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Two New Apple Stores for New York

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.13.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Designs for two new Apple stores in New York, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, couldn't be more dissimilar. But their function remains the same. ...

A Book of 9/11 Memorial Designs

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Back in 2003, Lester Levine and his wife entered the design competition for a memorial on the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. They didn'...

Filming Thomas Sayre, Earthcaster

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.29.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Earthcasting, he calls it. Raleigh, N.C.-based sculptor Thomas Sayre creates large-scale works of art by digging into the earth and pouring in conc...

North Carolina's New Anti-LGBT Law is Senseless -- And Sinister

Tom Spiggle | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Tom Spiggle

It's easy to ridicule North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law, but it's actually very disturbing. The idea that Tar Heel politicians felt such an urgent need to start policing bathrooms that they held an emergency session inspires mockery, not fear. But the law, passed with little review late last month, has a sinister side as well.

Childe Hassam, American Impressionist

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.29.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Hassam was intensely drawn to the island, spending as many as 30 summers there, painting its landscape, its ocean views and Celia Thaxter's famous island garden too.

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Modern Designs for Downtown Raleigh

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It seems that downtown Raleigh, once a sleepy little Southern Mecca, now owns a ravenous appetite for contemporary design.

What I Learned From Larry Ellison: Lessons in Tech Marketing

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Alan Kelly

When I read the tweets that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had stepped down, an enduring lyric jumped to mind. I tweeted back: The day the music died.

Guilford College Board of Trustees to Choose the First Female President in Its History and the Community Responds

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

It has been a long time since all factions at Guilford College have been humming the same tune. Guilford College is about to make a big decision: se...

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Class of 2014

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Give back. Sure you paid tuition and ate ramen noodles. You are on a shoestring budget, but even if it's $5, pay it forward. It will ultimately be giving to a good cause.

PHOTOS: Small Towns To Explore In 2013

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Take a detour from America's massive cities and embrace the charm of our small towns.

Freedom Summer

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

WATCH: Thousand Plus Protest NC Baptist Pastor Who Called For Gays To Be Put Behind Electric Fence

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

By John Peragine NEWTON, N.C., May 27 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people on Sunday protested a small-town North Carolina Baptist minis...

Burt's Bees Are Busy on the Sustainability Front

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with report from the headquarters of Burt's Bees. If you think about it, Burt's Bees -- maker of lip balms, skin cr...

Sparks Specializes in Sad Songs

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There are moments in this story that are so affecting that you have to stop reading until you can see the pages through your tears. Is this contrived? Is this manipulative? Maybe it is, but it is also the true heart of the story.

Raymond Cook: Doctor Kills Ballerina Elena Shapiro In DUI Crash: Police (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Elena Bright Shapiro was a 20-year-old ballerina with a promising career ahead of her. She died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, when the car she was driving w...

Taxes and Bail-Outs: Hypocrisy Revealed

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

As the drama of "tea parties" unfolds, some things remain certain. Some Americans just don't like to pay taxes. No matter how the taxes are used, even the word "taxes" is an anathema to some.