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Moogfest boasted talented artists like Sudan Archives, pictured at Durham's First Presbyterian Church, but its message of protest often contradicted itself.
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Moogfest 2017: A dubious union of wealth and protest in Durham

When the organizers of Moogfest announced in February that the music, art and technology festival would feature a “Protest Stage” dedicated to resisting the current wave of inequality in both North Carolina and the United States (specifically: HB2, President Trump’s travel ban), many were delighted.


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Local Arts Spotlight: The Carrack

The Carrack is an exhibition and event space in downtown Durham. In June 2011, founders Laura Ritchie and John Wendelbo created the space with the intention of revitalizing the Durham arts community by providing an exhibition and gathering space for local artists.


Chubby's may beat Cosmic in terms of quality, but Cosmic is comforting after a long night out. 
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​Cosmic vs. Chubby’s: Battle on Ninth Street

For many Duke students, Ninth Street is an off-campus haven. Home to Harris Teeter, various apartment complexes and popular restaurants such as Burger Bach and Happy + Hale, it’s a thriving mecca of food and commerce conveniently situated right at the nexus between East and West Campus.


Hip hop artist and activist Talib Kweli spent the last week as an artist-in-residence in Durham. 
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Talib Kweli talks hip hop, social justice in week-long Durham residency

In the latest addition to Duke Performances’ artist-in-residence series, hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli spent the last week in Durham holding conversations with Duke professors and Durham community members before playing two sold-out shows at Motorco Music Hall. The residency began Wednesday with a public conversation between Kweli and resident professor Patrick Douthit, better known as the producer 9th Wonder, which was sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.