Cover Design Credit: Carrie Lare Photograph by Jon Leidel

This is {Re}Happening

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Cover Design Credit:

Carrie Lare
Photograph by Jon Leidel


  • Graffiti ordinance, Henderson County agreement pass City Council

    -by Jesse Farthing
    Asheville's controversial graffiti ordinance passed City Council during the April 22 meeting, with only Council member Cecil Bothwell voting against it. Also during the meeting, City Council voted to authorize…
  • Green Scene: Clearing the air?

    -by Susan Andrew
    Warm weather means gardens growing, breezes blowing … and daily email alerts from the N.C. Division of Air Quality (see box, “Airin’ Out”). Worse yet, poor air-quality days — usually…
  • ASKville: Reaching out

    -by Jake Frankel
    Longtime party activist Henry Mitchell narrowly edged out Chris Eck to succeed Chad Nesbitt as Buncombe County GOP chair. The president of the Oakley Neighborhood Association, Mitchell’s been a substitute…


  • Extreme couponing?

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
  • Small Bites

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    A decade of daily bread Ten years ago, West Asheville was a very different place. While it wasn't exactly a tumbleweed-filled ghost town, there was no U-Joint, Admiral or Desoto.…
  • Say “cheese”

    -by Webmaster
    Western North Carolinians may not don foam cheese hats at Tourists’ games, but we’re a cheese-loving and cheese-making region all the same. That’s why Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project is putting…


  • The Mountain Xpress Poetry Prize finalists

    -by Alli Marshall
    The finalists in the 2011 Mountain Xpress Poetry Prize are: • James Cox, “By the Lake in Northern Michigan” • James Davis, “Sourwood” • John Eells, “Sleep And Dreams” •…
  • Rhyme and reason

    -by Alli Marshall
    "I write poetry to stay current with myself. I read poetry to stay current with the world," says local poet, Asheville Wordfest organizer and Blue Ridge Parkway poet laureate Laura…
  • A dizzying odyssey

    -by Webmaster
    John Crutchfield always felt like he had to write by the rules. Restriction was second nature. But in 2003, he decided to throw out those rules and play around with…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Mount Kimbie After releasing two well-received EPs in 2009, this duo from London came out with a full-length album Crooks & Loverson the Hot Flush label last summer.…
  • Widespread Panic gives back with Josh Stack

    -by Webmaster
    Have you ever been to a trippy canned-food drive? If not, here’s an example from an event organized by Widespread Panic’s own John Bell and The Sautee Community Association. Four…
  • Smart Bets

    -by Webmaster
    Travis Medford's art It's been awhile since graphic designer Travis Medford worked at Xpress (he's now a designer at Lark Crafts), but his posters still decorate the walls around our…
  • Defined by growth

    -by Webmaster
    Weeks after Megafaun's inception, brothers Phil and Brad Cook — along with longtime friend and bandmate Joe Westerlund — booked a six-date tour with nothing more than "three loose ideas"…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    The Sierra Club presents a forum on nuclear power and renewable alternatives on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Dot…
  • I wonder if she felt the valley rise to envelop her, as I do

    -by Webmaster
    Though she lives in Roanoke, Va., Janice Lancaster has been connected to Western North Carolina through past projects with BMCM+AC.       In 2009, she and husband Adam Larsen…
  • A geek who knows how to wield a hammer

    -by Webmaster
    A brand-new mobile arts laboratory is in town. It’s called Easel Rider, and it’s Asheville’s first multimedia art facility on wheels. This Saturday, artist Mark Koven, who was instrumental in…