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Holly Goddard Jones ticks off America

  Greensboro author Holly Goddard Jones’s The Salt Line, debuting next month from Putnam, has been called “one of the best Southern books of the ...
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All that Glitters must be sold? Hard times for a ...

Glitters owner Gary Barskey hopes the “Going Out of Business Sale” sign in his window at 529 S. Elm St. will prove to be a ...
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Your friendly neighborhood comic book store

John Hitchcock has owned Parts Unknown: the Comic Book Store at 906 Spring Garden Street for the last two decades. August has already seen several ...
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The smart, sophisticated pulp fiction of Jane Rice

“I like corn on the cob, men’s pajamas, zoos and ghost stories, and I dislike galoshes, mathematics, people who put burnt matches back into the ...
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This weekend brings two big events to “Comic Book City”

Greensboro has become an important stop for comic book writers and artists promoting their work. This Friday and Saturday, the creators of two ballyhooed titles ...
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Wampus Cats, panthers and cougars, oh my!

When I was a boy, my grandfather told me about the huge Wampus Cat he claimed to have seen one dark Guilford County night during ...
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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 ...