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  • An edge piece for everyone

    -by Alli Marshall
    Asheville's always been edgy — on the edge of either a breakthrough or a nervous breakdown, or a bit of both. The theater, architecture, history, fashion, music and food is…
  • Still crazy after all these years

    -by Webmaster
    Helios Cafe sits in Raleigh's trendy Glenwood South neighborhood. Its decor is dominated by bold colors and plain metal furniture, and it's a favorite hangout of the city's young professionals.…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: BoomBox DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists … mix it all together and you end up with the freeform electronica duo, BoomBox.  Each show is a new adventure; the band doesn’t…
  • Smart Bets: Lovestruck Suckers

    -by Xpress Staff
    Singer/songwriter Silas Durocher (known for his own band Everybody Knows, group project Soulgrass Rebellion and cryptic quotes like, "There are many mansions in the house of music") returns with a…
  • Smart Bets: Erick Baker

    -by Xpress Staff
    Knoxville-based singer-songwriter Erick Baker knows his way around a love song (he also writes and sings about hope, fear and loss). Xpress has been following his career since he debuted…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Join Asheville Green Drinks for "Red, White and Water," a discussion about water conservation and the history of the environmental movement on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Presented at…


  • What’s on tap for 2012?

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Oxygen, along with extreme temperatures, vibration and sunlight, is the enemy of wine. One local oenophile’s big idea is fighting the good fight for fresher, “greener” wine and to stay…
  • Hey, what’s the big idea?

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville, you’ve got a lot of big ideas. So many, in fact, that we decided to feature your brilliant food-related projects for the year ahead just one more week. This,…
  • ASAP’s concepts bring big funding

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project is creating a Local Food Research Center dedicated to big ideas in the scaled-down world of local food.  The center will research and test ASAP’s…
  • Drinking Made Easy does Asheville beer …

    -by Webmaster
    Back in July, the Drinking Made Easy team came to Asheville. Drinking Made Easy is an online television program that showcases alcohol and drinking in cities across the country. Their…
  • Asheville restaurants go green

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    The big idea for local restaurants this year is going green, and we’re not talking about collards and kale. In an effort to achieve Green Certified Restaurant status through the…
  • Small Bites: Quick bites

    -by Webmaster
    Fiore's South, Anthony Cerrato's second Italian restaurant, is now open for special events only — lunch and dinner are no longer being served there. But have no fear, Asheville. The…


  • NC Matters: Now what?

    -by Nelda Holder
    The future of Asheville's water system will be on the table when a legislative study committee holds its first meeting Jan. 23 in Raleigh. Chaired by Rep. Tim Moffitt, a…
  • Food and shelter

    -by David Forbes
    Asheville City Council Jan. 10, 2012 meeting Charlotte Diocese offers $2 million for downtown property City considers permits for Occupy Asheville campers In a short but busy Jan. 10 session,…
  • Pay to stay

    -by Jake Frankel
    Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Jan. 10, 2012 meeting Jones questions two-tiered benefits Emotional meeting abruptly concluded Tensions ran high as the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners met Jan. 10…
  • Unnecessary deaths

    -by Megan Dombroski
    As an Owen High senior, Hali Ledford watched through tears as a hairdresser cut her mother's long, brown locks before they were lost to chemotherapy. Sherry Ledford was diagnosed with…
  • A blast of cold air

    -by Webmaster
    What: Eat chili, jump into freezing cold water and see ice carved masterpieces at Blowing Rock Winterfest. Opening day, Thursday, Jan. 26, features an array of food from Blowing Rock’s…
  • Crafty kids

    -by Webmaster
    What: There’s nothing like crafts to spice up history. Children above the age of 9 are invited to learn about the settlers of the late 1880s at a program called…


  • Double Standards

    -by Brent Brown
  • Compassion to no End

    -by Molton
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 01/17/12

    -by Webmaster
    • Four family members sought in vehicle break-ins Narrow escape from justice occurred as officers on scene debated nature/nurture argument • Ignite Asheville event set to inspire new ideas about…
  • The gospel according to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    I’ve been having a hard time getting my head around the Occupy Asheville movement. After reading many news reports, I’m still bewildered. I may be classified as a member of…
  • Hip-hop hypocrisy

    -by Webmaster
    I was just reading the Dec. 28 "A-List” issue of Xpress and was reminded of the huge Bele Chere hip-hop controversy this summer. It brought up a few things that…
  • You are always welcome at Moog

    -by Webmaster
    Moogfest is about celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog and its lineup seeks to set the stage for amazing performances that change the way we listen to and experience…
  • Page 46 of the Jan. 4 Xpress literally made me cry

    -by Webmaster
    I'm not Italian, but I was raised in a working-class Italian neighborhood in New Jersey. "Wop" isn't amusing; there are no "disclaimers.” Use of this word in the "Behind the…
  • Born again and again

    -by Webmaster
    Just when I think I have found the secret to loving Jesus, it eludes me. I have had some very close encounters. I am not a slacker seeker. I have…
  • Considering the madness of nuclear power

    -by Webmaster
    As a member of this magnificent crew on the astounding blue planet Earth, I feel compelled to address you all in a matter of great urgency. My heart is pounding…