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Into the Forums

On boarders’ ever-active minds this past week in the Xpress Forums: job opportunities (at Xpress and elsewhere); health care reform; demographics of the Tea Party movement; history of U.S. immigation; the merits or not of Lou Majors’ video art; and firing unhappy workers. Here are the links to those threads — plus a special video teaser of Xpress Forum boarders duking it out.

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Video a-go-go

This week, many Asheville videos were about its courtship of Google’s high-speed Internet project, but they’ve gotten plenty of coverage already. So here’s a look at some of the best of the rest, Windhorse Zen Community’s bee hives, Earthshine Mountain Lodge’s box turtle, who loves Asheville Yoga the most, strangeness from Asheville High’s digital media class, and more …

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Video a-go-go

Exporting Asheville culture to Mandarin-viewers; Asheville Steel pitches their line of Paragon knives; how cabinet handles are made by blacksmiths in Zirconia;  the kids of Asheville School go ghost hunting; and a tight focus on Brushfire Stankgrass’ bass player Bryan White, in this week’s round-up of locally made and focused videos.