I'll admit to the occasional forced chuckle when I read the weekly “Molton” cartoon. Usually I'm laughing because the artist has attacked a social or political demographic with which I disagree with an awkward, amateurish version of middle school humor. How different it felt when I opened the Jan. 30 Mountain Xpress to find, this […]
As children in Asheville and elsewhere return to school after the holiday break, let’s focus on ensuring that their future is peaceful.
I’m not going to sugarcoat this.
Attention all you cyclists, tennis players, golfers, walkers, hikers, runners, rowers, gardeners! Or anyone who likes to go outside for any reason as a break in your day when you have the chance! Yeah, you: LISTEN UP! “Asheville Middle School students no longer get to go outside for a midday break,” local mom Leslie Poplawski wrote for the the Nov. 21, 2012, issue of Xpress. “Some of them are up at the crack of dawn to catch a bus and don’t get home till 4:30. Then they have homework and dinner, and for various reasons (including, sometimes, safety), many can’t or don’t go outside after that. …”
The Dec. 5 cover story, “No Easy Answers: Lexington Avenue’s Uncertain Future,” which explored the state of affairs on the last, northern block of the street, proved to be aptly titled. Many readers responded. Here are their letters, along with Xpress’ response, links to the original story and a report on the followup meeting with Lexington Avenue retailers. (Photo of North Lexington Avenue by night by Max Cooper)
Here’s a look at some of the most viewed news and opinion stories on the Xpress website this year.
Like much of the U.S., the Asheville area shows sharp political divides, with deep blue and deep red in the same county. The meeting of a crowd of Mitt Romney supporters with a smattering of protesters during the Thursday, Oct. 11, rally was one of those moments when the two sides bumped shoulders. (Photos by Max Cooper)
In the coming days, our reporters will be interviewing various political candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, N.C. General Assembly, and U.S. Congress – as well as developing Xpress’ annual election guide questionnaire. As part of this process, we’d love to get your input.
There is no place in animal-friendly, environmentally aware Asheville for foie gras, yet it can be found at a number of eateries around town. It’s high time that Asheville and the rest of the world followed California’s lead, embraced the golden rule and banned this cruel delicacy.
Local environmental activist and radio host Ned Doyle spoke at a recent Green Drinks gathering at Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville, touting the economic benefits of sustainable development.
At least they’re honest about it.
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There are consequences to chopping budgets.
Sometimes, the logic just doesn’t hold.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Or maybe we should call it 28 Deals Later?
Some thoughts are more taxing than others.
This week’s Brent Brown cartoon.
Just because you’re misogynistic doesn’t mean you hate variety.
There’s more overlap than you might think.