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Archive for August 9th, 2010

– Death noted: actress Patricia Neal, who played opposite Andy Griffith in the prescient and underrated “A Face in the Crowd” and opposite Gary Cooper in “Bright Leaf,” which inspired “Bright Leaves,” Ross McElwee’sĀ  bittersweet documentary on tobacco. – A big day for challenging long-accepted Civil War numbers: the death toll for North Carolina troops […]

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Paul Krugman’s recentĀ  column in the New York Times got me thinking about Guy Owen, the Clarkton native and N.C. State writing teacher best remembered for “The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man” (and the subsequent movie starring George C. Scott). And that got me thinking about how “out of print” is no longer such a […]

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