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Spring Style

Volume
18
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40

arts

  • Petal to the metal

    -by Webmaster
    Spring arrives and suddenly it’s time to pack away all of winter’s sturdy clothes in favor of pastels and floral prints. We get that, but why not have the best…
  • Predator and Prey

    -by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
    Imagine a dystopian world ruled by violent, power-hungry birds with 12-foot wingspans. These predators stalk, manipulate, seduce and deceive humans, introducing them to weapons, teaching them to fly, tempting them…
  • ART BETS

    -by Webmaster
    This melding of socio-cultural activists is the focus of Dustin Spagnola’s newest series of paintings, currently showing at The Satellite Gallery. For those familiar with Spagnola’s work, don’t expect portrayals…
  • Full throttle

    -by Alli Marshall
    The name Velvet Truckstop works off of two disparate images: a velvet Elvis and an interstate diner. But it calls to mind something else — something decidedly Southern, yet traveled;…
  • Smart Bets: Jonathan Ammons CD release

    -by Xpress Staff
    Local foodie, bartender and man-about-town Jonathan Ammons is also a musician (in case you didn't know), formerly heading up Americana act Electric Ghost. After taking some time off from performing,…
  • Smart Bets: Bear in Heaven

    -by Xpress Staff
    Brooklyn trio Bear in Heaven may be filed under psychedelic, electronic and even krautrock, but the sound, as much as it's parts of all of these, is also something altogether…
  • Smart Bets: Puppet Slam

    -by Xpress Staff
    Really, the press release says it all: "You're walking down a dark alley, then suddenly, you're hit from behind. Wham, bam, puppet slam! Your funny bone is broken by a…
  • Smart Bets: A Lesson Before Dying (in Black and White)

    -by Xpress Staff
    As part of YWCA of Asheville's Stand Against Racism campaign, local performing arts collective Different Strokes is staging A Lesson Before Dying (in Black and White), the theatrical adaptation of…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Can you hammer a nail with a banana? The N.C. Science Festival has the answer. Health Adventure in Biltmore Square Mall, 800 Brevard Road, Suite 620, will host a presentation…

food

  • On Carolina ground

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    After much planning and an epic amount of hard work, the Carolina Ground mill is operational. The mill, located at Annie's Naturally bakery in West Asheville, enables the production of…
  • Small Bites: Area food news in quick bites

    -by Webmaster
    Pho real? Xe Nguyen, the brother of Tru Phan (the former chef and owner of the now-closed Pho Fusion), is opening his own Vietnamese restaurant in Asheville, Pho 'R' Us.…
  • Small Bites: It’s tailgate time (and actually has been for a bit)

    -by Webmaster
    No, it’s not just your imagination. Area farmers tailgate markets are opening earlier than ever before. It’s all about demand, says Peter Marks, ASAP’s program director. ASAP runs the Asheville…
  • Small Bites: Deborah Madison speaks at Warren Wilson

    -by Webmaster
    Warren Wilson College walks the local-food walk with its sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry programs — and Deborah Madison should fit right in.   Madison, a prolific cookbook author and…
  • Risky agri-business

    -by Webmaster
    “Vineyard work is farming, plain and simple, and weather is always a consideration in agriculture,” says Jeff Frisbee. Frisbee and his family own Addison Farms Vineyard, an Appalachian Grown farm…

living

  • The herbs have it

    -by Webmaster
    The 23rd annual Asheville Herb Festival will take place at the W.N.C. Farmers Market Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, bringing together the largest annual gathering of herb enthusiasts in the Southeast. The…

news

  • Beyond the brownfields

    -by Susan Andrew
    Along with the prospect of a new case of the brews, the Asheville site proposed for New Belgium Brewing Co.’s new East Coast facility would get cleaned up: Part of…

opinion

  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer

    -by Webmaster
  • Bike-friendly Brewing

    -by Brent Brown
  • Visit from NAACP

    -by Webmaster
  • The people of this state know better

    -by Nelda Holder
    Preamble to the North Carolina State Constitution: We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the…
  • Asheville’s plan to end homelessness is working

    -by Webmaster
    An April 16 mountainx.com story included photos from the Asheville Homeless Network’s visit to Mayor Bellamy’s office, where they were able to share their views with city staff about homelessness…
  • Is Moffitt reinventing the Sullivan Acts?

    -by Webmaster
    There are three laws on the books called the Sullivan Acts. In all of North Carolina, they apply only to the city of Asheville. One of those laws prohibits Asheville…
  • Where is recycling in Haw Creek?

    -by Webmaster
    I have been a resident of Haw Creek for two-plus years and was told at my apartment complex at the time of rental that recycling was coming to east Asheville.…
  • Terry Bellamy will fight for Medicare

    -by Webmaster
    I am a resident of North Carolina’s 10th District and will be a new Medicare recipient in May of 2012. That makes me very supportive of the Medicare guarantee. Without…
  • Patsy Keever stands up for women — stand up for her

    -by Webmaster
    What interesting times we live in. Extremists are focusing on women, as they always do, both here and abroad. The right wing wants to control decisions women make about their…
  • Elevate the human element

    -by Webmaster
    As we approach the May 8 North Carolina primary, I strongly encourage people to vote against Amendment One. While people are free to their own thinking about gay/lesbian relationships, they…
  • Concern for many

    -by Webmaster
    I am concerned that many people do not understand the consequences of Amendment One. The way it is written, many heterosexual people, as well as gay and lesbian people, will…
  • Reisinger is a 21st century man

    -by Webmaster
    While Drew Reisinger’s accomplishments as register of deeds are impressive, they are not the least bit surprising. I had the privilege of working with Drew before he was elected to…
  • Local impacts of global warming

    -by Webmaster
    Do you love North Carolina, its unique mountain forests, stellar beaches and productive farms? If so, actively support legislation to stop global warming, because our natural heritage is at risk.…