Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Travis Mulhauser

For a number of years, there was one particular image that continued to haunt Travis Mulhauser: a young girl in a hooded sweatshirt who comes across an abandoned baby. He eventually decided to let his imagination play out her story, and it resulted in his debut novel “Sweetgirl” (Harper Collins/2016). The book follows 16-year-old Percy James, whose search for her mother in the dead of winter takes her on an unexpected journey.

Michelle Lanier

Michelle Lanier’s roots in North Carolina are so deep that she describes “every branch of her family tree having at least a sapling that crosses into the state.” She has a great-grandparent who preached at the oldest black Episcopal church in the state, one who was salesmen on Durham’s Black Wall Street, and one who helped establish the state’s first black high school.  

Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food

Apr 29, 2016
David Chang
David Chang

Adam Gopnik and his wife love cooking but cannot find compromise in their opposite stances on meat: well-done versus rare.  David Chang is face to face with the head of the Michelin guide at his famous restaurant, Momofuko Ko.  Lisa Lampanelli wants to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle with a visit to a wellness camp, but finds everything about it less than agreeable.

Helen Zaltzman – ‘Turning Into My Father’

Apr 29, 2016
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Lopez, Kristina

UK Spies Find a Better Birthday Reminder Than Facebook

Apr 29, 2016
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Lopez, Kristina

Keeping Up with Jessica Williams

Apr 29, 2016
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Lopez, Kristina

Jessica Williams co-hosts the new podcast “2 Dope Queens.” But it’s in her role as senior correspondent for “The Daily Show” that she’s become America’s favorite fake-news reporter. Jessica aims her arsenal of quick wit and righteous indignation at everything from politics and race to Beyonce.

Michael McKean Breaks Bad

Apr 29, 2016

Actor Michael McKean won over legions of fans as the charmingly dumb Lenny on the hit ’70s sitcom “Laverne and Shirley.” The came another indelible character: David St. Hubbins, lead singer of Spinal Tap… the fictional heavy-metal band he created along with Christopher Guest, as immortalized in the film “This Is Spinal Tap.”

Emmy the Great – ‘Swimming Pools’

Apr 29, 2016

NaShonda Cooke

In 2010, humorist and blogger Ann Imig was looking for a way “give motherhood a microphone.” She coordinated an event in her hometown in Wisconsin where women from all walks of life gathered to share their stories about motherhood.  Now, writers from across the nation gather to continue this trend by sharing their experiences of mothering—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

An image of Durham poet and musician Shirlette Ammons
Tim Walter

Shirlette Ammons's rhythms and rhymes can take on many different shapes. The Durham musician's latest album Language Barrier blends rock and hip-hop. She says the eclectic music echoes the album's interpretation of love "as an act of resistance."

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