Kids Issue

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Cover Design Credit:

Anna Whitley

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Owl art by Sand Hill- Venable Elementary School third-graders Sarah, Patricia and Cami
With an impressive amount of enthusiasm, local kids took up the theme of activism to express themselves about issues that are important to them via art, photos, essays and poetry.


  • Smart bets: Haybaby

    -by Alli Marshall
    What does it mean to be not just a hardworking band, but one of the top-10 hardest-working bands? Ask Brooklyn-based Haybaby. The indie-pop trio plays Broadway's on Tuesday, March 24,…
  • Jamie Kornegay makes his literary debut with Soil

    -by Corbie Hill
    When Mississippi-based author Jamie Kornegay was working on his debut novel, Soil, he did what a lot of working novelists do: He wrote when he could.
  • Luzius Stone releases long-awaited album Electric Dream

    -by Alli Marshall
    Almost two years to the day since Xpress first shared news of Electric Dream by Luzius Stone — the project of WNC native Justin Miles — that album finally gets…
  • Smart bets: Tim O’Brien and Andy Statman

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The acclaimed roots musicians — O'Brien boasting a Grammy Award and Statman a coveted National Heritage Fellowship title — have been meeting up around the country for special one-off jams…
  • Smart bets: Black Milk

    -by Kat McReynolds
    2014 was a prolific year for emcee and hip-hop producer Black Milk (also known as Curtis Cross) who polished his solo rap EP Glitches in the Break just months before…
  • Lisa Landry turns relationship woes into comedy gold

    -by Toni Sherwood
    “I have the worst taste in men,” says comedian Lisa Landry. “If you know a good man with a job and a sensitive vocabulary, I’ll ask if he’s got an…
  • Smart bets: Kurt Braunohler

    -by Kat McReynolds
    “I think I might have figured out the dumbest way to make the world a better place,” wrote comedian Kurt Braunohler on his crowdfunding page. “I’ll be jet-skiing from Chicago…
  • Lindsey Kelley Dance performs Ladle Weiss at the Masonic Temple

    -by Regina Cherene
    Dancer and choreographer Lindsey Kelley came to Asheville in 2010 with a dream of founding her own dance company. Arriving in town with experience in modern dance and ballet, the…
  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Alli Marshall
    Want to watch a documentary, learn about sustainability or gay rights, or support a local filmmaker? Here's where to watch, discuss and donate.