Tom Goldstein ’ 92
“You look very dapper.”
Eyeing the oversize microphone in
his hand, Goldstein retorted: “I feel very
“The thing about Tom, you’ve got to
understand, is he’s a quintessentially decent
person as a human being,” Totenberg said.
“When somebody is as smart as he is,
there’s always the chance he will lose that
sense of personal decency and become
completely obsessed with himself and all
that. And that didn’t happen to him. I give
Totenberg calls Howe “the leveler.” In
the same way she lent Goldstein her notes
at Carolina, Howe worked a full-time
law job while he represented clients for
free. She’s now primary caretaker of their
daughters and reports for the blog while he
devotes himself to his practice.
“We’re a good team,” Howe said.
Said Goldstein: “I wouldn’t have time
to do what I do without all she does
with the family and the blog. And my law
practice makes her job possible. So each
of us contributes equally to the success of
the other. … The only time we’ve had a
problem is when there’s been a hierarchy.
We figured that out so we’re never in an
environment where one reports to another.”
Goldstein estimated he spends half a
million dollars each year subsidizing the
This exhibition has been made possible by the
Henry Luce Foundation and the Ackland’s Ruth
and Sherman Lee Fund for Asian Art. Support for
the exhibition catalogue was provided by Gene and
Images top to bottom: Bairin, artist, and Hori Yata,
block carver: The Great Naval Battle of Haiyang
Island, 1894, 2014.40.52a–c; Shinohara Kiyooki,
artist, and Inoue Kichijiro, publisher: An Illustration
of the Bombardment at Weihaiwei near Ridao Island,
1895, 2015.11.75. Both details of polychrome
woodblock prints (nishiki-e) from The Gene and
Susan Roberts Collection, Ackland Art Museum, The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
JAPANESE MILITARY PRINTS 1894 1905
6 OCTOBER 2017 -
7 JANUARY 2018
101 S. Columbia St.
Downtown Chapel Hill
talks, tours, and other
public programs related to
Flash of Light, Fog of War.
‘I think of SCOTUSblog as my
beach house. It’s expensive.
But we feel like it’s a public
resource, and it’s too
much fun to stop.’
Amy Howe ’ 92