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When I first drove by BANDITO BODEGA, I almost missed it. Their sign was hardly indicative of what was inside, but the line of customers flowing into the parking lot made it clear that it was something I needed to try. 10 Two familiar Triad faces went viral on Feb. 19, when articles about a DATING WEBSITE FOR TRUMP SUPPORTERS were widely shared on social media. According to Newsweek’s article by Sofia Lotto Persio “Trump supporters dating website welcomes married straight people”... 11 The year 2018 marks a first for the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with a new THREE-YEAR GRADUATE PROGRAM in production and project management being instituted for the fall semester. 12 As opening lines go, “Stayin’ In” by the Philadelphia band COLD FRONTS, establishes a certain ambivalent attitude... “Smoking marijuana, hanging in my room, watch a little T.V., and order Indian food, ‘cause I want to stay in tonight,” sings Cold Fronts frontman Craig Almquist.
Since their first show in November, BLACK HAUS have quickly gained a reputation for being one of most energetic upand-coming bands in the Greensboro scene. Self-described as an “unapologetically black band,” Black Haus are a breath of fresh air in an area otherwise littered with white jazz musicians. 24 Sometimes life takes you on an unpredictable journey, one you never expected to happen. Emani Harris is the creator of urban fashion line, PISH POSH, and is a living testament of unpredictability in this journey called life. As a senior at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Harris never expected for her life to take the turn that it did. 25 We’ve heard it all too many times before. A mentally disturbed loner buys an assault rifle, opens fire in a school, church, or nightclub and kills dozens of people. The media interviews neighbors, fellow students or co-workers who suddenly recall incidents of sick, dangerous things the SHOOTER did which they didn’t report.
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HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL THURSDAY THUR 22
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WHAT: Based on the 1980’s cult film, Heathers: The Musical chronicles the senior year of Veronica, who hates the social hierarchy of high school. Who doesn’t? But when she finally gets a taste of popularity, she learns that it comes at quite a cost. In her attempt to break the status quo, she accidentally creates a new one. A status quo of death. Witness teen angst in its highest form, as Veronica puts the popular kids in their place - six feet under. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Taylor Theatre. 406 Tate Street, Greensboro. MORE: $8-18 tickets.
WHAT: For the citizens of Grovers Corners, life is sweet. The doctor makes house calls, the teenage boy delivers the paper and the Boy-Next-Door meets the Girl-Next-Door. Set in an All-American small town at the turn of the century, this 80th anniversary production of Thornton Wilders Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a heartwarming and deeply moving reminder to appreciate life. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Triad Stage at Hanesbrands Theater. 209 Spruce Street, Winston-Salem MORE: $10-50 tickets.
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WHAT: An all inclusive event bringing guests to the historic Millennium Center in Downtown Winston-Salem NC. While there, guests can try samples craft beers, wines, and spirits. There will be Local Restaurant booths offering their signature Mac and Cheese selections. Live music on the main stage. WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Millennium Center. 101 W 5th St., Winston-Salem. MORE: $25 tickets. 21+ event.
WHAT: MerleFest on the Road is an ensemble show with a rotating cast of MerleFest artists representing the festivals mission of celebrating traditional plus music. The show this year features The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement, and Andy May. he MerleFest on the road concert tour will be presented at the recently renovated Van Dyke Performance Space located in the Cultural Center. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Van Dyke Performance Space. 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. MORE: $24-35 tickets.
WHAT: Raleigh’s experimental psychedelic ensemble EYEBALL comes to Monstercade Saturday, February 24th in support of their latest release ‘Paradox of Eternal Limits’. EYEBALL is a collective of beings who combine their instruments with effects, noise, and feedback to venture beyond the astral realm of psychedelic neo-spacerock. WHEN: 9 p.m. WHERE: Monstercade. 204 W. Acadia Ave, Winston-Salem. MORE: $5 admission.
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Jon Mason (synth, drum loop) and Jake Martin (guitar/vocals) are the members of the “oddball, synth-rock” band Hyacinth. Martin just recently moved to Winston-Salem from Durham where Mason still resides. According to their press kit, the duo describes their band as “Enoesque sonic experimentalism with Kim Thayil-style guitar bombast to create a unique brand of earworm synth rock.” The name Hyacinth come to be when Martin read the unfamiliar word in a book. “I didn’t know what it meant but it was the coolest looking and sounding word to me, so I looked it up and it is a really pretty flower,” Martin said. “[I thought] that’s beautiful, the name is musical and I am tired of catering my aspects of my creativity to whether or not people can pronounce it or relate to it.” Mason and Martin met on Reddit in 2016 after the two settled down in Bull City. Martin had been recording solo and was looking for someone who was familiar with the synthesizer. Mason, who studied audio engineering and musical composition followed-up with Martin and the two have been making music ever since. “We are finally at the point where we will start releasing more stuff,” Martin said. “We are doing this project called ‘Paranoid Rush Album 2018.’” For “Paranoid Rush Album 2018,” HyaWWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
cinth vows to produce a new song each month for a year. Martin said that there is a dilemma facing indie bands dictating that they either need to release an EP or a full-length album. He said that releasing three or four songs, in an EP wasn’t efficient and neither was writing and recording a full-length album for 6 months while not playing live shows. “So what we decided to do was sort of compromise and release one single a month this whole year and so at the end of the year we will basically have a 12-song album,” Martin said. He said the album would be a “living, evolving” album that develops in real time. “We are not sure what is going to happen after so just might as well get it done now,” Mason said. “We are inviting people to follow along, who knows what this is going to sound like when we get to December,” Martin said. The duo is set to play at Monstercade on Feb. 22 with Winston-Salem’s Mama and Foxture, the cover is $5 and the show is for 21 years and up. To listen to their single for February, “Severance Package” and their single for January “Little Goblins” visit their Bandcamp page, www.hyacinth1.bandcamp.com/album/ paranoid-rush-job-2018 and follow them on social media (Twitter and Instagram: @hyacinththeband and Facebook: @ hyacinthband). !
REGARDING THE PROPOSED WIDENING OF ARCHDALE ROAD (S.R. 1577 / S.R. 1004) FROM ROBBINS COUNTRY ROAD (S.R. 1567) TO NORTH MAIN STREET (S.R. 1009) IN RANDOLPH AND GUILFORD COUNTIES STIP Project No. U-3400 The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes widening Archdale Road (S.R. 1577 / S.R. 1004) from Robbins Country Road (S.R. 1567) to North Main Street (S.R. 1009) from existing three and two lanes to three lanes with a center turn lane in Archdale. A public meeting will be held at Open Door Baptist Church located at 135 W White Drive on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the project and gather public input on the proposed design. Maps of the study area, environmental features and proposed typical sections will be available on the project website for public review and comment. The public may attend at any time during the public meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. Comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops. Written comments or questions can also be submitted at the meeting or later by March 20, 2018. Please note that there will not be a formal presentation. Project maps are available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/. For additional information contact Jeffrey L. Teague, PE, NCDOT Division 8 Project Manager by phone: (910) 944-2344 or via email at email@example.com; or by mail: 902 N Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen, NC 28315. 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 Tony Gallagher, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, by phone (919) 707-6069 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Persons who speak Spanish and 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 1-800-233-6315. Aquellas personas que hablan español y 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 1-800-233-6315. FEBRUARY 21-27, 2018
Bandito Bodega’s brick-and-mortar exceeds expectations
hen I first drove by Bandito Bodega, I almost missed it. Their sign was hardly indicative of what was inside, but the line of customers flowing into the parking lot made it clear that it was something I needed to try. After doing some research, I found out Bandito Bodega was a brick-and-mortar location (1609 W. Friendly Ave.) for “one of Greensboro’s favorite food trucks” according to their website, and not Jennifer Zeleski one of the small-grocery stores I have found on the corners of New York City. I decided to recruit my Dad to try it with me, conContributor sidering he’s a sucker for a good local restaurant if it means he gets to order something spicy. It didn’t take much convincing after I rambled on about how their Asian and Mexican combination style made them unique, with a menu that placed gyoza and steak cold noodles next to the affectionately named “big ass burrito” and a twist on a Southern-classic, the bacon-collard quesadilla. The interior was surprisingly simple and casual, and the view into the kitchen upon entering made it feel eerily similar to ordering from a food truck. The teal walls and tattoo-inspired art made me reminiscent of summer. But aside from the decor, the smell was tantalizing, and I was overwhelmed by the variety of options that crossed food cultures seamlessly. I decided on two tacos — even though it wasn’t a Tuesday — one Baja and one Asian, both with chicken. The Baja taco featured more traditional taco toppings like pico de gallo, black beans and corn, radish, cilantro and chipotle crema. In contrast, the Asian taco featured a Korean soy glaze, red cabbage, bean sprouts, radish, jalapeño and a Thai peanut sauce. It was the easiest order I could get that satisfied my craving for Asian and Mexican cuisine, and I was thrilled that there was finally a place that could do both. My dad ordered one of the daily specials, the crispy pork bowl filled with braised pork, sticky rice, five-pepper cream sauce, cucumber salsa and sautéed cabbage. For good measure, we decided to share their chips, salsa and guacamole. Despite being cradled in white parchment paper when they arrived at the table, I knew the tacos were going to get messy. I decided to try the Baja taco first, hoping that a fork wouldn’t be necessary. The chicken was tender and flavorful with a slight spice, and for someone who doesn’t care for black beans, I didn’t mind them. Sadly, I didn’t taste much of the
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VS. chipotle crema, but the taco was decent overall. To be honest, I was more excited to try the Asian taco and was not disappointed. The combination of the soy glaze and tender chicken was addicting. The bean sprouts gave it a crunch and balanced out the spice of the fresh jalapeños. I didn’t taste much of the peanut sauce on the Asian taco either, but I knew I would be craving another one once I left. My dad was nice enough to share a bite of his pork bowl, and I was instantly jealous. The pork was spicy and melted in your mouth, but the rice and cucumber salsa added another flavor dimension that toned down the overwhelming spice. And the bowl was a big enough portion to leave you feeling stuffed, but still willing to eat your fair share of tortilla chips. Speaking of which, the chips themselves were a little on the greasy side for my liking, and the salsa and guacamole lacked the texture and flavors I normally crave. The tray also featured a mild green salsa, but the consistency and taste left it mostly untouched by Dad and I. Although I cut them some slack considering they WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
specialize in kimchi, furikake french fries and fried eggs. The great thing is that the menu doesn’t stop there, and I feel like I only dipped my toe in the water of what they have to offer. The burritos look big enough to feed someone my size for two days, and I am always down to try a new take on a Bahn Mi sandwich or fried gyoza. If you’re near downtown Greensboro and looking to try something different than your typical lunch or casual dinner, it’s worth a shot. Despite being a brickand-mortar store, they still have food truck prices. But if you get one of the “big” options on the menu rather than the “little,” you will leave full for the rest of the day. Bandito Bodega may just be the only restaurant in Greensboro where you can get spicy pimento cheese, soy mayo, and miso spinach all in one place, while banking on it all tasting good. ! JENNIFER ZELESKI is a student contributor to YES! Weekly. She is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications at High Point University.
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Local conservative couple were the faces of “Trump Dating”
wo familiar Triad faces went viral on Feb. 19, when articles about a dating website for Trump supporters were widely shared on social media. AccordIan McDowell ing to Newsweek’s article by Sofia Contributing Lotto Persio, “Trump supporters dating columnist website welcomes married straight people” (www.newsweek.com/trumpsupporters-dating-website-welcomesmarried-straight-people-810659), the website Trump Dating (trump.dating/) has come under fire for allegedly discriminating against those seeking a same-sex relationship while allowing its members to identify themselves as being married or in a relationship. Persio noted that the site only allows users to register as a “straight man”
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or “straight woman” seeking partners of the opposite sex, but wrote that “their relationship status, however, is not limited to single.” Users, as Persio reports, can list themselves as “happily married.” But what created local buzz was the couple in the accompanying photo: Greensboro residents Barrett and Jodi Riddleberger. However, as of Feb. 20, according to The Associated Press article, “Man featured on Trump dating site has child sex conviction” (www. apnews.com/797be06d80024120a55e3 cbd0b8f308b/Man-featured-on-Trumpdating-site-has-child-sex-conviction), “the site features a different couple.” Barrett Riddleberger, the CEO of xPotential Selling, Inc., was a co-founder of the political action committee Conservatives for Guilford County, which was instrumental in the 2015 election of Rep. Mark Walker, (R-NC 6th District). In a News & Record article by Ryan Seals published on Oct. 7, 2010, titled “Speakers snap at county board” (www. greensboro.com/news/political/speakerssnap-at-county-board/article_7e312232ae23-52ce-9118-898c9be2fbd4.html) Jodi Riddleberger was quoted as calling herself as the “Founding Mother” of C4GC. Below is the text that appeared under the photo of the Riddlebergers (before the photo was replaced) on the Trump Dating site: FIND THE AMERICA FIRST PARTNER OF YOUR DREAMS! Dating in 2018 is more of a challenge than ever before, thanks in part to today’s polarizing political landscape. While searching for a potential partner on other dating sites, it’s not uncommon to see mes-
sages like No Trump supporters or Proud liberal. We’re wrecking the dating game and giving like-minded Americans a chance to meet without the awkwardness that comes with the first conversation about politics. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to already know that your date roots for the same team? Despite their politics, the Riddlebergers seem atypical representatives of Trump Dating, as they are long past the dating stage in their relationship, did not meet on this or any other dating site, and are presumably not seeking other partners. When I spoke to him on Feb. 19, Barrett Riddleberger sounded abashed. “A friend of a friend asked me, and I said yes, never thinking it would get so much attention,” he said. “Obviously, I’m a Trump supporter. I’ve been married 22 years, and I love my wife, my marriage and my family.” Barrett Riddleberger is 49, and Jodi Riddleberger is 41. They are members of Lawndale Baptist Church, where they met when he was 27, and she was 19. C4GC had its beginnings at the church, where Congressman Walker is a former Associate Pastor. Jodi Riddleberger has been an infrequent Op-Ed columnist for the News & Record. She received some local, and statewide notice for her Oct. 27, 2013, column “Academic freedom has limits,” (www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/ academic-freedom-has-limits/article_ fb36af18-3db1-11e3-94ba-001a4bcf6878. html) which objected to her then 16-yearold son Addison allegedly having been required to read the essay “Cuss Time”
by North Carolina author Jill McCorkle in an English class that Addison was taking at GTTC. In 2016, both Jodi and Addison Riddleberger were named in the Dec. 17, 2016, Daily Kos article, “GOP Congressional Intern in Fake News Business” (www. dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/17/1612237/GOP-Congressional-Intern-in-Fake-Newsbusiness). The entry attributed to “Gary in NY” begins, “Addison Riddleberger, who worked as an intern for Congressman Mark Walker (NC-6), supporter of the NC bathroom bill, along with Jodi Riddleberger owns thetruthdivision.com (according to their domain name registration listing Jodi as owner, using Addison’s email), a website that’s spreading fake news that I found shared on Facebook.” The website mediabiasfactcheck.com lists The Truth Division as a “questionable source,” citing its “extreme” conservative slant and lack of credible sourcing, but does not classify it as “Fake News.” On Oct. 6, 2016, The Truth Division was registered in Jodi Riddleberger’s name and Greensboro address, with Addison Riddleberger listed as the contact for the tech and administrative email. Its domain registration at GoDaddy.com now lists the site as having a physical address in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the Administrative and Tech names listed as “Private.” ! 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.
UNCSA’s School of Design & Production introduces a new graduate program The year 2018 marks a first for the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with a new three-year graduate program in production and project Mark Burger management being instituted for the fall Contributing semester. According to columnist Michael J. Kelley, dean of Design and Production – and himself an alumnus – the new MFA program includes general business management and leadership training, as well as creative collaboration on UNCSA stage productions in theater, dance, classical music and opera, in addition to in-class projects with major creative organizations. “This is a transformational MFA program feeding the entertainment industry with product managers,” Kelly said. “There is no other graduate program in the country that trains inspired leaders who will drive innovation in both nonprofit and for-profit creative endeavors. These immersive projects will provide the invaluable opportunity for students to apply people, project, and management skills within arts and entertainment organizations.” The program’s management courses include organizational behavior, accounting, human resources, marketing, negotiation, and law and the arts. Leadership training will focus on strategic planning, innovation and creativity, and entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
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“Our ideal candidate has two to four years’ experience in the industry and wants to move up or branch out in their career,” explained Eric Nottke, formerly the director of production at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, who recently joined UNCSA as assistant director of the program. He noted that many young professionals he’s known or worked with have the talent and ambition to advance their careers, but may not possess the training in business management and leadership. “There is a gap in their education,” he observed, “and this program is designed to fill that gap. The entertainment industry needs graduates with the training that our PPM program will provide.”
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According to Nottke, UNCSA will likely accept some candidates who are fresh from undergraduate degrees. “We would not want to discourage extremely qualified candidates who will graduate this spring.” Kelley added that UNCSA is narrowing down its candidates for the director of the graduate program and that an announcement is expected shortly. “We have a number of highly qualified candidates whose experience will complement Eric’s expertise,” he said. Kelley, who graduated UNCSA in 1987 with a BFA in scene design, was named dean of D&P in July 2015. He won Emmy Awards in 2005 as assistant art director for the HBO Western series “Deadwood”
and earlier in 1994 as set decorator for the long-running, much-beloved children’s series “Sesame Street.” Before his return to Winston-Salem, he had been with Disney Imagineering for 11 years, first as a senior set decorator (1996-2001) and then as logistics producer and senior producer since 2009. The School of Design and Production was recently ranked second in the nation by OnStage blog, a leading trade publication focusing on theater, in its Sept. 1 ranking of the“Top 10 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs in the Country for 2017’18.” D&P currently has 231 students enrolled in nine undergraduate programs (costume design and technology, lighting, scene design, scene painting, scene technology, sound design, stage management, state properties, and wig and makeup design), 49 students in nine graduate programs (costume design, costume technology, scenic art, scene design, sound design, stage automation, stage properties, technical direction, and wig and makeup design), and 39 students in its highschool visual arts program. For additional information about the new program, as well as applications, see http://www.uncsa.edu/ppm. For general information about UNCSA, visit the official website: http://www.uncsa.edu/. ! See MARK BURGER’s reviews of current movies on Burgervideo.com. © 2018, Mark Burger.
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s opening lines go, “Stayin’ In” by the Philadelphia band Cold Fronts, establishes a certain ambivalent attitude, capturing a sliver of the digital-age THCJohn Adamian and-chicken-tikka @johnradamian zeitgeist. “Smoking marijuana, hanging Contributor in my room, watch a little T.V., and order Indian food, ‘cause I want to stay in tonight,” sings Cold Fronts frontman Craig Almquist. He goes on: “Puttin’ on a movie and lookin’ at my phone. You know I’m so social even when I’m alone.” The self-sufficient loner/stoner with a smartphone isn’t always celebrated in pop music. But Almquist, who spoke with me by phone earlier this week while he was cat-sitting for a friend in New York City, says that kind of plugged-in isolation is a theme on the band’s forthcoming record, Fantasy Du Jour, due out on April 20. Almquist says he was inspired to go for brevity and simplicity by watching the recent Jim Jarmusch documentary on the Stooges. “I wanted to see how few lyrics I could write,” he said. “It’s just about this mundane topic — a fun song about being antisocial.” Cold Fronts play Greensboro’s On Pop of the World Studios on March 6, as the band makes its way to South By South-
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west in Austin. The massive music festival tends to be a series of headaches: no parking spaces, long lines, overcrowded hotels and all kinds of other indignities caused by practically every band in the world converging on the Lone Star State capital each spring hoping for righteous exposure to record-label people, the music press and movie soundtrack consultants. Cold Fronts have already had their stroke of good fortune at SXSW. It happened several years back when the band was playing one of several unscheduled guerilla shows in the open air, and one of the passers-by happened to be Seymour Stein, founder of Sire Records, who took an interest in the band. That led to the band’s deal with the label that signed the Ramones, Talking Heads and brought acts like the Smiths and the Cure to the attention of American listeners. Almquist happens to turn 29 this week. And, even with major label support, there’s something about being at the end of one’s 20s, playing in a rock band, that can spur those thoughts of anxious uncertainty about the future. “I’ve spent my 20s basically pursuing music, and it’s not easy at all,” he said. “The older I get, the harder it becomes to sustain this.” Cold Fronts has had some lineup changes over the years, with Almquist as the sole constant. Though the band now is the most collaborative, it’s ever been, with guitarist Max Steen routinely supplying instrumental musical ideas that Almquist builds on. Drummer Joe Killian and bassist Alex Luquet have gelled in their respective roles. And the band does an admirable job of making music that doesn’t interfere with the punch of Almquist’s lyrics and melodies. “I thought being young was supposed to be fun,” he sings on the catchy chorus to “Permanent Record,” off of the band’s 2015 album Forever Whatever. Even that record title conveys that attitude of perma-indifference that runs through much of Cold Fronts’ material. But the pep and hooks of the songs serve to counteract some of the attitudinal slouch. Almquist manages to make his semi-aloofness seem more like giddy self-preservation than a toxic complaint. The band at times conjures Weezer, with squishy guitar sounds and shout-along choruses. Or maybe Pavement with stereo chorus pedals and mood-enhancement medication. The songs convey misgivings, but the music conveys a bright energy. The refrain of “Buschleague” is easy to latch onto: “I want it all, or I don’t want anything.” It’s memorable, but it’s not clear if it’s an ultimatum (as if he were saying “If I don’t get everything, then I want nothing”), or more of a confession of wildly conflicting states of ambition WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
(along the lines of “sometimes I want a bunch, but sometimes I don’t want much at all”). It sounds more like the latter. Cold Fronts songs have a way of seeming light and off-the-cuff while also hitting on something more substantial. Some of Almquist’s lyrics are about navigating the complexities of desire, neediness and connectedness (maybe even “intimacy”), about keeping one’s distance and cultivating solitude when it’s the sane thing to do. They’re also about the strange ways that our phones — a subject he returns to — keep forcing us into each other’s business. “Not the One,” another new song, is about that point when the singer realizes that a person he’s involved with isn’t someone he’s likely to want to spend years and years with. It’s a kiss-off with a great opening line. “Ok, maybe I’m a fu-f-fu-fa-f-f-f-fuck face,” Almquist sings in a stylized extended stutter worthy of Jonathan Richman. The thrust of it seems to be that someone who’s incapable of being by themselves might not be good long-term company for anyone else. “I don’t want you to be mine,” sings Almquist, “I just want you to be fine alone.” Life might be a bummer, a minefield of egos and sensitivities, but it’s a virtue to keep one’s cool in the face of general crappiness. “I’m trying to stay optimistic in these dark times,” Almquist said of his artistic worldview. It might relate to politics. It might relate to romance. It might relate to trying to endure the ebb and flow of the music business. “People get impatient,” Almquist said. “I have kind of just assumed that if you do this for 10 years, something may happen. But don’t hold your breath.” As with some of Almquist’s lyrics, the whole music-making endeavor is as much about stuff he doesn’t want as it is about any particular thing he’s trying to achieve. “We started this to have fun and not have real jobs.” ! 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.
See Cold Fronts at On Pop of the World studios, 1333 Grove St., Greensboro, on Tuesday, March 6, at 9 p.m. Also on the bill are High Waisted, Echo Courts and Harrison Ford Mustang.
NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FEBURARY 22 FOR THE KERNERSVILLE LOOP ROAD BETWEEN PINEY GROVE ROAD AND N.C. 150 (NORTH MAIN STREET) KERNERSVILLE, FORSYTH COUNTY TIP No. U-6003 The N. C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in February regarding the proposed Kernersville Loop Road, a two-lane divided roadway with bicycle and pedestrian accommodations between Piney Grove Road and N.C. 150 (N. Main Street) in Kernersville. The public meeting will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 between 4 and 7 p.m. at Kernersville Wesleyan Church located at 930 N. Main Street in Kernersville. At the meeting, a map of the proposed alternative will be presented. Project team members, including right-of-way agents, will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and provide feedback. Written comments or questions may be submitted at the meeting or via mail/email by March 9, 2018. Please note no formal presentation will be made. A map of the study area and other information can be viewed as they come available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/ Persons with additional questions may contact Al Blanton, NCDOT Division 9 Project Development Team Lead by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or NCDOT Consultant Project Manager Mark Reep, PE by phone by calling 919-900-1635 or by email email@example.com. 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 Diane Wilson, Environmental Analysis Unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (919) 707-6073 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Aquellas personas que hablan español y 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 FEBRUARY 21-27, 2018 YES! WEEKLY
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Mar 10: Southern Eyes Mar 16: Whiskey Mic Mar 23: DJ Bald-E Mar 24: AudioClypse Mar 30: DJ Bald-E Apr 6: Whiskey Mic
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2900 Patterson St #A | 336.632.9889 arizonapetes.com Feb 23: 1-2-3 Friday Mar 27: The Contortionist, Silent Planet, Skyharbor, Strawberry Girls Apr 7: Maxo Kream Apr 22: Tesseract, Plini, Astronoid May 8: The Wonder Years. Tigers Jaw, Tiny Moving Parts, Worriers
ARTISTIKA NIGHT CLUB 523 S Elm St | 336.271.2686 artistikanightclub.com Feb 23: DJ Dan the Player Feb 24: DJ Paco and DJ Dan the Player
BARN DINNER THEATRE 120 Stage Coach Tr. | 336.292.2211 May 13: Stephen Freeman: Elvis Tribute
505 N. Greene St Feb 23: Leather and Lace Feb 24: James Vincent Carroll Mar 2: Brittany Davis Mar 9: Mix Tape Mar 10: The Spazmatics Mar 16: Leather and Lace Mar 23: Mix Tape Mar 24: James Vincent Carroll Mar 30: Leather and Lace
THE BLIND TIGER
1819 Spring Garden St | 336.272.9888 theblindtiger.com Feb 21: Treehouse! w/ The Hypnotic Conquest Feb 22: Dr. Bacon w/ JuJu Guru Feb 23: Slaves, Ghost Town, Dayshell, Kyle Lucas, Set For The Fall, Reflect/Refine Feb 24: Create. Presents: Rage in Paradise, Devious, Phrey, Neon Tiger Mar 1: Knocked Loose, Terror, Jesus Piece, Stone, Dwell Mar 2: Norma Jean, Gideon, Toothgrinder, Greyhaven, Dormiveglia, Born Hollow Mar 4: Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou ft. Jeff McCarty, Eric Johanson Mar 8: Hayley Jane & The Primates Mar 9: Subdocta, Illanthropy, John Cash B2B Weapon Eyez, Drivenn, DJ XXOTIC Mar 10: Blake Shelton w/ Jukebox Rehab Mar 12: Twisted River Junction, Kilroy Kobra, Giant Red Panda Mar 14: Kung Fu w/ The Get Right
Mar 16: Yung Pinch Mar 17: John Kadlecik Band Mar 18: The Devil Wears Prada, Live For What Lasts, The Worshiper, No Devil Lived On Mar 19: Sam Foster, Doug Davis, Seth Williams, Jukebox Rehab Mar 22: Rings of Saturn: The Dank Memes Tour 2018, Nekrogoblikon, Allegaeon, Entheos, Gautama Mar 23: Radio Romance w/ Jay Liddle
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1126 S Holden Rd | 336.333.1034 thecomedyzone.com Feb 22: Pauly Shore Feb 23: Dean Napolitano Feb 23: Dean Napolitano Mar 2: Jamie Kennedy Mar 3: Jamie Kennedy Mar 9: Patrick Garrity Mar 10: Patrick Garrity Mar 16: Jay Stevens Mar 17: Jay Stevens Mar 23: Mike Gardner Mar 24: Mike Gardner Mar 30: Greg Morton Mar 31: Greg Morton Apr 6: Ryan Davis Apr 7: Ryan Davis Apr 13: ceeJay Jones Apr 14: ceeJay Jones
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117 S Elm St | 336.378.9646 cdecgreensboro.com Mar 2: Eli Young Band Mar 3: Scotty Mccreery Mar 8: PnB Rock Mar 24: carolina Spring Jam Apr 6: Marshall Tucker Band Apr 7: chris Lane Apr 14: Judah & The Lion: Going To Mars Tour Apr 17: circa Survive
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118 E Main St | 336.207.1999 thedeckatrivertwist.com feb 24: hip pocket mar 2: Disco lemonade mar 3: Brothers pearl mar 9: Kwik fixx mar 10: Spare change mar 16: Soul central
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191 Lowes Foods Dr | 336.747.3059 OldNicksPubNC.com feb 23: Evan & Dana mar 2: under the gun mar 8: Steve carden apr 21: Exit 180
2213 E Oak Ridge Rd | 336.643.1570 facebook.com/JPLooneys feb 22: trivia
5701 Randleman Rd | 336.674.5111 ridersinthecountry.net
SEconD & grEEn
207 N Green St | 336.631.3143 2ngtavern.com apr 28: perpetual groove & marvelous funkshun
3870 Bethania Station Rd | 336.815.1664 feb 23: Slightly confuzed
620 Trade St | 336.723.0322 facebook.com/FinnigansWake mar 7: Bedlam Boys
638 W 4th St | 336.777.3348 foothillsbrewing.com feb 21: Bluegrass Sweethearts feb 24: aBc trio feb 25: Sunday Jazz mar 3: violet Bell
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4926 Country Club Rd | 336.529.6230 macandnellisws.com feb 22: Darrell hoots feb 23: Stephen henson, Jerry chapman feb 24: true north feb 26: Karla Kincaid
millEnnium cEntEr 101 West 5th Street | 336.723.3700 MCenterevents.com
630 S Stratford Rd | 336.768.2221 milnerfood.com feb 25: live Jazz mar 4: live Jazz
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5455 Bethania Rd | 336.923.8623 feb 22: open mic w/ country Dan collins feb 23: wayne henderson and presley Barker feb 24: russell lapinski feb 24: the carolina pinecones w/ one fret over feb 25: Skip Staples feb 25: claire holley w/ Doug largent trio mar 1: open mic w/ country Dan collins
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BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE 8003 Regency Pkwy | 919.462.2025 www.boothamphitheatre.com
2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.bojanglescoliseum.com May 10: Maluma
CMCU AMPHITHEATRE former Uptown Amphitheatre 820 Hamilton St | 704.549.5555 www.livenation.com Apr 18: The Decemberists May 10: Odesza
Mar 18: Above & Beyond Mar 20: New Politics Mar 20: Mat Kearney Mar 23: K.Flay Mar 27: Dashboard Confessional Mar 28: Miguel Mar 29: Cigarettes After Sex Mar 30: Big K.R.I.T. Heavy Is The Crown Apr 6: Why Don’t We Apr 7: Andy Grammer Apr 8: Papa Roach Apr 13: Dark Star Orchestra Apr 14: Arcangel Apr 17: Kamelot Apr 21: Anderson East
PNC MUSIC PAVILION 707 Pavilion Blvd | 704.549.1292 www.livenation.com Apr 7: Jimmy Buffett
2700 E Independence Blvd | 704.372.3600 www.ovensauditorium.com Mar 15: Tony Bennett Apr 5: Three Dog Night
333 E Trade St | 704.688.9000 www.timewarnercablearena.com Apr 6: 90’s Block Party Apr 11: The Eagles Apr 21: Bon Jovi
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1000 NC Music Factory Blvd | 704.916.8970 www.fillmorecharlottenc.com Feb 22: Molotov Feb 22: Emancipator Ensemble Feb 23: Who’s Bad Feb 23: Mako Feb 25: Awolnation Mar 1: St Vincent Mar 1: Lotus Mar 6: Ferg Mar 6: Missio Mar 8: LP Mar 9: Dropkick Murphys Mar 9: Nahko and Medicine for the People Mar 10: Nightwish Mar 11: The Hunna and Coasts Mar 11: Jeezy Mar 16: Matisyahu Mar 17: The English Beat Mar 18: Iced Earth WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
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Mar 25: Stomp Apr 6: Rosanne Cash Apr 11: Gillian Welch Apr 19: Gladys Knight
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220 E Commerce Ave | 336.883.3401 www.highpointtheatre.com Mar 9: Alabama’s Teddy Gentry, John Berry, Lenny LeBlanc, & Linda Davis Mar 23: Shaun Hopper & Joe Smothers
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1400 Edwards Mill Rd | 919.861.2300 www.thepncarena.com Mar 16: 90s Block Party ft. Guy, Teddy Riley, 112, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, & NEXT Mar 24: Winter Jam Apr 17: The Eagles Apr 24: Bon Jovi
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ike brown gravy on white rice, the sins of the father are served up by the ladleful in Black Panther ( ), one of the best of the solo Marvel adventures to date. Pop-cultural appropriation is nothing new in comic-book sagas, and here’s one that turns out to be a heady mix of William Shakespeare and Walt Disney — and with a few James Bond gadgets added to sweeten the deal. One quick word to get the nonsensical controversy out of the way. Before the film even opened, armies of Trump supporters, white supremacists, MRAs, and mouth-breathing simpletons have taken to the Internet to whine about having to live in a universe (Marvel Cinematic or otherwise) in which a superhero movie is not only largely populated by black actors but also features a sizable number of meaty roles for women (they lodged identical complaints against the new Star Wars flicks). I’m sure somewhere there’s a petition circulating to have Rob Schneider
or Scott Baio replace Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa in the sequel, but that’s fortunately not the way the world works. Certainly, there’s a level on which Black Panther goes beyond functioning as a mere superhero yarn — it has emerged as a representation, a rallying point, a reckoning. And that is indeed something to be cherished and celebrated. The haters don’t need this movie and this movie doesn’t need the haters, and as the box office grosses balloon and the critical raves expand, they’re invited to stay home and drown in a tub of their own salty tears. Yet, one must really be blinded by
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ample prejudice and minimal self-worth to want to skip Black Panther. Forget the real-world sociopolitical scuffle: This is a welcome addition to the Marvel playbook, an exciting and pensive drama in which actions don’t always speak louder than words. To be sure, there are several invigorating setpieces spread throughout the film, but there are also numerous dialogue-heavy encounters that take this beyond wham-bam-thankyou-Stan territory. First introduced in Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa/Black Panther (Boseman) here settles into his own storyline, one which finds him assuming and accepting his new responsibilities as king of the advanced nation of Wakanda. Yet, he’s barely had time to claim the mantle before he’s challenged by Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), an American intruder who shares more of a history with the African country than anyone realizes. The arcs of T’Challa and Killmonger are exceedingly knotty, with both men having to contend with the mistakes that their respective fathers committed in the distant path. Obviously, T’Challa is the hero and Killmonger the villain, yet writerdirector Ryan Coogler and co-scripter Joe Robert Cole are careful not to turn the latter into a one-dimensional adversary. Without engaging in any spoilers, let’s just say that T’Challa can learn a lesson or two from Killmonger’s global perspective — and does. Current Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), cast as a Wakandan whose loyalties are torn between his king and this usurper, is also on hand, as is Martin Freeman in a reprisal of his Captain America: Civil War role as CIA operative Everett K. Ross. It’s safe to say that the ladies own this particular outing. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) adds warmth and depth as Nakia, the Wakandan spy who’s also T’Challa’s true love; The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira glowers beautifully as Okoye, a formidable warrior, and personal bodyguard to the king; and Letitia Wright is a scene-stealing
delight as Shuri, T’Challa’s little sister, and Wakanda’s resident genius. It’s Shuri who comes up with the various inventions seen throughout the film, making her in effect the MCU’s version of Q in the 007 franchise. A Bond comparison can also be made with the heady segment featuring a battle royale in a casino royale. Indeed, it’s bravura sequences like this one that guarantees Black Panther will leave most viewers shaken and stirred. One good acting turn deserves another, and that’s what viewers receive with Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool ( ), a compact drama that allows Annette Bening to portray fellow thespian Gloria Grahame. And if Bening never quite convinces us that she is Grahame, that’s hardly her fault — Grahame was a singularly unique individual, and it would be hard for anyone to pull off the illusion completely. An Academy Award winner for her supporting turn in 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful, Grahame also appeared in such gems as It’s a Wonderful Life, The Big Heat (where Lee Marvin scalds her character’s face with lava-like coffee), Oklahoma! and, best of all, In a Lonely Place, where she found a worthy screen partner in Humphrey Bogart. Grahame’s career at the top was relatively short, eventually damaged by professional conflicts and personal scandals. After a terrifying bout with breast cancer later in her life, the actress retreated to England, where she enjoyed a romance with a much younger man named Peter Turner. Turner’s memoir of the same name serves as the basis for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, with the story focused exclusively on Grahame’s relationship with the young lad (played by Jamie Bell). It’s all here, from the first dates (including a trip to the local theater to catch a new horror flick called Alien) to the final clinches, shortly before Grahame succumbs to cancer that she had earlier eluded. The movie charts their courtships, their quarrels (she bristles whenever he jokes about her age), and the calamities that initially separate and ultimately reunite them. It’s a love story that’s told with respect and restraint, and when footage of the real Grahame collecting her Oscar is shown, her four-word acceptance speech might as well be directed at Liverpool director Paul McGuigan and scripter Matt Greenhalgh: “Thank you very much.” !
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem announces transition plans
he Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is moving quickly in response to the recent news that the Arts Council Theatre and offices at 610 Coliseum Drive will be sold, requiring tenants to vacate the building by Aug. 1 of this year. According to Michelle Welborn, president of The Little Theatre’s Board of Directors, a relocation team consisting of board members and community volunteers with theatre and facilities expertise has been working for several weeks to identify and assess potential new homes for The Little Theatre’s offices and operations. Additionally, a new executive director has been hired to help The Little Theatre manage this transition and to help ensure that the organization continues to meet the high-performance standards the community has come to expect. “We are delighted that Kevin Mundy has come on board to lead the organization through this critical time,” said Welborn. “In addition to his extensive experience in nonprofit management, Kevin has a long personal history with The Little Theatre as a volunteer onstage and backstage, as a music director, and as a board member.” Mundy most recently served as assistant executive director and then as the interim executive director at Sawtooth School for Visual Art. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
The Little Theatre has called the Arts Council Theatre home since 1957, delivering over 2,000 performances to an estimated 700,000 audience members there. Welborn acknowledged that there is a genuine nostalgia for the Coliseum Drive location among generations of local theatre lovers, as well as the theatre company’s staff and volunteers. “This building has a lot of history and memories,” Welborn explained. “We are excited to continue the history and memory making as we start a new chapter in the long, successful history of this organization.” Welborn indicated that they are just weeks away from announcing The Little Theatre’s 84th Season and hopes that they will be able to finalize the new location for their offices, classrooms, rehearsal space, and costume and scene shops soon as well. “The relocation team has already narrowed the list down to a couple of good options,” Welborn shared, “so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll have our ‘big reveal’ in April during Some Enchanted Evening.” !
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[PLAYBILL] by Heather Dukes Triad Stage will be presenting Our Town from Feb. 14 until March 4. According to the press release, for the citizens of Grover’s Corners, life is sweet. The doctor makes house calls, the teenage boy delivers the paper and the boy-nextdoor meets the girl-next-door. Set in an all-American small town at the turn of the century, this 80th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a heartwarming and deeply moving reminder to appreciate life while one has it and to relish every moment – no matter how mundane it seems – for it is those small moments that are truly miraculous. A partnership production with University of North Carolina School of the Arts The High Point University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Amish Project,” a play by Jessica Dickey,
at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 19-21 in the Empty Space Theatre. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the general public at www.highpoint. edu/theatre or by calling the Box Office at (336) 841-4529. According to the press release, “This lyrical and potent drama explores the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.” Called a “remarkable piece of writing” by the New York Times, the play was inspired by the tragic 2006 shooting at a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The characters are fictional, but some represent people who were involved in the incident.” Due to the nature of the true story around which this play is constructed, some content contains mature themes and language not recommended for young children. ! FEBRUARY 21-27, 2018
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A North Little Rock, Arkansas, law firm celebrated Valentine’s Day in an unconventional way: Wilson & Haubert, PLLC hosted a contest to win a free divorce (a Chuck Shepherd $985 value). “Are you ready to call it quits?” the firm’s Facebook post asked. “Do you know someone that is?” Firm co-founder Brandon Haubert told WIS-TV that the firm had received more than 40 entries in the first day it was offered.
About a week after an 11-year-old boy scraped his elbow while playing in a tidal pool on a California beach, pediatricians treating him for the resulting abscess removed a small, hard object and were surprised to discover a live checkered periwinkle marine snail, according to United Press International. Dr. Albert Khait and his colleagues at Loma Linda University wrote in BMJ Case Reports that a snail’s egg had apparently become embedded in the boy’s skin when he scraped it. The mollusk later hatched inside the abscess. Dr. Khait said the boy took the snail home as a pet, but it did not survive living outside its former home.
Michelle Myers of Buckeye, Arizona, suffers from blinding headaches, but it’s what happens afterward that until recently had doctors stumped. Myers, who has never been out of the United States,
has awakened from her headaches three times in the last seven years with a different foreign accent. The first time it was Irish; the second was Australian, and both lasted only about a week. But Myers’ most recent event, which was two years ago, left her with a British accent that she still has. Doctors have diagnosed her with Foreign Accent Syndrome, a rare condition that usually accompanies a neurological event such as a stroke. Myers told ABC-15 that the loss of her normal accent makes her sad: “I feel like a different person. Everybody only sees or hears Mary Poppins.”
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A new golf course at The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in Seneca, Oregon, will take “the golf experience ... to a new level” in 2018, owner Scott Campbell announced in early February to the website Golf WRX. This summer, golfers will be offered goat caddies to carry clubs, drinks, balls and tees on the resort’s short seven-hole challenge course, McVeigh’s Gauntlet. “We’ve been developing an unprecedented caddie training program with our head caddie, Bruce LeGoat,” Campbell went on, adding that the professionally trained American Range goats will “work for peanuts.” (Rim shot.)
News of the Weird reported in September on the giant “fatberg” lodged in the sewer system beneath the streets of London. The huge glob of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes was finally blasted out after nine weeks of work. On Feb. 8, the Museum of London put on display a shoebox-sized chunk of the fatberg, the consistency of which is described by cura-
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The Federal Agency for Environmental Protection in Mexico is investigating a Feb. 7 attempt to express-mail a Bengal tiger cub from Jalisco to Queretaro, reported WDBJ-TV. The cub had been sedated and packed into a plastic container; a dog sniffing for contraband detected it. Wildlife agents said the cub was underweight and dehydrated but otherwise healthy, and its papers were in order. However, because mailing it was considered mistreatment, it was relocated to a wildlife protection center.
Terran Woolley of Hutchinson, Kansas, got a bright idea after he read the bylaws and requirements to become the state’s governor. “I was reading some stories about the young teenagers that were entering the governor’s race ... and I thought, ‘I wonder if ... Angus could run,’” Woolley explained to KWCH-TV. Angus is Woolley’s wirehaired vizsla, a four-legged, furry friend of the people who Woolley said would promise soft couches and a “completely anti-squirrel agenda” if elected. Alas, on Feb. 12, the Kansas secretary of state’s office dashed Angus’ dreams when it declared that despite the fact that there are no specific restrictions against a dog being governor, Angus would be unable to carry out the responsibilities of the office.
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tor Vyki Sparkes as being something like Parmesan cheese crossed with moon rock. “It’s disgusting and fascinating,” she told the Associated Press. The mini-fatberg is enclosed within three nested transparent boxes to protect visitors from potentially deadly bacteria, the terrible smell — and the tiny flies that swarm around it. The museum is also selling fatberg fudge and T-shirts in conjunction with the exhibit, which continues until July 1.
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— Kenneth R. Shutes Jr. of New Richmond, Wisconsin, bolted from a midnight traffic stop on Feb. 6, but he didn’t make it far before having to call 911 for help. The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported that Shutes got stuck in a frozen swamp in rural Star Prairie and, after about an hour, became unable to walk as temperatures dipped to minus 8 degrees. Fire and rescue workers removed Shutes from the wooded area, and he was later charged in St. Croix County Circuit Court for failing to obey an officer, marijuana possession and obstructing an officer. Shutes told a deputy he “needed an incident like this because he was making poor decisions in his life.”
— Marion County (Florida) sheriff’s officials were surprised to get a text from David W. Romig, 52, on Jan. 30 about a murder scene at his home in Dunnellon. The Ocala Star Banner reported that detectives were called to the home after Romig reported an intruder had killed his girlfriend, 64-year-old Sally KaufmannRuff. Some of the evidence they found didn’t match Romig’s story, and their suspicions were confirmed later in the day when Romig texted a detective, saying, “I think they are going to arrest me” — a text he meant to send to his wife. On Feb. 12, Romig admitted he may have killed Kaufmann-Ruff. He was charged with homicide, making a false report and tampering with evidence.
FREAK ANIMAL ACCIDENT
A helicopter crew contracted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in Wasatch County to track and capture an elk hit a snag of sorts on Feb. 12, according to KUTV. As the crew lowered the aircraft to less than 10 feet above the ground to cast a net over the elk, the animal jumped and hit the tail rotor of the helicopter, causing it to crash. Mike Hadley with DWR said helicopters are used to “capture and collar hundreds of animals every winter and we’ve never had this happen before.” The two crewmen walked away with just scratches and bruises, but the elk was killed.
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Frank Lyko is a biologist at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg with a narrow field of study: the marbled crayfish. But as Dr. Lyko and his colleagues report in a study published Feb. 5, there’s more to the 6-inch crustacean than meets the eye. Until about 25 years ago, this species didn’t exist, The New York Times explains. One single, drastic mutation created a whole new species of crayfish — one that could clone itself. Since then, it has spread across Europe and to other continents and threatened native varieties. The eggs of the crayfish all produce females, which do not need to mate to produce more eggs. Dr. Lyko’s DNA research offers new insights into why most animals have sex, because there are so few examples of sex-free species (they don’t last long). He admits that the marbled crayfish may last only 100,000 years. “That would be a long time for me personally, but in evolution it would just be a blip on the radar,” he said. !
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Bach to Brubeck BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET
BACH Choral BWV 147 DAVE BRUBECK Brandenburg Gate BACH Brandenburg Concerto #3 CHRIS BRUBECK Variations on a theme by Bach CHRIS BRUBECK Concerto for Bass Trombone & Orchestra DAVE BRUBECK In Your Own Sweet Way/ Koto Song/ Blue Rondo a La Turk/ Take Five
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Greensboro Symphony Orchestra presents The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
he Brubeck Brothers will emulate classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach while showcasing their original artistic capabilities in their Heather Dukes concert series “Bach to Brubeck” coming Intern to Greensboro from Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. The quartet is set to play three shows at Guilford College Dana Auditorium (located at 710 Levi Coffin Dr.) and the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music Recital Hall (located at 100 McIver St.). According to the press release sent out by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the shows on Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 held at Dana Auditorium are two identical shows apart of the Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series that will feature The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, which is made up of Dan Brubeck (drums), Chris Brubeck (bass and trombone), Mike DeMicco (guitar) and Chuck Lamb (piano) and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra as accompaniment with Dmitry Sitkovetsky as the conductor. The Feb. 23 show at the UNCG School of Music Recital Hall is apart of The Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series and will feature Sitkovetsky (violin), Jennifer Alexandra Johnston (cello), Chris Brubeck (electric fretless bass), Dan Brubeck (drums), Debra Reuter-Pivetta (flute), Ashley Barrett (oboe), Kelly Burke (clarinet), Carol Bernsdorf (bassoon), Robert Cambell (horn) and John Salmon (piano). The setlist for the Masterworks Series will include “Chorale BWV 147” (with transcription by Leopold Stokowski) by Bach, “Brandenburg Gate” by Dave Brubeck, “Brandenburg Concerto #3” by Bach, “Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra” by Chris Brubeck and of course, the quartet’s “In Your Own Sweet Way/ Koto Song/Blue Rondo a La Turk/Take Five.” At the Chamber Series the setlist includes “Prelude in D Minor, BWV 851” by Bach, “Brandenburg Gate” by Dave Brubeck, “Trio Sonata from Musical Offering BWV 1079” by Bach, “Crescent City Suite for Woodwind Quintet and drums” by Chris Brubeck, “Dunes at Dawn” from
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“Vignettes for Nonet” by Chris Brubeck, “Celebration de Vida” from “Danza del Soul” by Chris Brubeck, “A Song for Bessie” by Dave Brubeck, “Reverie d’lvoire” by Chris Brubeck and “Dziekuje” by Dave Brubeck. Daniel Crupi, Chief Operating Officer for GSO, wrote in an email that this show is a unique crossover for the symphony because it will be the first time jazz artists will be featured in the Masterwork Series. “In doing so, we are affirming the belief that jazz, often considered America’s most significant contribution to classical music, is just as worthy an art form to feature on a classical series as the masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, etc.” Crupi wrote. Crupi stated that GSO is most excited to collaborate with “outstanding musicians” such as the Brubeck Brother Quartet because they are, “at the top of their field in terms of artistic quality.” “Presenting a crossover show that is a bit outside the box is also exciting for us, particularly as we strive to innovate and experiment in the years leading up to the Tanger Center,” Crupi wrote. Crupi went on to write that these upcoming shows, and the Brubeck family in general, have ties to Greensboro. Crupi wrote that Salmon, who is a Ph.D. and professor of piano at UNCG, is considered one of the “world’s leading authorities on the music of the legendary Dave Brubeck, the father of Chris and Dan.” Crupi wrote that another significant connection is through Symphony board
member Donald DeRosa, who was the former Provost of UNCG and President of the University of the Pacific. “During his tenure at the University of the Pacific, Don established the Brubeck Institute,” Crupi wrote. “In honor, and with the assistance, of Dave Brubeck, who graduated from Pacific.” Crupi wrote that DeRosa helped arrange the entire performance by connecting GSO with the Brubeck Brothers. Crupi added that Sitkovetsky has known Chris Brubeck for many years and “worked closely with him to develop this exciting program.” Crupi forwarded my questions to Chris Brubeck to see if he would be willing to respond. He was, and Crupi emailed me his responses. Chris Brubeck wrote in the email that the quartet is always excited to collaborate with orchestras. He wrote that the quartet is especially excited to collaborate with “our long-time family friend” and “valuable colleague” Salmon (who he states is a leading expert on his father’s piano music) as well as work with Sitkovetsky on the podium. He is also excited to work with DeRosa and states that DeRosa has “always understood and valued my parents’ talents, legacy, global reach and most of all, their humanity. He was instrumental in forming the Brubeck Institute at UOP in Stockton, CA and has done important work to keep the music and legacy of my parents alive for future generations.” Chris Brubeck wrote that doing this concert with Sitkovetsky is meaningful because he believes he and Sitkovetsky
“were both meant to do music in this lifetime.” “It’s going to be very rewarding to collaborate with Dmitry to bring all this interesting music to Greensboro,” Chris Brubeck wrote. “He has infused this program that he personally designed to include the Grand Master of All Time: J.S. Bach. All the great jazz musicians love Bach and have taken great inspiration from his music. His use of improvisation in the original versions and use of figured bass which is very much like chord changes for a jazz musician is part of how his genius creates a bridge between the worlds of classical and jazz music. You’ll experience examples of this integration in this week’s programs.” Chris Brubeck wrote that the Chamber Series is going to be fun because they will play movements from some of his compositions that don’t get played too often. “Extra fun for me that Dmitry will be playing violin on ‘Danza del Soul,’” he wrote. Ticket prices for “Bach to Brubeck” Masterwork Series range from $34-$46 and student tickets are $6. Tickets for the Chamber Series are $32 and student tickets are $6. Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster or by calling the GSO box office at (336) 335-5456 extension 224. For more information visit the Greensboro Symphony website, www. greensborosymphony.org. ! HEATHER DUKES is a Guilford College alumna and intern at YES! Weekly from Trinity, North Carolina.
Local band you should know: Black Haus PHOTOS BY VIVIE ARAVIDIS
BY SAM HAW *Editor’s note: The author of this article wanted to be transparent and let readers know that he played guitar alongside one of the opening acts, Jackson Honeycutt. Since their first show in November 2017, Black Haus has quickly gained a reputation for being one of most energetic up-and-coming bands in the Greensboro scene. Self-described as an “unapologetically black band,” Black Haus is a breath of fresh air in an area otherwise littered with white jazz musicians. Their ability to seamlessly blend rap, punk, electronic music and R&B has made them a favorite among the students of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The band’s members—Jeffrey Tulliz Jr., Patrick Young, Taylor Williams, Sid Pennix and Collin Nesbitt—have spent the last three months tightening as a group, yet still maintaining their initial raw energy. Pennix, the drummer for Black Haus, reflected on his band’s progress. “I feel like we know how to work a crowd more than we used to,” Pennix said. “We definitely know how to rock a house show now.” While Black Haus originally made a name for themselves by covering pop tunes such as “Paranoid” by Kanye West and “Something About Us” by Daft Punk, the group has recently elected to ditch covers altogether. WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
Jeffrey Tulliz Jr., one of the group’s two singers, is responsible for pushing the group in the new direction. “Musically, we’ve grown from covers to doing all original songs,” Tulliz Jr. said. The group writes songs as a unit, mostly relying on the aid of voice memos taken during their rehearsals. Later, they listen to these to find specific sections they like, which they will re-work until they feel each song is complete. The lyrics are typically handled by Young and Tulliz Jr., who both functions as the group’s vocalists. Nesbitt, the bass player in the group, felt that their ability to improvise and work off of each other’s energy has helped with this process. “We just jam it out and really get into the feeling, which helps us get more cohesive,” Nesbitt said. “If you can’t jam, you don’t necessarily feel like a band.” This aspect is one of their most appealing strengths as a group. They are a jam band for the modern age, yet much rawer than your run-of-the-mill Grateful Dead wannabes. Their instrumentals are comparable to that of earlier groups such as Funkadelic and Death, the Detroit proto-punk band (not to be confused with the Orlando death-metal band). Still, the vocal juxtaposition between hard-hitting rap and smooth, soulful R&B makes for a more current sound, somewhat in the vein of acts like Tyler, The Creator and The Internet. This sonic melting pot, both nostalgic and modern, could only exist in
the age of Spotify, in which the common listener has instant access to almost all popular recorded music. Perhaps, this is what makes them so attractive to a college audience. While Black Haus has grown an impressive local following in less than four months, they still have their sights set on a larger goal: playing at bigger venues and touring. But, this comes with its own set of challenges. “I go to house shows and venues all the time, and I’ve never seen people show up the way they do for our house shows,” Pennix said. “Our next step is moving the energy, the passion and the ambiance off of the house shows to a venue, where we can survive off of this and make a living.” Even if the pay isn’t necessarily there yet, the band is still doing pretty damn well in the local house show circuit. On Feb. 16, Black Haus headlined a show at Grime House, which was packed almost entirely for the group. Asher Sizemore, a local cellist, attended the show after previously seeing Black Haus at Poe Palace, another house venue on the opposite end of campus. “The vocalists [are] always energetic,” Sizemore said. “My favorite parts were some of the more rap-oriented moments; they got everyone excited.” Caroline Lass, a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, had the pleasure of seeing Black Haus for the first time.
“I really enjoyed the experience,” Lass said. “Their sound is unique, and the audience seemed really into their set.” As per usual at a Black Haus show, the audience was engaged, dancing and singing along to whatever the band threw at them. Young and Tulliz Jr. positioned themselves in the middle of the dance floor, allowing them to control the energy and intimacy of the show. The trio of instrumental members stayed back to watch each other and lock in the grooves. Nesbitt, however, stood on the bass amp the whole show, giving him height above the crowd. Unfortunately, this made for a few issues, but the band was quick to fix them. Zoe Anastasia, who performs as Saphron, admired the band’s ability to overcome technical difficulties. “They were having some mixing issues, and Collin’s amp kept cutting out,” Anastasia said. “But, I think they handled it well.” With the larger-than-life stage presence of Tulliz Jr. and Williams’s incredible skill on the guitar, minor mistakes can easily go undetected. By playing to their strengths, the band was able to problem solve quickly and return to put on one hell of a show. Want to see this band perform with your own eyes? Black Haus has an upcoming performance on March 6 at Poe Palace. !
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The Pish Posh Girl: From pre-law to fashion design BY JOCELYN JONES Sometimes life takes you on an unpredictable journey, one you never expected to happen. Emani Harris is the creator of the urban fashion line, Pish Posh, and is a living testament of unpredictability in this journey called life. As a senior at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Harris never expected for her life to take the turn that it did. Hailing from Philadelphia, she came to NC A&T in the fall of 2013 on a track and field scholarship, majoring in pre-law. But she never lost her love for art, something that was always her passion. “I’ve always been into art,” Harris said. “I remember ever since like the first grade probably to the seventh; I remember I went to this boarding school, and every end of the year award, I always got the art award. I’ve always been painting on clothes and things since high school; because growing up, I couldn’t really afford new stuff. So I would go to the thrift stores and create new things.” As she got older, she had the opportunity to expand her knowledge of the arts. When she was in the eighth grade, she received a scholarship from an art school called Moore College in Philadelphia. “The first class that I took was a fashion illustration class, which is so ironic because I wasn’t really into fashion,” she said. “But in the class, we learned how to structure the body before putting the clothes onto it, as far as sketching what kind of clothing designs we wanted. I thought it was kind of a play class, but I didn’t really know it would come in handy now.” After coming to college for a year, Harris wanted to find a way to make money. Getting a regular job as a student-athlete was almost out of the question. So she decided to create her own fashion line in her sophomore year. “When I was home on break after my freshman year of college, a friend of mine from back home was like you should come out with a clothing line and call it Pish Posh,” she said. “It was that simple. We were in the corner store getting breakfast sandwiches. It was really random, and I didn’t really think too much on it until I got back to school for my sophomore year. I needed a way to make money, so im gonna just come out with a clothing line and start painting stuff. And I called it Pish Posh.” As she began to expand her brand, she was juggling school and track. Her new clothing line became too much for her to
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handle and she had to make a difficult decision: either stay with track and let go of her clothing line or give up track and focus on Pish Posh. She decided on the latter. Her choice was a gamble, but it eventually paid off. After holding a fashion show on campus last spring, Pish Posh easily became one of the most recognizable brands on NC A&T’s campus, as well as in the Triad. Not only has her brand become well known in Greensboro, but she has garnered a large following on her Instagram
and Twitter pages. Emani has even designed personal jackets for celebrities such as Kehlani, A Boogie with the Hoodie, PnB Rock, as well as tattoo-artist and former N.C. A&T alum, Dutchess. As a testament to her hard work, and commitment to her brand, from her first year to now she has almost tripled her profits. After earning only $300 at the end of her first year in 2014, she said she made close to $38,000 at the end of 2017. So where does Harris see herself and her clothing line in five years?
“It’s changing every day of what I want to do,” she said. “I would like to see myself in stores like Urban Outfitters, and possibly Zumies before I even think about trying to open up my own store. I also want to get into designing for celebrities as well. But I know for sure I don’t see myself having a regular job.” For more information on Pish Posh the clothing line, visit her website at www. pishposhapparel.com. You can also follow Emani on Twitter and Instagram @ thepishposhgirl. !
Congress to blame for another massacre We’ve heard it all too many times before. A mentally disturbed loner buys an assault rifle, opens fire in a school, church, or nightclub and kills dozens of people. The media interviews neighbors, Jim Longworth fellow students or co-workers who sudLongworth denly recall incidents of sick, dangerous at Large things the shooter did which they didn’t report. The FBI, local authorities and mental health professionals, never shared information that could have prevented the mass murders. Former cops and agents go on T.V. to tell us that the shooter fell through the cracks. Family members of victims plead for a ban on assault weapons. And, politicians go before the cameras to express their condolences, blaming mental illness, not guns for the tragedy. They say now’s not the time to discuss reforms, then a few days later they forget the massacre and move on to really important matters, like deporting children and criminalizing marijuana and pain pills. Well, we heard it all again last week when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, calmly assembled and loaded his AR-15 assault rifle, then proceeded to kill 17 people and wound 14 others. Cruz had once attended Douglas High where he was constantly getting into trouble and eventually expelled for picking a fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. He was known to be obsessed with guns, sold knives out of a lunch box, and posted photos and Instagrams that showcased his deadly arsenal, and his promise to use it against students. Leading up to the massacre, Cruz had been in and out of counseling (mainly out) and was the subject of at least 30 911 calls to his home. He was a member of a White Supremacist group, wore a “Make America Great Again” cap, and said that he wanted to shoot some people after seeing a Trump supporter hassled at a campaign rally last year. And when a responsible citizen notified the FBI of Cruz’s social media boast to “become a professional school shooter,” the agency first said they couldn’t locate the boy, and later admitted they didn’t follow protocol in trying to apprehend him. Valentine’s Day marked the eighth school massacre since the start of the year, and while bodies continue to pile up, WWW.YESWEEKLY.COM
Congress sits on its backside and refuses to pass significant gun reforms, including restoring a previous ban on assault weapons that stood for ten years until the Bush Congress repealed it in 2004. Before he was a candidate, Donald Trump advocated for a ban on assault rifles, but during his campaign and since taking office, he’s been against any restrictions on gun ownership. Speaker Paul Ryan won’t even allow a gun reform bill to reach the floor of the House. Meanwhile, North Carolina’s Republican Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis advocate for gun rights instead of victims’ rights, and last year even voted to keep the names of mental health patients off of the national criminal background check database. So what’s the reason for their refusal to ban assault rifles and large ammo clips? Money. The NRA spent $30 million to get Trump elected and gave Ryan nearly $400,000 to keep his seat. Meanwhile, the NRA gave Tillis $4.4 million and Burr $7 million. Are shooters like Cruz crazy? Yes. Do law enforcement agencies screw up and fail to share red flag information? Yes. Do students, teachers, and neighbors often stay
silent until it’s too late? Yes. Was Cruz the one who actually depressed the trigger and opened fire on his former classmates? Yes. But Congress deserves the lion’s share of the blame for the Parkland massacre, and the Orlando massacre, and the Vegas massacre, and the Charleston massacre, and the Aurora massacre, and the Columbine massacre, because they refuse to ban assault rifles, and they refuse because they’re in the NRA’s pocket. Last week, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut told his colleagues, “This epidemic of mass slaughter only happens here in America, not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction. We (Congress) are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else.” Lissette Rozenblat, the mother of a Parkland survivor, was even more passionate, telling CNN, “If we don’t do something now to take action, this is going to keep happening. Whether it’s mental health or terrorism, there are guns out there, automatic weapons that should not be in the hands of civilians, and that’s what it comes down to. Greed, money, NRA, politicians who are
taking money from the NRA, and at the end of the day, we just want to keep our kids safe. As parents that is our ultimate goal, and sending them to school should not be like sending them into a war zone.” This November we should remember Rozenblat’s plea when we go to the polls to elect our Congressperson. We should let those who seek our vote know that nearly 70 percent of all Americans want a ban on assault rifles. And we should reject the argument made by NRA-backed Congressmen who say the most important thing is to protect the 2nd Amendment, our right to bear arms. We should remind them that when the 2nd Amendment was written, a man with a musket was lucky if he got off two shots per minute and that today, kids like Cruz can get off 500 rounds in half that time. The Founding Fathers could not have anticipated the kind of weaponry that exists today, nor would they have stood for citizens being massacred. Neither should we. ! 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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[VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans.
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[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But don’t stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity.
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* It was in 1943 that Thomas Watson, who was then the chairman of International Business Machines (better known now as IBM), made the following public statement: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
* While his wife, Abigail, was ill, President John Adams stayed with her for seven months at their home in Boston — that’s the longest any president has been away from the capital.
* You might already know that actor Mel Gibson grew up in Australia, but you might not know how he ended up there. He was actually born in New York, where he lived with his parents. The Vietnam War was going on, though, and his parents were afraid Mel would be drafted. After winning on “Jeopardy,” they used the money to move to Australia.
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I’m dating again now and annoyed by how texting’s become the way you get to know somebody you might want to go out with. I type all day at work. I’ll talk on the phone, but the last thing I want to do when I’m off is type text messages. — Contrary Millennial Woman
Back in, say, 539 B.C. in Sumer, if you wanted to tell somebody you were “laughing out loud,” you’d have to dispatch your eunuch across town with the message on a cuneiform tablet. Okay, so the “tablets” are way more tricked out these days, but oh, how far we haven’t come. Texting can be a great way to get to know somebody — somebody who can’t talk on the phone because they’re hiding in a closet from kidnappers in a Liam Neeson movie. However, assuming neither of you is in immediate danger of being sold into sex slavery by the standard swarthy Hollywood terrorists, you should hold off on any text-athons until after you put in some solid face-to-face time. Sure, in texting, it seems like all sorts of information is getting “bloop!”ed back and forth. However, you end up missing some vital elements — tone of voice, emotion, body language — that you’d have in
person or even FaceTiming on your phone. People shrug that off: “No biggie...I’ll just see all that stuff when we meet.” Well, there’s a problem with that. “Nature,” it’s said, “abhors a vacuum,” and it seems the human brain isn’t so hot on it, either. Research by neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga suggests that when people lack information, their brain helps them by making up a narrative that seems to make sense. So there’s a good chance your brain is going to be your helpful little servant and fill in the missing bits — with ideas about a person that may not correspond all that closely with reality. In other words, you’re accidentally onto something with your dislike of textathons. That said, the telephone isn’t the best way to get to know somebody, either — not even via FaceTime, which only gives you a partial picture. That’s why I think you and anyone you’re considering dating should communicate minimally online or by phone and get together in person ASAP. Ideally, your first date should be three things: cheap, short, and local — making it low-cost in time, money, and, on some occasions, “lemme outta here, you sick pumpkin latte-slurping degenerate!” (Apologies to any degenerates who don’t befoul their latte with autumn Febreze.) Tell guys your preference, and don’t be swayed by texting aficionados who insist that you simply MUST engage in marathon text sessions before meeting somebody...because...because safety! Sure, meet your dates in public places (rather than have them pop by your place so they can zip-tie you and stuff you in their trunk). The reality is, texting somebody till
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My wife and I have our differences in bed. Let’s say that I like A and she likes B. So we alternate — A one time and B the next — meaning we’re each only satisfied half the time. Is this a smart compromise? — Curious Relationships do take compromise — especially when one of you’s in the mood for foreplay with whipped cream and strawberries and then a glance at the calendar reveals: “Oh, crap. It’s Medieval Torture Device Monday.” As for whether your sex compromise is “smart,” it depends. Research by social psychologist Shelly Gable finds that in a relationship, you can do the exact same activity on your partner’s behalf — say, picking up their thumbscrews from the welder — and have it be good or bad for the relationship, depending on your motivation.
Couples in Gable’s studies were happiest when partners’ efforts for each other were driven by “approach” rather than “avoidance” goals. “Approach” involves moving in a positive direction, making an effort for positive reasons — such as barking like a gibbon in bed because you love your partner and want them to be happy. “Avoidance” involves doing it to prevent rejection or conflict (like being exiled to the couch for three days). An “approach” approach to sex, especially, appears to pay off. Social psychologist Amy Muise found that partners who took pleasure in giving their partner sexual pleasure “felt more satisfied and committed both at the ... time and three weeks later.” The message in all of this? A smart sex compromise runs on enthusiasm for rocking each other’s world in bed — even if the thing your partner’s into plays for you like “How ‘bout we sneak out to my car for a quick endoscopy?” ! GOT A problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com) © 2018 Amy Alkon Distributed by Creators.Com.
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