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National Day of Dance Greensboro Gets Down!

August 2, 2019

Dozens of residents gathered at LeBauer Park on Saturday, July 27 to celebrate the city’s third annual National Dance Day. National Dance Day was launched in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe, the co-creator of TV show, So You Think You Can Dance as a way to celebrate all the various types of dance and dancers across […]

Celebrate the 50th Anniversay of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

July 12, 2019

July 20, 1969 – July 20, 2019 Here are four books about the moon to make any reader swoon. “The Moon’s First Friends” by Susanna Leonard Hill, pictures by Elisa Paganelli “If You Had a Birthday Party on the Moon” by Joyce Lapin, illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli “The First Men Who Went to the Moon” […]

Josephus III: Engineering a legacy with poetry

July 3, 2019

They say if you do what you love you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Greensboro poet Josephus Thompson the III agrees. “I tell people all the time to find something that you are willing to do for free and then the trick is doing it so well that people are willing […]

Movie Review: Last Black Man of San Francisco

June 20, 2019

You can like the message even if the messenger isn’t perfect. The migration of well-to-do millennials, empty nesters and others into cities and the exit of working-class people and/or people of color is a social phenomenon: Brooklyn, Raleigh, Philly, Chicago, Nashville, Denver… Still, the poster child for cities in radical transition has got to be […]

Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 3

June 6, 2019

Should the glorification of gun violence, as depicted in this action/thriller, become a thing of the past? Is that notion worth a discussion? Think on it. John Wick is back. In Chapter 3 of this ultra-violent franchise, this assassin digs deeper and deeper into an underworld of hit men and women who are greedy for […]

Book Review: The Wonder of Lost Causes

May 30, 2019

Pitbull or Poodle? Doberman, Dalmatian, or Dachshund? Small dog or big dog, long-haired or no hair, you’re a good dog parent who knows how to pick the right dog for you. It’s a little bit science, a little bit heart and, as in the new book “The Wonder of Lost Causes” by Nick Trout, it’s […]

N.C. Korean Festival at Center City Park

May 2, 2019

Hundreds of people flocked to Center City Park in downtown Greensboro on Saturday, April 27 to celebrate and learn about Korean culture at the 2019 North Carolina Korean Festival. Hosted by the Korean-American Association of Greater Greensboro, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the park was full of people enjoying music, Korean games, art activities […]

Movie Review: Little

April 19, 2019

Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher. It’s kinda pervy. Or when an executive assistant (Issa Rae, HBO’s Insecure) points to her nether regions and gives a man a sexy stare. Fine […]

Movie Review: Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral

March 22, 2019

Madea’s loyal fans have two choices. They can say goodbye to their eccentric Aunty by attending her touring play or wish her adieu at a movie theater. Judging by what’s on screen in this anemic family comedy, the live performance is a better bet. It’s more thoughtful and a hell of a lot funnier. Before […]

Mad at Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth

March 15, 2019

Drawing not only from her own personal experiences with abuse but from the harrowing stories of countless women around her, Atlanta based writer Pearl Cleage was driven to write what she considered a workbook for black women struggling to survive in a society that is at once racist and sexist. What she ended up with […]

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