Cover Design Credit: Carrie Lare
Photograph Credit: Courtesy by Keather Weidman, courtesy of the John C. Campbell Folk School

Crafts

Volume
20
/ Issue
11

Cover Design Credit:

Carrie Lare

Cover Photography Credit:

Courtesy by Keather Weidman, courtesy of the John C. Campbell Folk School

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…
  • Out of the box and onto the stage

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moog Music is known for its instruments. More specifically, analog synthesizers, the ones designed originally by Dr. Robert Moog and that carry his name. But even the best synthesizer is…
  • Pride and no prejudice

    -by Webmaster
    Shawna Morey remembers attending the very first Blue Ridge Pride Festival back in 2009. Since then, she says, “It’s gotten huge.” But the annual event is only one of the…
  • Art meets madness

    -by Alli Marshall
    The Fitzgeralds (F. Scott and Zelda) have been in the collective consciousness a lot lately. There was the Baz Luhrmann remake of The Great Gatsby this spring; the May publication…
  • Welcome to the gun show

    -by Justin Souther
    Big, brash Broadway-style musicals aren’t up everyone’s alley — when people gnash their teeth about musicals, they’re usually railing against gaudy showtunes. What’s interesting is that this kind of passionate,…

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…
  • Doubleheader

    -by Webmaster
    The stages and supporters could not have been more different: A Sept. 25 power lunch at Magnolias Raw Bar & Grille, sponsored by the conservative Council of Independent Business Owners,…
  • Getting things rolling

    -by David Forbes
    This year's Asheville City Council races are off to a late start. With just five candidates competing for the three available seats, there was no primary for the first time…
  • In the news

    -by Jake Frankel
    UNCA professor in national spotlight for photographic discovery The discovery of Abraham Lincoln in a rare photo at the scene of the Gettysburg Address has put local professor Christopher Oakley…
  • From bees to Bele Chere

    -by David Forbes
    In a short, two-hour Sept. 24 meeting, Asheville City Council members grappled with several major topics: Urban agriculture: Council approved new rules allowing local agriculture throughout the city, while setting…

opinion

  • Tunnel light tax

    -by Webmaster
  • Sanging Bad

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 10/02/2013

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville Citizen-Times City Marathon boosts local economy, reports last remaining AC-T staff member following last round of layoffs
  • Know your farmers

    -by Webmaster
    I’m so grateful for your focus on healthful milk [”From Cow to Cup,” Sept. 18 Xpress]. Let me say at the outset that, as many conscientious people know, the best…
  • More on milk

    -by Webmaster
    In order for a dairy cow to be profitable, it must give milk regularly [”From Cow to Cup,” Sept. 18 Xpress]. This is done by inseminating cows within weeks [after…
  • My compass is fine

    -by Webmaster
    Fuller Moore's Sept. 11 letter, “Who's Playing God Here,” is a typical conservative male response to abortion. The sly reference to Gov. Pat McCrory “stepping on tender toes” and Fuller's…
  • How dare you make light of obesity

    -by Webmaster
    I sat down to my weekly bagel on a date with my husband. We only get one day every so often to spend together. Then I found the Brent Brown…

food

  • Gather ’round the Rhubarb

    -by Emily Patrick
    The main reason to visit Rhubarb may not be the most obvious. People will tell you about the James Beard Award-winning chef and owner, John Fleer. They'll mention his background,…
  • The twist on top

    -by Emily Patrick
    In 1905, at a certain bar in Albuquerque, every drink was served with a fried oyster, according to Chall Gray's research. While Top of the Monk, the bar Gray helped…
  • Rice, reinvented

    -by Emily Patrick
    Like the fermented beverage it serves, Blue Kudzu Sake has developed over time. The plan for the nation's fourth independent sake brewery (as the owners slate it) began in 2011.…
  • Viva Woodfin

    -by Emily Patrick
    Zak Yancey, owner of Neo Burrito, admits he's interested in showing off — but in a good way. He's planning a new Neo Burrito at the Reynolds Village development in…
  • Culinary evolution

    -by Margaret Williams
    Watch for more voices in Xpress’ Food section, thanks to Gina Smith, our new coordinator who took over last week from outgoing Food Writer Emily Patrick. She will help evolve…