Sweet Treats That Are Also Mind Tricks

The long history of — and current appetite for — trompe l’oeil confections.


The Best College Is One Where You Don’t Fit In

This time of year, college campuses like the one where I live fill up with high school seniors preparing to…


I Love Facebook. That’s Why I’m Suing Meta.

While it’s become fashionable to dump on the aging social media platform Facebook, I quite enjoy using it. Many of…


A 1970s Office Building’s New Life as a Rental

Pearl House, at 160 Water Street, is designed to bring personality to its neighborhood — whether you think that’s FiDi…


‘Dead Poets Society’ Has Some Distinctly Australian Relevance

Brought to life by the Australian director Peter Weir, the movie’s conflict reflects a collective cultural trait his fellow citizens…


When Closing a Very Small Campus Is a Very Big Deal

The first day teaching as an adjunct professor at a new university can be daunting: finding your way around campus,…


Can a ‘Not Charlotte’ Recipe Revive a Region?

Scott Kidd didn’t expect a terribly busy job when he became the town manager of Liberty, N.C., a onetime furniture…


‘I Will Never Forget Any of It’: Brittney Griner Is Ready to Talk

On the March afternoon when I met Brittney Griner in Phoenix, the wildflowers were in peak efflorescence, California poppies and…


The Man Who Never Says No to Zendaya

Last March, Law Roach seemed to be at the peak of his career as a celebrity stylist. He had won…


Gardens of Good and Evil

I’ve always thought of gardens as benign, even virtuous places. It wasn’t until the lockdowns of 2020 that the garden…

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