Cover Design Credit: Nathanael Roney, Art by India Jade Nelle

It’s coming up … kids!

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Cover Design Credit:

Nathanael Roney, Art by India Jade Nelle


  • See Asheville eats on Food Network, Saturday, March 30

    -by Emily Patrick
    Watch a one-hour special episode of Rebel Eats, featuring Asheville chefs, businesses and breweries.
  • This weekend: Check out the Asheville Artisan Bread Festival

    -by Emily Patrick
    The gathering of professional and amateur bakers promises big names, such as cookbook author Peter Reinhart, as well as plenty of samples.
  • Stick to your list

    -by Emily Patrick
    Tyler McCall understands the perils of the grocery store: the crowded aisles, the long lines, the impulse buys. He's created a business to address those problems. Simply, To Go, which…
  • Food blindness

    -by Emily Patrick
    Readers, Xpress has been blind. For nearly four years, a local, affordable, family friendly restaurant has gone nearly unreported. I'm not really sure why we haven't written about Piazza in…
  • Sweet on brewing

    -by Emily Patrick
    With local beer, pickles, kombucha and more, fermented foods are brewing all over Asheville. Soon, cider will become part of that list. Come fall, Urban Orchard Cider Bar will open…


  • Truth citizens: Media literacy in the digital age

    -by Webmaster
    “Today’s student has literally received messages from millions of channels, all with varying standards and styles,” says UNCA lecturer Michael Gouge. And the result, he maintains, is a generation that’s…
  • Start the presses

    -by Webmaster
    Student journalism is nothing new: Guided by faculty advisers, kids have been producing yearbooks, literary magazines, in-house news broadcasts and school newspapers for many years. Now, however, even those traditional…


  • Powergrabbers

    -by Webmaster
  • Ukiah Morrison

    -by Webmaster
  • The N.O. Fensives

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer

    -by Webmaster
    Police chief: Search for suspect responsible for son’s crash of my car reopens several household cold cases
  • Cartoons contribute an important voice

    -by Webmaster
    I have been disappointed by recent letters to the editor that bemoan the lack of taste and humor in the cartoons carried by the Mountain Xpress [“Brent Brown and Xpress…
  • Printing Brent Brown was socially irresponsible

    -by Webmaster
    While searching the March 5 Xpress for an ad announcing the grand opening of my business, Devotion Organics, I was shocked to see a large “KKK” in the cartoon on…
  • Invest local, produce local

    -by Webmaster
    I want to applaud Jeff Fobes’ commentary on “Invest Local” and his commitment to publishing practical examples and ideas for increasing local investments in our region [”The Local Economy,” March…


  • -by Webmaster
    Steep Canyon Rangers: It's hardly news that Asheville-based Steep Canyon Rangers is a world-class bluegrass band. They've been local stars for years, and they've been steadily increasing their fan base…
  • In the bluegrass pocket

    -by Alli Marshall
    Darren Nicholson toured for three years with Nashville singer Alecia Nugent. With her, he played the Grand Ole Opry several times a month. And, he says, “I got to play…
  • Hop to It

    -by Webmaster
    Happen upon The Hop on Merrimon on a Tuesday evening and you’re likely to get a youth-rock band, juggling act or classical cello concert along with your brain freeze. For…