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    Three foodies on the glory of Thanksgiving sides

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    by Eric Ginsburg Ahhhh, Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday, like many in this country, with a more complicated backstory than we teach our children. Whether this family time is…

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    A dance party above the rest

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    by Kelly Fahey The deep pulse of John Carey’s all-vinyl DJ set pours out of the Crown, wafting down three flights of stairs. Carey, who is part of…

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    Bonnie & Clyde, the zeitgeist of Depression...

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    by Jordan Green Bonnie & Clyde, a musical produced by the Livestock Players for the Drama Center of City Arts in Greensboro, opens with a 15-year-old Bonnie Parker…

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    The politics of poetry, performed

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    by Eric Ginsburg Kayla Lewis has long held artistic tendencies, but her foray into spoken-word poetry began with a jolt. About 18 months ago, she woke up suddenly…

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    Students debate Melissa Harris-Perry on tactics ...

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    by Jordan Green A student who complained about a white frat party and celebrity professor Melissa Harris-Perry engage in a tense dialogue about effective strategies of social change,…

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Triad City Beat This Week: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014

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Our editors present Triad City Beat‘s first Grassroots Gift Guide. We know what you’re thinking. And no: There’s no pay to play here. We simply culled the coolest stuff from our reporting over the year to put together a list of local goods you should consider buying as gifts to your loved ones for the holiday season. Bonus content: a calendar.

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The 2014 Grassroots Gift Guide

Scott Hicks leans into the holiday season.

We know what you’re thinking.

Here we go: Another “holiday gift guide” filled with advertisers who paid for the privilege of being mass-marketed to willing eyeballs during the biggest buying frenzy of the year.

But that’s not what’s happening here.

Our first annual Holiday Gift Guide embodies a philosophy. And the only pitch we’re making is that you spend some money this year with local craftsmen, artists and businesses.

Like politics, all economics is local, and keeping our money in our communities helps everyone who lives, works and plays in the Triad. Spending locally puts your dollars directly in the pockets of your neighbors without giant, out-of-town interests peeling off a cut. When you spend $50 at Target, it barely registers in the corporate cash tsunami. Spend $50 at a local business, and they’ll remember your name.

Artists are basically small-business owners, too, with real costs in terms of overhead and labor.

But it’s not all about financial patriotism. We believe we have the finest artists, crafters and purveyors of goods in the state of North Carolina.

This is by no means a comprehensive survey — our editors sourced some of the best gift ideas in the Triad, pulled from the pages of Triad City Beat and some of the amazing artists and businesses we’ve encountered so far this year.

The gift guide is curated by our editors, not our advertising department. No one paid to be in it. Just to be clear: It’s not marketing, it’s journalism.

But it’s also about civic pride, the spirit of giving and the acknowledgement that we are all in this together. When you buy locally, you are actually giving two gifts — one of them is present and the other is the sale to a local business owner.

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Grassroots Gift Guide: Holiday market calendar

2014 Triad Local Holiday Market Guide

2014 Triad Local Holiday Market Guide

Here are some places you can find locally produced gifts over the coming weeks.

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All She Wrote: Hammer time

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Mother: I can always tell when you are working on your house. You walk like a WNBA player.

Me: Blame my roommate. He has a lot of tools.

Mother: I don’t care. I didn’t pay for sixteen years of ballet to watch you walk like a lesbian.

The beauty of living in a historic neighborhood is that it is impossible to be bored. There is always something to do: to your house.

Little did I know when I bought this charming octogenarian that lurking behind that classic bone structure, buttery complexion, cornflower-blue eaves and delightful quirkiness there was a dark side. She was so polite to begin with. Read More

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Triad Power Ranking

3. High Point

This week we’re ranking the cities based on how they activate local markets as nerve centers for social life and commerce. Despite the yeoman efforts of a grassroots network of revitalization activists and Support Local High Point, the only activity in the Triad’s third city that qualifies as a holiday market is the Uptowne High Point Holiday Stroll on Dec. 6. Sorry, High Point, you’re last again. Read More

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City, residents meet to address downtown violence

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by Eric Ginsburg

City officials share their plan to curb violence in downtown Greensboro and hear from residents with a slate of ideas for addressing the issue.

Just one week after the first community meeting, organized in the wake of a shooting and murder in downtown Greensboro, it appears outrage from stakeholders has somewhat dissipated.

At a second community meeting organized by Downtown Greensboro Inc. and the Downtown Residents Association on Nov. 19, fewer people turned out than at a swiftly assembled meeting the week before, and those who came mostly had cooler tempers. Read More

IN PRINT

Scott Hicks leans into the holiday season.

The 2014 Grassroots Gift Guide

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We know what you’re thinking. Here we go: Another “holiday gift guide” filled with advertisers who paid for the privilege of being mass-marketed to willing eyeballs during the…

Grassroots Gift Guide: Holiday market calendar

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Here are some places you can find locally produced gifts over the coming weeks.


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