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    Good to the last Drop: Rhiannon Giddens takes h...

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    story and photos by Ryan Snyder Rhiannon Giddens doesn’t care much for the cosmetic rituals of the entertainment business. Sitting in the stylist’s chair in Nashville before the…

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  • The brew house

    Barstool: NC Beer Month

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    by Eric Ginsburg There’s so much beer news happening in the Triad that I can barely keep up. And I’m guessing there’s a good chance that our readers…

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  • Laura Lashley’s new mural decorates the side of Small Batch Beer Co. in Winston-Salem. (Photo by Eric Ginsburg)

    Painting big

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    by Sayaka Matsuoka Laura Lashley applied a colorful mandala flanked by birds to the side of Small Batch Beer Co. on Winston-Salem’s Cherry Street after the brewery asked…

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    New delights at an old haunt

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    by Eric Ginsburg It’s always seemed counterintuitive to me, weird even, that businesses name food items after people. There are too many cannibalistic and salacious jokes to be…

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  • Buzzispace trailhead visualization

    Study finds promising conditions for High Point ...

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    A rendering depicts an imagined trailhead at BuzziSpace in the Southwest area of High Point. (image courtesy of Alta Planning & Design) by Jordan Green A study suggests…

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Triad City Beat This Week: April 1, 2015

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Ryan Snyder catches up with Rhiannon Giddens, an interpreter of traditional folk music from Greensboro, whose career is rapidly taking off with a new solo album and a transformative experience rewriting tackling material from Bob Dylan’s Basement Tape sessions in this week’s Triad City Beat cover story.

NEWS

Buzzi Space Bike Fleet IMG_4690 (2) • Student commission takes off, endorses tuition equality

• Winston-Salem council resists move to de-annex airport

• High Point Journal: Study finds promising conditions for High Point greenway

 

OPINION

Lynn Crothers bio pic copy 2• Editorial: The last laugh

• It Just Might Work: Inverted totalitarianism

• Fresh Eyes: On coming home

• Editor’s Notebook: Generational wisdom

COLUMNS

capture crop• Citizen Green: Queering the Triad

• Good Sport: The most dangerous game

• All She Wrote: Blonde like me

 

CULTURE

Illpo crop• Food: New delights at an old haunt

• Barstool: NC Beer Month

• Music: Jamla crew boosts Winston-Salem’s hip-hop profile

• Art: Painting big

• Stage & Screen: Of goddesses and women

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Good to the last Drop: Rhiannon Giddens takes her turn

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story and photos by Ryan Snyder

Rhiannon Giddens doesn’t care much for the cosmetic rituals of the entertainment business. Sitting in the stylist’s chair in Nashville before the mid-March video shoot for “Black is the Color,” a kicked-up rendition inspired by Madison County, NC storyteller Sheila Kay Adams’ take on the old traditional, she posted a stern, side-eyed selfie paired with the hashtag #necessaryevil as a reminder of her playful disdain.

Standing behind her just out of frame was Greensboro-based stylist Kyle Britt, her go-to for cuts back home and, in this case, when heightened confidence at a pivotal time is worth an additional line-item expenditure on a record label’s balance sheet. For a woman who has spent the large majority of her life happily unburdened by such beauty routines, that two-way fluency was a first, begrudging step into what is becoming almost an everyday occurrence for her.

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It Just Might Work: Inverted totalitarianism

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I want to set something straight here: Inverted totalitarianism ain’t your grandpa’s form of dehumanizing government.

No, inverted totalitarianism switches out all the racial hatred and cult of personality of old-timey regimes like fascism, Nazism and Stalinism, replacing them with control of the population via the best thing in the world: money.

Basically, corporate interest runs the political game, but the illusion of democracy persists, just stripped down to its most basic right: voting. But the elections are easily managed — policy is, after all, determined by those who put the most money in the pot. With inverted totalitarianism, voters choose personalities, not viable political alternatives.

Even better — corporate mass media is in on the game, too, choosing what to withhold and cover for consumption. Largely, it’s propaganda.

All of this leads to general political apathy among the voting population, and that’s what the powers that be want: asses in the seats, tuned in on the hive mind.

And I’m here to say that sounds just grand!

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All She Wrote: Blonde like me

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Mother: So, are you single handedly bringing back the Rachel?

Me: Rachel who worked at the coffee shop or Rachel the buyer at Bloomingdales?

Mother: Does it matter? It’s still Greek Girl Blond.

Me: Says the woman who went from Cruella DeVille to Tina Louise in one swift dye job. Read More

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Barstool: NC Beer Month

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by Eric Ginsburg

There’s so much beer news happening in the Triad that I can barely keep up. And I’m guessing there’s a good chance that our readers lost track a while ago, because this is my job, after all. Read More

IN PRINT

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Happy April Fool’s Day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Take a look at this week’s back cover!

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Good to the last Drop: Rhiannon Giddens takes her turn

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

story and photos by Ryan Snyder Rhiannon Giddens doesn’t care much for the cosmetic rituals of the entertainment business. Sitting in the stylist’s chair in Nashville before the…

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