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    Amsterdam, by Design

    In the Dutch capital, a rich collection of Baroque, neoclassical and early-20th-century expressionist structures coexists almost organically with a new crop of contemporary buildings, creating what one designer calls “a good friction.” Read more

    May 4, 2010


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    Adam Ewing

    A Need for Speed

    NASCAR grabs all the headlines, but the real roots of stock car racing can be found at small dirt tracks like Wythe Raceway, where drivers spend more than they win to indulge a passion. Read more

    May 13, 2011


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    Michael J.N. Bowles

    A Different World: Burke's Garden

    Burke's Garden, in southwestern Virginia, pop. 300, lies in a beautiful, isolated, high-altitude valley with no post office, cell phone service or cable, and a harsh climate. As one resident says, "Something unpredictable could happen at any time." Read more

    May 6, 2010


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    Photo from "Answer at Once," edited by Katrina M. Powell

    Time to Leave

    Some one million people visit Shenandoah National Park annually, so clearly its creation in the 1930s has had a lasting impact. But it’s not as well known that some 500 families were forced to move off their land to make way for the park. Read more

    Nov 22, 2010


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    Into the Woods

    Summer is time for camp, and in Virginia, that tradition is as strong today as it was 100 years ago. A look at the enduring appeal of sunlit days and lake swims, archery and riding, cabin pranks and rousing choruses of “Little Bunny Foo Foo.” Read more

    May 1, 2015


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    Casey Templeton

    Deep Roots

    For the 200 farmers in southeastern Virginia’s peanut belt, this is a special time of the year: harvest season. Low prices have shrunk production volumes, but nobody is giving up on an iconic food crop that goes back nearly 170 years. Read more

    Jun 5, 2017


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    Photography by Robb Sharetg

    Forward March

    It’s not easy being a small military band at a large, mostly civilian university, but after going through a rough patch, Virginia Tech’s Highty-Tighties are back in fighting trim. Read more

    Oct 15, 2009


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    Hog Wild

    Wanting to reconnect with cooking, caterer Tuffy Stone leaped into the weird and wonderful world of competition barbecue. Read more

    Aug 11, 2017


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    Southern Respite

    With the heat beating on us, what better time to pause and praise that most graceful and communal of architectural conceptions—the porch. Read more

    May 18, 2015


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    Patricia Lyons

    Living by Hand

    Leni Sorensen’s career path has been anything but conventional. Read more

    Jul 20, 2010

    House + Garden

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