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Take me with you: must-have travel necessities
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
There are so many great travel-related clothing and accessories, gadgets, products and more on the market today that it is often hard to know which ones would be of benefit. Nevertheless, I have found a few lately that are not only highly functional but also stylish as well and, in some cases, have helped me travel a lot lighter. SUN PROTECTION FROM
Car Review: Cadillac CTS
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
DETROIT – After a couple of days test-driving the 2014 Cadillac CTS, we looked at the price sheet for the car and said “Whoa!” Not because the midsize luxury sedan was overpriced, but at $65,425 as tested, the price point was squarely in line with the midsize sedans offered by German luxury brands. Thus, the bottom line boiled down to
PlayMakers' magical 'Into the Woods'
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – If the prettiest flower is farthest from the path, then Into the Woods is as far from the path as it gets. PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the play with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Joseph Haj the director, and the show will run until Dec 6. Into the Woods is a story of fairy tales; there is Cinderella and her evil
BOOK: Celebrating the beauty of dark-skinned women
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
DARK GIRLS By Bill Duke Harper Collins Books DARK GIRLS began as a documentary of the same name that aired on the OWN Network and became its highest-rated show with more than 2 million viewers. The women in the film told of their experiences being dark skinned, and the awful prejudice they faced as girls and as women. The show was highly emotional and
Screen chemistry abounds in superstar-bodyguard romantic romp
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Beyond the Lights Very Good (3 stars) Rated PG-13 for sexuality, profanity and matures themes Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has it all, or so it seems. After years of trying to make it, the emerging pop singer is finally on the brink of superstardom, thanks to several hit singles she recently released, and duets with her famous rapper boyfriend, Kid Culprit
Four steps to help your family eat right
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Here's food for thought: You may be able to nudge your family in the right direction toward healthful eating if you heed these four facts and hints. 1. Families that eat together may be the healthiest, according to research published in Pediatrics and ScienceDaily. Added bonus: Kids who eat with their families are less likely to be overweight and tend to
James Brown exhibit opening at SC State
Monday, November 3, 2014
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Shoes, boots, costumes and even a hair dryer are on display as part of an exhibit examining the influence of singer James Brown at South Carolina State University. The exhibit about the Godfather of Soul opens Friday and continues through July at the university in Orangeburg. Brown was born in Barnwell and died on Christmas Day,
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