Theater Review: Tracy Letts’ SUPERIOR DONUTS

Playwright Tracy Letts is best known for searing tales of dysfunction and psychological breakdown, such as the Pulitzer-winning August: Osage County and Bug, the latter of which was recently produced locally by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Yet his play Superior Donuts, currently playing at Deep Dish in Chapel Hill, is less a drama about doomed souls […]


With large displays at many bookshops, North Carolina native Beth Revis has gotten considerable buzz for her young adult science fiction novel Across the Universe (Razorbill, $17.99). And the roots of the former schoolteacher’s interstellar romance came from her time at NC State University. Read the full story here!

Temple Grandin Interview

Diagnosed with autism early in her childhood, Temple Grandin’s seemingly improbable success as an animal behavior scientist and designer of livestock-handling equipment has made her a bestselling author and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2010. Later today, the 63-year-old author, scientist and advocate will speak at Duke University […]

Emo Philips Interview

  Comedians are often friendly and thoughtful people in interviews, but rarely are they actually funny. But Emo Philips proves the exception to the rule, rambling off sometimes a dozen hilarious one-liners in the course of a single sentence. Here, for example, is his explanation as to why he’s playing the NC Comedy Arts Festival […]

Bobcat Goldthwait Interview

For a generation of comedy fans, Bobcat Goldthwait is known as that guy with the weird, grating, man-child voice—one he used to great effect alongside Bill Murray in Scrooged, John Cusack in One Crazy Summer and multiple Police Academy films as reformed gang leader Zed. But in recent years, the once larger-than-life Goldthwait is keeping […]