Arts and Culture

Friday BBQ Blogging

May 20, 2005 - This may or may not become a regular feature (and no offense intended to our vegetarian readership), but I have to put in a plug for my friend JoAnn Wypijewski's recent excellent survey of the BBQ fare and social scene in Lockhart, Texas -- "Barbecue Capital of Texas." Just reading it makes me want to pop down to Durham'

Culture of Life

April 14, 2005 - In recent decades, most states have rejected electrocution, firing squads, hanging, and gas chambers as cruel and unusual, leaving lethal injection the most popular method of execution in this country.

Filling the Frame

April 8, 2005 - Like thousands of others, I'll be heading to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival here in Durham, N.C. this weekend, widely regarded as the best documentary event in the country.