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Max Shapiro: Welcome to 1984

Written by Max Shapiro.

Don't forget to read rule #2

IYRTP - Welcome to 1984


No, I’m not talking about the album, but if the forces of political correctness and the supporters of the right to not ever be offended have their way, the Van Halen album may replace 2+2=5 as the the first thing that comes to mind when that fateful year is mentioned. Let us now take a walk into the Ministry of Truth where the media and historical revisionists are hard at work deleting this country’s history under the guise of removing any evidence of traumatic experiences and historical context from the public consciousness.

Reasons to Leave Your House: July 4th Fire Workin' it Edition

Written by Stephanie Harris.


5-7pm: Start your long weekend off right with the wild creatives of NFK at the NEON District Happy Hour at Work | Releasee. It's also a 50/50 raffle fundraiser for The Joy Fund, so help a good cause and maybe leave with a pocketful of cash. 

6-9pm: Enjoy the Bonfire on the River Summer Concert Series with the fam.

6pm: Batter-up, Batman! It is Superhero Night at Harbor Park with Tidewater Comicon. Enjoy baseball, free comic books, and cosplayers.

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6-10pm: Slapnation will be at Thursdays by the Lake at the Mariners’ Museum & Park.

IYRTP: Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wives, They Eatin Everybody Up In Here

Written by Christopher O'Brien.

We’re a little slow in the IYRTP department this week kids, what with Chris being out of town and Laura being out of patience with your shenanigans. (You know the ones we’re talking about.) But, we managed to pull together some good stuff: Walmart makes an ISIS cake, sharks are the new black, Girl Scouts, Katy Perry, planetary conjunctions, you name it!

IYRTP: Finding Peace with Confederate Symbolism

Written by Mike Rau.

This week, I want to focus on one topic about which the Pilot has published several stories and editorials. The subject is symbolism and the Confederacy. I really hope we can all come together and find some common ground and compromise, finally leading to peace amongst ourselves, but it will require rational thought by all parties involved.

Reasons to Leave Your House: Take PRIDE and Party On, Wayne Edition

Written by Stephanie Harris.


5pm: Kansas City is coming to Norfolk for the Boulevard Brewing Company Pint Night at The Public House. Come celebrate KC style.

6-9pm: No, this is not a Skittles commercial. But, you can Taste the Rainbow at O’Connor Brewing Company as a part of PrideWeek.

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5:30-9pm: Sway to the music of The Michael Clark band featuring Tracy Clark at Sunsets on the River on the grounds of the beautiful Hermitage Museum and Gardens.

Dutch Dialogues: Virginia Life At Sea Level

Written by City of Norfolk.

Slover library was buzzing with innovative ideas that inspired city officials in Norfolk and Hampton to advance regional agenda last week as Dutch Dialogues: Virginia Life at Sea Level wrapped up. A team of planners, engineers and architects from the Netherlands studying flooding in areas of Hampton and Norfolk presented their ideas for long-term solutions.