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Local Matters: Online Year In Review And Orphaned Hazardous Waste Sites

Xpress co-managing editor Margaret Williams talks with reporter Jake Frankel about the MountainX.com’s online trends of 2010, from strangely popular photos of local hip-hop artists to the most popular and commented-upon stories of the year. Xpress environmental reporter Susan Andrew also shares a brief preview of her upcoming story about inactive hazardous waste sites in Buncombe County.

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This weekend on a shoestring

If ever there is a time to get out and celebrate, it’s New Year’s Eve. But that doesn’t mean you have to blow all your hard-earned cash. As always, we’ve got a rundown of budget-friendly events to keep you entertained without breaking the bank. And while you’re here, check out Clubland for a full listing of this weekend’s music.


It’s an important decision, this issue of where to spend New Year’s Eve. Cold Play didn’t coin the phrase “start as you mean to go on,” but the band made it famous-ish. And if there’s any truth to the concept, do you really want to begin 2011 watching the ball drop from the solo, Snuggie-draped […]

2010 Xpress(ed)

Fifty-one weeks of news, arts and entertainment may be difficult to summarize — especially a period as seemingly vibrant and active as 2010. This year, Xpress offers a review in parts, through a selection of stories and images that staff writers, designers, photographers (and, in some cases, the readers) found the most interesting and memorable. […]

A confluence of influence

From Asheville's Toubab Krewe we've come to expect the unexpected. Kora, kamelengoni, soku. The band requires of its fans both a nominal West African vocabulary and a willingness to go there — if not to West Africa itself, than to the sonic border crossing between American rock and roots, and African rhythms and melodies. Which […]

News that stays news

The year seems like such a whirlwind. In early 2010, the news team underwent some major changes, with three staffers moving on and several new ones coming on board. The newbies quickly got their feet wet, from election coverage to the CTS issue to Bele Chere. What have we accomplished? What’s next? While we ponder […]

Lookin’ back

Our area and its rich arts scene continues to astound me: with shows from Beach House (at the Grey Eagle) to Joanna Newsom (at the Orange Peel), local bands from Sky Lake to Sonmi Suite, theatre from community to equity, literature, visual art and dance, there’s never a quiet night around WNC. What follows are […]