Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Chansky: On Smith, The Man
It is more than appropriate that Dean Smith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom two days before the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassinati...
Food & Dining
Happy Hour For the Holidays
The holidays are coming, and a lot of us have friends and family coming into town. It is always nice to be able to find a place that suits your wallet...
Are We Friendly?
We always claim to be--but are Chapel Hill and Carrboro really "bike-friendly" and "pedestrian-friendly" towns?
Who Can Forget?
Where were you when you heard that President Kennedy had been shot? Most Americans who were alive on Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963, can tell you...
The Crisis Of Modern Journalism (Part I)
Widespread staff reductions, compounded by the increasing power of the PR industry, have made modern-day journalism increasingly shallow.
Nablowrimo XVIII: Intermission, Previews, And A Funny Picture
Today, I take a break from NaBloWriMo--but here's a preview of what's coming next! (Plus a fun picture.)
Top Ten Movies Of The 1930s, Part II
Continuing my top ten list of 1930s movies.
Top Ten Movies Of The 1930s, Part I
I rank my ten favorite movies of the 1930s.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part II: Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest
Last week in Part I of this series, I reviewed the structure and function of the heart and let you know that my father suffered a sudden cardiac arres...
I try "Mixed," the new Korean place in Chapel Hill near Franklin and Estes. Well worth the trip, y'all.
Hold Your Hat And Hang Onto Your Soul: “Little Shop” At ECHHS
ECHHS is staging "Little Shop of Horrors" now through Saturday. I played Seymour in high school, so I wasn't going to miss this for the world...
Short List Voting: 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...
From 76 Koozies to Two Cars: Would You Like To Trade?
Students in the Business 500 class at Kenan-Flagler started with 76 koozies and want to finish with two cars by December 5th. Their story lured me out...
What Is Orange County’s Biggest Hidden Issue?
I want your feedback: what is the most important issue in Orange County that nobody's talking about?
Arts & Entertainment
“Ghost the Musical” Dazzles at DPAC
The 1990 film Ghost holds a unique place in popular culture. While it did win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (and a Supporting Actress...
Climbing a New Mountain Peak
“Life is like a mountain range,” Ping Fu told a group of UNC-Chapel Hill students last week. Fu is the founder of Geomagic, Inc., which developed ...
Becoming University Mall
University Mall officials branded the Silverspot news as "reimagining," but it's just another step in becoming what U-Mall was always meant to be.
A Day At Southern Season, Or: From Beer To Eternity
Part 1 of a 2-part series celebrating University Mall: chronicling my unexpected journey through Southern Season's "Beer Extravaganza."
In The Tricky Reverse Narration: “Fun Home”
There's a discussion of Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home" Monday evening at the CH Public Library. Here's why it might be the greatest book ever.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part I: The Heart
On Friday April 13, 2012, I received a frightening call from my mother. She was en route to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA while my father w...