CN+R Columns & Opinions
EUGENE DANIEL: FINDING OUT

‘My mother or father never spoke of his death’

Every family has a member they don’t talk about or talk about only in hushed tones because of the shame it might bring to the family name. In my family, it was me, a notorious — for that time …

My vaccine worked. So did my sister’s.

I was just about to head to the gym four Saturdays ago when I received an unwelcome — and unexpected — piece of news. “Your sister’s just tested positive for COVID,” …

Coffee is in crisis, but local shops have your back

Climate change is a nebulous dilemma; its ramifications can seem obscure. But there’s at least one tangible effect that will make most Americans shudder: coffee supplies are drying up. “U.S. …

Losing our grandchildren, and finding them again

In some North Carolina houses, this is a time of empty rooms and empty spaces. Children, so long ever-present, are now suddenly gone away to college. Even though they knew the day was coming, …

Income and poverty facts matter

The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many businesses for months, closed others for good, and forced …