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May. 21, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Summer book reviews: 'Odysseus Abroad,' 'Catch You Later, Traitor'

This is the second installment in an occasional series of summer book reviews. Today's reviews by Cliff Bellamy -- “Odysseus Abroad” and “Catch You Later, Traitor”

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

REVIEW: ‘Birth’ offers mixed messages

Anjanée Bell’s latest incarnation of her “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” offered highlights in the debut of her two hour-long, multi-media work Friday night at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work also suffered from an abundance of riches.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

New outdoor music series launches in Carrboro

Music Maker Relief Foundation, in partnership with Carrboro Recreation and Parks, will present a new outdoor blues series in Carrboro titled “Freight Train Blues.”

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Carolina Performing Arts sets new season

A residency with violinist Gil Shaham and a collaboration between dancer Lil Buck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn are among the highlights of Carolina Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season.

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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.

Columnist: Lewis Bowling View All »

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 »

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

People's Pharmacy: Does FDA care whether generics work?

It is important to report problems to the FDA because the agency may investigate, especially if the manufacturer is named. The best way is online at or by calling 888-463-6332.

Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Blue Greenberg: Hillsborough’s thriving visual art scene

Hillsborough is no longer the sleepy little town in the shadow of Chapel Hill and Durham. It is an art destination with galleries, festivals, gardens, restaurants, a world-class auction house and published authors everywhere.

Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

The yolk’s on me

  I am so grateful for many things in this life: that The Kid lives here in town, and my folks are close by and doing OK.  This weekly forum in The Herald-Sun is also very high on the list.


Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

May. 19, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

Recipe for ‘reduced-guilt chocolate cake’

One glance at the cover of "Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook" had me doing a double-take. My head spun and my eyes widened the same way as dogs in Disney's "Up" when they hear ""Squirrel!!!"

Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

May. 25, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Honoring some great educators

Some of the best educators in North Carolina are right here in Durham Public Schools, and I am proud to tell you about them.

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham

The flaw in School Performance Grades