On Newsstands Now: Queen Elizabeth II Attends UNC-Maryland Football Game

The back-story behind this historic event headlines Raleigh Metro Magazine's October offerings.

Raleigh, NC, October 06, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The back-story behind Queen Elizabeth II’s attendance at the UNC vs. Maryland football game in October of 1957 headlines Metro Magazine’s October edition now available on newsstands and online at www.metronc.com.

The British Queen’s good-will visit to College Park masked ill will between the two schools that bubbled under the surface as Her Majesty and Prince Philip viewed their first American football game on a blustery autumn afternoon 50 years ago. Author Ray Walser, recently retired from the U.S. Department of State, uncovers the story behind the story.

Also in this issue:

-Hungarian-born artist and author Balazs Szabo, who escaped during the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, revisits the “new,” emerging Hungary after the fall of the Soviet Union.

-Architect Phil Szostak’s Metro House, a decidedly Modern design – and partially named after Metro Magazine - is featured in Diane Lea’s “Design” column. The architect talks about the historic regional precedents that informed his contemporary design solutions. Lea also visits the refurbished Bradley House in historic Beaufort, NC.

-In this edition of his monthly column “My Usual Charming Self,” editor/publisher Bernie Reeves discusses “public policies based on huge lies,” from 1968’s perceived “population explosion” to the current clamoring about global warming. Entitled “Is Anyone Telling The Truth,” the column proposes that the Internet created a second Big Bang.

The October edition also includes Three Special Sections:

1- The first of two Social Calendars listing major charitable events scheduled in the region through March 2008.
2-Metro’s Fall Golf Section, with an interview with golf entrepreneur John McConnell.
3- The magazine’s Fall Food and Wine Guide, featuring food editor Moreton Neal’s round-up of the best cooking schools/classes in the Triangle area and wine critic Barbara Ensrud’s take on the best red wines for the season.

From Metro Columnists:

-Jim Leutze interviews an authentic alligator hunter; Carroll Leggett looks at the return of football to Campbell University; artist Louis St. Lewis flies from Paris to Carrboro; Art Taylor uncovers an intriguing view of life in the book Apollo’s Fire; Arch T. Allen reviews the career of Thomas Sowell and Philip van Vleck reviews a tribute to jazz great Art Blakey,

In addition, the October edition includes a “thank you” to everyone who participated in the First Annual MetroBravo! Party held September 27, from 6-10 p.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC. The party celebrated the winners of this year’s “Best Of” readers’ poll.

Established in 1999, Metro Magazine is a four-color city/regional publication serving Raleigh, the Research Triangle and Eastern North Carolina with a circulation of 40,000.

More information on Raleigh’s Metro Magazine, visit http://www.metronc.com.

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