African Americans in Black and White Greensboro native Alexander "Alex" Rivera was a pioneer photojournalist who organized North Carolina Central University's first news bureau and traveled extensively through the United States, Europe and Africa, photographing the struggles and triumphs of black and African peoples. Rivera's photographs are currently on exhibit in Alexander "Alex" Rivera: Picturing Black America at the NCCU Art Museum. Rivera will be on hand for a reception at the museum on Friday, Oct. 29. See the review of Picturing Black America on page 38 for more information.
Dangerous with a needle or stove, I read the new book by Chapel Hill author Emily Matchar, Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity, with the same fascination as if I were reading about the Lost Tribe of Borneo.