Impressive, Challenging “Landing” At Deep Dish
It's polarizing - you'll either love it or hate it - but "The Landing" crackles with life.
Is The Toilet The Greatest Public Health Invention Ever?
Last week’s column, Spinal Cord Miracle?, was an inspiring story about how scientific progress enabled a man whose spinal cord had been severed to w...
Mary Willingham Deserves An Apology
Well, it’s finally out there - the whole dirty story for the entire world to see.
Crowther on Mencken—Don’t Miss This Treat
Hillsborough writer Hal Crowther is widely admired for his provocative columns and ability to shock us by his creative use of words, phrases, comparis...
Art’s Angle: Luck Running Out?
Well, the debate over whether Carolina’s football team was both lucky and good or just lucky was answered Saturday in Miami. The Tar Heels seemed to...
Spinal Cord Miracle?
In 2010, 40 year old Bulgarian firefighter Darek Fidyka had his spinal cord severed at mid-chest level during a brutal knife attack. He was com...
Remembering The Wise Words Of A Public Intellectual
Who are North Carolina’s public intellectuals? Over the years, we have been blessed with influential and thoughtful people whose wise commentaries a...
Art’s Angle: The Strange Truth
In some ways, it was as unbelievable as the Wainstein Report. A quarterback who hasn’t played in three weeks comes off the bench to take one snap an...
Common Science Grab Bag
Generally speaking, I stick to one topic per week, but at the moment there are a number of items which are laying claim to my attention, none of which...
Art’s Angle: You Know Who You Are
For all the clarity the estimated $3 million Wainstein Report brought to the 20-year AFAM scandal at UNC, the result is compounded confusion over what...
Y Gets A Facelift
This is Raleigh Mann. In the 36 years the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Y has occupied a building on MLK Boulevard south of Estes Drive, it has grown to serve ...
A 60s Radical Returns, With Conservative Allies
Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Educatio...
Welcome To The Growth Machine
A local realtor writes yet another editorial calling on us to make it easier for new real estate projects to get approved. A Town Council member retur...
Art’s Angle: Unlikely Scenario Lives!
Fight and (finally) good fortune got the Tar Heels off the schneid in the ACC and, amazingly, still gives them a chance of advancing to the conference...
How Chemical Engineering Is Like Calculus
If you are not familiar with chemical engineering, you may have the impression that it is a narrowly-focused degree intended to train you to design an...
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Big-Time College Football
Domestic violence and child abuse have stunningly supplanted betting lines, rushing statistics, and Monday morning quarterbacking for the National Foo...
North Carolina’s Last Liberal
What was the greatest political upset in North Carolina political history? Old timers will tell you that it was Kerr Scott’s victory in the Democrat...
Art’s Angle: Almost A Memory
There were no echoes to wake up on the hallowed grounds, but Carolina nearly made a memory that might have lasted forever. Coming in with an 0-11 reco...
The Case of the Disappearing Lakes
Elementary school was a challenging time for me. I was terribly unorganized and a bit of a mess. Once, in the third grade, my teacher was so frustrate...
Mountain Music: Where It Came From, Where It’s Going
As the International Bluegrass Music Association’s five-day “World of Bluegrass Festival” wound down in Raleigh a few days ago, some people were...