Weekend Best Bets: Slam, Shot and Song

Catch a flick, hear a few stories, listen to some tunes, support a great cause. It's another great weekend to be in Durham. more »

Aug 21, 2014 DM Blog (1 Comments)

Hard to Port

A perfect red for unsubtle grilling season. more »

Aug 20, 2014 DM Blog

After a friend's birthday picnic at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Jessica stopped by Sam's Quik Shop to make her own four-pack.

Jessica Stringer

Stuff We Like

What we've been doing around town. more »

Aug 19, 2014 DM Blog

Charlie dives in.

Emily Toth

Dog Days of Summer

Hillside Pool went to the dogs during Durham Parks and Recreation's first Pooch Plunge more »

Aug 18, 2014 DM Blog

Amanda MacLaren

Warm Welcome

Take a look through our photos from The Carolina Theatre's VIP Reception for this year's N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. more »

Aug 18, 2014 DM Blog

Heba Salama Photography

By the Book

Takeaways from Tom Rath's New York Times bestseller "Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes." more »

Aug 18, 2014 DM Blog

Ballpark Pups

We'll be at Bark in the Park at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park next Wednesday taking pics of pooches - come out and see us! more »

Aug 13, 2014 DM Blog

Amanda MacLaren

Won't You Beer My Neighbor

Folks in Watts-Hillandale celebrated National Night Out by meeting their neighbors at a beer garden hosted by Tom and Kim Miller. more »

Aug 12, 2014 DM Blog

Moving the Scrap

After years of attempting to find a permanent home, The Scrap Exchange is relocating to Lakewood. more »

Aug 11, 2014 DM Blog

2014 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

Learn more about the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast more »

Aug 8, 2014 DM Blog

In This Issue: August 2014

More than 5,000 votes were cast, as you selected your favorites in categories ranging from burger and beer selection to music store and neighborhood. The 2014 Best of Durham results have been revealed. more »

Aug 4, 2014 The Magazine

The Duke Homebuyers Club

How a revitalized neighborhood has inspired a community of support more »

Jul 31, 2014 DM Blog

Power Up

Durham-based Mati energy drinks are becoming top-sellers in Triangle stores. more »

Jul 29, 2014 DM Blog

Home Is Where the Art Is

Open Art Society launches Welcome: Art in Your Home, the Triangle’s first community supported art program. more »

Jul 28, 2014 DM Blog

On the Rise

Rise Biscuits & Donuts to expand breakfast/café concept internationally through newly launched franchise program. more »

Jul 21, 2014 DM Blog (1 Comments)

Got it MADE

NC MADE, a new company that specializes in gift giving, just made it easier to share North Carolina products. more »

Jul 8, 2014 DM Blog (1 Comments)

Basil Squeeze

Beat the heat by sipping on this refreshing summer cocktail. more »

Jun 30, 2014 Dining

Bull City Blues

The 27th Annual Bull Durham Blues Festival returns to its two-day format this year more »

Jun 3, 2014 DM Blog

The Battle is Back

The 2014 Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands is set to take place Sept. 20 and will benefit Urban Ministries of Durham more »

May 19, 2014 DM Blog

  • Harvest 18

    Karla Towle

    Southern Eating

    Pork belly lettuce wraps and shrimp 'n' grits more »

  • On the Rise

    Rise Biscuits & Donuts to expand breakfast/café concept internationally through newly launched franchise program. more »

  • (M)eat Local

    Firsthand Foods provides consumers with sustainable and healthy meats more »

  • On Fire

    Pompieri Pizza: Where it's up to you to decide the slice size of your pizza using your own set of kitchen shears more »

  • Give Me A Break

    Respite Café encourages customers to relax and take in their surroundings with afternoon tea. more »

  • Harvest 18

    Karla Towle

    Good Eats

    Our meal at Harvest 18 was so good, we had to ask Chef Jason Smith for the recipes. Learn exactly how to make his shrimp and grits and pork belly lettuce wraps. more »

  • The Piedmont

    A cocktail recipe by Jonathan Blitz, Barrister & Brewer more »

  • Hard to Choose

    Local 22 lives up to its name by creating upscale, decadent meals in a relatively laid-back, neighborly atmosphere more »

  • Raise a Glass

    Triangle Pint & Plate offers a casual, friendly spot to enjoy some of Durham’s finest craft beers more »

  • A Foodie Paradise

    Getting to know our farmers, eating seasonally and just appreciating a really solid meal – it’s the Triangle way. more »

  • Grand TASTE Experience 2014

    Briana Brough

    Taste – The Event 2014

    We sipped. We savored. We celebrated. Relive it all through a video and photos! more »


Upcoming Events


N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

 The second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast attracts thousands of patrons yearly. The festival, produced by The Carolina Theatre on August 15-24, has brought the community together to share entertaining and sophisticated films that allow audience members a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay and lesbian life.


Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

Artist Robert Rauschenberg came to national attention in his early 20s. He began creating monochrome paintings in 1951 and had developed his famous Combine paintings by 1954, though he worked in many mediums. This exhibit, on display at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from Aug. 28 to Jan. 11, 2015, offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. It includes painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, fresco, assemblage, photography and film.

Bull Durham Blues Festival

Bull Durham Blues Festival

One of the premier blues festivals in the country, the 27th annual celebration incorporates musical styles from Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago and more. The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation presents the two-day event on Sept. 5 and 6, which begins at the Hayti Heritage Center with The Campbell Brothers, Phil Cook, John Dee Holeman and The Rousters. The next night’s performance at the Durham Athletic Park includes Kermit Ruffins, Shemekia Copeland, Grady Champion, The Ori Naftaly Band, The Calvin Edwards Trio and The Red Dirt Revelators.