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Archive for March 15th, 2013

Academics falls outside my usual hodgepodge of interests, but I couldn’t help noticing — hat tip, slate.com — the 2013 World Reputation Rankings published by Times Higher Education. According to the magazine, “The world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey [is intended] to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands…. […]

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St. Patrick’s Salad from Favorite recipes. Irish Pigs in Blanket from The Pantry shelf : 1907-1982. Green Punch from The Charlotte cookbook. Mrs. Coyle’s Irish Bread from Classic cookbook. Top of the Morning Muffins from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church. Whiskey Balls from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear. Whiskey […]

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Last month we did what so many do this time of year: We devoted our attention to college basketball. This month we turn our focus to another group of athletic students who are equally agile but far too often unsung: cheerleaders. This month we bring you not just one but three artifacts, all of them […]

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On this day in 1960: Sen. Sam Ervin explains to Sen. Everett Dirksen, R.-Ill., why he required more information on a point of floor debate: “I am unable to unscrew the inscrutable.”  

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