December 23, 2019

      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:...

December 18, 2019

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?


(Feeling like) Mrs. Scrooge

Dear Mrs. Scrooge,

For Christmas my freshman year of college I played Santa Claus. This was my first opportunity t...

December 9, 2019

       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 kno...

December 6, 2019


      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 creat...

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