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Jul. 27, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

SUMMER READS: Pass the time with ‘Beach Town,’ ‘Baseball’ and ‘Coffee’

Summer is halfway over, but there’s still plenty of time to relax with a good beach read, power up with coffee and read to your kids about a baseball player and a walrus.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

Review: ADF ends on Doug Varone high note

The American Dance Festival’s 82nd season ended on a high note with Doug Varone and Dancers. The program, Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, featured Varone’s 2006 “Lux,” 2014 solo, “The Fabulist,” and a world premiere, “ReComposed.”

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Another way to tell a story: Library to present Durham Comics Fest

The main events of Durham County Library’s fifth annual Durham Comics Fest happen Saturday, July 25 at Southwest. Writers and visual artists Jimmy Gownley, Nick Bertozzi, Jim Ottaviani and Malcolm Goff will be teaching workshops. Also taking place will be a comic book swap and a local artists alley.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Davis, Religious Coalition seeks curb on violence

City Councilman Eddie Davis spoke to the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham on Thursday about community action following the U.S. Department of Justice’s April report on violence in Durham.

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Mar. 07, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Blue Greenberg: New connections at The Scrap Exchange

The Scrap Exchange is a funny place to some and a treasure trove to others. The pragmatist sees barrels of stuff ready for the recycling machine; the romantic sees glittery jewels, the makings of toys or the elements of a painting.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Durham Arts Council exhibit draws complaints

A new exhibit at the Durham Arts Council has drawn complaints about its placement in a gallery next to two dance studios that serve young students.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Visions of photographer, sculptor, painter S.A. Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976) uses a variety of art techniques such as painting, sculpture and digital enhancement to enlarge the meanings of her photographs. What she does can best be explained through one of her pictures from the Arctic.

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Dec. 26, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Looking back a half century to a Duke bowl win

Blue Devils last postseason win came in Dallas' Cotton Bowl in 1961

Columnists: Joe & Terry Graedon View All »

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

People's Pharmacy: Why does Benadryl keep some awake?

Products such as Benadryl and Tylenol PM that many people use to help them sleep have the opposite effect on me, causing me to be wide awake. Why is this?

Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

Blue Greenberg: Students make the case for art education

Public school teachers are my heroes. Despite cuts in salaries, legislatures telling them how to teach, and reduced funding that forces them to buy supplies with their own money, women and men still choose teaching over dozens of other better paying jobs.

Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Warts and all – and truffles

     When I was originally asked to write this weekly column, there were only two requirements.


     It had to be about food in some manner, and it had to be true.


Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 01:48 PM

A thirst-quenching, no sugar lemonade

            No surprise: it's almost August and it's hot.

            Everyone's thirsty and we all turn to a variety of thirst quenchers; some turn to a cold beer, some iced tea and others a cold soda.

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Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.

Honoring some great educators

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham