Hungry for the Holidays

Karen Robbins brings French flair to her Greek and Italian culinary heritage – a portal into a rich multicultural world   By Cynthia Adams    Photographs by Bert VanderVeen If the dogeared, [...]

Drinking with Writers

The Long Road to Overnight Success From poet to publisher, Emily Smith makes her mark with Lookout Books   By Wiley Cash   •   Photographs by Mallory Cash I first met Emily Smith in [...]

Scuppernong Bookshelf

Holidays Are Not Just for Children Some Surprising Books for Adults   Compiled by Brian Lampkin Book people can be difficult. They pretty much acquire the books they need with no regard for [...]

O.Henry Ending

Matchless Low mileage, one owner, gently used   By Bill Fields My ’66 Mustang needs a paint job, and the wheels are wobbly on my ’62 Ferrari. But compared with my ’63 Vauxhall Estate Car, [...]

The Omnivorous Reader

Fight the Good Fight and Keep the Faith The political saga of a father and son   By D.G. Martin Anyone who wants to master North Carolina political history must try to understand how Kerr [...]

Wandering Billy

Jigsaws, Jiggers and Great Red Eye Gravy December’s gifts to the Gate City   By Billy Ingram “I want my home to be that kind of place — a place of sustenance, a place of invitation, a place [...]

Life of Jane

An Old-Fashioned Holiday Nothing like bourbon and bitters to foster peace on Earth, goodwill toward all   By Jane Borden When I order an Old Fashioned at a fancy cocktail lounge, I sometimes [...]

Food for Thought

Christmas, Sweet and Savory The spirit of the holidays begins in the kitchen. Cheese biscuits, gingerbread and garnet-hued poached pears are three simple yet festive ways to celebrate By  Jane [...]

It’s a Wonderful Chaos

Sam Howard and Mickey Richey’s traditional Christmas extravagance By Cynthia Adams   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman Neighbors know that by December, Sam Howard and Mickey Richey’s home in [...]

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