Storm-Torn Cities Can Come Back More Dynamic than Ever

Cities, as large and complex human-made enterprises, are imperfect; hence, prone to lose battles with Mother Nature. The aftermath of Harvey and Irma on the Gulf Coast proved that such challenges are serious for coastal cities. Could Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa have been better planned and built? Can storm-torn coastal cities be rebuilt following … More Storm-Torn Cities Can Come Back More Dynamic than Ever

Hometown D.C.: America’s Secret Music City

By: Blair A. Ruble In his memoir Music Is My Mistress, Duke Ellington fondly recalled whiling away the days of his youth at Holliday’s poolroom in Washington, DC. Holliday’s, Ellington wrote, “was not a normal, neighborhood-type poolroom.  It was the high spot of billiard parlors…Guys from all walks of life seemed to converge there:  school … More Hometown D.C.: America’s Secret Music City