08 As an indication of the CASE’S IMPORTANCE, the government has brought in a trial attorney from the US Justice Department’s tax division in Washington to assist with prosecution.
18 Letters & columns
19 Though the much-discussed, menacing paradigm of economic inequality looms, and it gets harder and harder to break through with each passing generation, UPWARD MOBILITY is still possible in this country.
arts, entertainment & dining
25 After a couple of notable failures, rapper DAVID BANNER was the album’s centerpiece, hulking on signature 9th beats with verses that address societal ills and his own hypocrisy alike.
33 Curtis is a LIKABLE, HARD-WORKING EVERYMAN for whom everyday normalcy has become unbearably abnormal when he begins experiencing nightmares and visions that portend the end of the world.
37 For the past 46 years, the UNC School of the Arts has consistently elevated THE NUTCRACKER to new heights with a cast, crew and orchestra composed mostly of students with a singular focus — to renew and revivify Tchaikovsky’s Christmas fairy tale with a concerted effort of more than 300 dedicated individuals.
41 I just like doing CLEAN COMEDY, but when I’m offstage with my friends, you know, in a circle of people that I know can handle it; I might get a little darker.
43 A few other holdovers remain intact as well, including the more popular menu items like the black bean burger, fish tacos, Cuban sandwich and the mahi mahi.
crashing the gate
54 The bar has anchored this corner in the French Quarter of New Orleans for more than 150 years, and VERY LITTLE HAS CHANGED — no neon, no Jagermeister machine, not a naked-lady-shaped novelty cup or set of plastic beads in sight.