Phil Freelon’s photographs are large, exact in detail and offer a fresh perspective on familiar places. As an example, in “Mutual Respect” we are looking at downtown Durham through the piers which are part of the outdoor plaza of the N.C. Mutual Life Insurance building. As a longtime Durham resident, I know this building well, but have never been in that particular spot and so had to be reminded of the photograph’s location.
If you want a nice afternoon of fitness and healthy living, here is an idea. Go walk the loop around the beautiful Duke East Campus, then walk across the street to Whole Foods for some good, nutritious food. Then after your food has digested, walk just down the street to 719 Broad St., where you will find the brand new Maitland’s Method Personal Training. Inside this new facility you can get some of the best exercise anywhere in Durham.
Q. I have been using cinnamon in capsules to help keep my blood sugar in normal range. I always take one or two before a high-carb meal. I use a costly one called Cinnulin, which is water-extracted. I am not diabetic, but get a reaction after certain foods that raise blood sugar quickly, like pizza, pie, pasta or potatoes.
I was so excited to hear about Rise, the new doughnut and biscuit place at 8200 Renaissance Parkway in Durham.
Creating lower-fat, reduced-calorie, great tasting meals got many folks calling me The LeanWizard. My love of big-flavored, juicy hamburgers loaded with fresh onions, dill pickles, mustard and ketchup earned me the nickname Burger Boy. Since I’m a wiz at one-pan, get-it-to-the-table-fast stovetop cooking, not multi-step casseroles, no one’s ever called me The Casserole Kid.
Walking into Tyrone Geter’s exhibition and seeing the perfection of draftsmanship evoked a wow reaction from me. Drawing as a skill and the ability to make a charcoal line are essential elements in the making of art and demand discipline and perseverance to do it right.
Q. I recently went for a routine exam, and the nurse announced he had a really bad sore throat. He did not bother to wash his hands or put on gloves as he took my blood pressure and temperature.
This week I will cover the “perfect” repetition. It seems to me that if a person is going to invest his time in weight training, it would serve him well to use that time wisely and efficiently. By following the guidelines of the “perfect” repetition when performing your exercises with weights, you will be maximizing results while minimizing roadblocks to improved fitness.
I have a shameful, dirty little secret: I may live in and love the most tolerant city in America, but I am a soda racist. I only like brown soft drinks.
A butterfly with patterned wings, a bridge pier as a misty dream-like monolith and a coiled object floating in a watery landscape: These are what contemporary photographs look like and are part of two exhibits currently in Durham.
Q. You have written about the sorry state of public restrooms and wet toilet seats. You said to worry more about bacteria on flush handles or doorknobs, but what about jock itch? Women get it just as bad as men, and it sure can be catching from a wet or even a dry toilet seat.
As warmer air comes, many of us will start wearing more revealing clothes, which in turn will reveal more of our bodies. We all have a certain amount of vanity, and there is nothing wrong with that, as wanting to look good to others is completely natural. Following are some suggestions on making those body parts that people will be noticing over the coming months look better, and more importantly, help make you healthier.
The first time I saw David Zinczenko’s new book, “The 8-Hour Diet,” I thought, An 8-hour diet? R-e-a-l-l-y?
Chef Boyardee ain’t got nothing on me.
Wangechi Mutu’s (b. 1972) heroine is the primordial goddess, half woman, half beast. She is inextricably bound to nature; she is part of but is master of the animals. She is one with the fruits and flowers of the fields and she is a meld of seductress, Amazon, vampire and redeemer. Throughout time woman has been demonized, objectified and idolized; just look at Greek mythology, the Bible or Hollywood and contemporary fashion. Mutu merges all those influences with her African culture and presents a woman who is beautiful, erotic, mysterious and powerful.