What a fall for the visual arts this is going to be. The art is exotic, Islamic and Indian; the art is all about design, the Porsche; the art focuses on photography and its influence; and then there is this promise of a new venue for a fabulous collection.
Q. After seeing many top doctors who told her to eat a bland diet of bagels and pasta for her irritable bowel syndrome, my sister consulted Dr. Peter Green at Columbia Medical Center. There, she was given appropriate tests and diagnosed with celiac disease. That may have saved her life.
It doesn’t matter what kind of childhood you had. It might be eating ice cream for supper or watching TV in your boxers, but every kid has something that they vow they will do differently once they get their own home. My best girlfriend Bo absolutely refuses to flip the top sheet upside down when making her bed, so when folded over the blanket it’s right side up.
In the gallery at the Nasher Museum of Art, one wall is covered in identical red maps of the Western Hemisphere. Large photographs focusing on abandoned personal items cover the other two walls. On the floor between is a table where 14 life-size headless sculptures sit together, gesturing and arguing.
Q. When I was 18 years old, I went to join the Army Reserves. I weighed 165 pounds and was in great physical condition. When they took my blood pressure, however, it was 200/70. They said I had a very dangerous pressure and told me to go right to my doctor.
Like many other little boys, this one likes action movies, amusement parks and peanut butter cookies. He always wears baseball caps, and you can divine what he had for lunch by interpreting spots on his T-shirt. He’s a charming, typical little boy. Except this little boy is Petey, my 54-year-old husband.
We are less than a week away from our traditional-calendar teachers returning to their schools to prepare for our students’ arrival, but we can already feel the energy building in Durham Public Schools.
Most loans to museums are complicated affairs, but borrowing 10 major art objects from Norfolk, Va.’s, Chrysler Museum was, according to Curator of European Art David Steel, easy. It seems it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and for the next six months those of us who visit our museum can enjoy wonderful new art from the middle of the 18th century to the end of the 19th.
Local nonprofits have a new way to raise money for charity, and local merchants have a new way to drive customers to their business. A Durham-based start-up company called Vivahub developed the concept of partnering nonprofits with merchants to support both. The win-win philosophy was initiated by Durham resident Todd Atlas and his business partners. Atlas became a social entrepreneur after trying out several other web-based deal ideas, but ultimately arrived at the Vivahub concept because it helps everyone.
Q. I have a concern about generic Wellbutrin (bupropion) manufactured by a company in India called Wockhardt. My mother has been on Wellbutrin for more than a decade. She did well on the initial generic when her insurance company stopped paying for the brand name Wellbutrin.
A few weeks ago, I realized that she appeared anxious and depressed. She wanted to eat all the time, just as she did before she started on the antidepressant.
College football is here, and our local teams in Durham -- Duke and NCCU -- are practicing hard in hopes of winning many games this fall.
Don’t ever go shopping on an empty stomach.
Dogs, cats, sheep, cows and most other domestic animals, as friend and subjects of humans, are the theme of an art exhibition at Frank Gallery. Birds, much more independent of us than the four-footed animals, are the overriding subject at Craven Allen.
The Bill Dooley/East Chapter Triangle Pigskin Preview was held last week at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.
Q. The best tip I ever received for mosquito bites is to dab on hydrogen peroxide. I have very sensitive skin, and bites used to get very swollen and itch for weeks.