It's official: I am the only person in Durham who did not see Dave Chappelle when he was in town this month. From what I've been able to determine, even the people who weren't able to nab tickets to the funnyman's performances at the Carolina Theater - despite an extra show being added - encountered the comedian about town. Where and how did people see Chappelle? Let me count the ways: ● My cousin called to tell me about hanging out with him in the Criterion bar from 11:30 p.
Dear Dr. Smith, We are right in the middle of the Christmas season and I don't feel the least bit Christmas-y. I have no holiday spirit and haven't bought a single gift. (I usually get my shopping done before Thanksgiving.) This is not like me. Is there anything I can do to get the Christmas spirit? Sincerely, (Feeling like) Mrs. Scrooge Dear Mrs. Scrooge, For Christmas my freshman year of college I played Santa Claus. This was my first opportunity to be in a position of givi
You still have time to send the perennial Christmas present beloved by literate people the world over, young and old alike - copies of the books Do Unto Others... AndThen Run and ...And the Horse You Rode In On, Saunders! The books contain more than 500 columns written by The Saunders Report publisher and award-winning writer* Barry Saunders. They are $20 each or two for $36. You know what makes the books a perfect gift? You can give them to people you love, to those you only
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, there is one decision we'll make that stands above all others. It's a decision that has the potential to make or break a holiday gathering and mark a host/hostess as an uncultured philistine or a person of envy-inducing refinement. What brand of eggnog should I serve? You know how the U.S. Constitution states that all men are created equal? Maybe so, but all eggnog isn't. As an uncultured hayseed from Rockingham, I grew up viewing e