Cover Design Credit: Susan McBride

Live and Learn

Volume
20
/ Issue
28

Cover Design Credit:

Susan McBride

food

  • Cyber spice: Local food blogger finds international audience

    -by Webmaster
    When Sommer Collier was teaching third grade at Jenks Elementary in Tulsa, Okla., it’s a safe bet she didn't see herself running a commercially competitive food blog and having companies…
  • Bringing the heat

    -by Webmaster
    For more than a thousand years, northern Asian cultures have beaten the harsh cold and brutal snow storms of winter with warming dishes such as steaming soups and stews, peppery…
  • The family kitchen

    -by Webmaster
    Editor’s note: In her new regular column The Family Kitchen, Asheville yoga instructor and parent Mado Hesselink will explore ways for families to eat a healthy diet on a budget.…

opinion

  • Concept

    -by Webmaster
  • Climate Change Debate

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 1/29/14

    -by Webmaster
    Area known for prostitution sees improvement
  • Greater mobility for all

    -by Webmaster
    In response to the last week’s letter, “Mountain Mobility Can Do More” [Jan. 22 Xpress]: There is a lack of connectability for people who do not have access to automobiles…
  • A call for commitment

    -by Webmaster
    We appreciate the Mountain Xpress’ acknowledgement of unconscious bias in the recent “Big Ideas” history of Asheville (Jan. 8-15). And we accept Xpress’ offer to engage the community in "ongoing…
  • Connecting on I-26

    -by Webmaster
    I want to respond to your recent pieces on the Interstate 26 Connector [“Big Ideas,” Jan. 8 and “Connecting,” Jan. 15, Xpress]. Your first piece described the Connector as a…
  • Tell it like it is

    -by Webmaster
    “When explaining Listen to This: Stories in Performance to newcomers, I will often describe it as This American Life life onstage but with better reception and more beer,” says local…
  • Debate over ‘big ideas’ polarizing

    -by Webmaster
    I will preface the following comments with the full disclosure that I'm a white male. I sincerely appreciate and back constructive efforts on everyone's part to erase social injustice such…

arts

  • Smart Bets: Wiley Cash

    -by Webmaster
    "The legendary 1998 season, when Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire competed to break Roger Maris’ home run record, serves as an impeccable backdrop for This Dark Road to Mercy, the…
  • Kid rock

    -by Webmaster
    Among the forms of musical youth are The School of Rock (both the movie and the institution where young musicians learn the finer points of shredding) and the 27 Club…
  • Smart Bets: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

    -by Webmaster
    It's been a year and a half since Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, the king of kid-hop, left Asheville for sunny California. Where, perhaps surprisingly, his days are not filled with…
  • Tell it like it is

    -by Webmaster
    “When explaining Listen to This: Stories in Performance to newcomers, I will often describe it as This American Life life onstage but with better reception and more beer,” says local…
  • Smart Bets: Rounding Third

    -by Webmaster
    Blue-collar Don is the father of the star pitcher and veteran coach; Michael is the timid newcomer who wants a special activity for his comparatively unathletic son. Scott Treadway and…

news

  • Muddy waters

    -by David Forbes
    The latest round in a long-running neighborhood dispute highlights the uneasy truce between the conflicting aims of environmental protection and development. On Jan. 11, heavy rains pounded Asheville. But in…
  • Risk

    -by Webmaster
    Fingers snapped and echoed across UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall on Jan. 23 as Marc Bamuthi Joseph spoke in rhythm and rhyme about hate, greed, neglect and ignorance. Capping off UNCA’s…