Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
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 ...
Arts & Entertainment
Seattle Styles Find Fans at the 506
My favorite thing about concerts in small venues (and simultaneously my least favorite thing) is that awkward semi-circle of vacant space that sometim...
The Uncommon Core of the New Math
In the early 1990s I was working at ARCO Chemical Company in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Times were good at ARCO, although that would change. We were...
The Art of Potential
A Parent’s Guide To College Applications
“Parents need to be aware of how drastically the process has changed since we were applying to colleges.” says Christy Schmidt, mother of ...
Arts & Entertainment
Taking Stock of Shakori
How on earth are you supposed to communicate an experience with writing anyway? In a neat list of events, chronologically ordered? In one-word sentenc...
Always, Always, Follow The Money
What is the first rule of politics? “Follow the money,” says Mickey, a character in Robert Inman’s new book, “The GovernorR...
October Short List Winners — The Best Place For A Pumpkin Flavored Treat
The votes are in and it’s official, the winner of October’s Chapelboro Short List for “The Best Place For A Pumpkin Flavored Treat” in the...
Food & Dining
Sherry and Tapas: A Homemade Spanish Getaway
If you ever think about sherry, you may well think of it as something someone’s maiden aunt would drink, and only on special occasions. But it might...