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Arts & Entertainment
The Grinch Steals DPAC
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the silly traditions of Christmas. While I’m adamant about not getting caught up in the extreme consum...
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Oakes: Roy’s Remarks – “Meanest Blankety-Blank”
Roy stopped short of cussing. But those attending the Tuesday press conference at the Smith Center could all fill in the blanks.
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...
Short List Submissions — Best Place to Warm Up with a Hot Holiday Beverage
Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around y...
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.
Hell On Wheels ‘Amid The Pines’
To say “I don’t do traffic jams very well” is an understatement. For most Tar Heel fans, the Duke game itself may have been difficult to deal wi...
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...
Art’s Angle: Duke Sharper, Smarter
After carrying confidence and momentum into the regular season finale, Carolina found itself outplayed, out-coached and, yes, outsmarted by a Duke tea...
Breakin’ It Down: Duke
Grab your popcorn. This one will be entertaining. It will be emotional for both sides. Big plays will be aplenty.
Thursday, Black Thursday
I go "Black Friday" shopping at Southpoint on Thanksgiving. (Don't worry, I didn't buy anything.)
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Chansky: Don’t Worry About Duke
As the Duke-Carolina football game with the most at stake in the last 50 years approaches, many Tar Heels fans are fretting more over the Blue Devils ...
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...
Defense Helps Build Tar Heels Into Winner
Eighty, as in the number of points the Tar Heels scored in Saturday’s 80-20 win over Old Dominion, is remarkable to be sure. Another number associat...
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?
November Short List Winners – The Best Place For A Micro-Brew
The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of November’s Chapelboro Short List for “The Best Place For A Micro-Brew” in the Chapel Hi...
Food & Dining
Evening La Providencia with Carrboro Coffee Roasters
Carrboro Coffee Roasters held a special event at the aptly-titled Open Eye Cafe (101 S. Greensboro Street, Carrboro) on Thursday, 11/21 to introduce t...
Oakes: Presser Points – The Master Motivator
Focus on being 1-0 each week. Give one more inch. Find a way. Do whatever it takes.
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...