Living

Living

Making Durham’s public art more visible to all

For retired Judge Craig Brown, the DADA project (for Durham Audio Described Art) unveiled Tuesday in CCB Plaza represents the removal of a partial barrier to enjoying visual art. Brown has been blind for about 25 years. Before he became blind, he enjoyed visiting museums and galleries, but his blindness took away that enjoyment.

Living

Venus’ looking glass: Nothing but beauty

Now, there are plenty of flowers out there which are very small, or otherwise not particularly attractive, and they usually don’t engender very loving names. But it’s fun to name pretty flowers after things which are themselves beautiful, and the old common name of our Mystery Plant speaks to this.

Food & Drink

An Italian sausage saute, minus fat

A while back a good friend of mine, Scott, who enjoys cooking as much as I do, told me that he could no longer keep his back issues of Fine Cooking magazine and other food and wine magazines because the piles were getting out of hand. When Scott asked if I would be interested in the magazines I jumped at the opportunity. Soon, box-upon-box of his magazines filled my office.

Living

College libraries ditch books for study space

The remodeled undergraduate library at the University of California, Berkeley, is modern and sleek. Its top two floors have low-slung couches, a nap pod, and meeting spaces with glass walls made to be written on and colorful furniture meant to be moved.

Living

Chinese jihadis’ rise in Syria raises concerns at home

Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad’s forces in the country’s northern regions.

Living

Rosen, Mosnier discuss Julius Chambers biography

“Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights” by Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier tells the story of amazing story of a North Carolinian who became one the nation’s greatest heroes in the civil rights revolution.

Videos

Parishioners from downtown churches participate in Palm Sunday procession and blessing 1:02

Parishioners from downtown churches participate in Palm Sunday procession and blessing

Levin Jewish Community Center hosts early seder for older adults 1:28

Levin Jewish Community Center hosts early seder for older adults

Video: A celebration of belonging at the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show 3:44

Video: A celebration of belonging at the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show

Video: 8-year-old ‘drafted’ to UNC cross-country team 1:27

Video: 8-year-old ‘drafted’ to UNC cross-country team