Category: Arts & Entertainment

One on One: Vivian Howard plans her return

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Are the days of the roadside eateries gone? My book, “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries,” celebrated the barbecue and country cooking family friendly restaurants near the interstates. Now, one of North Carolina’s most famous…

One on One: Books to movies

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Why aren’t more North Carolina books made into movies? We ask ourselves even though the film, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” based on the popular book set in North Carolina was a great success…

A great black-owned barbecue in trouble

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Two years ago a Durham restaurant, Backyard Barbecue, gained national attention for being featured in “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue” by Adrian Miller. Miller believes that the story of…

One on One: Not interested in character

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “We’re not Really Interested in Character” is the title of a chapter in a 1987 book about the corruptive nature of political fundraising. The recent attacks on the character of Georgia’s U.S. Senate…