Every week, Medium will post a story or review from the vault, #tbt style. This week: a love letter to local food, written by former Diversions staffer Bo McMillian. Originally published on the Diversions blog on April 17, 2013, this piece is in anticipation of Tomato Day 2015 this Saturday, hosted by Carrboro Farmers' Market.
Every week, Medium will post a story or review from the vault, #tbt style. This week, a Q&A with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who will be returning to perform at Cat's Cradle this Sunday. This Q&A was originally published on Oct. 2, 2013 and has been edited for clarity.
When Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald got the shivers, it was the warmth of maybe a half a drink more that they craved. But just what drink scared away the frost and melted the icy cold from their bones? Or — better yet — what beverage does it best?
The Letter Jackets is the rock side-project of Chandler Holt and John Teer of Chatham County Line. Teer wanted a rocking band and had been jamming with fellow Letter Jackets members Roger Gupton and Evans Nicholson when Holt asked to sit in on a session and bring in some songs he’d been working on.
Bruce Stone came to love films as a young man, first through an undergraduate encounter with Orson Welles’ adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “The Trial” and then through a series of Federico Fellini films during a weekend in New York City.
Souse. It’s such an innocent-sounding term. But peel back the layers — or rather, boil the bones and strip off every morsel of meat — and you’ll have the truth behind this Southern tradition.
Chris Forsyth Solar Motel Rock Guitarist Chris Forsyth’s new album Solar Motel does something most rock instrumental albums fail to achieve — lasting entertainment for the layman. Rather than steeping the four-part epic in showy noodling or overly complex structure, Forsyth reaches for Pink Floydian ideals by layering his guitars in simple melodies and keeping other instrumentation to simple, textural motifs. The album builds listener anticipation from the outset, with churning rhythm guitars egging the music forward to implied new heights.
Chilly, misty and beautiful fall weather has arrived. With autumn in the air, what could be better than enjoying that wonderful food of the season, the pumpkin? Let me answer you: nothing.
Loamlands Some Kind of Light 3 stars Folk rock
Students in North Carolina miss nearly 2 million school days due to suspension and expulsion. The state has the third-highest suspension rate in the country. And Hidden Voices, a non-profit group from Durham, is doing something about it.