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Megan Kirby

Cover Photography Credit:

Tim Robinson
The past, present and future of WNC barbecue


  • Smart Bets: Casey Neill

    -by Lea McLellan
    Casey Neill and his backing band, The Norway Rats have “all been in the trenches of the Northwest music world together since the mid ’90s,” says the musician. Even before…
  • Smart Bets: Primordial forms

    -by Lea McLellan
    “The foundation for my work lies within the understanding of primordial forms and their purpose throughout history,” says glass artist Chad Holliday. He creates contemporary glass sculpture to communicate these…
  • Blood tide: Lawrence Thackston sets a page-turner on the SC beaches

    -by Doug Gibson
    Lawrence Thackston sets a page-turner on the SC beaches It’s the first week of June — the start of the summer season — and a lighthouse keeper on one of…
  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra explores long-form

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    After what he calls “years and years” of Roy “Futureman” Wooten preaching to him about pushing the art form to new compositional heights, Jonathan Scales at last decided to heed…
  • State of the Arts: Catacombs

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Death and taxes — they’re life’s only two constants. Or so they’ve been called by the likes of Ben Franklin, Daniel Defoe and Dorothy Parker. But while you can avoid…
  • All Go West returns with new faces and long-awaited reunions

    -by Alli Marshall
    Past and present collide in the best way at this year’s All Go West Music Festival, set for Saturday, June 7 in West Asheville. The free, day-long event features a…
  • Geek squad: Local heroes and superheroes join forces for GeekOut Asheville

    -by Xpress Contributor
    by John Granatino  johngrntn@gmail.com Here’s what TV would have us believe about geeks: They live sheltered lives away from the public eye, stay up all night reading “Firefly” forums and…
  • Smart Bets: Battlefield

    -by Alli Marshall
    Love is a battlefield: This we know. But Battlefield is also a Los Angeles-based Americana band made up of singer-songwriters Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison. According to a…
  • Smart Bets: Henry Niese

    -by Alli Marshall
    American contemporary art pioneer Henry Niese has work in the Whitney Museum and The Corcoran Gallery. His friends include Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and William Carlos Williams. Niese has…





  • Real Issues

    -by Molton
  • Asheville Disclaimer 6/4/2014

    -by Xpress Staff
    'Gambling with the Future' will be the theme of state GOP convention at Harrah's Casino
  • Unconventional

    -by Brent Brown
  • Can’t trust Turner

    -by Letters
    Who would trust progressive candidate Brian Turner? What legislator would want to work with him? He is running against Rep. Tim Moffitt for N.C. House District 116 (Buncombe District 3),…
  • We need a ‘bottle bill’

    -by Letters
    On the back of every plastic and glass bottle, there is a place of text that says something like “5 cent refund for NY, MA, VT, CT” and so on.…
  • Privacy should be guaranteed

    -by Letters
    Photographer Brian Green (“Privacy Not Guaranteed,” May 27, Xpress) doesn’t seem to have a very strong moral compass. Addressing some folks’ concerns that his work — which seems to consist…