Green Thought

March 31, 2017

Green Thought is a poem by Alan Shapiro from his new book, Life Pig.

Beads

March 31, 2017

An installation by Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, Beads welcomes visitors to the International Arrivals Hall in Terminal E of George Bush International Airport in Houston.

Unintended consequences

March 31, 2017

UNC political scientists Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks have been married since 1999. They are among the world’s leading experts on Brexit and Europe’s shifting political dynamics.

Celebrating 40 years of jazz at Carolina

March 31, 2017

Music professor Jim Ketch (left) tells students “once you have an idea of what you want something to sound like, your body has a much easier job in making that sound happen.”

An artist nurtures new voices, from beatmaking to Blackspace

March 31, 2017

Freelon is the founder of Blackspace, which offers community-based programs to local youth. There’s an emphasis in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education, with workshops from beat making to computer graphics to radio to puppetry. Blackspace opened its first location in 2014 on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Last summer it expanded to American Underground, a tech hub in Durham.

A chef and a philosopher

March 31, 2017

Arthur Gordon, owner of Irregardless Café, is a pioneer in the local food movement.

Yes, and…

March 30, 2017

The first rule of improv – and a principle that has increasingly been adopted by organizations as a powerful team-building tool – is “yes, and ….” It refers to building upon what has come before and encourages the sharing of ideas, opening the door to true collaboration

Flight of fancy

March 30, 2017

An art historian, a costume designer, a math biologist, a biomedical engineer and a team of undergraduate researchers unite to reimagine a breathtaking 9th-century flying experiment —and make a notable contribution to early aviation history.