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Jun. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

More fixes needed for voter registration snags

The people who say North Carolina government is conspiring to prevent people from voting may have a case. We're not sure it's a big conspiracy, but there's no doubt that registering to vote isn't as easy as it should be.

The Chapel Hill Herald: Letters View All »

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

People's Pharmacy: Hole in wall traced to blood-pressure pills

Q. My husband has been taking lisinopril for years now to control hypertension. We never associated his persistent nonstop coughing with this drug until today.

Columnist: Susan Gladin View All »

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

Seeking a special place between movement, no movement

I knew a driver who maneuvered her vehicle with both feet – one on the gas pedal and the other on the brake.  She screeched up to stop signs, braking hard, and took off again with significant propulsion.  I think there was some overlap in the use of those pedals, which is never good for the vehicle.

Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 06:52 PM

Behold! The goddesses of Nepal!

The June issue of the National Geographic magazine has an article by Isabella Tree which begins with the story of Unica, a 6-year-old child who is going through the preliminary stages in her quest to become a kumari.  Unica lives in Patan, a city in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:53 PM

Today’s Vicki Wentz tutorial: The world of social media

Good morning, gracious readers. Today’s tutorial will address the world of what we call “social media”, and its — some would say alarming — pervasiveness in our society. (That’s right — pretty professorial opening, huh? You know, I am not always the hilarious person you adore laughing at ... I mean with. I can be a highly intellectual individual, my friend, given to rampant ten-dollar words at the drop of a hat!)

Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Susie Wilde: Leyva’s ‘How I Shed My Skin’

Henry Leyva reads Jim Grimsley’s “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood” (Algonquin Books, Highbridge Audio, 6 CDs, 7 hours). Leyva’s narration is only slightly tinged with a southern accent. This flavors his storytelling as it moves fluidly through difficult material, intricate detailing, and dialogue studded with dialect.