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Saturday September 18th

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Editorial board member Layla Peykamian tries one of Insomnia Cookies' new vegan flavors.

Column: The best Chapel Hill restaurants for a plant-based diet

"Plant-based options are far and few between, and sometimes impossible to discover. This is especially true in North Carolina, which is after all, a state famous for its barbecue. With that being said, here’s a list of some of my favorite restaurants in Chapel Hill that do satisfy a plant-based diet (already discovered and compiled) for you to enjoy."

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Photo courtesy of Michael L. Walden.

Column: What made today's North Carolina economy?

"Today, the Big Three accounts for less than 10 percent of the state’s aggregate economic production. In place of the Big Three is the new 'Big Five' sectors of technology, pharmaceuticals, banking, food processing and vehicle parts."

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A collection of the Harry Potter book series. Courtesy of Tribune News Service.

Column: The resurgence of nerdy trends is a good thing

"In my own experience, I remember being harassed for liking Harry Potter in middle school. I was called a “nerd” and made fun of for liking the books and seeing the movies, especially by my female peers. So, it is a bit hurtful to see these same individuals posting about their house on Facebook, or adding to the trend of dressing up in outfits inspired by the characters."

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Editorial board members Ira Wilder and Caitlyn Yaede live their country fantasies for this week's music column.

Column: Three chords and the truth

"We have hopes that country music will return to its diverse roots, serving not only a white, conservative middle class, but the diverse ethnic and racial traditions of working-class America. In the meantime, the genre that has been bent toward pop, rock and blues now too often bends toward the right."

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Kanye West is seen at "DONDA by Kanye West" listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Courtesy of Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Music Group.

Column: "Donda" delivers ... sort of

"But with missed release dates, the Marilyn Manson and DaBaby association and the general hysteria that surrounds a Kanye release, is it selfish to expect more? If it’s an album coming from the man who made Late Registration, Yeezus, and 808s & Heartbreak, the answer is no. But will I still listen?  Of course. It’s Kanye."

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