Margaret Tazioli

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Renowned architect I.M. Pei dies at 102

by Margaret Tazioli
Posted 5/17/19, 11:05 am

Chinese-born American architect I.M. Pei, who designed the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, has died at age 102, a spokesman confirmed Thursday. Pei often said he was in the right place at the right time for his successes. Born in China in 1917, Pei moved to Boston in 1935 and studied design and structural engineering at MIT and Harvard. The communist revolution in the 1940s prevented Pei from returning to China, and he accepted a job with a real estate developer in New York, where he worked 10 years before establishing his own architectural firm.

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Jeremy Daniel

C.S. Lewis Onstage

Theater
by Margaret Tazioli
Posted 8/05/16, 01:00 am

C.S. Lewis welcomes you into his Oxford study in Fellowship for Performing Arts’ newest one-man show C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert starring Max McLean. Wandering around a worn leather armchair anchored center-stage, McLean engages the audience as Lewis in a warm grandfatherly way. He muses, rants, and sighs his way across the stage while recounting the story of his conversion to Christianity in 70 minutes of spellbinding performance.

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Matt Rose

Hard to quit

Drug Abuse | Antidote drugs are central in secular approaches to opioid addiction
by Margaret Tazioli
Posted 7/22/16, 01:00 am

In Asheville, N.C., the red trolley tour usually fills up with retirees and vacationers, but this city of 87,236 in the Appalachians also attracts many wanderers and hippies. Unshaved legs, tattoos, and graying hair are common sights. The pungent smell of marijuana often wafts on the early evening breeze. A typical mid-July weekend brings four arrests for marijuana possession, which many residents do not think should be a crime. Heroin is a greater concern: Asheville’s 12 overdose deaths in the past year might not seem like much, but that number was zero just four years ago.

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