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Finding Your Muse in Provence

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.01.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

High atop a hill in the tiny town of Lacoste, overlooking the Luberon Valley in the south of France, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has restored 33 precious stone buildings dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

My Favorite Thriller of 2011: The White Devil

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.13.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

The White Devil ingeniously mixes literary detective work, a horror story, young love, academic satire, and cultural conflict between Americans and Brits. It is truly one of the most compelling thrillers I've read in the last few years.

Why Women Should Take Lovers

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 11.19.2011 | Divorce
Elizabeth Abbott

In the 21st century, egalitarianism reigns -- or does it? Why, if a husband can have a mistress, can his wife not have a mister? Not just a "piece on the side," certainly not a gigolo, but a man with whom she shares a long-term, extramarital romantic and sexual relationship?

WATCH: Four Teens Escape From Detention Center, One Mentally Ill

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.13.2011 | San Francisco

On Monday, four teenage boys escaped from the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility, formerly known as the Byron Boys Ranch, in Byron. According to...

Is It Time to Throw Out Your Books?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.03.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Soon after Amazon announced it was selling 143 ebooks for every 100 hardcovers, a writer friend with a new iPad told me she had gotten rid of five shelves of books.

Oh, the Delights -- and Dangers -- of Charm

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Patterson

Lord Byron, who was short and lame, clearly relied heavily on charm. Rupert Everett, who is tall and handsome, presumably needs it rather less.

Ten Things to Consider Before we Start Building Nuclear Plants in Illinois Again

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jimmy Seidita

The 1987 moratorium on new nuclear plants in Illinois signaled that going nuclear was a huge mistake. It's made a mess of our electric system, our regulatory system, and worst of all, the state's economy.