Cover Design Credit: John Zara, Art by SuzinBean Sweeney

A grandiose adventure

Volume
19
/ Issue
10

Cover Design Credit:

John Zara, Art by SuzinBean Sweeney

arts

food

news

  • A grandiose adventure: Asheville author explores life with Type 1 diabetes

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    Based on a true story: Just like her title character in The Grandiose Adventures of Suzi B and Spot, local author SuzinBean also has a gray pug (named LilianPetunia, not…
  • House calls

    -by Jake Frankel
  • In all good faith: City Council, legislators discuss water merger

    -by Nelda Holder
    Only two state lawmakers attended a Sept. 18 meeting that the Asheville City Council had scheduled specifically to dialogue with the local legislative delegation. The topic was the proposed merger…
  • In all good faith

    -by Nelda Holder
    Only two state lawmakers attended a Sept. 18 meeting that the Asheville City Council had scheduled specifically to dialogue with the local legislative delegation. The topic was the proposed merger…
  • Campaign calendar

    -by Webmaster
    Monday, 10/8 So You Think You Can Dance? David Gantt for Chairman Meet & Greet with Asheville dance stars from Tango Asheville. At the historic Chiles House in Kenilworth, 21…

opinion

  • Sandburg Positions

    -by Molton
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 09/26/12

    -by Webmaster
    • A critical review of locally brewed Octoberfest beers
  • This side of paradise

    -by Webmaster
    Today, more than 50 million Americans make crafts; more than 5 million of them earn money at it. In the process, they buy $20 billion worth of supplies each year.…
  • Fifty shades of healthy sex

    -by Webmaster
    This letter is in response to the “Edgy Mama” piece about the book Fifty Shades of Grey [“Fifty Shades of Abuse,” Sept. 12 Xpress]. I absolutely agree with her assertion…
  • Why Edgy Mama pisses me off

    -by Webmaster
    When I read the Feb. 14 “Edgy Mama” column, “Thoughts On My Divorce," it sounded like complete fabrication, or at least like a glossed-over, broad-stroked portrayal of a "good divorce."…
  • Are greenways really green?

    -by Webmaster
    Recent news has featured a debate over Asheville's ambitious greenway plan, consisting of extensive construction along area waterways. The debate has focused primarily on individual landowners' rights versus public domain.…
  • Now is the time for renewables

    -by Webmaster
    I play in and around the French Broad River: rafting, tubing, hiking, gardening and partying. The French Broad is beautiful and brings people to enjoy our community. I am concerned…
  • So much for that park

    -by Webmaster
    What makes Asheville a destination tourists want to visit (and spend their hard-earned dollars)? My guess is that visitors want to come here to experience the surrounding mountain beauty, in…
  • Elect Pat Cothran, the experienced candidate

    -by Webmaster
    When Drew Reisinger was appointed to fulfill Otto DeBruhl’s unexpired term, the March 3 Mountain Xpress article, “A Done Deed,” reported on the Democratic Party’s choice: “The committee — made…
  • Patsy Keever will not abandon us

    -by Webmaster
    It’s a sobering thought: If I live long enough to need nursing-home care, I will probably need Medicaid. I hope not, of course. I have been fortunate to have worked…
  • Letters to the editor

    -by Webmaster
    This Nut seriously cracked I wish to inform all of the hundreds of people who spent their hard-earned money on the Saturday [Nov. 29 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium] performance of The…