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Winston-Salem Celebrates Beethoven

Winston-Salem Celebrates Beethoven
March 5, 2020

If you’re a Beethoven fan, or just an admirer of classical music in general, Winston-Salem is the place to be in 2020. The immortal composer turns 250 this December, and classical music lovers around...

Hedonism Is An Ethos From Another Time

Hedonism Is An Ethos From Another Time
November 21, 2019

“A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?” — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray No longer is the cigarette...

Books Create Surreal Atmospheres

Books Create Surreal Atmospheres
November 1, 2018

There’s nothing like a good spooky book to get you in the mood for Halloween. It’s that time of year when the weather is just right for sitting by the fireplace in front of Farrell with a good book...

Nawab Is The Best Restaurant In The Triad

Nawab Is The Best Restaurant In The Triad
November 1, 2018

If someone does not enjoy Nawab, they do not enjoy life. Going to the Nawab lunch buffet is one of the few things that can make a busy week tolerable — what is better than getting to eat endless amounts...

Diverse Array Of Music To Come This Season

200 dpi 29p x 51p Earl F. Lam III color illustration of violin and bow in spotlight against background of music. Miami Herald 1999
October 18, 2018

This year is a big year for the Winston-Salem Symphony. The Symphony, which is currently without a permanent music director, is bringing five acclaimed conductors from around the world to Winston-Salem...

Prague is a City Worth Exploration

Andrew Murphy/Old Gold&Black
April 26, 2018

A few names immediately come to mind when thinking about the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris, London, Venice, Florence and maybe a couple others. But Prague, in my opinion, rises above all others...

The Importance of Experiencing Culture Abroad

Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT
March 16, 2018

Don’t deny it: for many of us, studying abroad means that we get to go somewhere exotic every weekend. If you want to go to Amsterdam multiple times in one semester, you can. If you want to go to Oktoberfest...

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