Who Grabs First? It all depends By Clyde Edgerton The following conversation took place at Rosehaven Assisted Living in rural North Carolina between three Papadaddys: “What do you do when the TV [...]

Life’s Funny

Text Envy A script for empty nesters in the new millennium By Maria Johnson Act I: [A pair of empty nesters sits in the den one evening after dinner, watching TV. An electronic three-note ping [...]

Gate City Journal

The Clacker King in Toyland Remembering Marc Freiburg, businessman and mensch, who made Ham’s a Greensboro landmark and brought so much joy to so many in the Gate City By Jim Clark For the last [...]

White Christmas, Dry Christmas

How the spirit(s) of the hippest holiday in memory were dampened by a state court system determined to play Ebenezer Scrooge By Billy Ingram   •   Illustration by Harry Blair The year 1966 [...]

Short Stories

Talent Show You can thank Nancy Guttman for having a good eye and the good sense to recognize that the breadth and depth of artistic talent in Greensboro’s Jewish community deserved more public [...]

Food for Thought

The Proof of the Pudding And don’t spare on the Christmas Brandy Butter By Serena Kenyon Brown ìI am always surprised to hear British cooking maligned by Americans: So many of our best dishes, [...]

O.Henry Ending

A Time of Light and Latkes A Hanukkah story By Amy Lyon At my fifth-grade winter assembly we lined up single file, each with a candle in an aluminum holder, and walked through the darkened [...]

December Almanac 2016

By Ash Adler How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss [...]

– Botanicus –

Oh, Christmas Tree! How North Carolina became the fertile crescent of the Fraser fir By Ross Howell Jr. Chances are the tree you decorated for your home this holiday season is a descendant of [...]

The Vine Wisdom

A Glorious Glühwein Christmas Add a little “glowing wine” to your holiday traditions By Robyn James This holiday season, consider adding some European customs to your festivities for an Old World [...]

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