Category: Arts & Culture

Cricket leaps into the Triangle

by Ilina Ewen photographs by Ray Black III Chances are, when North Carolinians hear the word cricket, they’re thinking bugs. Not the game of ball, bats, and wickets first played in England in the 16th century, now second only to soccer…

Wake Forest en charrette

Twelve Raleigh architects rethink a community’s downtown by  J. Michael Welton On a cool, rainy Saturday afternoon in early October, three intrepid women – two architects and a landscape architect – ventured out, on foot, from Town Hall in Wake Forest….

Illustrated interview with Marvin Malecha

After 21 years as Dean of the College of Design at N.C. State University, Marvin Malecha retires this month and will become president and chief academic officer at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, Calif. It seemed…

First love: Classic films

by Cameron Howard The red Netflix envelope arrived in my mailbox on Duke’s East Campus, and I opened it back in my dorm room, which still bore the signs of recent, frenzied moving-in. The DVD was The Happiest Millionaire, a 1967…

Caring and comfort at life’s end

by Todd Cohen photograph by Jill Knight Life can unfold and conclude with a mysterious kind of symmetry. Brenda Gibson’s mother, Violet Chappell, once longed to be a nurse. She worked at Duke University Hospital for 17 years but, lacking…

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