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for Indy Week Vol. 33 Issue 29, July 2016
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Neighborhoods near North Carolina Central University in Durham need cleaning up. Many properties in this campus-adjacent area have unresolved housing-code violations, and the crime is not limited to prostitution, break-ins, and drug use. While the University owns several vacant lots in the area, there aren’t sufficient funds to clean up the area surrounding campus.
Bronwen Dickey was working as a freelance journalist for Indy Week when she met her first pit bull. Within a few years, she had embarked on an extensive study of the notorious dog breed and adopted one of her own. The result is Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon, the rare book that turns a scholarly, balanced lens on the charged cultural narratives around pit bulls.
J. Gunn is a rapper and BET Music Matters artist from Durham. Gunn wants to create a Durham dynasty out of his rap talents by partnering with Dame Dash, the dynasty maker who cofounded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay Z. He aspires to use his rapping platform to fight some of the injustices of the world and to preserve the integrity of downtown’s Black Wall Street legacy.
Citizens are working to make Dix Park a vital part of downtown Raleigh. To support their efforts, the city and Dix Park Conservancy are hosting Destination Dix, a free, one-day community festival in the park this Saturday. The festival will feature food trucks, artists, and a variety of musicians, with Chatham County Line and Bombadil as headliners.
Durham Artists Movement (DAM) is a collective of people of color and LGBTQ people seeking safe space to create and share art. After the Carrack Modern Art closed, DAM has been using the loft as their gallery. This Friday, DAM will have an art show to gauge public support for the gallery and form community relations.
Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer grew up in the suburbs of Durham, and began making films in third grade. The Duffers made a breakthrough with their eight-episode series Stranger Things, which is now on Netflix. The series was created based on the Duffers’ favorite stories by Stephen King.