Graham Duncan

  Do you ever feel a sense of empathy for the bad guys in the books you read, or the movies you watch?  Even in the case of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, I was intrigued by the origin story of “He Who Must Not Be Named.” And, of course, that’s why Half-Blood Prince, which dives deeply into...
  COVER TO COVER   When I say “the arts,” some cities in our neck of the woods might come to mind: Greenville has the Peace Center, and is home to the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Of course, there’s also Centre Stage, Greenville Little Theatre, and in Spartanburg, there’s the...
  While I’m not a fine foods connoisseur, I’m definitely the “chicken salad snob” in my family. I like mine the way most people in the south like theirs: with sweet pickle and diced hardboiled egg, and maybe a little finely chopped celery, too. That’s not to say I’m opposed to a fruity chicken...
  Let’s start with something we all know: if you run a business, it’s vital for you to have, at the very least, a Facebook page. This is true regardless of your business’s size. With 2.37 billion users on Facebook, and another billion or so users on Instagram, social media is an obvious place to...
  Music is the perfect cure for my Monday blues   Due to the interconnectedness provided by our social media platform, I’ve noticed a weekly occurrence. As I scroll my Facebook feed on Sunday evenings or early Monday mornings, I come across a few dozen memes displaying some variation of Garfield’s...
  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but school will be back in session before you know it! In homes throughout your neighborhood, there are parents who are making sure they’ve bought their child enough school supplies, teachers who are putting the finishing touches on their lesson plans, and...
Why Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is the perfect book for Independence Day   With the Fourth of July just around the corner, you may find yourself looking for a good patriotic read for the holiday. As offbeat as my suggestion may seem, I would recommend one of the most pro-American novels of the...
  It takes a village… I first made the decision to pursue a career in writing during my freshman year at Clinton High. That was the last year spent in the “old” building on North Adair (now Clinton Middle School). Valerie Jones was my English teacher, one of several who encouraged me to consider...

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