Lifestyles: Columnists

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

Vicki Wentz: Standing ... and standing ... and standing in line

Needed to go to the post office the other day to send something to my daughter which required a big padded envelope, around $400 in postage, and a postal clerk with the personality and patience of Attila the Hun ... only not as warm. And, naturally, I got in the “wrong” line. Because I was in Attila’s line, right behind the person who possibly caused him to lose whatever warmth he had maintained up to that point.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 09:28 PM

Blue Greenberg: Exhibition looks at film history of N.C.

The exhibition “Starring North Carolina: 100 Years, 3000 films” at the Museum of History in Raleigh through Sept. 6 is a survey about the movies and the important place North Carolina has in the industry.


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:41 PM

Blue Greenberg: A look at the 2015 spring arts schedule

The spring schedule is all about new work in the galleries and a new look at painting, sculpture and architecture in the museums. Stand-outs from just reading the lists are Francois Boucher (1703-1770) at the Ackland, the Freelon Associates at N.C. Central University’s Museum of Art and late 20th century art from the collection of Blake Byrne at the Nasher Museum of Art.


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

People's Pharmacy: Generic drug failure can be life-threatening

Q. My 7-year-old child had not had a seizure in four years. Her epilepsy has been controlled with Keppra and the ketogenic diet. Recently, she was switched to levetiracetam, the generic form of Keppra, and now the seizures have returned. ... How can I get the pharmacy to dispense name-brand Keppra?


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan: Write those thank you notes

The holidays are almost done and the new year upon us, which means one thing: time to write those thank you notes.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Blue Greenberg: The 10 best exhibitions of 2014

It is that time of the year when lists appear about everything and, not to be outdone, here is one more. Looking at the last 12 months is a necessary exercise; it brings into focus the quality of art we see on a regular basis in the Triangle. That high standard includes local, national and international artists.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Blue Greenberg: Conjunction of art, science intrigues researchers

“Market Mixers: When Social & Market Norms Collide” runs through Dec. 31 at the Center for Advanced Hindsight, 2024 W. Main St., Erwin Mill, Bay C.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

D.G. Martin: A river journey through the heart of N.C.

Philip Gerard talks about “Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina” on North Carolina Bookwatch Thursday at 5 p.m.


Nov. 24, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

School discipline reform a win-win for schools and students

A long time before I became superintendent of Durham Public Schools, I began my career in Washington, D.C., as a teacher for seriously emotionally disturbed middle school students. I then became principal of a high school for troubled adolescents. These were all children and youth who, somewhere along the way, had become disconnected from their school communities and families. We worked hard to bring them back around. We weren’t always successful.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Matthews: Sneaky pilaf

Here’s my wish for you:

I hope that after more than 30 years together, you and your SO (significant other) are still capable of surprising the heck out of each other.

 

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Mauer: Navigating the holidays with health in mind

When you gaze into your crystal ball, do you see yourself on New Year’s Day smiling because you fit comfortably into the same clothes you’re in right now?

 

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 09:49 AM

Greenberg: An exhibit, and a tribute to NCCU’s courage

In 1910 James E. Shepard founded a liberal arts college for black men (and women) in Durham, and 30 years later the school opened its Art Department, with a major in art. Sound simple? It was extraordinary because across the American black academic world two of the greatest African-American scholars, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) and W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963), were fighting over the soul of education for the country’s young African-Americans who were the first generation born out of slavery. 

 

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Matthews: Eat like a hummingbird

I’ll bet you think this is going to be about dieting, don’t you?

 

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Graedons: Did ballerina’s pain reliever trigger her stroke?

Q. I am a 56-year-old woman recovering from a stroke. Although my general health was very good, I had long used NSAIDs to ease the pain and inflammation of chronic injuries from 35 years of teaching classical ballet.

 

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Mauer: Venturing into slow cookers

Just a few weeks ago I ventured out into unknown (to me) cooking waters and sailed through making dinner with a slow cooker. My results weren't half-bad for a first-timer, and that experience showed me why some folks love their slow cooker and can't get through a week without setting it and letting it simmer-away while they're at work.

I launched my slow cooker adventure without a cookbook as a compass for guidance. To make future slow cooking forays easier I wanted a reliable cookbook that could make my slow-cooking learning path less bumpy. Turned out, Cook's Illustrated's American Test Kitchen has published two slow cooker cookbooks in the past three years.