Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
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...
How To Help After Typhoon Haiyan
If you want to help the ongoing relief effort in the Philippines, here are eight organizations you can support.
Doppelgangers, Bronies, And The Perils Of Google Image Search
I was going to make this a quick and easy blog. Then I started poking around on Google Images...
Food & Dining
Al’s Burger Shack: A “Legendary” New Eatery
Fifty-something years ago in Chase City, Virginia, a third grader named Al had his first meal out. It was nothing extravagant, but to Al, The Speedy L...
Money Makes The Vote Go ‘Round, But Less So In Chapel Hill
Is campaign spending too high in Orange County? Well, maybe. But it's a heckuva lot worse everywhere else.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Imagination Versus Reality
This is a parenting page, about parenting Page. I am a child psychologist and a mother. So I specialize in children, yet I am human, thus I am full of...
The Ten Best Movies Of The 1920s, Part Two
Because you can only cover Election Day for so long.
Short List Submissions — 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...
Lessons from Disney World for Obamacare
What does Disney World have to do with Obamacare? There is an answer, but you will have to read on a little bit to get there. First, there is this gra...
Election 2013: Post-Mortem Thoughts
It's Election Night and the returns have come in. What's left to say?
Food & Dining
I absolutely love a good, crusty loaf of bread. At least once a week, a nice ciabatta, baguette or sourdough loaf makes its way into the kitchen, boun...
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...