Too Many Books, Not Enough Politics?September 25, 2013 at 6:00 am
“Aren’t you writing about politics anymore?” a newspaper editor asked me the other day. I stuttered because I have been writing more about books than politics lately. The editor continued, “Are you a little gun-shy from that controversy about the column you wrote bringing Joseph Goebbels’s voice into North Carolina politics?” Maybe he has a [...]
Allan Gurganus is Back… With a BangSeptember 17, 2013 at 6:08 am
Say Gurganus’s name in a group of readers, and several may tell you that the Rocky Mount native’s “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” is their favorite novel.
The Making of a Southern LiberalSeptember 11, 2013 at 5:23 am
What is the dilemma that haunts every Southerner who confesses he or she is a liberal?
New Book, New Author, and MLK’s DreamSeptember 4, 2013 at 5:38 am
Last week while we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, part of that dream came true.
A Good “Night” Book From Another North Carolina AuthorAugust 27, 2013 at 5:47 am
Think for a minute about books by North Carolina’s best writers.
Why Maine?August 20, 2013 at 5:35 am
Mountains and ocean coasts, all within reach.
In North Carolina, we appreciate this blessing.
Apologize Sincerely, My Mom Told MeAugust 13, 2013 at 4:59 am
Apologize, my mom told me. When you hurt somebody’s feelings, she said, apologize, even if they misunderstood or even if you didn’t mean it the way they took it.
Julius Chambers — Gratitude and MemoriesAugust 6, 2013 at 5:47 am
The death of Charlotte civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers gives us the opportunity and the responsibility to reflect upon his importance as a public figure.
Egypt, Nazi Germany, and North CarolinaJuly 30, 2013 at 5:09 am
“What are the odds that Moral Monday protests or the like will deter North Carolina’s new right-wing politics?” asks Peirce.
Losing The Best LobbyistJuly 23, 2013 at 5:21 am
When Zeb Alley died earlier this month, lots of people in North Carolina thought they had lost one of their best friends.