Written by: Alex Zietlow

Hobbyists, full-time artists come together at Durham Art-a-Thon

By Alex Zietlow

November 26, 2017

When members of the Durham art community — creators and appreciators alike — stepped into the Durham Art Guild on Morris street on a recent weekend, their voices lowered to a whisper. A soft hum of chatter layered under the sound of acoustic ukulele strings. The artists stood at their respective tables and touched up […]

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5th Fare: More than a tattoo parlor

By Alex Zietlow

November 8, 2017

Just like the skin of the store’s customers, the walls inside 5th Fare — one of Durham’s newest urban galleries and tattoo parlors — are dressed up with artwork. There’s an outlined sketch of a bull with city landmarks filling the animal’s body. There are drawings of sheet music with abstract, unidentified monsters in the […]

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Obie preaches the importance of organic foods at Durham Farmers’ Market

By Alex Zietlow

October 4, 2017

C. Bernard Obie stands behind his turnips and mustard leaves. His hands are pressed into the pockets of his grey sweater, his legs spread two body widths apart from each other. He engages with a young man who has been lingering by his tent. At first, the conversation pertains to the food on his table […]

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From social life to scholarship, religion plays many roles in community

By Alex Zietlow

September 20, 2017

Religion, in some ways, can be personified as a man of many hats. Beyond simply providing “spiritual care” for individuals, religion, specifically Christianity, plays several roles in northeast central Durham — from being a framework for social interaction, to gathering people as a collective body to address certain challenges a community might be facing. “We […]

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