It's not enough that the newest 21c museum hotel is located in downtown Durham, home to one of the fastest-growing cultural scenes in the nation. No. The new hotel -- the fourth in a rapidly growing 21c collection -- has taken over the 17-story Hill Building, built in 1935-37.
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?
North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.