Covering Historic Ground: Cape Fear Theatre Arts LLC premieres “Memphis the Musical” by J. Carver, LOL contributing editor

  “We have come a long way, but obviously we have a long way to go,” Chiaki Ito says, in talking about life 60 years ago wherein racism and bigotry prevented freedom for all Americans. Ito speaks of the 2010 Tony Award-winning Broadway show, “Memphis the Musical.” She and her creative partner, Justin Smith, who […]

ABCs OF BDCs: Discover the lesser-known alternative investments by Mary Salisbury, LOL contributing writer

Business Development Companies or BDCs are a lesser-known alternative investment. Alternative investments are an asset class that have the characteristic of having lower correlation to the traded markets and are therefore desirable for diversification purposes. BDCs generally offer higher yields compared to traditional fixed-income classes. BDCs combine the capital of a pool of investors to […]

FROM GUNS TO NOSES: How 3D printers are changing and saving lives by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer,

 In the iconic 1967 movie “The Graduate,” a young Dustin Hoffman—playing new college graduate Benjamin Braddock—is asked about his future plans. The memorable exchange went something like this: Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you—just one word… Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics.  […]