Cover Design Credit: Emily Busey

Eyes on the street

Volume
18
/ Issue
16

Cover Design Credit:

Emily Busey

arts

  • Armageekdon

    -by Alli Marshall
    It's possible that, like Encyclopedia Britannica, the Bible and any book of astrology, a reader can open John Hodgman's That Is All to any page and come face to face…
  • Bright horizons for Black Skies

    -by Webmaster
    It's worth noting that the cover of On the Wings of Time features a gray sky, and not a black one. The album is the first full-length effort from sludgy…
  • Rad offerings in the RAD

    -by Webmaster
    Part of the fun of attending a River Arts District studio stroll is you can’t always predict whom you’ll run into or what new treasures you’ll discover. With more than…
  • Smart Bets: Steve Almond

    -by Xpress Staff
    "After many years in the wilds of non-fiction, I've returned to my first love, short stories," reads the notice atop author Steve Almond’s website. His new book, God Bless America,…
  • Smart Bets: Prom!!!

    -by Xpress Staff
    It's that time of year again: Take the tux out of storage, re-pouff the crinoline and rent the limo — Prom!!! is back. The annual semi-ironic/semi-formal dance party fills the…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville Green Drinks will host a panel of UNCA students who recently attended the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. The group meets at…

food

  • John Fleer eyes Asheville

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Asheville, we're about to get another feather in our culinary cap. John Fleer is looking at our area to open his first restaurant. You may have heard Fleer's name before;…
  • Small Bites: The ā€œLā€ word (we mean local)

    -by Katie Souris
    Katie Souris, a UNCA graduate, was present at the first meeting of the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council. “I was there representing my own passion for food as a gardener,…
  • Small Bites: Want to be involved?

    -by Webmaster
    The next meeting of the ABFPC is set for Friday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 417 of the Wilma Sherrill Center on the campus of UNCA.…
  • Small Bites: Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council holds first meeting

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Do we live in a “foodtopia”? Yes and no. While we have a thriving local-food movement, 29.9 percent of children in the region are “food insecure,” according to an August…
  • Small Bites: Eat, drink, read local

    -by Webmaster
    Avenue M offers food for thought at a new monthly series focused on local authors, cuisine and drink. “Eat Your Words” is a combination book- and supper-club that features a…
  • Want to go?

    -by Webmaster
    Who/What: Red June (and local squash!) When: Saturday, Nov 19, beginning at 9:30 p.m. (all ages) Where: Jack of the Wood, 95 Patton Ave. Why: The Homegrown Tour is winding…
  • Winter Squash Gnocchi

    -by Webmaster
    Ingredients: 1 small local pumpkin or winter squash Extra virgin olive oil 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes 3 egg yolks 1 ½ cups sifted flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon…
  • Local sounds and squash

    -by Webmaster
    For the past year, Asheville-based trio Red June has crisscrossed the country in support of its 2010 release Remember Me Well. But in addition to spreading its brand of Americana…

news

  • Bark and run for a good cause

    -by Webmaster
    What: A morning jog with a dog can be a refreshing start to the day, but throw in several dozen canines and runners, and you’ve got yourself a pack of…
  • Vetting the vets

    -by Jake Frankel
    Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 1, 2011 CTS property owner withdraws appeal of condemnation Planning Board appointments postponed With Veterans Day approaching, the Buncombe County commissioners dedicated most…
  • The Beat: Occupy Asheville conflicts continue

    -by David Forbes
    Amid increasing friction with the city, Occupy Asheville protesters have continued to register their dissatisfaction with “corporate dominance and government corruption,” as one of their official statements put it. After…
  • Toe in the water

    -by Nelda Holder
    With a third short session convening Nov. 7, the N.C. General Assembly's leadership has now announced a fourth, slated for Nov. 28-30. Meanwhile, January will bring the first meeting of…
  • Bike like a jack rabbit

    -by Webmaster
    What: Grab your bicycle and join the Western North Carolina Alliance for a mountain-biking trek through the 15-mile Jack Rabbit Trail System in the Nantahala National Forest. The trip will…
  • Green Scene: Into thin air

    -by Susan Andrew
    Recent attempts to undermine air-quality protections at both the federal and state levels could increase health risks for North Carolina residents, especially those with asthma and other lung conditions. Earlier…

opinion

  • Backward and forward

    -by Webmaster
    We’re living in a pretty backward time here in America. We define our excess by poverty and our poverty by excess. If you saw a tanned, thin man wearing torn…
  • Please, Mayor Bellamy: don’t blame the messenger

    -by Webmaster
    If the Occupy Asheville movement has cost the city of Asheville any extra money in pay for our police, that responsibility lies with Mayor Terry Bellamy and not the Occupy…
  • Bill Branyon bagged it

    -by Webmaster
    As a fellow wordsmith, I was smitten by Bill Branyon’s commentary in the Nov. 2 Mountain Xpress [“Let’s Bag It”]. Henceforth, Stephanie Miller will no doubt curtail her public verbal…
  • Asheville can be a sanctuary for veterans

    -by Webmaster
    I spent four years of my life at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on the North Carolina coast. North Carolina is home to some of the country’s largest military…
  • A Veterans Day PSA from the Small Business Administration

    -by Webmaster
    Nov. 11 is Veterans Day — a day set aside to honor veterans of the U.S. armed forces. On this day, we show our appreciation to all veterans for their…
  • Menthol jobs? Quit it, Lorillard

    -by Webmaster
    I am a junior at Asheville High School, and president of our Teens Against Tobacco Use club. Asheville puts an emphasis on healthy living, which we have received many awards…
  • $228 a year to Duke Energy is OK, but $45 to A-B Tech is not?

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville, let’s use our powers for good! Duke Energy wants to raise the rates for homeowners and businesses by about $19 for every 1,000 kilowatt-hours. Let’s look at other numbers.…