| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The colorful "Nutcracker" ballet, set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, enchants young and old. It's based on a simple story of a girl who falls asleep and dreams of a holiday wonderland where her nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"Blame the victim" is the standard default response in our country for rape and domestic-abuse cases.
She dressed inappropriately. The sex was consensual, and she just got upset the morning after. He or she provoked matters, and it escalated into a...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Lettuce and tomato. This was the code name for Lexi Wallace and Tom Atwood. A name given to them, without their knowledge, during the first week of orientation at Duke University.
Tom, from Woodstock, Conn., met Lexi, who grew up in Arizona, in the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Writing in The Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Think that people in upstate New York will more strongly believe climate change is upon us after an early November blizzard dumped 7 feet of snow, which then was turned to slush by spring-like temperatures? Think again.
Freaky seasons and drastic...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Within days of arriving at Duke University for medical school, Dr. Angela Poppe Ries, now 36, found the inspiration for her career. As a part of the welcoming ceremony for students, Anthony Galanos, a palliative care doctor, gave a speech that stuck...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream.
With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
| Oct 2, 2014
Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
On the floor of a kindergarten classroom at Holly Ridge Elementary School, Michelle Russolese watches five children closely as they discuss the letter "M."
She asks them what sound an M makes. One boy isn't sure. "What is the action trick?" the teacher...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:38 AM
A Boca Raton-based charity that focuses on fishing is getting ready to expand into several new locations to help disadvantaged children learn environmental awareness and ocean science.
Fishing for Families in Need was started by Lucas Metropulos, a...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:49 AM
The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building designed by Virginia Beach-based Clark Nexsen has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the...