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William Powers

Architecture as Protagonist: The Oak Park Traviata

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Among Lloyd Wright's earliest design and construction projects was his first family home built in Oak Park, Ill., a lush Chicago suburb with its own professional opera company, Verismo Opera Theater.

The Importance Of Unplugging At Dinner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The dinner table is one of the last remaining places where tasks and chores are set aside in favor of simply enjoying family time. I hope we can keep it that way.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Do College Professors Earn Their Keep? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | College

For years, state legislators, parents, and even his own boss had been hectoring Frank Ashley, the vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Texas A&...

The Boob Tube vs. YouTube

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

While we are all consuming more media than ever, we are doing less of it together. That's why I often find myself switching on the television -- in order to spend some time with my family.

Living Off The Grid: William Powers' Extraordinary 12 X 12

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Cope

Powers' book provides for an entrancing account of his time living in No Name Creek North Carolina after accepting an invitation from Dr. Jackie Benton to live in her cabin which has a 12 X 12 footprint and is completely off the grid.