies from Appalachian State University in 2017. APRIL 10-16, 2019 YES! WEEKLY



North Carolina Unionists examines opposition to secession

Ian McDowell



“One of the deep ironies of the Civil War is that the new Confederate government gave its states less autonomy than the one they were rebelling against,” said historian Steve M. Miller when he spoke

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at Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books on Sunday. “As one can tell from his letters to the Richmond government, this drove Zeb Vance to distraction.” The Asheboro-born Miller, adjunct history instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem and Randolph Community College in Asheboro, was at Scuppernong to sign and answer questions about his second (and

first solo) book, North Carolina Unionists and the Fight Over Secession, published by the History Press in February. His first, Slave Escapes & The Underground Railroad In North Carolina, was written with J. Timothy Allen and published in 2016. Miller was referring to Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894), the (initially) antisecession congressman who became NC’s 37th and 43rd governor, first from 1862 to 1865, when his support of individual (white male) rights and local self-government often put him at odds with Jefferson Davis, and then again from 1877 to 1879. “To put it mildly, Jeff Davis and Zeb Vance were not friends,” said Miller in answer to a question I asked him from the audience on Sunday about the relationship between the president of the Confederate States of America and the governor of North Carolina for three of the four years it took the North to defeat the South just as crushingly as Unionists like Vance had dreaded. Vance is one of the major figures examined in Miller’s book, which describes how North Carolina was divided by the battle over secession, and how some state leaders remained loyal to the Union, both due to their fear that the war would prove a disaster and their belief that compromise with the North was possible. Another of these is NC senator William Alexander Graham, who helped broker the Compromise of 1850, which admitted California to the Union as a Free State and abolished the slave trade (but not slavery) in the District of Columbia, but also created the Fugitive Slave Act that required all escaped slaves, when captured, to be returned to their masters. In 1865, Graham personally led a delegation to ask General Sherman for a truce so that the state’s capital, Raleigh, might be spared violence and destruction. Two more are John Motley Morehead, the Tarheel State’s 29th governor, whose Blandwood Mansion remains a historic site in downtown Greensboro, and Jonathan Worth, who would become the 39th NC governor in the early days of Reconstruction. In early 1861, 16 years after Morehead was governor and four years before Worth was elected to the office, both men led the campaign against

secession. Another is John A. Gilmer, the lawyer and congressman from Guilford County who owned slaves and prosecuted abolitionists, but was regarded as “little better” than one by secessionists because of his desire to keep North Carolina part of the Union, and who was briefly considered for a role in Lincoln’s cabinet. In an email interview, Miller told me that growing up in Asheboro gave him firsthand experience of the mythology of the Lost Cause. “I was indoctrinated on Confederate battle flags, ‘the South Shall Rise Again,’ things of that nature. I did not get much of that at home, but I was surrounded by that culture simply living in Randolph County.” He first became intrigued by the story of North Carolina’s Unionists while doing research on another Slave Escapes and the Underground Railroad in North Carolina. “Researching the influence of the Quaker community on slave escapes, I periodically stumbled into names like John A. Gilmer, John Motley Morehead, and Jonathan Worth; certainly not as abolitionists, but as people from our section of North Carolina who were resistant to secession.” My Dec. 14, 2016 article “The Triad’s Real Civil War Heritage” opened with a description of a then-recent “Southern Rights” rally by the organization Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County, or ACTBAC. I asked Miller about the irony of an organization that tried (and has so far miserably failed) to line I-40 with the Confederate Battle Flag being named after a county that voted overwhelmingly against secession. “That is certainly in keeping with an area in which Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth Counties were decidedly pro-Union. The margin in Randolph County alone was something on the order of 50-1 against the secession convention! When you stop to consider the number of Quakers and Moravians in our region, two abolitionist groups of worshipers, the vote totals are not surprising!” ! IAN MCDOWELL is the author of two published novels, numerous anthologized short stories, and a whole lot of nonfiction and journalism, some of which he’s proud of and none of which he’s ashamed of.


Me Too could lead to Trump 2 Ever since the 2020 Presidential sweepstakes began, Democratic candidates have been on a continuous apology tour. Kirsten Gillibrand has apologized for once being a conservative and Jim Longworth voting with the NRA. Elizabeth Warren has apologized for Longworth lying about being a Native American. at Large Amy Klobuchar has apologized for verbally abusing her staff, throwing everything at them from notebooks to tantrums. Bernie Sanders has apologized for turning a blind eye to campaign workers being sexually harassed. Beto O’Rourke has apologized for making statements that smack of misogynism. Tulsi Gabbard has apologized for supporting homophobic policies while serving in the Hawaii legislature. And now, Uncle Joe Biden, a long time

Senator and two-term Vice President, has had to apologize for being a space invader. Biden’s troubles began earlier this month when former Nevada legislator Lucy Flores claimed that Joe smelled her hair and kissed the back of her head while waiting to accompany her on stage at a 2014 rally, in which she was campaigning to be the State’s Lt. Governor. Flores’ five-year delay in feeling “uncomfortable,” spawned a rash of similar Me Too complaints from other women who now say that Joe put his hands on their shoulders, or touched their arm, or pressed his nose against theirs. Some pundits speculate that Flores is motivated by politics given the timing of her announcement, and considering that, should Biden become a candidate, his chief competition would be Bernie Sanders, a man for who Flores worked in 2016. But video is worth a lot more than speculation, so I reviewed footage of the 2014 rally, and discovered that right after Flores and Biden emerged from the alleged hair sniffing incident, Lucy grabbed Joe’s right hand with her left hand, and

thrust them up in the air together, as if she was a boxer declaring victory in the ring. She was smiling broadly during the hand clasp. Clearly, she invaded Joe’s personal hand space, but Joe didn’t complain. No reasonable person would. And yet, five years later, Joe Biden is having to explain and apologize for being Joe Biden. Last week, iconic women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem told the Associated Press, “I think women are more than smart enough to know that Joe Biden is who he is, and hugs everybody.” Steinem is correct. Joe hugs, kisses, and touches men and women alike. He is a touchy-feely guy who is now having to rethink his way of communicating. But while Joe is relearning 21st Century etiquette (Nancy Pelosi advised him just to shake hands from now on), Steinem’s comment should also serve as a warning to women who are taking the Me Too movement in the wrong direction. In an era when these same women complain of too much vitriol in Washington, their scolding of Joe Biden is ironic, for he is one of the few politicians who always exudes civility.

Certainly, there are valid reasons not to support Joe Biden for President, including his thumbs up on a crime bill that filled our prisons with first-time drug users and a disproportionate number of black men. He also failed to give Anita Hill a fair hearing when she bravely accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. On the flip side, Joe has been a stalwart supporter of women’s rights, he single-handedly forced President Barack Obama into endorsing same-sex marriage, and he has a straight shooter appeal that could derail Trump in the rust belt and Midwest. Given those assets and a wealth of government experience, it would be a shame if hair kissing and arm touching forced Biden to exit the Presidential race before he even enters it. If that happens, then the Me Too movement might be responsible for handing Donald Trump the keys to the Oval Office for another four years, and that’s a personal space we don’t need him in. ! JIM LONGWORTH is the host of “Triad Today,” airing on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. on ABC45 (cable channel 7) and Sundays at 11 a.m. on WMYV (cable channel 15).


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Real and raw: Reed Turchi plays country blues for the 21st Century


eed Turchi might have reasonably been expected to gravitate toward bluegrass and murder ballads, but he found the slide guitar instead. John Adamian Turchi grew up in @johnradamian a part of the state where old-time music has deep Contributor roots and a strong presence. It just didn’t catch his ear. Turchi, a guitarist and singer, lived in Swannanoa, between Black Mountain and Asheville, right up the road from Warren Wilson College, where both of his parents taught. The college has long-standing ties to string bands and shape-note singing and other strains of mountain music. Yet that wasn’t the flavor of American music that Turchi became obsessed with. Turchi connected with the


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blues, and he’s had some powerful experiences working with players and labels in the North Mississippi and Memphis music scenes. Turchi, who now lives in Nashville, will play a show at Winston-Salem’s Wise Man Brewing on Wednesday, April 10. I spoke with him by phone last week from his home in Tennessee. On record, Turchi’s music has the stomp, slur and moan of the blues, of older grittier country strains of blues, of the blues that just got plugged in and electrified and citified but still retained its rural roots. He’s called it swamp boogie. He sounds like he’s soaked up his share of John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf and R.L. Burnside. But, depending on which recording you listen to, Turchi, 28, also sounds like he’s synthesized the vibe of the Rolling Stones, T Rex and Beck, too, particularly on his 2016 record Speaking In Shadows. And there are moments, like on “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning,” from his 2012 debut, when his slide playing can suggest Blind Willie Johnson or Elmore

James. You might even be able to draw a line back from Turchi’s playing to the fife and drum music of Othar Turner, with its marching rhythms and ecstatic minimalist sizzle. In a few other places, Turchi has expanded the geographical scope of his explorations, making music inspired by the Saharan blues of artists like Tinariwen, players who were in turn influenced by Delta and Chicago blues and American rock ‘n’ roll. Turchi’s not a preservationist exactly. He’s not one of those guys who wants to pretend it’s 1928 or 1954. But he does want to keep a certain energy of the music, particularly the hill country blues, alive, updated for the 21st Century. “I feel very strongly about preserving and maintaining the spirit of a lot of that music, which is party music, built for people who are having a good time,” Turchi said. It’s Burnside and the community of Northern Mississippi players that may have most shaped Turchi’s trajectory. A bit of good advice from a family friend got Turchi pointed toward Mississippi when he was a first-year student at Chapel Hill. At UNC he connected with folklorist, historian and scholar William Ferris, who became a mentor while Turchi majored in Southern Studies. (Ferris just won a Grammy this year for his work on the box set Voices of Mississippi.) “That pretty much just changed the whole shape of my life,” Turchi said. With help and encouragement from Ferris, Turchi was able to work some with Mary Lindsay Dickinson, the (at the time)

recently widowed wife of producer and recording artist Jim Dickinson, and mother of the North Mississippi Allstars. He helped her track down paperwork, royalty statements, publishing rights and other bits of music arcana in the makeshift filing cabinet/storage shed on their property. “It was like 130 degrees in this bus that’s been sitting there for a decade -- there were wasps and rats, and I rooted through boxes of receipts and cassette tapes,” Turchi said. He also ended up connecting with a guy named Kenny Brown who had been R.L. Burnside’s slide guitar player. “I tried to offer whatever I could in exchange for basically getting to hang around and play guitar, trying to get enmeshed in this small and very often reclusive group of people,” Turchi said. Meanwhile, Turchi started his own record label, Devil Down Records, to document some of the artists he was meeting in Mississippi, all this before graduating from Chapel Hill. “I was playing and recording my own music,” he said. “I was recording a bunch of these blues guys.” And he also eventually started working at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis. In another brush with American sound-recording holy ground, Turchi and his Kudzu Choir recently did a live session at Sun Studios. The record, Midnight In Memphis, came out in March. My familiarity with Turchi requires a small “full disclosure”-type digression. I first met him over 20 years ago, when he


was a boy, while my wife was working with Turchi’s father, the writer Peter Turchi, at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. (I had an interest in his career based on having known his family, but also because of a shared love of American roots music.) Reed was basically raised surrounded by worldclass fiction writers and poets, National Book Award winners and MacArthur “genius grant” recipients. They were all serious teachers. This had an effect on him. The first track on the new release is “Teacher’s Blues,” a song built around grim first-hand experiences from some of Turchi’s friends who teach in the public schools in Buncombe County. They have to find paying jobs come summertime, because “folks down in Raleigh decided to cut her pay.” They’re teaching kids who “eat one meal a day” and one child, in particular, who had broken limbs: “that’s how his mama kept him from crawling away.” “All of the verses in that song are just straight-up stories from my friends,” he said. “My parents are teachers, too, so I’m very sympathetic with that cause. This is pretty real, and playing blues music, for me, a big question is finding lyrics that I can really care about when I’m singing them. It’s about making the music meaningful in 2019. I want the lyrics to resonate today.” Turchi said he felt that during his time at Ardent Studios he might have gotten a little dazzled by the effects, production tools, and all-around sound-sculpting that can take place behind the mixing board. He’s returning to a more austere and unfiltered approach to music-making. “All the stuff that I’ve been doing now, all of that is stuff with no cheating. It’s all real stuff that I can sit down and play for you in the living room by myself,” he said. “It feels like no one can take that away. What’s on the album is what I can play, and what I can play goes on the records.” Turchi said he doesn’t use any pedals these days. “I don’t even use a tuner,” he said. “I just want this straight-up.” When I ask Turchi about where he picked up his ethos about working and playing, he said it was in his formative years in Swannanoa, often in the company of writing instructors who took their work so seriously. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM

Y T R A P T S E G G I B E H T WO WHEELS. ON T “What they taught everyone was: Work on your craft, and that’s all that’s going to lead to success,” Turchi said. “With playing, it’s in your hands, or it’s not, and the only way to get it in your hands is to practice.” The idea, which seems as relevant to the blues as it is to a Chekhov story, is to strip away all the excess so that you’re left with the vital, real emotion at the heart of what you’re doing. “It’s really important for me to continue the spirit of people playing music for people,” Turchi said. “This is what playing music as one human being for another should be. We are trying to create a moment together.” ! JOHN ADAMIAN lives in Winston-Salem, and his writing has appeared in Wired, The Believer, Relix, Arthur, Modern Farmer, the Hartford Courant and numerous other publications.


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218 South Fayetteville St. | 336.610.3722 Apr 13: Shiloh Hill Apr 19: Nobody’s Fault Apr 20: Matt Walsh Apr 21: Randolph Jazz Band Apr 26: Brother Oliver



6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct | 336.448.5330 Apr 19: DJ Bald-E Apr 20: Hawthorne Curve


129 W Main St | 336.258.8240 Apr 11: The Wood Brothers Apr 12: Reeves House Band plays The Beatles Apr 13: Red Molly May 3: Andrew Finn Magill’s “Canta, Violino!” May 4: The Martha Bassett Show Presley Barker May 10: Reeves House Band plays The Grand Ole Opry May 16: The East Pointers May 17: Scott Miller




GREEN HERON ALE HOUSE 1110 Flinchum Rd | 336.593.4733 June 8: Gooseberry Jam

MAY 17 5:30pm - 11pm

2900 Patterson St #A | 336.632.9889 Apr 12: 1-2-3 Friday

MAY 18 1pm - 11pm

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523 S Elm St | 336.271.2686 Apr 12: DJ Dan the Player Apr 13: DJ Paco and DJ Dan the Player


120 Stage Coach Tr. | 336.292.2211 May 4: Stephen Freeman: The Gospel Side of Elvix June 15: Soul Sistas of Gospel


505 N. Greene St Apr 12: Craig Baldwin Apr 14: E’Lon JD and Chaisaray Apr 19: Starstruck Apr 26: Casey Noel May 3: Dave Moran May 4: Bend in the River May 10: Chad Barnard May 17: Doug and Deland May 24: Matt Sickels May 31: Stewart Coley


1819 Spring Garden St | 336.272.9888 Apr 10: The Plot In You, Like Moths To Flames, Dayseeker, Limbs, No Devil Lived On Apr 12: Ana Popovic Apr 13: Ed. E. Ruger Apr 14: Mike Carr Memorial Jam PBPS Fundraiser Apr 16: Cane Hill Apr 17: Plini, Mestis, Dave Mackay Apr 19: Jacob Bryant w/ The Corey Hunt Band Apr 20: 420 Reggae Jam w/ Sahara Reggae Band & DJ Stretch Apr 22: Signs of the Swarm, Depths of Hatred, Sentinels, Brand of Sacrifice Apr 24: Soil and Flaw w/ Below 7 & Written In Gray Apr 26: Andy Black Apr 27: Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute




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310 S. Greene Street | 336.333.2605 Apr 11: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Apr 12: Porch 40 w/ Maj Deeka Apr 13: charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward Apr 19: Sinbad May 2: Three Dog Night May 4: Ariel Pocock & chad Eby May 6: Davina and the Vagabonds


1700 Spring Garden St | 336.272.5559 Apr 11: Live Thursdays


1126 S Holden Rd | 336.333.1034 Apr 12: Pat Godwin Apr 13: Pat Godwin Apr 17: An Evening with Girl with No Job May 24: Don “Dc” curry May 25: Don “Dc” curry Jun 7: Aries Spears Jun 8: Aries Spears

GREENE STREET cLuB 113 N Greene St | 336.273.4111


1635 New Garden Rd | 336.288.4544 Apr 12: cHH Band Apr 19: Badd Madison Apr 26: 3 Alarm Wasabi


1111 Coliseum Blvd | 336.265.8600 Apr 10: colin cutler, Jack Gorham and Friends


348 South Elm St | 336.510.9678 Apr 12: Ashley Heath (Solo) Apr 19: Banjo Earth Band



THE W BISTRO & BAR 324 Elm St | 336.763.4091 @thewdowntown Apr 11: Karaoke Apr 12: Live DJ Apr 13: Live DJ

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Kid’s Klub: Zumba Kids 4:00-5:00pm

Food Truck Friday


Sunday Jazz Picnic 6:00-7:30pm

Tunes @ Noon 12:00-1:30pm


Kids’ Klub: Art in the Park - 1:00-2:00pm



Kids’ Klub: Greensboro Children’s Museum at the Park 3:30-4:30pm



5105 Michaux Road | 336.282.0950

11602 S Elm Ave | 336.698.3888 Apr 10: Matty Sheets and Ben Singer Apr 27: Mtroknwn May 4: Brett Newski & The No Tomorrow 117 S Elm St | 336.378.9646 Apr 10: chris D’Elia Apr 12: Young Nudy Apr 13: Walker Hayes w/ Filmore Apr 26: Who’s Bad: The ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

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502 N. Greene St | 336.274.2699 Apr 12: Jimmy Mathieux Apr 17: Land Mermaids! Running Amok! Apr 17: Alter ID/Tomorrowquest/ Rabbit Brothers




Kid’s Klub: Storybook Dance & Yoga with Bella Ballerina 11:00-12:00pm

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Wellness: Strong Moms GSO 9:30-10:30am

3RD SATURDAY Kid’s Klub: Zumbini 10:00-11:00am

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aftEr hourS tavErn 1614 N Main St | 336.883.4113 apr 12: Karaoke

apr 14: room 42 apr 17: open Mic apr 19: Jukebox revolver apr 20: Crossing avery


GoofY foot taProoM 2762 NC-68 #109 | 336.307.2567 apr 13: Dave Moran apr 20: Jared & hannah apr 27: William nesmith

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5840 Samet Dr | 336.887.2434 apr 12: Buster Smackit apr 13: Stereo Doll apr 19: fM reprise apr 20: Spare Change apr 26: Stephen legree Band apr 27: Disco lemonade


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612 Edgewood St | 336.558.7204 apr 12: the Delmonicos apr 13: Silverhawk & DhD apr 19: Skyryder apr 20: the Delmonicos apr 26: the Delmonicos apr 27: Jimmy Shirley & the 8 track 45 Band

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221 N Main St. | 336.497.4822 apr 13: DJ Mike lawson



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118 E Main St | 336.207.1999 apr 10: open Mic apr 11: Michael Pace apr 12: radio revolver apr 13: Soul Central

191 Lowes Foods Dr | 336.747.3059 apr 12: Music Bingo apr 13: 60 Watt Combo apr 19: Whiskey Mic

apr 26: Music Bingo apr 27: Big Daddy Mojo May 3: Karaoke May 4: lasater union May 10: Music Bingo May 11: Exit 180 May 17: Karaoke May 18: Pop Guns May 24: Music Bingo May 31: Karaoke


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207 N Green St | 336.631.3143

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408 West 4th St | 336.331.3431 apr 13: Jukebox rehab May 25: Sons of Paradise

fiDDlin’ fiSh BrEWinG CoMPanY 772 Trade St | 336.999.8945 apr 12: Jack of Diamonds apr 15: old time Jam

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620 Trade St | 336.723.0322

foothillS BrEWinG 638 W 4th St | 336.777.3348 apr 10: George Smith apr 13: Men in Black apr 14: Sunday Jazz apr 17: the Plate Scrapers apr 20: the ladies auxiliary apr 21: Sunday Jazz apr 24: the Eversole Brothers

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1110 Burke St | 336.750.0097

3870 Bethania Station Rd | 336.815.1664 apr 26: Jack of Diamonds

4926 Country Club Rd | 336.529.6230 apr 20: Jukebox revolver 101 West 5th Street | 336.723.3700

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630 S Stratford Rd | 336.768.2221 Apr 14: Live Jazz


5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 Apr 12: Bill and the Belles Apr 13: Chris Jones and the Night Drivers Apr 14: Pierce Edens/Mama’s Broke Apr 17: Sugar Mountain Band - Neil Young Tribute Apr 18: Cave Twins Apr 19: Dirty Logic - A Steely Dan Tribute Apr 20: Joe Newberry with Blistered Hearts Apr 24: Dee White Apr 26: Friday Night Music Club Apr 28: Christy Snow/Casey Clark/ Alicia Bullard/Elliot Humphries Apr 28: Mo Lowda & The Humble/ Loop City May 4: Wild Ponies/LoneHollow May 11: GoodFellers


170 W 9th St | 336.754.9714 Apr 12: Robert Earl Keen Apr 13: The Genuine, Lowland Hum Apr 17: Will Hoge, Brandy Zdan Apr 19: Nappy Roots, G Yamazawa, Terminator X, LB The Poet Apr 20: Marvelous Funkshun, DOCO, BadCameo Apr 25: Sylvia Rose Novak, Jeffrey Dean Foster


826 Angelo Bros Ave | 336.725.0008 Apr 10: Reed Turchi Apr 26: Souljam Quartet


NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING APRIL 23 IN CHARLOTTE REGARDING PROPOSED WIDENING OF N.C. 49 AND REALIGNMENT OF BACK CREEK CHURCH ROAD IN CHARLOTTE, MECKLENBURG COUNTY ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

STIP Project No. U-5768

The N.C. Department of Transportation has begun studies for Project Number U-5768 in Mecklenburg County. A public meeting to present information on the project will be held on April 23rd. This project proposes to widen N.C. 49 from John Kirk Drive to I485, realign Back Creek Church Road, and close the existing Back Creek Church Road at-grade crossing of the NCRR. An open-house public meeting will be held at the UNC Charlotte Cone Center (Lucas Room) located at 9025 University Road in Charlotte from 4-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to provide citizens the opportunity to review maps of the project, ask questions and provide feedback. Interested citizens may attend at any time between 4 and 7 p.m. Please note that there will not be a formal presentation. Maps of the proposed improvements will be displayed at the meeting and staff of NCDOT will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. A map of the proposal is available online at For additional information please contact NCDOT Project Manager, Wilson Stroud, NCDOT Central Project Management Unit (919-707-6045 or Comments will be accepted at the meeting, by mail or email, and should be submitted by May 7, 2019. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer Diane Wilson at 919707-6073 or as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.


Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que no hablan inglés o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

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WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Clemmons, NC HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BARTENDING? 4+ Years HOW DID YOU BECOME A BARTENDER? The first time I bartended was at a fine dining restaurant on St. Simon’s Island, GA. I had been one of the lead servers before the owner was kind enough to give me a shot at tending bar. Ultimately I moved out-of-state and used the knowledge gained from that position to become a bartender at a high-volume Irish pub in Arlington, VA. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT BARTENDING? I love interacting with our customers and helping educate them on all-things-beer (our beer brands, beer styles, and the history of beer itself). I’ve been fortunate to have traveled extensively and love discussing global beer culture. Also, I like that almost no two days are the same thanks to a diverse client base and an awesome group of coworkers. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK TO MAKE? These days, all I serve is beer, with a little wine, and a few brands of cider thrown in there. Back in the day when mixology was required, I always enjoyed being given requests for new shots and mixed drinks that I had never heard of it to see if I could nail them or not. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK TO DRINK? Authentic Belgian Dubbels and German Dunkelweizens all day. Or if a spirit calls, Sutler’s Gin with a splash of soda, Bulleit Bourbon straight-up, or a peaty Scotch with a drop of water.

WHAT WOULD YOUR RECOMMEND AS AN AFTER-DINNER DRINK? Grand Marnier, straight-up and at room temp. Or, if bedtime beckons, a chilled shot of Jägermeister. WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU’VE SEEN WHILE BARTENDING? The craziest bar event that I’ve witnessed though was at a dive bar in Athens, GA several years back. I was sitting enjoying a pitcher of beer with some family when a bar fight erupted out of nowhere. Ultimately, a bottle was broken across a guy’s head which resulted in the broken bottle severing an artery (or arteries) in his arm. The fight ensued with blood spraying everywhere. The fighters were eventually separated only when the injured man had four people on top of him holding him down (due to adrenaline he didn’t know he was bleeding out). Thankfully an EMS team happened to be parked down the street and saved his life. But the bar had to be closed for the night to send in a hazmat team to cleanup. There was blood literally everywhere, including on us. WHAT’S THE BEST TIP YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN? $500. If only it were a nightly occurrence! APRIL 10-16, 2019 YES! WEEKLY



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The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to replace Bridge No. 342 on N.C. 16 (West Brookshire Freeway) southbound over Andrill Terrace and Irwin Creek in Charlotte. An open-house public meeting will be held at the J.C. Smith University - Mosaic Center (Multipurpose Room) located at 1635 West Trade Street in Charlotte from 4-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to provide citizens the opportunity to review maps of the project, ask questions and provide feedback. Interested citizens may attend at any time between 4 and 7 p.m. Please note that there will not be a formal presentation. Maps of the proposed improvements will be displayed at the meeting and staff of NCDOT will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. A map of the proposal is available online at For additional information please contact NCDOT Division 10 Bridge Program Manager, Garland Haywood, PE at (704) 983-4400 or at Comments will be accepted at the meeting, by mail or email, and should be submitted by May 8, 2019. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer Diane Wilson at 919-707-6073 or as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.


Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que no hablan inglés o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494. APRIL 10-16, 2019



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[THE ADVICE GODDESS] love • sex • dating • marriage • questions


I’m not the best housekeeper or the tidiest person. I’ve got papers everywhere, dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor, and an unmade bed. I have Amy Alkon a very long-haired cat who leaves fur Advice everywhere. I joke to Goddess men that “fighting entropy is a losing battle,” but I’m starting to wonder whether my messy place is keeping me single. Obviously, if somebody’s coming over, I’ll make an attempt to clean up. But it occurred to me that maybe men see my place and think either I’m lax in my own personal hygiene (I’m not) or I’d be a bad girlfriend/wife. — Sloberella When a guy you’re dating wants to buy you something, it shouldn’t be a vacuum. That said, there’s being dirty (that is, unclean) and there’s being untidy, and construction8.pdf 1 2/24/2019 01:34:58


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they’re two different things. In research looking at relationship deal breakers by evolutionary psychologist Peter K. Jonason and his colleagues, 63 percent of men named a “disheveled or unclean appearance” as the single biggest turnoff in a potential partner. However, it’s important to note that this measure was about personal hygiene, and you apparently don’t have mossy teeth or BO that sets off CDC scanners. As for your apartment, the real problem comes if the place crosses over from cluttered to disgusting. To understand why, consider the apparent function of getting grossed out. Evolutionary psychologist Joshua Tybur explains that disgust seems to have evolved to help us avoid pathogens — and the providers of their ground and air transportation, like boogers, vomit, dead bodies, and co-workers who like to celebrate “take your flu to work!” day. In light of this, priority areas to address would be the bathroom (especially the throne) and the kitchen. Also important would be policing the cat hair and rounding up any encrusted plates or week-old chow mein containers still loitering on surfaces.

Regarding whether you should also be spending more time tidying up — that is, organizing mere clutter — living life can be seen as a series of decisions you need to make about trade-offs. Economists explain this in terms of “opportunity costs” — the benefits you have to sacrifice when you choose one option (one way to spend your time, energy, or money) over another. For you, for example, time you spend tidying up is time you aren’t spending going out and meeting men (or just lying on the couch smoking a doob and watching the Apple TV screen-saver images floating by). Now, maybe TV ‘n’ toke time sounds frivolous. However, time spent relaxing isn’t unimportant. If you work like a beaten dog, your body and mind are likely to take note and hammer you into taking a pause — through illness or depression. To decide the level of cleaning and tidying you need to do, ask yourself how much of a luxury and how much of a necessity a boyfriend is to you. Depending on your answer — because even just clutter could put some guys off — you might decide that it’s worth it to you to begin a daily cleaning routine, simply by picking up or wiping up

10 things every morning before you start your workday. This advice is inspired by psychologist Karl Weick’s insight into the motivational power of “small wins.” Consider that being faced with massive, seemingly insurmountable problems — like “end world hunger,” “get the Israelis to hug it out with the Palestinians,” and, in your case, “keep the apartment spotless” — breeds dread in us (“aversive feelings,” in psychologistspeak) and drains our motivation. However, you could probably be kind of “yeah, okay” about doing 10 small tasks. (Some of these might be as minor as “pick up the sock that’s spent the week vacationing on the living room floor.”) Recasting the need to clean as a small set of daily tasks would yank away its power for dread production. In fact, chances are, through the “small win” of completing your daily 10, you’d end up feeling you accomplished something — which other research finds seems to have motivating effects throughout the day. Finally, there is another factor to consider: truth in cleanliness. If you’re likely to fall back into your old ways (at least



somewhat), your home should not be so spotless and organized that you appeal to the wrong guy — the sort who measures so his decorative geode is in its rightful position on the coffee table. Should you attract a guy like that, it’d be best to confess to your sloberella-hood and give him time to see (and decide whether he can stomach) the real you. However, with guys with more moderate standards, by doing your daily 10, you should hit the mark — giving them the impression that you’re holding off on sex because you’re done with hookups, not because you probably haven’t washed your sheets since mid-2016. ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail ( © 2019 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.

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