Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Money Makes The Vote Go ‘Round, But Less So In Chapel Hill
Is campaign spending too high in Orange County? Well, maybe. But it's a heckuva lot worse everywhere else.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Imagination Versus Reality
This is a parenting page, about parenting Page. I am a child psychologist and a mother. So I specialize in children, yet I am human, thus I am full of...
The Ten Best Movies Of The 1920s, Part Two
Because you can only cover Election Day for so long.
Short List Submissions — The Best Place For A Micro-Brew
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...
Lessons from Disney World for Obamacare
What does Disney World have to do with Obamacare? There is an answer, but you will have to read on a little bit to get there. First, there is this gra...
Election 2013: Post-Mortem Thoughts
It's Election Night and the returns have come in. What's left to say?
Food & Dining
I absolutely love a good, crusty loaf of bread. At least once a week, a nice ciabatta, baguette or sourdough loaf makes its way into the kitchen, boun...
It’s Election Day – Start Fighting Already!
Election Day is here. Why are the candidates being so nice?!
Blog-A-Day III: The Ten Best Movies Of The 1920s, Part One
No, I'm not out of ideas already. I've been planning this movie list for months. Why do you ask?
The Physics of Your Fireplace
If you have a gas fireplace in your house, I have something surprising to tell you about it. The switch on the wall which turns on the flame is not co...
In which I try to predict the outcome of the 2013 election.
Breakin’ It Down: NC State
Can the Tar Heels match their intensity?
November is NaNoWriMo, but for my purposes I'm officially declaring it NaBLOWriMo. This is going to mean a *lot* of content...
Go Gio, Go! Tar Heel Star Continues to ‘Wow’ in NFL
But what is Gio authoring as an encore on this anniversary of ' The Return ' ?
Health & Wellness
Doing and Being
I had a friend in college who began dating a girl who smoked cigarettes. Before long, he himself picked up the habit. A group of us took a short road-...
Clean, Affordable Power Advances as Duke Energy Struggles
This is Jim Warren. Long-predicted and hopeful changes are quickly occurring in the electric power industry – even as scientists and bizarre weather...
Food & Dining
The Small Street B&B Cafe in Pittsboro
My friend Rebekkah and I went to a favorite lunch spot on Friday: Small Street B&B Cafe! In Pittsboro, “The Small” is at the corner o...
Talking about Brain Damage at a Thursday Night Football Game
This is Lew Margolis. The Thursday night football game in Chapel Hill may seem like ancient history, but as a teacher of public health and as one unse...
“Turn the tape recorder back on”
William Friday has been dead a year now, and we still don’t know how we are going to get along without him. He was a living monument to all that i...
Style & Fashion
Scaring Up a Last-Minute Halloween Costume
With October 31st only a short time away, some residents and businesses in Chapel Hill and Carrboro are preparing for the flow of costumed collegians ...