Movin’ on up

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Laura Barry

Cover Photography Credit:

Kristin D'Agostino


  • Smart Bets: Arts & Crafts Conference and Antiques Show

    -by Alli Marshall
    Learn about the pottery, rugs, artwork, jewelry and textiles created during the Arts and Crafts movement, which flourished between 1860 and 1910. The antiques show is held at the Omni…
  • Smart Bets: Catherine Reid

    -by Xpress Staff
    Local author Catherine Reid, a literary nature writer, is the director of Warren Wilson College’s undergraduate creative writing program. Her essays, stories and poems have appeared in a number of…
  • Smart Bets: Rachel Brooke

    -by Xpress Staff
    “Take everything you think you know about country music and throw it out the window,” wrote one reviewer. “That pop rock crap y’all call country is nothing compared to what…
  • State of the Arts

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Apothecary closed and moved out of the YMI Cultural Center last November. But that closure didn’t spell the end for the experimental arts and music collective. Rather, it presented an…
  • Smart Bets: Serpentine Arborvitae

    -by Xpress Staff
    Brooklyn-born, Asheville-based vocalist and composer Serpentine Arborvitae once said in an interview that she used to listen to early jazz and learn all the horn parts. Not that she plays…
  • What’s in a name

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    When the Asheville Beat Tape Collective celebrates its three-year anniversary at Emerald Lounge on Friday, Feb. 21, it may be the last time the uses that name. Technically, the moniker…
  • Tropical impression

    -by Alli Marshall
    There are many forms of precognition, or predicting the future: Fortunetellers, crystal balls, dreams. Or, in the case of Matt Adams, songwriting. As the frontman for Los Angeles-based garage band…


  • Soup’s on! Readers share their favorites

    -by Gina Smith
    To help fend off the cold at winter's bitter end, Xpress is celebrating spoon-friendly, warming nourishment: homage to soups and stews. Photo by Nick Moen
  • Mountain Area Child and Family Center’s white bean and spinach stew

    -by Webmaster
    Mountain Area Child and Family Center is a nonprofit early care and education center. The following recipe was created by its staff and is included in the Rainbow in My…
  • Michael Hopping’s Thai-dyed squash curry

    -by Michael Hopping
    Local writer Michael Hopping offers a vegetable soup that pops with spice and the warm Thai flavors of coconut milk and kaffir lime.
  • Judy Kaplan’s borscht

    -by Webmaster
    “The story goes that borscht actually means beet soup, and some people make it hot or cold, some add cabbage and others add meat. You can buy the cold variety…
  • High Tea Café’s salmon bisque

    -by Webmaster
    Nancy Orban is the former owner of High Tea Café and gathering spot for local artists and musicians that was a fixture at 23 Wall Street 1974-1983 — years when…
  • What the fork?

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    Jamie Fedele hates Yelp. Not because of any bad reviews he’s suffered, just the overall concept. Fedele moved to Asheville in December, and his new Web project, Lucky Fork, aims…
  • Sticky fingers

    -by Toni Sherwood
    Have you ever caught yourself at a restaurant holding a piece of chicken with your fingers and wondered: Is anyone looking? “Emily Post said it’s correct etiquette to eat fried…

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    In the latest regional beer news, New Belgium and Riverbend debut their collaboration, Sierra Nevada tests single, fresh, wet and wild; and more.


  • Spectrum of support

    -by Michael Franco
    Despite budget cuts, Asheville area offers wide range of autism services.
  • Movin’ on up: Elevator operators share memorable moments from the Flatiron Building

    -by Webmaster
    Last summer, writer Kristin D’Agostino visited Asheville and discovered one of the city’s hidden gems: the vintage elevators at the Flatiron Building, and the operators who run them.
  • Travel plans

    -by Hayley Benton
    In between snow events that brought most state roads to a halt, the Department of Transportation held an open house in Asheville Feb. 11 to encourage public input and conversation…
  • Educating Asheville

    -by David Forbes
    In a rare joint session, Asheville City Council and the Asheville City Board of Education met Feb. 10 to consider the achievement gap, mutual priorities and the thornier social issues…
  • To Moog or not to Moog

    -by David Forbes
    At its Feb. 11 meeting, Asheville City Council approved incentives valued at $90,000 for Moogfest and opened the door to a continuing partnership. But while proponents hailed the move as…


  • Slick Roads

    -by Molton
  • Cleanup Costs

    -by Brent Brown
  • The Gospel According to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    Where the hell are all these “bad” teachers that our governor and Republican legislators want to purge from our city and county schools? Are we talking about those idealistic souls…
  • Development laws need to be enforced

    -by Letters
    Thank you, David Forbes, for the well-written account of the repeated run-off violations from Beverly-Grant’s strip-mall development on Merrimon Avenue (“Muddy Waters,” Jan. 29, Xpress ).  As much as I…
  • Hoping for more mobility

    -by Letters
    I feel bad for Louise Harrison, the reader who responded [”Thankful for Mountain Mobility,” Feb. 5, Xpress] to my letter about the shortcomings of Mountain Mobility, [”Mountain Mobility Can Do…
  • Chickens aren’t for eating

    -by Letters
    RE:  [“Poultry for the people,” Feb. 5, Xpress] I commend the founder of the Asheville Chicken Club for pointing out that chickens are “fragile little birds and they need proper…
  • Affordable housing is essential

    -by Letters
    I am overjoyed that our City Council is working to address the need for affordable housing in Asheville.  Both as a professional working in public health and an Asheville City…