Digital love: Dating in the Internet age
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In the age of smart phones and dating apps, how much has really changed in the eternal quest for love and romance? This week, Xpress explores dating in the Internet age, Asheville style.
Feelin’ The BlanksColoring for adults is all the rage. Get in on the fun! Print out this adult coloring book page or pick up this week’s Xpress, dig out those art supplies, sharpen up…
Free Range Asheville launches first seasonNewly formed arts and culture organization Free Range Asheville opens its inaugural season with a performance by acclaimed chamber orchestra The Knights. The collective, which will take the stage at…
Smart bets: SeussicalThe Dr. Seuss-inspired musical runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., until Sunday, March 6.
Andrew J. Fletcher improvises live piano soundtrack to Chaplin’s The KidThe Asheville stride pianist's sixth accompaniment of a silent comedy also includes a short film and a performance by his band, The Roaring Lions.
Smart bets: The Three DavidsDiana Wortham Theatre hosts the songs and storytelling of David Holt, David Wilcox and David LaMotte on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Smart bets: The National Arts & Crafts ConferenceThe 27th annual event is at The Grove Park Inn, with antiques, contemporary art and book shows open to the public, Feb. 19-21.
Comedian and political commentator Bill Maher performs in Asheville“Sometimes people ask me, 'Are you just trying to get a rise out of people, or play Devil's advocate?' ... I always say exactly what I think, whether my own…
Smart bets: Salman RushdieThe controversial author will give a free and public speech titled "Public Events, Private Lives: Literature + Politics in the Modern World" at UNC Asheville on Thursday, Feb. 18,
Tryon Little Theater stages the comedic retelling of a classic fairytaleTryon Little Theater's newest production, Once Upon a Mattress, is a family-friendly comedic retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, The Princess and the Pea.
Conscious party: Condom CoutureNew Mountain will host a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that pairs high fashion and contraceptives in support of safe and healthy sex.
Small bites: MANNA FoodBank packs its millionth book bag with weekend foodMANNA FoodBank will deliver its millionth weekend food pack to a local student; Table will explore the many Mexican moles at an upcoming dinner event; Medea's Espresso & Juice Bar…
Dawn of the oak age: Local wineries and breweries collaborate on barrel programsThe first story in a two-part series on the use of barrels in the Asheville-area beer industry.
Red Ginger brings dim sum to AshevilleAuthentic dim sum comes to downtown Asheville just in time for the Chinese New Year as Red Ginger makes its debut this month.
The great pet food debate comes to AshevilleKnowing what to feed your pet is not always a simple or straightforward matter. Local veterinarians and animal experts weigh in on the best diet for your canine or feline…
Pilot recycling program targets public housing“Recycling is a pain in the butt, to be honest,” Livingston Apartments resident Curtis Hadden said on a recent trash pickup day, while waiting for the school bus with his…
Regulatory process for new Duke Energy plant speeds down fast trackA fast track approval process created specifically for Duke Energy's proposal to replace coal-fired generators at its Lake Julian plant with natural gas-fired units speeds toward a Feb. 29 deadline.…
Digital love: Dating in the Internet ageThe overall approach to dating and relationships has changed wildly in the last century or so — and more recent advancements in technology and gender equality have only accelerated the…
Letter writer: Be aware of toxic ingredients in personal care products"Studies have linked many diseases — including cancer, endocrine and reproductive illnesses and learning disabilities — to environmental toxins."
Letter writer: Edible landscaping is everywhere"Perhaps what’s needed isn’t more planting of hard-to-maintain orchards, but more effort to tend what already grows."
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Letter writer: Tipping offers oldest and simplest form of crowdfunding"Historically, tipping has not just been about paying more for food, it has been an institutionalized way we as a community can support others in their larger dreams."
Faking it: Why Asheville needs new design guidelines"When serious, authentic architecture is rejected in favor of simulacra, we exchange reality for a mythical past where everything is made to resemble what might have been."
Not so fast: Tell Duke Energy to put the brakes on expansion plans"In the current rapidly evolving energy environment, building a plant that’s bigger than the absolute minimum required, and doing it sooner than it’s really needed, is risky. Taking such a…