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The 2021 Academy Awards will be presented this Sunday (8 p.m. on NBC; oscars.go.com). The last Oscars ceremony was 441 days ago, but it seems like a lifetime. The film industry is among the … more
Chopped is a show on Food Network. Four chefs are confronted by three baskets with four mystery foodstuffs in each. With them, they must cook an appetizer course, then main course, and finally … more
With “Founding Day,” the official kick-off of the celebration of Chatham County’s 250th anniversary now completed, organizers are inviting Chatham residents to explore the county’s past and … more
Moncure resident and veteran author Judy Hogan has recently released two books, each the latest of a series: “Baba Summer, Part Two,” a memoir of her time in Russian, and a work of fiction, … more
Football bowl games: Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, even the Cheez-It and Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Nope. Tupperware bowl, cereal bowl, crystal bowl, mixing bowl. Nope. Not even that … more
Duke University professor, photographer, folklorist and author Tom Rankin and his wife, novelist and award-winning short-story writer Jill McCorkle, will be featured in Chatham Literacy’s … more
My boss at the dealership is the sales manager. His name is Andy. He is kind, funny, and very supportive of this complete car-selling neophyte. Every day his patience surprises me. I get nervous … more
Editor’s note: As the worldwide box office for “Raya and the Last Dragon” reached a reported $90.5 million last week, university English lecturer Lei Jiao watched the film in Wuhan, China, with … more
The 2020 Census count is over, the work of the Chatham County team is mostly done — but the results are still to come, delayed by the pandemic. This week, we speak with Courtney Cooper-Lewter, who … more
One recent Monday, The Kid joined us for dinner. While I was out in my pursuit of filthy lucre at my new job, Petey cooked. And, it wasn’t canned soup, frozen pizza, or microwave popcorn. He … more
“Nobody” is the “RED” of “John Wicks.” Indeed, this middle-aged pastiche hews so closely to the Keanu Reeves resurrection vehicle that you periodically ponder whether it was meant as a … more
Like so many superhero origin stories, the 2017 “Justice League” was an orphan, left fatherless and later adopted by a foster parent who, while experienced in the role, mistreated his ward and … more
Throughout the pandemic, Chatham Literacy’s staff and volunteer tutors have been working remotely to help residents gain a variety of life skills. This week, we speak with Vicki Newell about the … more
The aptly named “Crisis” might well describe the public relations effort surrounding the early 2021 release. Shot mostly in 2019, the film has the misfortune of debuting in the wake of a … more
It will take years for the 22,000 homes planned for Chatham Park to be built. But right now, more than 1,000 new apartment units are in the process of development north of Pittsboro — including the … more
Nearly a year into a pandemic that has turned operations at Chatham County’s public libraries upside down, Rita Van Duinen is part of a team continuing to work to keep the services available and … more
Retail is a tough job. It’s not just that it’s hard, physical work, and long hours. The folks that staff your favorite store don’t really have Christmas. It’s the busiest time of the year, … more
There is a running thread of self-evidence that runs throughout many of the films chronicling American intelligence gathering in the post-9/11 era. Their principle preassumption — that … more
During Black History Month, the News + Record is featuring discussions about issues related to the African American experience in our Chatham Chats. This week, we speak with historian Antonio Austin, … more
The question? Irrelevant. There are two absolutes concerning this confection. Everyone who tastes it asks for the recipe. And, every time someone makes it for the first time, they panic; … more
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