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  • 48 Hour Film Project challenges local filmmakers

    -by Webmaster
    There’s drama in the 48-Hour Film Project. It’s not just within the short films themselves, completed by the teams who write, shoot, score and edit them in just two days.…
  • Brothers in arms

    -by Alli Marshall
    Antique Firearms is an amalgamation of tastes, influences and proclivities toward experimentation, but there are also certain consistencies that serve as a foundation to the sound. There’s a moody, atmospheric…

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Think of Black Mountain College, and it’s likely that John Cage, Merce Cunningham and postmodern 1950s evenings come to mind. But beyond these were dozens of artists that existed before,…
  • Smart Bets: Street Eaters

    -by Xpress Staff
    East Bay, Calif.-based power-punk duo Street Eaters (Megan March and John No) say "There is no one else in the band, and there won't be in the future." But two…
  • Smart Bets: Lost in the Trees

    -by Xpress Staff
    In the fall of 2010, NPR's Bob Boilen called Chapel Hill's Lost in the Trees his "favorite new band of 2010." Asheville had already discovered the group more than a…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners will host a free presentation on container gardening on Wednesday, June 20 at 10am. A program on growing tomatoes will follow at 1:30 p.m. 94…
  • Winning at pinning

    -by Jon Elliston
    Local web star Kelby Carr re-enters the print world with two books about Pinterest


  • Mangoes and margaritas

    -by Webmaster
    The Junction opened down the street from the Magnetic Field in 2011, creating a corridor of excellent craft cocktails on Depot Street ,where there was little more to drink before…
  • Fennel and foraging

    -by Webmaster
    Jessie Ratliff, Table's bartender since October 2011, invokes Jeffrey Morgenthaler's name quite a bit when he describes his own methods behind the bar. Morgenthaler is considered a pioneer of mixology…
  • Bottled buzz

    -by Webmaster
    The New York Times calls it "summer in a bottle," a "rare example of improving on an already perfect cocktail." The author is poetically smitten over a bottle-carbonated Americano soda,…
  • Tupelo tipple

    -by Webmaster
    According to Tupelo Honey Café South's new bar menu, one of the basic and noble tenets among Southerners is the understanding that a great (not just good) cocktail is necessary…
  • Foodwire

    -by Webmaster
    Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour opens on Broadway A new bar, owned and operated by Jamie Hepler and Sean Bickford, has opened at 103 Broadway. As if Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour…
  • The Jolley farmers

    -by Webmaster
    “We either love what we are doing or we are nuts,” says Zeb Jolley, who owns and operates Jolley Farms, an Appalachian Grown-Certified farm in Canton, with his wife, June.…


  • There’s no party like a dairy goat party

    -by Webmaster
    June is National Dairy Goat Awareness Month and the Piedmont Dairy Goat Association has all hoofs on deck. If considered keeping a goat (or three), circle Sunday, June 24 on…



  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 06/20/2012

    -by Webmaster
    • Disclaimer to emcee the upcoming fetish party at Metropolis on Bele Chere weekend
  • The Gospel According to Jerry: Buying Seely’s Castle

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    In my first article in this series (May 9 Xpress), I described Seely’s Castle and some of its fascinating history and myths. Here’s how I came to be the faux…
  • Rusty is dead right

    -by Webmaster
    Rusty Sivils' June 13 Opinion article "Dead Wrong" was an exceptionally well-written plea from the heart. I would add that the national death toll of killed shelter animals is not…
  • Asheville Ruined Transit

    -by Webmaster
    This is in response to Neela McDades' June 6 letter, "ART Connects People With Resources," which congratulates the new bus system for connecting the poor to food pantries. This is…
  • Protect the Basilica

    -by Webmaster
    We definitely do not need apartments or condos opposite the St. Lawrence Basilica. Tell City Council to find another location to make more money. Leave the basilica area alone. —…
  • The park is the thing

    -by Webmaster
    I am writing to express my concern regarding the vacant lot across from the Basilica of St. Lawrence. For the life of me I can't understand why the city doesn’t…
  • No more hotels (at least for a while)

    -by Webmaster
    I thought I would throw my voice out there and join the small chorus of people who care about the quality of downtown and not just property value and misplaced…
  • What you resist persists

    -by Webmaster
    It seems North Carolina has shot itself in the foot with the recent vote for Amendment One. Now we have the dubious distinction of being home to the Andy Bigot…
  • Bradbury was all too right

    -by Webmaster
    Ray Bradbury has died. If you don't know the name, Bradbury belongs in the pantheon of great science fiction writers for his anti-censorship novel Fahrenheit 451 alone. In a time…
  • The tragedy of the commons

    -by Webmaster
    Go to the Botanical Gardens of Asheville on any given day and, if the day is sunny and warm, you're bound to see families with small children playing in the…
  • Protect the environment, grow the economy

    -by Webmaster
    During this election year, the economy seems to be at the forefront of everyone's mind. One of the looming questions is what can be done to create jobs. Some members…