Cover Design Credit: Nathanael Roney, Art by India Jade Nelle

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Cover Design Credit:

Nathanael Roney, Art by India Jade Nelle


  • Thinking big: Buncombe County plan points way toward sustainable future

    -by Jake Frankel
    “In North Carolina, sustainability plans are pretty rare,” reports Scott Mouw, recycling director at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. “Not many communities have taken on the task…
  • Truth citizens: Media literacy in the digital age

    -by Webmaster
    “Today’s student has literally received messages from millions of channels, all with varying standards and styles,” says UNCA lecturer Michael Gouge. And the result, he maintains, is a generation that’s…
  • Start the presses

    -by Webmaster
    Student journalism is nothing new: Guided by faculty advisers, kids have been producing yearbooks, literary magazines, in-house news broadcasts and school newspapers for many years. Now, however, even those traditional…


  • See Asheville eats on Food Network, Saturday, March 30

    -by Emily Patrick
    Watch a one-hour special episode of Rebel Eats, featuring Asheville chefs, businesses and breweries.
  • This weekend: Check out the Asheville Artisan Bread Festival

    -by Emily Patrick
    The gathering of professional and amateur bakers promises big names, such as cookbook author Peter Reinhart, as well as plenty of samples.
  • Stick to your list

    -by Emily Patrick
    Tyler McCall understands the perils of the grocery store: the crowded aisles, the long lines, the impulse buys. He's created a business to address those problems. Simply, To Go, which…
  • Food blindness

    -by Emily Patrick
    Readers, Xpress has been blind. For nearly four years, a local, affordable, family friendly restaurant has gone nearly unreported. I'm not really sure why we haven't written about Piazza in…
  • Sweet on brewing

    -by Emily Patrick
    With local beer, pickles, kombucha and more, fermented foods are brewing all over Asheville. Soon, cider will become part of that list. Come fall, Urban Orchard Cider Bar will open…



  • -by Webmaster
    Steep Canyon Rangers: It's hardly news that Asheville-based Steep Canyon Rangers is a world-class bluegrass band. They've been local stars for years, and they've been steadily increasing their fan base…
  • In the bluegrass pocket

    -by Alli Marshall
    Darren Nicholson toured for three years with Nashville singer Alecia Nugent. With her, he played the Grand Ole Opry several times a month. And, he says, “I got to play…
  • Hop to It

    -by Webmaster
    Happen upon The Hop on Merrimon on a Tuesday evening and you’re likely to get a youth-rock band, juggling act or classical cello concert along with your brain freeze. For…
  • Smart Bets: Altan

    -by Webmaster
    Irish music group Altan has been keeping the traditional flame alight for nearly three decades. The band was formed in the late '80s, in County Donegal, by fiddler and vocalist…