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“September 17, 1981 “Raleigh “I’ve had it with Briggs Hardware. Again today when they asked what I was looking for, I was at a loss to tell them. ‘Something wooden,’ I’ve told them in the past. ‘Something shiny.’ “I don’t want a tool to do something with; I just want something to draw. In the […]

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“March 28, 1979 “Raleigh “I found a job. Today I’ll work, really work, for the first time since December. I’ve been hired as a waiter at a little restaurant next to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio called the Breakfast House, so I’m up at five. The last time I was up at five was because […]

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“It’s ridiculous how often you have to say hello on Emerald Isle. Passing someone on the street is one thing, but you have to do it in stores as well, not just to the employees who greet you at the door but to your fellow-shoppers in aisle three. Most of the houses that face the […]

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Mike Daisey isn’t the first “This American Life” monologist to see his veracity challenged. Five years ago this week, under the headline “This American Lie,” the New Republic painstakingly detailed the habitual fabrications of David Sedaris, who grew up in Raleigh and set much of his supposed “nonfiction” there. Contributor Alex Heard investigated Sedaris’s accounts […]

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–How  Avett Brothers survived heckling at Sadlack’s Heroes. — In search of North Carolina’s lost kaolin mines. — “Doonesbury’s 200 Greatest Moments” cite Krispy Kreme and RJR’s  indefatigible Mr. Butts. — Him sign funny today: Looking over the shoulder of David Sedaris.

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