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Arts and Culture

Payday Lending: Still Going, and Going, and Going...

June 20, 2005 - Bob Geary of the Independent Weekly reports that payday lending in North Carolina is alive and well. This upstanding "industry" preys on people living paycheck-to-paycheck, giving them "advances" on future wages with effective interest rates of up to 400 percent.

Thank You, Facing South Readers

June 10, 2005 - Today marks Facing South's 4-month anniversary in the blogosphere. It was four months ago that we posted our manifesto about the need for a fresh new take on key issues and prospects for progressive change in the South.

Friday Film Blogging

June 3, 2005 - [Ed. Note: We're once again pleased to welcome one of our favorite film critics, David Fellerath of the Independent Weekly in Durham, N.C., for a round of Friday Film Blogging.]