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Reflections on a Movement

In Feature Stories, July/August 2020 by Jane PorterLeave a Comment

Sometimes it’s been peaceful, sometimes painful, sometimes beautiful and sometimes violent. But there’s no denying, the last few weeks in Raleigh and the nation have brought on a reckoning—one that looks, at this moment, to promise lasting change. In a photo essay, we share thoughts and images from those who protested racial injustice and police brutality peacefully last month as well as the faces of those impacted by looting and destruction and the beauty and creativity that emerged in colorful murals on ply board panels all over downtown.

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Raleigh’s Iconic Architecture: Past, Present and Future

In Feature Stories, March 2020 by Jane PorterLeave a Comment

Raleigh has a strong tradition of beautiful and engaging contemporary architectural design, dating back to the opening of the School of Design at NC State in 1948. We take a look at some of the buildings and spaces that give Raleigh its distinct spirit—and at who’s creating them today—and we try to gage what the future of design has in store, given all of Raleigh’s growth and opportunities.