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Restoring the Allure of the Movie Theater

In a tiny private theater in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, filmmaker ­Douglas Trumbull is screening one of his latest creations. At first, the movie looks familiar: it’s footage of astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in a clip that …Continue reading

Learning to Prosper in a Factory Town

In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in a corner of South Carolina sits a town that should be economically dead. For decades, Greenville was the heart of the state’s textile industry—and its economic engine. First attracted by the area’s fast-moving rivers …Continue reading

$1 Billion Looking for a Home

Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced on December 12 the formation of a $1 billion fund to finance breakthroughs in clean energy. But raising the $1 billion is likely to be the easy part for Gates and the long list of technology and …Continue reading