Category: Books

Dr. John Shelton Reed examines the history and culture of barbecue

Pittsboro, NC – Few things spark an argument as quickly in this state as the mere mention of barbecue. Eastern or western. Tomato or no tomato. Rub or no rub. Does grilling even count? And that doesn’t even touch some…

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…

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…