Bo McMillan


#tbt: Love of locally grown food deserves the hype

Every week, Medium will post a story or review from the vault, #tbt style. This week: a love letter to local food, written by former Diversions staffer Bo McMillian. Originally published on the Diversions blog on April 17, 2013, this piece is in anticipation of Tomato Day 2015 this Saturday, hosted by Carrboro Farmers' Market.

#tbt: Q&A with Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Every week, Medium will post a story or review from the vault, #tbt style. This week, a Q&A with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who will be returning to perform at Cat's Cradle this Sunday. This Q&A was originally published on Oct. 2, 2013 and has been edited for clarity.

Add a little spice to those warm fall beverages

When Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald got the shivers, it was the warmth of maybe a half a drink more that they craved. But just what drink scared away the frost and melted the icy cold from their bones? Or — better yet — what beverage does it best?

Q&A with The Letter Jackets

The Letter Jackets is the rock side-project of Chandler Holt and John Teer of Chatham County Line. Teer wanted a rocking band and had been jamming with fellow Letter Jackets members Roger Gupton and Evans Nicholson when Holt asked to sit in on a session and bring in some songs he’d been working on.

Music Review: Chris Forsyth

Chris Forsyth Solar Motel Rock Guitarist Chris Forsyth’s new album Solar Motel does something most rock instrumental albums fail to achieve — lasting entertainment for the layman. Rather than steeping the four-part epic in showy noodling or overly complex structure, Forsyth reaches for Pink Floydian ideals by layering his guitars in simple melodies and keeping other instrumentation to simple, textural motifs. The album builds listener anticipation from the outset, with churning rhythm guitars egging the music forward to implied new heights.