John Drescher

John Drescher

John Drescher

Walking in all seasons with the best dog ever

Holly Dog, our Golden Retriever who died last week just shy of her 12th birthday, was versatile. Among other things, she was good at napping, licking dirty plates in the dishwasher, digging holes and, after she had sinned, looking innocent.

John Drescher

Why we run some crime photos and not others

A reader questioned why we ran photographs in Tuesday’s paper of three young men charged in the death of a 13-year-old in Raleigh but didn’t run a photo of a man suspected of stealing a batch of lottery tickets from a convenience store. Police released a security-camera photo of the suspect in the convenience store.

John Drescher

Hollywood’s Brian Grazer has a curious mind

Brian Grazer is one of Hollywood’s top producers. Among his movies: “Splash,” “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “8 Mile.” Grazer is relentlessly creative and inquisitive. For more than 35 years, he has sought interesting people from various professions for what he calls “curiosity conversations.” He shared a bowl of ice cream with Princess Diana and asked Michael Jackson to take off his white gloves.

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