Huler is the senior staff writer at Duke magazine and a Piedmont Laureate Emeritus. He has written for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times and magazines including Backpacker, Fortune, and Child. His award-winning radio work has been heard on "All Things Considered" and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio and on "Marketplace" and "Splendid Table" on American Public Media, and he sometimes serves as guest host on "The State of Things" on WUNC-FM. He is the author of six books, most recently On the Grid.
One author wonders when he’s qualified to legitimately sport seersucker, and take the plunge into the South’s favorite cool, calm, collected — and rumpled — stripes. (Hint: You don’t need a straw boater or croquet mallet.)
It’s a quintessential part of the western North Carolina experience: driving through one of our 25 Blue Ridge Parkway tunnels. But if you’ve only thought about what you’ll see when you get to the other side, well, you’re missing something.
Archie Davis, who helped found the Research Triangle Park, recognized in North Carolinians a desire to learn, to look ahead, to lead. Today, his vision continues to guide our world-famous research park.