Woolly Mammoths and the Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette: Part II
Last week, in Part I of this series, I told you the incredible story of the Arctic journey of the U.S.S. Jeannette in 1879. After their ship was trapp...
UNC’s Mystery Man
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a mystery. A compelling story that slowly resolves, clue by clue, can keep you on the edge of your seat until th...
Art’s Angle: 10-40 Years Ago
Monumental events often make me go back in time to recall what was happening 10, 20, 30 years ago. The passing of Dean Smith, whose legacy will live f...
Who Could Succeed Tom Ross?
Five years ago, when the University of North Carolina board of governors was searching for a candidate to replace Erskine Bowles, I wrote in this colu...
Art’s Angle: The Human Side
I remember my first (and only) interview with Dr. Linnea Smith the year after she married the famous basketball coach at UNC. A psychiatrist, she was ...
Goodbye, Coach Smith
He held the hand of a little girl, I assumed his daughter, as they walked down the long corridor of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. An unsophis...
Woolly Mammoths and the Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette: Part I
If you read my columns, you will have noticed that I enjoy embracing my inner nerd. In that spirit, let me share with you that my favorite author is H...
Art’s Angle: Time To Man Up (Again)
Virginia has now played 73 basketball games in Chapel Hill since the first in 1911. The Cavaliers have won eight times, including Monday night’s 75-...
Four Books For Black History Month
What are you doing to commemorate Black History Month?
You might read a book, one that you might not otherwise consider.
The Missouri River Aqueduct is a Bad Idea
In the spring of 2012, I wrote a five-part series on water (Part I, II, III, IV, V). Part IV, When the Well Runs Dry, discussed human society’s depe...
Pay Teachers What They Deserve
It doesn’t take long for the GOP’s true colors to come out. And even longer to see the true results of the actions of last year’s long session. ...
30 Years Later, Ross In Friday’s Footsteps
“He’s got great job security,” someone asserted a few years ago when UNC President Tom Ross’s job first seemed to be at risk after the...
Art’s Angle: BOO-YA!!!
Some Carolina basketball teams, particularly for the last two seasons, have not been especially lovable. We had the “going small” debate in 2013 a...
The Origin Of Water On Earth
From the 1960s through the 1980s, my Aunt Shirley was a third grade teacher in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After she retired, she gave me a copy o...
A growing group of Muslims has been meeting for prayer in the Duke Chapel basement, but when the university agreed to let them issue their weekly call...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Navigating Terrible Tween TV
Finding appropriate television shows for tweens to watch was a challenge for me. When Page was a child, she was allowed to watch the Disney channel, a...
Sorry, The Costco Fairy Isn’t Coming
Why we need a holistic approach to bring businesses back to Chapel Hill.
Leaving Proudly, But Not With Enthusiasm
“Fired with enthusiasm.” Last week I was reminded of that quote attributed to Clark Kerr, the legendary president of the multi-campus University o...
The Polar Vortex and Quantum Physics
January of 2014 brought record-setting cold temperatures to Chapel Hill, NC, and the words “polar vortex” dominated the local lexicon for ...
Five Reasons Behind Roy’s Hate for State
For Roy Williams, the pain probably started not long after the buzzer sounded last Saturday afternoon. Marcus Paige had just nailed a gutsy left-hande...