Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Dean Smith And Me
My mom, a native New Yorker and not shy about voicing an acerbic opinion on any topic, jumped off the couch and pointed at our living room television ...
Art’s Angle: The Human Side
I remember my first (and only) interview with Dr. Linnea Smith the year after she married the famous basketball coach at UNC. A psychiatrist, she was ...
Goodbye, Coach Smith
He held the hand of a little girl, I assumed his daughter, as they walked down the long corridor of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. An unsophis...
Woolly Mammoths and the Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette: Part I
If you read my columns, you will have noticed that I enjoy embracing my inner nerd. In that spirit, let me share with you that my favorite author is H...
Health & Wellness
The Art Of Movement
Movement: Ponder what that term means to you.
The fitness industry and media try too hard to fit movement into a completely scientific and mechanis...
Ten Best Of January
Today we’re featuring the best articles published on Chapelboro.com over the past month. From sports and science to health and history, we bring you...
Art’s Angle: Time To Man Up (Again)
Virginia has now played 73 basketball games in Chapel Hill since the first in 1911. The Cavaliers have won eight times, including Monday night’s 75-...
Short List Submissions: Best Place For Pizza
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...
Four Books For Black History Month
What are you doing to commemorate Black History Month?
You might read a book, one that you might not otherwise consider.
The Missouri River Aqueduct is a Bad Idea
In the spring of 2012, I wrote a five-part series on water (Part I, II, III, IV, V). Part IV, When the Well Runs Dry, discussed human society’s depe...
January Short List Winner: Best Automotive Place
The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of January's Chapelboro Short List for “Best Automotive Place” is...
Pay Teachers What They Deserve
It doesn’t take long for the GOP’s true colors to come out. And even longer to see the true results of the actions of last year’s long session. ...
30 Years Later, Ross In Friday’s Footsteps
“He’s got great job security,” someone asserted a few years ago when UNC President Tom Ross’s job first seemed to be at risk after the...
Art’s Angle: BOO-YA!!!
Some Carolina basketball teams, particularly for the last two seasons, have not been especially lovable. We had the “going small” debate in 2013 a...
Arts & Entertainment
The Ackland Celebrates The Art Of Drawing
It’s easy to think of drawing as an exercise for students to learn technique or as a first step for artists conceptualizing a painting or sculpt...
The Origin Of Water On Earth
From the 1960s through the 1980s, my Aunt Shirley was a third grade teacher in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After she retired, she gave me a copy o...
A growing group of Muslims has been meeting for prayer in the Duke Chapel basement, but when the university agreed to let them issue their weekly call...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Navigating Terrible Tween TV
Finding appropriate television shows for tweens to watch was a challenge for me. When Page was a child, she was allowed to watch the Disney channel, a...
Sorry, The Costco Fairy Isn’t Coming
Why we need a holistic approach to bring businesses back to Chapel Hill.
Leaving Proudly, But Not With Enthusiasm
“Fired with enthusiasm.” Last week I was reminded of that quote attributed to Clark Kerr, the legendary president of the multi-campus University o...