Chansky: What Were They Thinking?
Surely, the terms of paying off fired football coach Butch Davis include that he cannot disparage his former employer. If so, Davis may have just flus...
Oakes: Roy’s Remarks – UK Game No Big Deal?
“Nowadays, it’s not as important as it was five years ago, 10 years ago, and 20 years ago. In those times, you didn’t see these kinds of match-u...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: The Santa Talk
IS SANTA CLAUS REAL?
This is a question all parents prepare for. It can be a daunting moment, having to out oneself for years of deception, and exp...
Three Steps To Unleash Your Awesomeness!
If you are like every other human on the planet, you have not yet figured out how to get younger. Until that changes, we are all subject to time. Time...
Big Time Sports: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
This is Lew Margolis. Since 1989, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has worked to ensure that athletic programs operate within the ed...
Style & Fashion
Holiday Fashion Trend Report
The holidays are the perfect time to be fabulous with a festive flair! Here are some inspirations for the host of holiday soirees bound to be on your ...
UNC, MSU, “Celebrations,” “Riots,” And Media Framing
More hand-wringing in Michigan over MSU "riots." Meanwhile, UNC sells pics of the 2009 "celebration" on Franklin Street. What gives?!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part IV: The Frozen Man
This is the fourth and final column in my series on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). If you would like to start at the beginning of the story, here are th...
A Better Way in Germany
Should we look to Germany for a better way to organize our government? Our parents and grandparents from the “Greatest Generation” would be shocke...
Food & Dining
A Smart Local Cookie
Ten years ago, Elizabeth Pyle was working in the field of interior architecture in San Francisco. Today she is the mother of 7-year-old twins, using h...
Barilla My Heart
In search of a better brand than Barilla, we descend into the weird world of pasta snobbery.
It’s The Extraction, Not The Emissions, That Matters
Since personal obligations have kept me busy this week over Thanksgiving, I will not be publishing the conclusion of the “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” s...
Thursday, Black Thursday
I go "Black Friday" shopping at Southpoint on Thanksgiving. (Don't worry, I didn't buy anything.)
Style & Fashion
Ten To Fall For This Fall
Autumn is still in the air, with winter rapidly approaching. If you continue to build your fall wardrobe or plan to take advantage of the deeply disco...
Where is Waldo? Where is Wolfe?
Do people in North Carolina remember Thomas Wolfe, their once famous son, author of Look Homeward, Angel, whose books helped many of us get through th...
When “Kinda Like” Makes Us Kinda Stupid
I like Pope Francis as much as any liberal, but are we endumbening ourselves by only "liking" folks who say things we already agree with?
Food & Dining
Crisp, Spicy and Buttery Hors d’Oeuvres
Everyone is familiar with the smallish bright red radishes. Leave it to Alex and Betsy Hitt, owners/farmers of Peregrine Farm and vendors at the Carrb...
We Get All Kinds
We get some crazy press releases at WCHL. Here are my favorites.
Durham’s Pretty Nice This Time Of Year
Random thoughts on house-hunting...from a possible future Durham denizen.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part III: First Aid
This is the third installment in a series on the science of heart disease set against the backdrop of my father’s experience of having and surviving...