Cover Design Credit: Megan Kirby
Photograph Credit: Photo (left) Courtesy of N.C. Collection, Pack Memorial Library

Big Ideas

Volume
20
/ Issue
25

Cover Design Credit:

Megan Kirby

Cover Photography Credit:

Photo (left) Courtesy of N.C. Collection, Pack Memorial Library

arts

  • Connecting with Cuba: A celebration and discussion in Asheville

    -by Jake Frankel
    In the last six months, dozens of Asheville travelers have visited Cuba, creating growing connections between the local area and the island nation. And on April 22 members of those…
  • Smart Bets: Antique Firearms

    -by Webmaster
    The local indie-rock outfit promises a “a high-energy, intimate party not to miss” at The LAB on Friday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $7.
  • Stand and Deliver

    -by Webmaster
    The Steep Canyon Rangers threaten to break some bluegrass rules with their eighth LP, Tell the Ones I Love. Following a succession of increasingly sparkling productions, the new album is…
  • Smart Bets: Mean Mary

    -by Webmaster
    Florida native Mary James didn't earn her stage name, Mean Mary, from kicking puppies or pantsing bandmates. It's all about her musical skills, namely her "lighting-fast fingers and raw, unmistakable…
  • Sunday morning meets Saturday night

    -by Alli Marshall
    “I was born and raised in a small town and grew up in church,” says vocalist Paul Janeway. “I feel bad, because it’s kind of a cliché now.” Then again,…
  • Smart Bets: Basil King

    -by Webmaster
    "Today I go back and forth between painting and writing, on two different floors of my house in Brooklyn," Basil King says on his website. "One feeds the other and…
  • Personalized punch lines

    -by Webmaster
    Trucker-turned-comedian Julie Scoggins describes her comedy as observational — a day-to-day take on things. And, while she admits her husband is often the brunt of her jokes (“I can tell…
  • Smart Bets: Asheville Vaudeville

    -by Webmaster
    Come one, come all — Asheville Vaudeville kicks off the second half of its 2013-14 season with two shows at the Toy Boat Community Art Space. Watch as circus artists,…
  • No good in goodbye

    -by Webmaster
    In the second verse of “Farewell Transmission,” one of the late Jason Molina’s finest compositions for his band Songs: Ohia, his voice starts to shake. “After tonight, if you don’t…

news

food

  • Connecting with Cuba: A celebration and discussion in Asheville

    -by Jake Frankel
    In the last six months, dozens of Asheville travelers have visited Cuba, creating growing connections between the local area and the island nation. And on April 22 members of those…
  • Cooperative cuisine

    -by Webmaster
    Neighbors may share greetings and laughs, and they may share stories. More concretely, they may even share a sidewalk, shrubbery or a fence. However, neighbors don’t often share ownership of…
  • Grow Down for the little guy

    -by Webmaster
    The Grow Down Kitchen is located in an unassuming building nestled on a side street in Black Mountain, directly across from the post office. As I navigate the street-side parallel…
  • Korean House

    -by Micah Wilkins
    After hiccups with inspections, installations and electrical wiring, Korean House on College Street is finally open after a six-month delay. After “miscommunication” in the inspection process, co-owner Jayson Im says…
  • A different tack

    -by Webmaster
    “We want to steal the show,” Loretta Woolley says of her new endeavor: a designated catering team at Loretta’s Café. With Chef Daniel Wright as director of catering she hopes…

opinion

  • Polar Plunge

    -by Webmaster
  • Winter Fell

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 1/8/14

    -by Webmaster
    Five can-do wellness tips for 2014
  • Rethinking mental health

    -by Webmaster
    It was good to see that “Rethinking Mental Health: Local Practitioners, Groups Reject Mainstream Treatment” [Feb. 6 Xpress] was your fifth most viewed post in 2013. In 1978, Judi Chamberlin…
  • Sunday morning meets Saturday night

    -by Alli Marshall
    “I was born and raised in a small town and grew up in church,” says vocalist Paul Janeway. “I feel bad, because it’s kind of a cliché now.” Then again,…
  • Personalized punch lines

    -by Webmaster
    Trucker-turned-comedian Julie Scoggins describes her comedy as observational — a day-to-day take on things. And, while she admits her husband is often the brunt of her jokes (“I can tell…
  • The actual data on climate change

    -by Webmaster
    This note is in reference to Michael Ivey’s letter “Carbon Dioxide Does Not Cause Global Warming” [Dec. 25 Xpress]. Mr. Ivey states, “Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admits…
  • Global warming is real and must be addressed

    -by Webmaster
    In response to the letter, “Carbon Dioxide Does Not Cause Global Warming,” [Dec. 25 Xpress] written by Michael Ivey: It was amusing to read that Mr. Ivey, speaking of the…