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This Is Criminal: The Best New Radio Show in America

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

While rumors of True Detective's second season ripple across social media, Criminal, the next name to know in radio, has emerged for those still craving that fix for nuanced depictions of crime.

Pre-High School for the Poor

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Peter A. Georgescu

The real tragedy of America's educational system is that both our overall results are so grossly unsatisfactory (our kids rank below average among developing nations) while a good number of schools can thrive using different approaches to education. Demographics are not a determinant of failure. How we teach our children is.

Why the "Art of Cool" Is the Best Festival in 2014 You Might Sleep On, Until Now - Part 1: The Lineup

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

In late April, its going down. That is, an eclectic mix of Jazz, Neo-Soul, jazzy Hip-Hop and Retro Funk for two days. Purely that. Straight, no chase...

American Dance Festival (1)

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

If the mention of a summer dance festival and school conjures up Fame-like visions for you -- long-legged lovelies stretching in crowded halls, ragged leg warmers, bare shoulders and naked ambition -- getting to know the American Dance Festival may take a little adjustment.

Buying Local Through North Carolina

Chuck Kellen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

Sometimes finding locally owned places can be a problem, but not in this part of North Carolina. The area was filled with local, healthy options to try.

Being Bi In Quasi-Liberal Southern Sub-Utopia

Jamie Stewart | Posted 04.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie Stewart

There is a fairly healthy lesbian scene in Durham, so healthy that the local Durham magazine lists it as one of the reasons why Durham is "cool." But why is there is no regular scene for queer men here?

The Best Real Estate Markets In America: Local Market Monitor (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It should come as no surprise that much of the national real estate market has been marred by waves of foreclosures, falling prices and high unemploym...

Mary Mary Touring With Maxwell

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The dynamic gospel duo Mary Mary was invited to open the final three shows for Maxwell's North American summer concert tour. The chart-topping duo op...

North Carolina Nursing Home Shooting Kills 6, Injures 3

AP | TOM FOREMAN Jr. and KEVIN MAURER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CARTHAGE, N.C. — A gunman barged into a North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning and started "shooting everything," going room to room in a te...