I know Duke fans everywhere are feeling down this week after the loss to Louisville in the NCAA Tournament. But the Duke men had a very good season, and will be back again next year fighting for national honors, no doubt. Quite frankly, at least in my opinion, and I’m sure some would disagree, but Louisville this year was just a better team; certainly they were better in the tournament game. I think we will see Louisville standing as national champions when it is all said and done.
Q. I tried putting Vicks VapoRub on the soles of my feet to calm a cough last night. It did absolutely nothing for me. If anything, my cough got worse. My feet felt like they were on fire, and the feeling of the Vicks between my toes was just not pleasant. So I will not be doing that ever again.
Pastry is hard.
Did you ever have a piece of pie where the crust has more in common with a welcome mat than an actual baked good?
Traditionally time is not an element of the visual arts. The artists make the object and it is there exactly as it was created as long as it survives. Time, however, is basic to music and dance. As the composition is played or the dance is performed, the first bar disappears into the second and third so that this form of art can only be understood in sequence, never all at once
I haven’t told this to y’all yet, but it’s really cool.
For Christmas, The Kid brought me face bacon — as least that’s what my little chef calls it.
As frequently said on Monty Python's Flying Circus: "And now for something completely different."
Today I'm not writing about trimming the amount of sour cream in a recipe or baking with applesauce. I'm diving into new waters called modernist cuisine.
After Peter Romeyn retired from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, he found his second calling. Three days a week, he carries his briefcase into Githens Middle School, sets up shop in the media center and presides at a whiteboard for three hours with students who had been struggling with core-level math. Now they eagerly huddle over math problems with his persistent encouragement.
If Reynolds Price had not died two years ago, he would have celebrated his 80th birthday last month.
Why am I thinking about Price today?
“Tom Kregel: A Life’s Work in Three Dimensions”; “Chad Hughes: Light Play,” Craven Allen Gallery, 1106 ½ Broad St., Durham, through March 30. For gallery hours, call 919-286-4837.
“Jenny Blazing: The Truck Series,” Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, through March 24. For information, call 919-942-7818.
Harold Hunter of North Carolina Central University was first in many ways in his life, and for that vital role he was given a Trailblazer award from NCCU in 2009. Hunter was the very first black player to sign an NBA contract and was the first black man to coach the United States Olympic basketball team, when he served as an assistant coach on the gold-medal 1968 team in Mexico City.
My mom takes on way too much.
I forget it sometimes, but she’s not young. She gets around pretty well for somebody who went to kindergarten with Galileo, though.
Bobby Flay, you make it hard to love you.
One of the founding U.S. Iron Chefs, he’s host of numerous other Food Network shows, including “Throwdown.”
“Transitions: movement, passage, change,” Durham Art Guild, 120 Morris St., Durham Arts Council building, through March 22. Gallery hours are Monday- Saturday 9 a.m. to – 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 919-560-2713 or visit www.durhamartguild.org.
Cameron Indoor Stadium is perhaps the most famous college basketball arena in the country. The Duke Blue Devils play on Coach K Court inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. Every game is sold out, and the Cameron Crazies are among the most boisterous and passionate fans in America. Duke rarely loses in its home arena.
Were you, Gentle Reader, wondering why there was no ode to Cupid, no Valentine’s column?
The lack is because of men, and red frosting.