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The ‘food truck of books’ makes its rounds

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole ...
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Have fish tables caught their limit?

My April 18 YES! Weekly feature “Checking Out Fish Tables in Greensboro” was the first many readers had heard of the “Fish Game” arcades popping ...
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A brothel on Elm Street

Boots, Sarah and Eileen don’t look like prostitutes. But that’s who Jean, the 88-year-old woman who has kept their photos for the last eight decades, ...
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Zombies and the professor who teaches them

At Guilford College, the walking dead have been feasting on students who don’t cooperate to defend themselves. This is not a game or a Halloween ...
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“Hopscotch” and hope: Greensboro author Steve Cushman’s new novel.

When Kirkus Reviews called Steve Cushman’s “Hopscotch” uplifting, I sighed. Most stories of cancer patients encountering miracles make me nauseous as my 2014 chemotherapy did. ...
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Piedmont-Born Comic Book Pioneer Matt Baker

Black Man’s Bombshells: Piedmont-Born Comic Book Pioneer Matt Baker by Ian McDowell Matt Baker was a damn good-looking black man who made his living drawing ...
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Beloved Bookstore’s Final Chapter

I recently spoke with poet and fiction writer Fred Chappell about Ben Matthews and his Greensboro institution. “All bookstores should be eccentric,” said Fred, “and ...
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Arm-Wrestling Heroines Muscle Up for Charity

Photos by Becky VanderVeen Free Comic Book Day (or as some call it, “Geek Christmas”) is a big deal here. When the City Council nicknamed ...
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Checking out Fish Tables in Greensboro

My friend says don’t use his real name, but nixes my suggestion of calling him Ivan “Guy running the competition is named that. Whenever there’s ...
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Ssalefish Plans to Stand Out in Greensboro’s Crowded Comics Market

I bought The Uncanny X-Men #133, the issue in which the previously annoying supporting character Wolverine took on the Hellfire Club all by himself and ...