Cover Design Credit: Kimi Leger / Diamond Thieves. Art created for Xpress with tattoo ink.

Big names, big ink, big weekend

Volume
19
/ Issue
34

Cover Design Credit:

Kimi Leger / Diamond Thieves. Art created for Xpress with tattoo ink.

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…
  • Asheville Tattoo Fest

    -by Webmaster
    This year marks the second Asheville Tattoo Fest. Bailey is a featured artist for the festival, which draws in big names both local and national. Bailey will lead the “Tattooing…
  • Color outside the lines

    -by Webmaster
    Photos by Artemus Jenkins “We were all born with a purpose and a special gift,” says Miya Bailey, and his own life is proof. As founder of City of Ink,…
  • Unleash the beast

    -by Alli Marshall
    Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside’s front woman (and namesake) was recently featured in a Teen Vogue Q&A. Which is great, except it takes approximately 10 seconds of listening to…
  • Ten pounds of that minnow

    -by Webmaster
    Like a captivating story, Connie Regan-Blake is subtle and grounded. She maintains a balance, as good storytellers do, between what is the larger story — the setting — and what…
  • ART BETS: Tom Pazderka

    -by Webmaster
    Reclaimed wood, electrical equipment and stuffed animals are among the materials you’ll find in Tom Pazderka’s new solo exhibition at the ARTery. The works have a nostalgic aesthetic, defined by…

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…
  • Haute honky tonk

    -by Emily Patrick
    Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder opens Tuesday, March 19, on Biltmore Avenue.
  • A-B Tech culinary students head to Vegas

    -by Emily Patrick
    The A-B Tech culinary team emerged from a near-sleepless weekend of cooking, plating and butchering with a gold medal. The six-student team traveled to Louisville, Ky., in early March to…
  • ‘The things we never have…’

    -by Emily Patrick
    Get Ethiopian eats while you still can: Desoto Lounge will discontinue its Tuesday Ethiopian special at the end of March. Asheville diners crave the spicy stews and fermented flatbreads of…
  • Pizza parlour

    -by Emily Patrick
    After two years on Patton Avenue, Favilla's New York Pizza is growing with a new dining room. Until now, the restaurant's pizzas, pasta dinners and sandwiches have been available by…
  • A firkin good time

    -by Webmaster
    What if Oskar Blues made a beer with papaya? What if Green Man served its IPA with a few extra ounces of Simcoe? And what if French Broad shoved Krispy…

opinion

  • McCrory and the Poor

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer

    -by Webmaster
    West Asheville Macaroni Art Club is NOT a sanctioned Asheville Macaroni Art Club!
  • ‘A paradise to live in or see …’

    -by Webmaster
    Is Asheville in a state of cultural and economic prosperity or capitalist malaise? In his March 6 Opinion piece, “Long Live Asheville: A City Dying to Be Reborn,” Martin Ramsey…
  • Brent Brown and Xpress should apologize

    -by Webmaster
    To say I am disappointed in Brent Brown’s March 6 cartoon hardly covers my sentiment. I think it is extremely disturbing that the KKK is referenced in a comic strip…
  • Cartoonist Brent Brown responds

    -by Webmaster
    The premise of the comic is that two local K-marts really are closing (Asheville and Hendersonville), and I used the idea of a third one closing to produce a situation…
  • Rethink “Rethinking Mental Health”

    -by Webmaster
    In your Feb. 6 article, Rethinking Mental Health, the overall tone was quite critical of modern psychiatry and the use of psychoactive medications to treat various forms of mental illness.…