Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Art’s Angle: Almost A Memory
There were no echoes to wake up on the hallowed grounds, but Carolina nearly made a memory that might have lasted forever. Coming in with an 0-11 reco...
The Case of the Disappearing Lakes
Elementary school was a challenging time for me. I was terribly unorganized and a bit of a mess. Once, in the third grade, my teacher was so frustrate...
Short List Submissions: Best Neighborhood
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...
Health & Wellness
The Parable Of The Day-By-Day
As you may know, I work on the Fitness Team at the Duke Center for Living at Fearrington. There are eight Exercise Physiologists on our team, and we a...
Mountain Music: Where It Came From, Where It’s Going
As the International Bluegrass Music Association’s five-day “World of Bluegrass Festival” wound down in Raleigh a few days ago, some people were...
Arts & Entertainment
Triangle-Wide Photography Festival Has Roots in Chapel Hill
The Click! Triangle Photography Festival, which celebrates the medium with galleries, exhibits, and events all month long across the Triangle, has of...
Art’s Angle: Sunny But Dismal Day
Carolina football took a turn for the worse Saturday and is now in jeopardy of doing more long term damage to the program. UNC may have a hard time se...
As I noted last week in Of Minerals and Men, the journal Nature recently reported that the concentration of mercury in the upper zone of the world’s...
School Boards And Football
This is Lew Margolis. The drumbeat of chilling evidence of brain damage associated with football continues to quicken. The National Football League re...
A More Interesting Senate Race, In Fiction
While you are watching U.S. Senate campaign television ads, occasionally interrupted by brief segments of programming, do you ever wonder what goes on...
September Short List Winner – Best Place To Stock Up For Tailgating
The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of September's Chapelboro Short List for “Best Place To Stock Up For Tailgating” is...
Guns – Again
Unbelievable! Buried in the middle of the paper, in a catch-all section called “Other News,” was the headline: “Grandfather kills 6 children, m...
Art’s Angle: Brand-Aide Needed
The strange juxtaposition of the three local games that were nationally televised in succession Saturday did not do Triangle football any favors. At t...
Of Minerals And Men
I recently read a report from the journal Nature noting that the concentration of mercury dissolved in the oceans has more than tripled since the begi...
Your Weekend with WCHL
Wondering what’s coming up on WCHL’s weekend programming? We’ve got a preview for you. Tune in this weekend to catch them on their ...
Blame Your Neighbor, Not The Town Manager
Lately, there’s a narrative going around town that’s become popular among the people most opposed to growth in Chapel Hill. The story goes that To...
Art’s Angle: Great Coach? Not So Fast
Is Larry Fedora a great football coach? We probably won’t know for a couple of years. So let’s talk about what we DO know, while some segment of T...
Dispatch From Athens, Day III: Home Sweet Expensive Home
Finished in Athens, returning to find our problems waiting right where we left them.
North Carolina’s Scottish Connection
Did North Carolinians have a stake in the outcome of last week’s referendum in Scotland? Maybe not the same kind of stake the residents of Scotl...
Dispatch From Athens, Part II: The Da Vinci Form-Based Code
Form-based code is all the rage in Athens, but to what end?