The Dec. 5 article, "No Easy Answers: Lexington Avenue's Uncertain Future," paints Lexington Avenue as a street of violence, crime and gentrification. Do these things exist on Lexington? Of course they do. However, these are not the defining characteristics of the street. Lexington is, for the most part, a vibrant and bustling, culturally distinct district. […]
I’d just put down Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow, in which I’d been reading page after page of evidence of the many racial disparities and stereotypes in the “war on drugs.” When I picked up the Dec. 5 Mountain Xpress, an African-American face jumped out at me from the cover with two fingers […]
David Forbes' Dec. 5 piece, “No Easy Answers: Lexington Avenue's Uncertain Future,” accurately and fairly framed many of the issues troubling downtown these days. I’m grateful that so much of my professional life and private friendships play out in such a beautiful environment. I was glad to see crack use and overt prostitution replaced by […]
In the past few weeks, we have received many letters and online comments about the Dec. 5 cover story, “No Easy Answers: Lexington Avenue's Uncertain Future.” We welcome such feedback, as it is part of our mission to encourage community dialogue. And as journalists, we’re always striving to hone our craft, while reporting fairly and […]
A small group of Asheville establishments stay open on Christmas.
Kwanzaa is a time for remembrance of ancestors. Learn more about the holiday and its traditions and join in the celebration at Jubilee! on Thursday, Dec. 27.
It’s not too early to make plans for New Year’s Eve. After all, it’s just one week away. Asheville Free Media will continue it’s New Year’s tradition with a dance party at DeSoto Lounge. Poster image by Nathanael Roney.
CAN we get to know you? Below are the seven core beers that will be brewed in Brevard by Oskar Blues. All beers come in 12-ounce cans, except for Deviant Dale’s, which comes in 16-ounce cans. Every beer is sold year-round, except for Gubna, which has been a spring seasonal in the past. The Brevard […]