The State of Things

State of Things
10:02 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Grand Chef

fearrington.com

“Grand” is a designation reserved for only a few chefs around the world, and one of North Carolina’s own has just joined their ranks.

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State of Things
9:51 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Forgotten War

nyupress.org

World War II and the Vietnam War are the subject of countless projects, movies, books and discussion. But in between the two, there was the Korean War, where more than 33,000 Americans died in combat during three years of intense fighting. Melinda Pash, a teacher

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State of Things
9:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Best Online Science Writing

Science used to reside within the confines of the paper walls of literary journals and popular magazines. But increasingly, bloggers are at the forefront of science reporting. Bora Zivkovic has been collecting the best online science writing since 2006, and is the series editor for the most recent version, “The Best Online Science Writing 2012

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State of Things
10:40 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Meet Renee Alexander Craft

comm.unc.edu

In, 2008, Renee Alexander Craft lost one of her best friends to breast cancer. Craft says that cancer targets an individual, but when someone has it, that person’s whole community has it. As an act of healing, Craft wrote "I Will Love You Everywhere Always" (2012), to celebrate her friend’s life.

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State of Things
2:03 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Terra Cotta

Mill villages were once a common feature of the North Carolina landscape from Appalachia to the Eastern counties. Here in the Triad, the Pomona Company operated a pipe factory about five miles outside of downtown Greensboro. The pipe was made out of terra cotta and the village where the factory workers lived was called Terra Cotta. The factory closed down in the 1970s, and now there’s an effort to turn the village into a living history museum.

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State of Things
1:57 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Laila Nur

For Laila Nur, moving from New York to Virginia with her family was a choice. Later, however, moving away from her family was a necessity. Laila came out as queer. And that not only went against her family’s beliefs. It went against her religion – Islam. She has been struggling with these contradictions ever since. Laila developed her revolutionary music style in Greensboro at age 17. She talks with host Frank Stasio and plays live at the Upstage Cabaret of the Triad Stage.

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State of Things
9:40 am
Thu November 8, 2012

The Women of Film Noir

It's no secret that there's a lack of compelling roles for women in Hollywood. Often, they are confined to adoring secretaries or sex objects, but in the noir films of the 1940s and ‘50s, the femme fatale uses her cunning and sex appeal to get the better of men.

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State of Things
10:02 am
Wed November 7, 2012

The Day After

The results are in, and Democratic candidate Barack Obama is president. But while the country went blue, North Carolina is now colored solidly red. The Republican Party has its firmest grip on the state in 20 years, taking the governor’s mansion, the House and the Senate. How should we interpret the Republican victory in North Carolina in the midst of Democrats retaining the White House and strengthening their hold on the United States Senate? And what does the Republican stronghold in Raleigh mean for policy across our state?

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State of Things
10:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

The Transformation of Democracy

People sometimes say that voting is the most effective way for everyone to participate in a democracy, but that’s not the way it started. In Athens, democracy began with only men gathering in public places to decide the future of their community. How did we go from there to here? Democracy ended in ruins in Athens; will it happen that way in the United States?

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State of Things
9:17 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Meet Omar Ali

uncg.edu

Tomorrow the nation will go out to the polls and pick its president. Whatever the outcome, you can bet the winner will be either a Republican or a Democrat. But why is that? How did a Democratic nation where the people pick their leaders, whoever they may be, become a choice between two parties?

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