Big Bang Theory

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Nathanael Roney


  • Big bang theory: Where to spend your Fourth of July

    -by Webmaster
    From fireworks to festivals, from water sports to watermelon, from road races to hot rods, we’ve got a Fourth of July celebration for pretty much every kind of Independence Day…
  • Pod people

    -by Alli Marshall
    Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a girl called Annejoule wakes with a terrible headache to find her home reduced to rubble, her mother and brother dead, and mysterious…
  • Dramatic rendition

    -by Alli Marshall
    Why hold just one fundraiser when you can hold seven? Seven times the funds raised, and seven times the fun. “The idea behind DramaRama is to offer many different events…
  • Smart Bets: The Big Crafty

    -by Xpress Staff
    "Shop indie. Shop handmade. Shop fun," says the press release for The Big Crafty, which returns to the Asheville Art Museum and Pack Square on Sunday, July 7. The best…
  • Smart Bets: Truth Beneath the Roses

    -by Xpress Staff
    “As a biracial young woman, there is an innate lack of belonging,” writes local artist Liana Murray, a rising senior at Asheville High. “The need to shift between the black…
  • Smart Bets: A Ghost Like Me

    -by Xpress Staff
    February took a drummer/keyboardist from local instrumental/electronic collective A Ghost Like Me. But March brought a new drummer — Josh Newton (formerly of Dashvara) rounds out the band (with Brad…
  • Smart Bets: Turchi

    -by Xpress Staff
    Kudzu-boogie outfit Turchi (named for front man Reed Turchi) has been nonstop touring for the past year or so, and it's paying off. Like, with a feature in Oxford American…
  • State of the Arts

    -by Kyle Sherard
    The Media Arts Project is now accepting submissions for their Community Arts Grants. The grants will award up to $1,200 to two projects designed by WNC artists or groups of…
  • An uncommon sense of place

    -by Webmaster
    Each of the five collections of stark acoustic picking attributed to Glenn Jones bares a similar cover. The motif is that of a different cute cartoon creature strumming away. On…
  • Calendar highlights: Art in Waynesville, Asheville and Black Mountain

    -by Webmaster
  • Clubland features: Shane Perlowin, Islands to Highlands Reggae Festival and Asheville FM

    -by Webmaster


  • Post-Consumer Pantry

    -by Jen Nathan Orris
    A few weeks ago I had a lively discussion about sunscreen on Twitter. My friends are as befuddled as I am — is sunscreen an essential part of summer, or…
  • Chicken and waffles settle in West Asheville

    -by Emily Patrick
    Forever is a long time to think about chicken and waffles, but such has been the plight of John and Julie Stehling. Julie says she feels like the concept for…
  • Wheels on fire: New city regs pave the way for more food trucks

    -by Emily Patrick
    Find out where food trucks are headed next, and check out the newest additions.
  • Deen Out

    -by Emily Patrick
    Tremors from the highly publicized collapse of the Paula Deen empire have spread into Western North Carolina. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort announced it will re-brand Paula Deen’s Kitchen, the 400-seat…
  • Smorgasbord

    -by Emily Patrick
    Subway leaves downtown The $5 Footlong has retreated to the 'burbs, at least for now. Downtown's Subway, located at 33 Battery Park Ave. near the Grove Arcade, closed last week.…


  • Farm & Garden: Gentle bees and troubled plants

    -by Webmaster
    The joy of gentle bees The temperament of bees is something new beekeepers probably don't consider. Take my first hive, which I managed to put in the wrong spot, then…


  • Peppermint O yes

    -by Julia Ritchey
    A local startup has launched a lightweight Linux operating system that is gaining popularity.
  • Bugged out: Kids take part in Cradle of Forestry’s annual event

    -by Brandy Carl
    Families trickle into the Cradle of Forestry for Bug Day, an annual celebration of all things insect. A full day of crafts and bug hunts await eager children and their…
  • Bugle call: Elk herd transforms Cataloochee, drawing thousands of visitors each year

    -by Webmaster
    On a recent May morning, Joe Yarkovich waded into the tall grass in a field in the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A wildlife biologist with…
  • A cultural bypass

    -by Jake Frankel
    Amid a contentious behind-the-scenes debate, a bill that would've originally allowed Buncombe County and its cities to consolidate parks and recreation departments was revised June 26 in the North Carolina…
  • Gue$$ing game

    -by David Forbes
    Asheville’s most chaotic budget season in many years appears to have come to a close June 25, though not without some further turmoil. Amid predictions of financial doom due to…
  • Not so fast

    -by Jake Frankel
    After hearing from dozens of residents who spoke out on the matter June 25, Buncombe County commissioners denied a request to expand where motor sports facilities can be built. Stacy…
  • Spreading the word

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    Books aren't dead, according to Buncombe County Public Library Director Ed Sheary, but he admits that libraries cannot ignore the growing popularity of downloadable materials like e-books and digital audiobooks.…
  • On alert

    -by Brandy Carl
    In a mere two years, the bat population in a Haywood County mine has dropped from 4,000 to 250, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologists report. White nose syndrome appears…
  • USDA awards Mountain BizCapital $38,500 for entrepreneurial training program

    -by Webmaster
    In recognition of National Small Business Week, the USDA announced that Mountain BizCapital has been selected to receive $38,500 in Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) funding for technical assistance for…


  • New Thinkin’

    -by Molton
  • Equality

    -by Brent Brown
  • Asheville Disclaimer 07/03/13

    -by Webmaster
    Harrah’s Cherokee to rebrand Paula Deen Restaurant
  • Keep your current trajectory

    -by Webmaster
    I just have to drop Xpress and Asheville a line here and "express" my appreciation for the coverage that was given to the workers involved in the April 30 sewage…
  • Living Wage Campaign a success

    -by Webmaster
    Thank you, Asheville City Council, for passing the final phase of the Living Wage Campaign at the June 25 City Council meeting. As safety nets for the working poor are…
  • How sick is that?

    -by Webmaster
    Without gerrymandering, Reps. Tim Moffitt, Chuck McGrady and their pals in Raleigh could not engage in their vindictive war on the institutions of Asheville. Neither of these guys really listen…
  • For your information

    -by Karen Oelschlaeger
    This Independence Day marks 47 years since the landmark Freedom of Information Act was signed into federal law, yet Americans are still distrustful of government. A 2013 Pew Research Center…
  • Eliminate corporate personhood

    -by Webmaster
    The last U.S. presidential election was the most expensive in history primarily because unlimited corporate contributions to PACs and super PACs has been allowed by the Supreme Court's Citizens United…
  • Is North Carolina really a progressive state?

    -by Webmaster
    Progressive compared to what? Mississippi? Utah? South Carolina? Indiana? And what about Asheville? Where does it fit into the idea (which has been around since the 1950s) that North Carolina…