Cover Design Credit: Caroline Stoltzfus
Photograph Credit: Marilynne Herbert

The Spirituality Issue

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Cover Design Credit:

Caroline Stoltzfus

Cover Photography Credit:

Marilynne Herbert


  • Listening party: A year of local music

    -by Alli Marshall
    We take in a lot of music here at Xpress. Happily, there’s a lot of great music to be found in and around Asheville. Less happily, there aren’t enough hours…
  • Smart Bets: Daryl Hance

    -by Webmaster
    Daryl Hance, founder and former and guitarist of the band JJ Grey and Mofro, goes solo with his own brand of bluesy, groove-driven Southern rock. Hance says that while he…
  • From black light to starlight

    -by Alli Marshall
    There are a number of business maxims — dress for success, learn more from your failures than from your successes, reinvent yourself every day — that could be applied to…
  • Smart Bets: Wham Bam Bowie Band and The Cheeksters

    -by Webmaster
    It's a decade-jumping retro-fabulous double bill. Asheville's ’60s-pop-reminiscent Cheeksters share a stage (for the first time ever) with David Bowie tribute act, Wham Bam Bowie Band. While it wouldn't usually…
  • Tartan tidings

    -by Webmaster
    “By the time Scots-Irish settlers came to this area, the Christmas music tradition had already been well-established,” says award-winning fiddler and Asheville resident Jamie Laval. So, while there is a…


  • Christians and Pagans

    -by Webmaster
  • Checking It Twice

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 12/25/12

    -by Webmaster
    Christmas Jam musicians, fans help build Habitat house with own hands
  • Support men who experience sexual trauma

    -by Webmaster
    This letter responds to the article “Breaking the Silence” [Dec. 18 Xpress] regarding sexual violence experienced by men. I applaud the comments made by John Langlois, who courageously speaks out…
  • A place for poetry

    -by Webmaster
    I wonder why there is no poetry printed in your paper, when it was once a common fact of everyday culture to have verses printed. Yeats was printed in local…
  • Carbon dioxide does not cause global warming

    -by Webmaster
    Among the many false beliefs with which people have been brainwashed, the belief that human generation of carbon dioxide is causing the Earth’s atmosphere to heat up is one of…


  • Spirits of the holidays: Local cocktails brighten the season

    -by Webmaster
    Traditionally, everyone has a beverage in their hand to raise high when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve.
  • Something to stew about

    -by Webmaster
    A change of just one little letter turns a chili pepper — an ordinary spicy restaurant garnish — into a chile — an authentic, traditional New Mexican treat. The green…
  • All symbols are not created equal

    -by Webmaster
    As we peruse our local grocery store shelves, we can all rest assured that the familiar arrow symbols and numbers displayed on product packages mean the material can be recycled.…


  • Teach and tech

    -by Webmaster
    In a fourth-grade classroom at Hall Fletcher Elementary, two boys are huddled around the pint-sized table they use as their desk. One is reading from Page 72, problem No. 4,…
  • Train buffs

    -by Webmaster
    Railfans, train buffs, trainspotters, tetsu-oka, gunzels — whatever the moniker, train enthusiasts of almost any nationality would know the green-and-yellow 1950 Alexander Railroad Company ALCO diesel engine No. 7 parked…
  • The electric slide

    -by Webmaster
    It’s less than it used to be, but most of Western North Carolina’s electricity comes from coal — nearly 60 percent. WNC also gets a higher percentage of its juice…


  • Sacred activism

    -by Jordan Foltz
    For many leaders and members of the local spiritual and faith community, the crux of spiritual experience comes in standing up for something larger than themselves.