Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
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...
BobLee Says: UNC’s World According To Crum
I recently listened to a very fine book – A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving. Irving’s signature opus was his 1978 novel The World Accordin...
Short List Submissions: Best Place For Pets
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...
Mary Willingham Deserves An Apology
Well, it’s finally out there - the whole dirty story for the entire world to see.
The Art Of Tailgating
A fall Saturday without Carolina football just doesn’t seem right. Any college football fan would agree that a mid-week game or “bye” weeken...
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...
Health & Wellness
Take a Walk
Hippocrates stated that it is man’s best medicine. Thoreau said he could not stay healthy unless he did it for at least four hours every day. Nietzs...
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...
October Short List Winner – Best Neighborhood
The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of October's Chapelboro Short List for “Best Neighborhood” is...
The “Lux Et Libertas” Head Fake
At the core of the scandal that has brewed at UNC for the past 18 years is one question: Can a major university advance its mission to serve as a ce...
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...
Need Gardening Help? Call The County!
Did you know there are resources and programs throughout the county that will assist you if your property has issues? Staff from the soil and water co...
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...
401(k)s: A Good News/Bad News Story (Part II)
Last time, we talked about the good news about your 401(k). So what’s the bad news? A lot of people I talk to in the financial industry have unple...