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for Indy Week Vol. 34 Issue 24, July 2017
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Capitol Broadcasting is beginning its expansion of the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Last year it acquired the neighboring University Ford property, and now it seeks community input on how to use the eleven acres. Several ideas include the development of offices, affordable housing, and an entertainment complex.
This is the second installment of a three-part investigation into North Carolina’s hog-farming industry. This article examines the environmental impacts hog farming has had over the last two decades, particularly on waterways such as the Neuse River.
Daniel Solis is the creator of Belle of the Ball and other non-digital games. Solis is also part of Game Designers of North Carolina, a group that meets regularly at game stores, such as Atomic Empire in Durham and The Gamer’s Armory in Cary. The group hopes to bring greater awareness of gaming to the mainstream.
Water levels are declining in North Carolina’s rivers and streams due to increased development and water withdrawals, as well as climate change. The biggest concerns are over the availability of drinking water and pollution. Environmentalists say the state should toughen the requirements on permits for withdrawals to reflect the lower water flow.
The Beast is a jazz and hip-hop band in Durham, whose existence has been built on message songs. Their new record, Woke, is based on a term meaning to be socially conscious to the injustices committed against oppressed people. The record addresses the abuse of people of color in the name of progress.
The North Carolina Museum of Art opened a new African gallery featuring decorative and ceremonial artifacts, as well as contemporary artworks. Linda Dougherty, the museum’s chief and contemporary curator, discusses the meaning of the collection and the challenges of merging folk and fine art.