The benefits of meditation for adults are well-researched and supported by science. Improved cognition, decreased anxiety and increased focus are just a few of meditation’s touted effects. The research on children’s meditation isn’t as plentiful, but studies have shown that kids, too, can reap the benefits of “quieting the mind.” Asheville parents and teachers are […]
There’s a little bit of everything in Costume at the Turn of the Century, the largest display of costumes and costume design from the turn of this century. The original exhibit was curated by Roussanoff and displayed in Moscow last year. The version on view at UNCA through Wednesday, Sept. 28 — the exhibition’s U.S. debut — includes many of the same designs and highly insured costumes from more than 300 designers representing 31 countries.
Asheville Fashion Week, now in its second year, seeks to raise awareness of the local apparel and design scene. The event features more than 100 models and showcases the talents of over a dozen designers.
Whether you’re a podcast newbie or an enthusiast, these local podcasts are worth a listen.
A conversation with author and publisher Stephen Crimi about his new book, Katabatic Wind: Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from the Abyss, is likely to include discussion of politics, the westernization of yoga, science, myth and more.
It’s taken for granted in our culture that tipping the server or bartender is inherent to the experience of dining and drinking out. However, a recent move by the owners of Blue Dream Curry House may indicate that changes are coming to Asheville’s restaurant scene.
After long months of obtaining the proper permits and some serious renovations, Heather Maloy realized her dream. The Academy at Terpsicorps opened in mid-September at 1501 Patton Ave.
Sometimes it’s not just about eating that awesome dish of ice cream or plate of tacos, it’s about photographing it and sharing the experience on social media. Professional photographers, bakers and social media masters talk about what goes into making a successful, food-focused online persona — and why being on Instagram matters.
From sipping chocolates to cayenne-infused coffees, Asheville businesses are whipping up warming drinks to chase away the winter blues.
From stand-up open mics featuring local talent to national acts, Asheville delivered some big laughs.
With his expansion in the old French Broad Chocolate Lounge space, Rhubarb chef John Fleer hopes to create a new bakery, retail shop and event venue that continues his theme of celebrating local edibles.
This month, Vortex Doughnuts and 1000 Faces Coffee are raising awareness and encouraging conversation about coffee farming and sustainability through a partnership with nonprofit organization The Chain Collaborative. A special pour-over bar at Vortex’s South Slope shop is part of the plan.
After an inauspicious (but fondly remembered) start in Hendersonville, comedian Joe Zimmerman has built a successful stand-up career based in New York City. His current tour brings him back to Asheville, where he’ll perfom at The Southern Saturday, Nov. 14.
Fairview Chiropractic Center will host an open house event titled, “Introduction to Neurofeedback – What it is, how we do it, how it can help you” on Oct. 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. However, you must register to attend. Please call 828-628-7800 to reserve your spot today.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue hopes its inaugural Asheville VeganFest will offer opportunities to change minds and diets.
Vegan cheese isn’t an oxymoron. Some creative Asheville vegan chefs are taking the idea of dairy-free cheese to a new level.
Hannah Dansie’s show The Fishwife — opening at The Satellite Gallery on Friday, Aug. 7 — was named after a story from a Grimm’s fairytale book that was read to her as a child. It includes contributions from local artists Alli Good, Sarah Cavalieri, Gus Cutty, Maxx Hawthorne-Fiest, Andy Herod, Nicole McConville, Josie Mosser, Lauren Patton and Ian Wilkinson.
Of course bakers need an oven, but do they need a storefront? A few Asheville-area business owners are proving that a bakery can take many forms.
Cold-brew coffee isn’t difficult to make, but it takes time and patience. As outdoor temperatures rise, local baristas work to keep up with demand.
The public rehearsals for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s new show, The Elements, have attracted the attention of everyone from tourists and passersbys to Asheville moms groups. “It’s really wonderful because we don’t usually get that much exposure to young people, and I love that aspect of it,” says executive director and choreographer Heather Maloy.
Diets containing gluten can cause a long list of symptoms, some related to celiac disease and others to gluten sensitivity. Testing for these conditions, however, may not be accurate. Some people report feeling better after going gluten-free, even if they don’t have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, perhaps because they’re eating healthier.