Category: Reviews

Redneck Barbecue Lab

Redneck Barbecue Lab

It’s wood. That’s the first thing I notice when I walk into the Redneck Barbecue Lab. It’s a tiny place covered in rustic wood, vintage signs and mounds of glittering trophies placed front and center. It’s welcoming and different and feels more authentic than any barbecue place I’ve ever been to. This store use to be a white and fluorescently […]

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The Ugly Mug

The Ugly Mug

Cozy hidden gem coffee shops are one of my favorite places to spend my time on a winter afternoon and the Ugly Mug with it’s unique design, interesting history and friendly atmosphere is the perfect place to do just that. After ordering an iced cafe mocha and a chocolate chip cookie I sat at a bar that was pushed against […]

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The New NCMA Art Trail

The New NCMA Art Trail

The cool crisp air and the clear blue skies added to the serene atmosphere of the North Carolina Museum of Art nature trail. Kids laughed and ran around the open space while adults calmly lounged while chatting. The reason for this renewed interest in the art museum was because of the advertising of an improved outside nature trail. The museum […]

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Raleigh Bluegrass Festival

Raleigh Bluegrass Festival

Raleigh’s bluegrass festival was filled with lively music, a plethora of food trucks, all different kinds of beer, and most of all- North Carolina pride. This festival is a result of a six year partnership with the city of Raleigh and the International Bluegrass Music Association. The festival lasted from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 1. There were over […]

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The Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

The Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Directed by Nicholas Stoller, “The Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” begins where it’s predecessor ended. Parents in their 30-somethings, Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) Radner, are currently selling their house under escrow. This means that although there are buyers prepared to take the house, they could take back their offer if anything goes wrong. As luck would have it, […]

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Panera Review

Panera Review

Warm and toasty bread, creamy and steamy soup and fresh salads and sandwiches have arrived to White Oak in the form of a Panera. While the excited local customers flooded the store once the doors opened, the restaurant failed to meet expectations. My first encounter was a quick trip through the drive-through, and it left me with an almost $20 […]

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Unbreakable Season Two Review

Unbreakable Season Two Review

Kimmy Schmidt is back, and so is the mischief that follows. Schmidt, played by Webby Award winner Ellie Kemp, is still figuring out life in the Big Apple. This season, she is also trying to figure herself out. Netflix premiered the second season of the hilarious “Unbreakable: Kimmy Schmidt” on April 15, 2016. It delivered a 13 episode escapade of […]

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I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

Fans of The 1975, an English rock band, are in for a surprise with their latest album– I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it. Their 16 track self-titled debut album, along with a handful of singles, were all the band had released previously. Although there were countless catchy guitar riffs in […]

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The Powerpuff Girls are back

The Powerpuff Girls are back

The revivals of popular television shows from the late 1900’s have taken 2016 by storm, from the new Netflix series “Fuller House” to “The X-Files”. One show that peaked interest was the reboot of the children’s animated show the “Powerpuff Girls” — a show based around three elementary-school-aged, superhero lab experiments. The show aired this April on Cartoon Network and […]

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This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

Ben Haggerty, known also as Macklemore, has been releasing music since 2000. However, he only recently achieved massive success in 2012 with his album The Heist. Between 2012 and 2016, he coasted along with various singles from The Heist. Hits like “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love” are what propelled him into world-renowned success. Although both singles were undeniably catchy to […]

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