• Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Legendary Appalachian Picker Doc Watson Passes Away At 89

    Arthel "Doc" Watson, one of the all-time virtuosos of Appalachian guitar and a beloved figure in both the bluegrass and Americana communities, passed away Tuesday night Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., a statement a statement on his Web site said. He was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Bluegrass Great Doc Watson Hospitalized

    Word has come that Doc Watson, beloved 89-year-old flat-picking genius and elder statesman of the Americana music scene, has been airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after suffering a fall at his home. According to reports in Bluegrass Today and the Raleigh News & Obser ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011

    Nothing Is Wrong

    With fans Jackson Browne and Robbie Robertson on board, Dawes settles in for the long haul.

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Man Drive Car

    Taxicab Confessions this isn't: Ramin Bahrani's quietly profound Goodbye Solo.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Top Ten WTF Sports Moments of 2008

    It's end of year time, which means it's time for stupid lists. And if there's anything you guys have learned about me, it's that I like stupid lists. So I present this year's Top Ten WTF Moments in Sports for 2008. 10. The Cleveland Browns suspended tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. for conduct det ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Southern Discomfort

    A transplanted son revisits his Carolina roots in the ambitious drama Junebug

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Caveat Vendor

    A converted cigarette machine peddles a new addiction: Miniature art

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Calling Jews to Jesus

    Southern Baptists go on a not-so-kosher search to convert Jews to Christ

  • Culture

    February 3, 2000

    Color Blind

    Ensemble's new artistic director doesn't view things in shades of black and white

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Man Who Knew Too Soon?

    Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Public Places, Private Emotions

    Maya Lin's Topologies

  • Dining

    September 10, 1998