Cover Design Credit: Nathanael Roney

Big Bang Theory

Volume
19
/ Issue
50

Cover Design Credit:

Nathanael Roney

arts

  • Our five-day coverage of Moogfest begins here

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest runs Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville. Xpress will be covering all aspects of the festival, from art and installations to economic talks and…
  • Big bang theory: Where to spend your Fourth of July

    -by Webmaster
    From fireworks to festivals, from water sports to watermelon, from road races to hot rods, we’ve got a Fourth of July celebration for pretty much every kind of Independence Day…
  • Pod people

    -by Alli Marshall
    Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a girl called Annejoule wakes with a terrible headache to find her home reduced to rubble, her mother and brother dead, and mysterious…
  • Dramatic rendition

    -by Alli Marshall
    Why hold just one fundraiser when you can hold seven? Seven times the funds raised, and seven times the fun. “The idea behind DramaRama is to offer many different events…
  • Smart Bets: The Big Crafty

    -by Webmaster
    "Shop indie. Shop handmade. Shop fun," says the press release for The Big Crafty, which returns to the Asheville Art Museum and Pack Square on Sunday, July 7. The best…

news

  • Graffiti ordinance, Henderson County agreement pass City Council

    -by Jesse Farthing
    Asheville's controversial graffiti ordinance passed City Council during the April 22 meeting, with only Council member Cecil Bothwell voting against it. Also during the meeting, City Council voted to authorize…
  • Bugged out: Kids take part in Cradle of Forestry’s annual event

    -by Brandy Carl
    Families trickle into the Cradle of Forestry for Bug Day, an annual celebration of all things insect. A full day of crafts and bug hunts await eager children and their…
  • Bugle call: Elk herd transforms Cataloochee, drawing thousands of visitors each year

    -by Webmaster
    On a recent May morning, Joe Yarkovich waded into the tall grass in a field in the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A wildlife biologist with…
  • A cultural bypass

    -by Jake Frankel
    Amid a contentious behind-the-scenes debate, a bill that would've originally allowed Buncombe County and its cities to consolidate parks and recreation departments was revised June 26 in the North Carolina…
  • Gue$$ing game

    -by David Forbes
    Asheville’s most chaotic budget season in many years appears to have come to a close June 25, though not without some further turmoil. Amid predictions of financial doom due to…

food

  • Post-Consumer Pantry

    -by Jen Nathan Orris
    A few weeks ago I had a lively discussion about sunscreen on Twitter. My friends are as befuddled as I am — is sunscreen an essential part of summer, or…
  • Chicken and waffles settle in West Asheville

    -by Emily Patrick
    Forever is a long time to think about chicken and waffles, but such has been the plight of John and Julie Stehling. Julie says she feels like the concept for…
  • Wheels on fire: New city regs pave the way for more food trucks

    -by Emily Patrick
    Find out where food trucks are headed next, and check out the newest additions.
  • Deen Out

    -by Emily Patrick
    Tremors from the highly publicized collapse of the Paula Deen empire have spread into Western North Carolina. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort announced it will re-brand Paula Deen’s Kitchen, the 400-seat…
  • Smorgasbord

    -by Emily Patrick
    Subway leaves downtown The $5 Footlong has retreated to the 'burbs, at least for now. Downtown's Subway, located at 33 Battery Park Ave. near the Grove Arcade, closed last week.…

opinion

  • New Thinkin’

    -by Webmaster
  • Equality

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 07/03/13

    -by Webmaster
    Harrah’s Cherokee to rebrand Paula Deen Restaurant
  • Keep your current trajectory

    -by Webmaster
    I just have to drop Xpress and Asheville a line here and "express" my appreciation for the coverage that was given to the workers involved in the April 30 sewage…
  • Living Wage Campaign a success

    -by Webmaster
    Thank you, Asheville City Council, for passing the final phase of the Living Wage Campaign at the June 25 City Council meeting. As safety nets for the working poor are…
  • How sick is that?

    -by Webmaster
    Without gerrymandering, Reps. Tim Moffitt, Chuck McGrady and their pals in Raleigh could not engage in their vindictive war on the institutions of Asheville. Neither of these guys really listen…
  • For your information

    -by Webmaster
    This Independence Day marks 47 years since the landmark Freedom of Information Act was signed into federal law, yet Americans are still distrustful of government. A 2013 Pew Research Center…