Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
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?
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: (Little) Kids Say The Strangest Things
Young children are not exactly the best reporters of events, as they at times mix reality and fantasy, miss the bigger picture, or say things we reall...
Too Much Power For Stancil?
We who have called Chapel Hill our home for a long time remember the flap over the size of North Carolina National Bank. NCNB, as it was known, liked ...
Dispatch From Athens, Part I: Yes, THAT Greenville
Heading to Athens for the Inter-City Visit, we stop in Greenville and talk about tradeoffs.
Chikungunya Part III: The Epidemic Continues
Since I published Part I and Part II of this series in July, the ongoing chikungunya epidemic in the Americas has mostly fallen out of the headlines. ...
Art’s Angle: The Good And Bad
GREENVILLE — Well, the good and bad news about Saturday’s 70-41 loss at East Carolina is that it looks neither Larry Fedora nor the Tar He...
The Right Management For Chapel Hill
This is David Schwartz. The Chapel Hill Town Council recently asked Town Manager Roger Stancil to explain several instances of apparent mismanagement ...
Short List Voting: Best Place To Stock Up For Tailgating
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...
Last Chance: “A Kid Like Jake” At Deep Dish
Last chance to see Deep Dish's "A Kid Like Jake," a great way to kick off the 2014-15 local theater season.
Art’s Angle: The Great ECU Freeze-Out
WANTED in Greenville, North Carolina: somewhere the WCHL van can park and broadcast the pre-game show live before the Tar Heels take on East Carolina ...
New Lessons From Old Wars
At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the ...
The Sustainable Garden
Is your garden sustainable? Would you derive pleasure from hearing bird songs and the sound of frogs, enjoying butterflies, and spending hours enjoyin...
All About Electricity
The fatal flaw in solar roads is that they generate direct current (DC) power which is difficult to transmit over long distances without significant l...
Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Football Players
With apologies to Willie Nelson, “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be football players.” Given the growing evidence of the long-term harm o...